Darbi Howard, Oakland Operations Director, has 17 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations. She is originally from the Southeast and has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. She has primarily worked with the hardest to serve populations and advocated for their needs. Prior to joining My New Red Shoes, Darbi spent more than a decade in senior leadership positions directing and overseeing large community based initiatives and mental health and wellness programs in Alameda and Contra Costa County. Darbi can be reached at