Minh Ngo, Executive Director, is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur, and human rights activist with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience. She has worked with non-profit and non-governmental organizations, social movements, government agencies, and private sector partners to create sustainable solutions for vulnerable populations locally and globally.
She previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Friends for UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and as an advisor to several local and national organizations focused on building equity and advancing social justice.Minh holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University’s School of Law and a B.A. from UC Berkeley. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Operations
Erin La Ninfa
Erin La Ninfa, Director of Operations, is a nonprofit leader with over 12 years experience in building equitable communities. She has worked in education, social justice, food justice, workforce development, and small business development to empower communities in flourishing.
She previously served as Development Manager of Annual Giving at SF Goodwill, as Operations & Development Director at Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, a small business owner, and an Oakland Grown Advisory Board Member. Erin holds a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from UPenn, B.A. in Business from ASU, and a TEFL Certification.
She can be reached at email@example.com.
Director of Advancement
Sue Sutherland, Director of Advancement, began as a volunteer for My New Red Shoes in January 2010. Before joining the staff of My New Red Shoes, she had been an active volunteer, advocate and fundraiser for public education and served as a Trustee of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. Sue has overseen numerous successful fundraising campaigns and events for both large and small community organizations. Prior to her work in the community, Sue had a successful career in the field of corporate Human Resources and managed her own HR consulting practice. Sue is a graduate of UC Berkeley. Sue can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Keare, Development Associate, began his experience at My New Red Shoes in high school as a volunteer with Young Men’s Service League and then as a high school summer intern. During college, Jeff interned at two other nonprofit organizations, The Borgen Project and the Educated Choices Program, focusing on global poverty solutions
and the agricultural system, respectively. He is interested in how systems and institutions create inequality and how nonprofits can act to inspire change at the systems level.
Jeff graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science with a focus on International Security.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
Seraphina Uludong, Volunteer Coordinator, is an experienced professional with a passion for project management, customer service, and administrative functions. She has over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, non-profits, and education. Most recently, she worked in healthcare advocacy and case management. Seraphina is excited to bring her energy and expertise to creating memorable experiences for the volunteers at My New Red Shoes.
Seraphina is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in African and African American Studies.
In her spare time, Seraphina enjoys painting with watercolor and gouache, and watching anime with her tween.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Chair & Executive Director
Minh Ngo, Board Chair and Executive Director, is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur, and human rights activist with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience. She has worked with non-profit and non-governmental organizations, social movements, government agencies, and private sector partners to create sustainable solutions for vulnerable populations locally and globally.
She previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Friends for UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and as an advisor to several local and national organizations focused on building equity and advancing social justice. Minh holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University’s School of Law and a B.A. from UC Berkeley. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Catt Olazabal, Treasurer, operates her own successful consulting business, working almost exclusively with non-profit organizations in areas of accounting, human resources, governance, IT, operations, and compliance. She prefers working with start-ups and building new systems and processes or supporting growth and business expansion opportunities. Her experience has led her to work across various non-profit sectors including: social services, advocacy, housing, philanthropy, literacy, the arts, crowd-funding, fiscal sponsorships, job training, and education. Her client composition includes small and mid-sized organizations ranging in budget size from under $25K per year to more than $30M per year, and organizations ranging in employees’ size from under 5 to more than 150.
In addition to her business, Catt is the Chief Financial Officer at Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), a non-profit whose mission is to strengthen Latinx leadership, influence, and equity with a vision for social justice and of shared prosperity across the Americas. She was the former Finance Director with Prospera Community Development, a non-profit supporting cooperative businesses owned and operated by immigrant Latinas, and had previously been the Operations Manager at LIFETIME: Low-Income Families Empowerment through Education, a non-profit advocating education as a pathway to economic
security, for low-income parents.
Catt also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Dancin’ Power, a nonprofit that provides interactive dance lessons to hospitalized children including those facing chronic and life-threatening
illnesses. Dancin’ Power uses the power of music and adaptive movement to bring joy to hospitalized children and their families.
Hellena Ruiz, Board Secretary, originally from Los Angeles, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Hellena has been an active advocate for survivors of violence and those impacted by systems for over six years. Her passion for this work has led her to work for multiple non-profits locally in the Bay Area, such as Impact Justice, Ruby's Place, and most recently, LISC. Throughout her career, she has always stayed connected with her roots.
As Latina Spanish Speaking Leader, she was offered an opportunity to work for the City and County of San Francisco's Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs as the Language access unit supervisor. She is thrilled to continue to serve her community and bring more services to those in high need.
Annie Hockey, Board Member, is President and Head of Consulting at Skytale Group, a boutique healthcare management consulting firm and investment bank. Prior to
Skytale, Annie co-founded and was co-CEO of Column, a nationally-charted infrastructure bank, where she currently serves as an Advisor and Board Member. Previously, Annie worked at Bain & Co, Goldman Sachs, and was an early employee at various Silicon Valley startups.
She graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. When not working, she enjoys good books, good friends, and long walks with her lab in the stunning Bay Area.
Mandy Montoya, Board Member, is a licensed real estate broker serving the mid-Peninsula communities. Previously she served as marketing manager for former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection nonprofit group and managed international clients for advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson and DDB Needham.
Mandy served on the Board of the Menlo-Atherton Education Foundation, as a Wishgranter for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and as a volunteer at her children’s schools.
Mandy is a Bay Area native and UCLA graduate but spent many years in living in other states before returning to her Bay Area roots. She is also an avid basketball fan and player. Together with Archie, her Boston Terrier, you'll find her hiking and outdoors as much as possible - unless Stanford women or the Warriors are playing.