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KAREN ABBRUSCATO, PRESIDENT
Karen holds an MBA from St Mary’s College in Moraga CA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara. She has spent a majority of her career working in sales in the Embedded Computing industry and is currently a sales manager at Advantech Corp.
Karen has served the community through her church hosting the Adopt A Family program for over 10 years and as a financial coach through Crown Financial Ministries. She serves on the board and is a leader of the Eden Project, which grows organic produce for the Alameda County Food Bank, is a board member and past president of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) and past president of the school board at Carden West School (non-profit) while her children attended the school.
Karen and her husband Matt reside in Pleasanton and have two grown daughters.
Chief Financial Officer
Simba Ndemera is the Chief Financial Officer of One Bread Foundation, Inc., providing leadership for the organization’s finance and accounting function.
Simba brings valuable non-profit finance and accounting experience to the organization. He holds a similar role at Regroup Foundation as CFO and Board Member, and was the Treasurer and Board Member of Connections Counseling Center, up till it closed.
Further, Simba brings over 20 years of experience in finance, auditing and accounting, having worked for both public accounting big four CPA firms and for SEC registered companies. He brings a proven record of selecting and introducing new processes and technology changes seamlessly throughout organizations. He also has a strong international background, having previously worked and lived in Africa, Europe and Australia/Asia.
He is active in the local community service through church organizations and is a devout Christian.
Simba is determined to do his part to create paths and opportunities for people to rise above barriers in their pursuit of better lives.
He has been moved by the mission of One Bread Foundation, Inc. and believes that together, we can build and expand the footprint of the Foundation, making it possible for anyone to rebound from slavery and oppression.
Janet Williams, CORPORATE Secretary
Janet completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Food Science from the University of CA at Davis. She has worked in the food industry in a variety of roles assisting R&D and brand groups develop and introduce new products as a consumer insights specialists and consultant. Past associations included Miller Coors, Del Monte, Clorox, Nestlé and ChefsBest.
Janet has served the community through volunteer positions with many organizations focused on youth programs including San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatics (board positions included Treasurer and Secretary), De La Salle High School Parent Board and St. Joan of Arc Pastoral Council. Janet has five grown children and one grandchild.
DAWN HUNTER, TREASURER
Dawn Hunter is a Bay Area Native and graduate of UC Berkeley. She brings over 20 years of superior accounting and customer service experience as the treasurer of One Bread Foundation, Inc. and is also an IRS Enrolled Agent.
She is very much looking forward to serving the One Bread community. Dawn has twin daughters, Stephanie and Jillian, who she enjoys spending time with at her home in Clayton, California. She also enjoys traveling to new places, especially the Greek Isles where she has been lucky to visit several times.
MALCOLM MAY, Social Media
Tiszandra Sears, Newsletter Editor & Social Media Manager
Malcolm Joshua May hails from Chicago, IL. He is a senior at Penn State University seeking his bachelors degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services.
Malcolm has been a member of the Penn State Men's Rugby team for the last 4 years, while holding various leadership positions on the team.
"Although rugby has been a huge part of my life, my real passion is helping others and I am looking for various ways to engage and help within the community."
KELLY WOO, EVENT COORDINATOR
Kelly Woo is originally from Illinois, but moved to the Bay Area as a child. She attended school at Diablo Valley Community College.
She has a background in administrative work along with program management. She has also volunteered with multiple organizations in the past including those working with youth.
She is both a wife and mother, and lives in Walnut Creek. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travel, and animals.
Tiszandra Sears comes from a background of child and adolescent abuse. She came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in her teenage years and went on to receive her Bachelor of Theology from New Brunswick Bible Institute. Her past has played an amazing role on her path in life; opening many doors for her to help others and mentor younger ladies caught in abusive cycles.
Tiszandra met her husband in June of 2012 and they wed in October of 2013. They have two businesses together, have moved across Canada and daily seek the Lord in their everyday lives and decisions. They are actively involved with their local church in areas of missions, music, and service.
Tiszandra came to One Bread Foundation, Inc in June of 2015. She has a passion to serve and help others, especially victims of abuse, in any capacity that she can. Currently she resides in Saskatoon SK Canada with her husband, Craig Sears, and serves with OBF virtually.