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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.
PATRICK GUEVARA, CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL & VICE PRESIDENT
Patrick Guevara is Chief Legal Officer of One Bread Foundation, Inc., providing leadership for the organization’s legal function.
Patrick brings years of non-profit legal and board room experience to the organization, including past roles as the President and Chairman of the Board of the Williams Commons Homeowners Association in San Jose, California and as Board Member and Intellectual Property Counsel of the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in Cupertino, California. He is active in local community service through church organizations and currently serves as legal counsel for CrossWinds Church in Livermore, California. Patrick has participated in and led community service outreach projects to Mexico and the Philippines.
Patrick earned his Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Administration from the University of California, Riverside and his Juris Doctor Degree from Santa Clara University. He started his legal career as a corporate and intellectual property associate at Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel in 1999. Since 2004, Patrick has been associated with the Pleasanton, California firm of Randick, O’Dea & Tooliatos representing a wide variety of business and non-profit clients with their corporate, intellectual property, employment, litigation, and general legal needs.
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.
Born and raised in Northern California, Rebecca has always enjoyed involvement in community events and team sports. Her adventurous spirit led her to Seattle where she spent 14 years working in various industries. It was there she married, bought a house, rescued two dogs and had two daughters.
Recently she moved with her family to California and settled on the Bay Area Peninsula. Always
Active in her community she serves at Central Peninsula Church, coaches youth sports and volunteers at her children’s elementary school.
During the day you may fin Rebecca at the dog park, teaching PE to kids, or rummaging through estate/yard sales to repurpose. She also loves making cards for special people. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, studying the Bible, working-out and sharing meals with family and friends.
Working for One Bread couples her passion for bringing hope and value to people—especially children—while serving her family and community.