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These are our daily heroes. This is the management team that runs the organization and helps to continue to expand our outreach.
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.
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.
Director of communications
Heather is honored to bring her non-profit background to One Bread Foundation. She hopes that her prior experience serving with organizations including the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, Millennium Relief & Development Services, Youth With A Mission, Here’s Life Inner City and Bel Air Presbyterian Church will help her contribute toward the fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission.
Currently residing in Northern California with her outdoorsy husband and their two energetic children, she longs to see all suffering children rescued and provided with a safe place to heal and grow.
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.
Senior 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.
Newsletter Editor & Social Media Manager
Irina Kovacevic is a newsletter writer and editor for the One Bread Foundation, Inc.
She began writing for the One Bread Foundation with the aim of making a small contribution to the movement of abolishing human trafficking.
She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia and is studying Law and International Studies.
Svetlana Mikheyenok, Senior Administrative Assistant
Svetlana Mikheyenok was originally born in a small town in Belarus, but moved with her family to the Bay Area in the early 90's. She completed her Bachelors from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics and went on to complete her Masters in Business Analytics at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
She was interested in being part of a cause in her home country after being exposed to the realities she learned about overseas.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and trying all kinds of foods. Eventually she hopes to be able to live in Portugal.