Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

AMFB IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM OF COMMUNITY LEADERS AND RESIDENTS

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Pastor Kathy Huck – Founder/Executive Director

Kathy honed her skills and perspective through decades of working with Ken Craft, the CEO of Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission.  She will tell you she's retired now but you will never know it by the countless hours she spends preparing Hope bags, hygiene kits, obtaining tents and sleeping bags, socks and other seasonal clothing, visiting encampments, cars and RV's, and working tirelessly building relationships with local political, community and Faith-based leaders, working on the next campaign to support people experiencing homeless.  Her mantra is "I wouldn't give them any food that I wouldn't eat. The unhoused deserve a seat at the table and a voice in the conversation".
Kathy serves the unhoused residents of the West San Fernando Valley with dignity and respect, with the understanding that we are one community; serving veterans and all individuals regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

Board of Directors

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Steven Muro - Board Chairman 

Steven is founder and president of Fusion, a B2B marketing agency located in Simi Valley, CA. Steven’s career spans consumer packaged goods and fresh produce, working with suppliers, associations, importers and retailers. Prior to Fusion, he was Director of Sales and Marketing at L'Oreal, and VP of Marketing for Wella AG where he was responsible for all domestic and global marketing. Steven is past Director and President of the Chatsworth Business Improvement District and currently sits on the Community Advisory Board of the Public Media Group of Southern California (PBS SoCal/KCET/Link TV). 

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Ray Cole – Board Vice Chairman

Ray is a Hospital Liaison working with hospitals and clients to prevent homelessness by obtaining housing.  He is also a Case Management Supervisor for mental health, substance abuse, and housing case managers. In addition, Ray oversees the Cal State Intern program.  Ray volunteers with a nonprofit organization in Woodland Hills, focusing on reducing homelessness while working with local non-profits and Homeless Services Organizations.  Further, he works with LAUSD to increase the number and quality of schools to manage the anticipated growth in Woodland Hills.

Finally, Ray works with the Council District 3 Office to enhance local services provided by first responders: nurses, doctors, police officers and fire fighters.

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Nina Treiman – Board Secretary

Nina is an independent American Sign Language interpreter primarily for patient for doctors' offices at hospitals and other assignments.  Her career was an academic advisor at Cal State University, Northridge, and as an American Sign Language interpreter.  She was actively involved with professional organizations, such as CAPED (California Association of Post-Secondary Educators of the Disabled) and AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability). 

Now In partial retirement, she volunteers at her synagogue, Congregation Or Ami, on a variety of projects, including Sukkat Shalom, the committee focusing on social justice with a current emphasis on reducing homelessness. Through that she has become a participant in AMFB’s food distribution program. 

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Harry Sherman – Community Liaison

Harry works as an Artist for NBC/Universal. He makes his home in the West Valley where he advocates for unhoused members of his community. His mantra is ‘We must all work together’, and he does that as a Board Member at the Interfaith Solidarity Network, and as a member of other groups such as ‘Sukkot Shalom’ at Congregation Or Ami, and the ‘Housing and Homeless BobCAT’ at Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s office. He believes that everyone deserves respect, and a safe place to live. He is happy to say that his wife and two daughters share his values.

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Chef Roxanne  ("Roxie") Wilson
Planning Director - Events/ Nutrition Advisor

Chef Roxie is the founder and owner of Happy Insides, which serves families in the San Fernando Valley, including craft services for movie productions and special events.  Her recent collaboration with About My Father’s Business is to lead monthly Community Gourmet Meal Pop Ups. Roxanne's mentor Executive Chef Alexis Higgins and Dr. Fernandez paved the way while she worked trade shows with Foster Farms, Sony Movie Studios and Wolfgang Puck kitchens. 

Early in Roxie's career, she began the Community Chefs Program, which she founded with a graduate student from culinary school.  North Valley Caring Services brought them in to create dishes and do live cooking demos at the weekly Food Pantry, serving an average of 200+ families. In 2017, she was hired by Shepherd of the Church Pillars Cafe team as a line cook and was promoted quickly to Sous Chef.  Her 10-year career spanned the non-profit sector.

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Aisha Oyarekhua - Social Justice

Aisha is a practicing attorney in California, specializing in civil litigation. She does juvenile justice work with incarcerated youth; mentoring and supporting them to transition out of a life of crime to become law abiding citizens, living a life of purpose. She is justice Ambassador for Prison Fellowship International, and she is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate to a child in foster care. Aisha volunteers with legal non-profit organizations, representing the poor and disadvantaged in the community. She has worked extensively in matters involving education rights, workers’ rights, tenants’ rights, and rehabilitation of offenders. 

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Steve Keleman

Chief Administrator  - Advisor

Administrative Directors

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Nathan
Romine

Project Development

Administrator

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Jason
Potell

Administrator

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Robert
Frazier

Inventory/Maintenance
Outreach Team Supervisor

Outreach Supervisors

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Mary Reagan

Outreach Team Supervisor

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Outreach Team Supervisors

Clifton & Willesha 
Brooks

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Rhonda
Shain

Outreach Team Supervisor

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David
Lyke

Outreach Team Supervisor