Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
AMFB IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM OF COMMUNITY LEADERS AND RESIDENTS
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
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).
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.
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.
Harry Sherman – Community Relations 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.
Chef Roxanne ("Roxie") Wilson
Event Planning Director - 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 unique 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.
Chief Administrator - Advisor
Asst. Executive Director
Executive Administrative Assistant
Outreach Team Supervisor
Cyrus & Marlene Tabibian
Outreach Team Supervisors
Outreach Team Supervisors