Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
AMFB IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM OF COMMUNITY LEADERS AND RESIDENTS
Board of Directors
Pastor Kathy Huck – CEO 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".
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.
Christopher Herrera - Treasurer
Christopher with his wife Lisette opened, own and operate the Chatsworth Grocery Outlet. He began his 20-year career in retail as a part-time employee at the Home Depot and advanced through promotions to become a Store Manager. He worked for 4 major retail corporations: The Home Depot, Ross Dress for Less, Joann Fabrics and Party City.
Christopher and Lisette have developed a passion for people that began in their vocations and slowly grew into outreach. From working with and helping troubled youth, feeding those in need, teaching anger management and most recently teaching 4th and 5th grades during church service, they have a strong desire to give back to their community and deliver on their brand promise to be a “Fresh and Full of Favorites” neighborhood grocery store.
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.
Corinne Ho – Community Engagement
Corinne is a resident of the San Fernando Valley. Corinne has been a community advocate by serving on the local neighborhood council and continues to be an advocate for people experiencing Homelessness and also advocating for permanent solutions such as permanent supportive housing. Featured on "Mom's Make. a Difference", Mom's Life, March 2019, https://momsla.com/moms-making-a-difference-corinne-ho/.
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.
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.
Chief Administrative - Advisor
Projects and Development Administrator
Founder SFV Community Fridges
Outreach Management Director
Outreach Community Resources
Outreach Team Supervisor
Outreach Team Supervisor
Co-Founder of AMFB