Board of Directors

Mary Wisnewski, President

As a member of one of the hosting churches for Heart and Home’s 2014 shelter, Mary became involved in the organization as a volunteer and was pleased to join the board in 2016. Mary‘s professional interests have been in librarianship, interior design and ecology. “Meeting and becoming friends with people at the shelter changed the way I read the news and engage housing justice issues.”

Alexis Crews-Holloway, Vice President

Alexis Crews-Holloway was born and raised in Palo Alto and graduated in 2019 from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies. She is passionate about advocating for low-income, at-risk, and unhoused community members and currently works full-time as a Community Project Administrator for Bitfocus. With Bitfocus, she supports local County’s with their administration of the Clarity Human Services Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

Prior to her position at Bitfocus, she worked in direct service advocating for local unhoused and at-risk individuals as a Project Manager with Downtown Streets Team in Palo Alto. Networking and creating partnerships with community members and local agencies was one of the things she enjoyed most in her position with Downtown Streets Team, and this was how she first came across H+H.

Alexis initially became involved with H+H during the 2019-2020 season to bring case management workshops to the shelter guests, but being a community-oriented and socially-justice driven individual, she quickly fell in love with the mission and wanted to volunteer her time as a member of the board. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and going to the beach with her dog.

Elizabeth Yow, Treasurer

Elizabeth joined the board in 2019. As a lifetime member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, she is always looking for ways to be a leader, a friend, and of service. Elizabeth studied accounting at SFSU, and currently works at a vintage pen dealer. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, knitting, and many other handcrafts. 

Isaiah Jimenez, Board Member

Head and shoulders portrait of Isaiah Jimenez in a grey sweater and blue checked shirt.
Board Member Isaiah Jimenez

Isaiah became involved with Heart & Home collaborative in the fall of 2023 after he completed his undergraduate studies at Saint Mary?s College of California where he majored in biochemistry and ran Division 1 cross country & track field. During his time at Saint Mary?s College, he served as a college STEM tutor and participated in a Lasallian Student Service Internship dedicating time to assisting students in the 6th grade classroom.

He intends to pursue a career in medicine where he hopes to couple his love for community engagement and his enthusiasm for scientific innovation.

Christina Andronescu, Board Member and Stanford Core Team Co-Leader

Christina became involved with Heart + Home her sophomore year at Stanford because of its commitment to supporting the housing and health needs of the Palo Alto community. Currently studying Human Biology at Stanford University and planning a co-term master’s, Christina is interested in advancing health equity by addressing the social determinants of health.

In her free time, she enjoys learning more about art history, skating, and spending time with friends.

Angela Lee,
Student Core Team Co-Leader and Board Member

As a freshman at Stanford, Angela began volunteering at Heart and Home and was drawn by the community among shelter guests and volunteers as well as the organization?s direct work in the Palo Alto community. She is interested in confronting housing injustice and building equal access to basic health and safety resources. 

In her free time, she enjoys reading, hikes along the coast, and exploring museums and gardens. 

Coco Lemberg, Board Member

Coco began volunteering at Heart and Home in her freshman year at Stanford. She loved getting to know the women and the goals of Heart and Home and joined the student core team in her sophomore year. As a Human Biology major, Coco is interested in reducing health inequalities by addressing social determinants of health. She has continued to serve on the board since graduating in 2022.

In her free time she enjoys cookings, hiking, and spending time with friends. 

Aparna Ananthasubramaniam,
Founder and Secretary

During college, Aparna built many close relationships through extensive volunteer work with the local community, which challenged her to think about how to use her technical background (B.S., Mathematics and M.S., Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University) to make meaningful impact. To this end, she spent a year on the Reporting and Data Modeling team of one of the nation?s largest HMIS providers and then another year conducting research under Prof. Sanjay Basu, using agent-based models to study the impact of neighborhood design on the physical activity levels of residents. She’s currently a New Sector Alliance Product & Research Fellow at the Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco. In her spare time, she can be found practicing Bharatanatyam (a style of Indian classical dance), exploring the Bay Area on foot, and striking up conversations with those she meets along the way.

Past Board Members, 2012 to present

Amy Moy, 2021-2023

Leslie McNeil, 2020 – 2022

Carolyn Walworth, Secretary, 2020 – 2022

Youngyoon Amy Seo, Stanford core team co-leader, 2020 – 2022

Angelina Lo, Secretary, 2019 – 2020

Medina Husakovic, Stanford core team co-leader, 2018 – 2020

Carolyn Schwartz, Treasurer, 2016 – 2019

Alan Hebert, President, 2016 – 2017

Jamie Stark, 2016 – 2017

Courtney Cooperman, Stanford core team leader

Marly Carlisle, Stanford core team leader

Hollis Kool, Stanford core team leader

Trey Deitch, 2013 – 2016, founding board member

Duane Hoopes, 2012 – 2016, founding board member

Chuck Jagoda, 2012 – 2016, founding board member

Pastor Greg Schaefer, 2012 – 2016, founding board member

Rev. Charlotte Wilson, 2012 – 2014, founding board member