As a member of one of the hosting churches for the Heart and Home 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, web site design, and interior design. “Meeting and becoming friends with people at the shelter changed the way I read the news and engage housing justice issues.”
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.
Angelina became involved with Heart + Home because of its mission to respect and respond to unhoused individuals’ needs and goals. Throughout college, she was a community engagement coordinator and patient navigator for Arbor Free Clinic, as well as coordinated opportunities for Stanford undergrads to volunteer at local soup kitchens. She currently works at a health education non-profit in Palo Alto, and spends her free time singing, crocheting, and hiking around the Bay Area.
Medina Husakovic is a senior at Stanford University studying sociology and international relations. Interested in class politics, migration and political advocacy, Medina is the co-president of the Stanford H+H student team and a member of the board. Volunteering for H+H is one of Medina’s most fulfilling undertakings: not only does she coordinate an extraordinary, passionate team of Stanford students but she learns a tremendous amount about housing justice and life from the shelter participants. Medina hopes to institutionalize H+H’s presence on Stanford’s campus and to bring more resources from the Stanford student population to the shelter.
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
Carolyn Schwartz, 2016 – 2019
Alan Hebert, 2016-2017
Jamie Stark, 2016-2017
Pastor Greg Schaefer, 2012-2016
Chuck Jagoda, 2012-2016
Duane Hoopes, 2012-2016
Trey Deitch, 2013-2016