Mary Wisnewski | President
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. “Meting and becoming friends with people at the shelter changed the way I read the news and engage homelessness issues.”
Carolyn Schwarzt | Treasurer
[Bio coming soon]
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 I meet along the way.
Marly is a senior majoring in Political Science at Stanford University. She began volunteering with H+H her freshman year, coordinating with her freshman dorm to provide supplies to the shelter at PBS. Her role in Heart and Home expanded over the next three year, culminating in a flagship Stanford student-initiated course titled “Homeless Service in Silicon Valley”. It is the only homeless services courses offered at Stanford, and it gives students the opportunity to engage with homeless service providers around the Bay. When she’s not teaching or attending Board Meetings, she can be found hiking the Dish with friends, holed up in the library writing her thesis or exploring breakfast places in San Francisco.