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 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 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.
Amy Moy, Board Member
As Co-CEO/Chief External Affairs Officer at Essential Access Health, Amy Moy leads federal and state policy efforts, strategic communications activities and patient education and consumer awareness initiatives.
Prior to joining Essential Access in 2011, Amy developed and advanced community engagement and advocacy programs at Women’s Funding Network (WFN), and launched and directed the network’s national “A Future. Not a Past.” campaign to end child sex trafficking in America. Before her work with WFN, Amy had a 10 year career in public affairs at Planned Parenthood. Amy served as Associate Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) and Director of the PPGG Action Fund. Earlier, she led media relations, grassroots organization, and lobbying activities at Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Amy currently serves as a mentor for women and girls as part of Project Mentor, and volunteers with the Heart and Home Collaborative, a women’s shelter serving unhoused women in the Bay Area. She is past President and Policy Chair of the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, and a founding member and former Communications Chair of the San Francisco Parent PAC.
Student Core Team Co-Leader and Board Member
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, 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.
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. She now serves as the Co-president of the Stanford student team. As a Human Biology major, Coco is interested in reducing health inequalities by addressing social determinants of health.
In her free time she enjoys cookings, hiking, and spending time with friends.
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
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
Marly Carlisle, Stanford core team
Hollis Kool, Stanford core team
Trey Deitch, 2013 – 2016
Duane Hoopes, 2012 – 2016
Chuck Jagoda, 2012 – 2016
Pastor Greg Schaefer, 2012 – 2016
Rev. Charlotte Wilson, 2012 – 2014