Lisa Truong, Founder & Executive Director: Lisa is a social entrepreneur with 15 years experience in non profit and technology sectors. As founding executive director, Lisa has been responsible for HAMO’s growth from an idea at the kitchen table to a nationally-recognized organization that has positively impacted the lives of thousands of families. She has deep experience leading diverse teams in non profit services and digital environments, including previous roles at Tides and Organic, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of California, at Berkeley. Lisa lives in Oakland with her two boys. In her spare time, you'll likely find her in the dance studio or hiking in the redwoods.
Nora Nicholson, Program Manager, San Francisco Diaper Bank: Nora has 15 years of experience working in retail, eCommerce, and consumer product including roles at Gap, Inc., Banana Republic and Macy’s. Her expertise is in financial forecasting, inventory management, and project leadership. Nora is an avid community volunteer, having served as an active member of the board of the directors at the Bayview YMCA in San Francisco. Nora has also served as a fundraising volunteer for Lafayette Partners in Education. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. Nora lives in Lafayette, with her husband and two daughters. She is thrilled to be working with HAMO, making a direct impact in the lives of families and children.
Anu Menon, Program Manager, Community Partnerships: Anu is passionate about helping develop robust, healthy, vibrant communities. Anu was the founding Director of Admissions and Operations at Presidio Knolls School, a start-up Mandarin-immersion school in San Francisco. She has extensive experience with both domestic civil rights and international human rights issues. Prior to Presidio Knolls she was the Associate Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women where she developed innovative and internationally recognized women’s and human rights programs. She has also worked on issues facing women and people of color at the ACLU of Northern California, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Stanford Community Law Clinic, and Human Rights First. Anu holds a BA from Stanford University, a MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.
Aggie Briscoe, Volunteer, Database Administrator: Aggie is a retired information technology project management consultant. She has worked in various industries including aerospace, healthcare systems, and government. Aggie is a graduate of Texas Southern University. Aggie first became aware of Help a Mother Out by attending the Annual Benefit Tea in 2011. Since then she has been an avid supporter and volunteer. She currently helps HAMO keep in touch with our community by managing HAMO’s donor information database. Each month you can also find her volunteering at our warehouse. Aggie lives in Oakland, where she is able to spend much quality time with her daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. She also volunteers at her grandchildren’s school. When not enjoying her grandchildren, Aggie loves to travel, especially to Hawaii and the Caribbean where she lived for many years.
Emily Knight, Operations and Development Associate: Emily joins the Help a Mother Out team after relocating to the Bay Area from Los Angeles, where she worked in Development for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles. A Santa Clara graduate, she is excited to be back in the Bay! She brings with her over seven years of development and operations experience, having previously worked for a local hospice, an international aid charity, and the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK. Emily received her MS in International Childhood Studies from Birkbeck College – University of London, and her BS in Anthropology from Santa Clara University. She currently lives in San Jose with her husband and her dog, and is enjoying rediscovering all that the Bay Area has to offer. Emily is passionate about ensuring that all people and all communities have access to the resources that they need to live and thrive, and she is excited to assist Help a Mother Out in doing good in multiple Bay Area communities.