WFO Staff

Darice Jones
Executive Director
Darice Jones is a Bay Area native with a long history of public service in the region. Her passion for advancing economic equity and removing barriers to success for the people who struggle most drew her to Wardrobe for Opportunity’s dynamic mission. Alongside her work in public service, Darice has honed great skills in marketing and new media while working as a writer and director in the arts. Darice is committed to leading WFO with a unique blend of strategic vision and heart.

Anne Browne
Outreach Coordinator
Anne Browne is WFO’s newest AmeriCorps VISTA team member and will support WFO through April 2015. Anne is a perpetual Californian, having been born and raised in Sacramento, attended school in Santa Cruz, and recently moving to the Bay Area. Anne earned a degree in American Studies with a focus in U.S. Labor Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013. Before joining AmeriCorps and WFO, Anne spent time with other grassroots community groups as well as volunteering with a UNITE HERE local during contract negotiations and campaign recruitment. At WFO, Anne will work to expand the reach and visibility of WFO programs, develop new partnerships, and personally become more engaged in the Oakland and East Bay community.
Mahogany Charlton
Director of Employment Programs
Mahogany joined WFO in 2010. Her background covers over 9 years of business experience in staffing and recruitment. She also has extensive experience in coaching and developing people in their professional careers. In 2007, Mahogany received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration, H.R. Management from CSU, East Bay.

Mahogany’s most recent contributions to WFO include managing our Professional Image Programs that serves over 1800 clients per year. She spent significant time refining WFO’s Evaluation process and methods. Mahogany led WFO’s Relocation Project of its Concord Office. This major project allows WFO to enhance its service model for clients. With support, Mahogany was able to transform the client experience moving away from a traditional non-profit service encounter to a unique corporate experience that offers personal support for our clients. Mahogany has brought distinct perspectives to WFO that empowers clients, encourages professional development, and supports leadership of clients and peers. WFO is proud of her next step as Director of Programs, as she will oversee all programs but most importantly work with staff to help clients achieve success personally and professionally. As Director of Programs, Mahogany is dedicated to providing WFO clients the tools and resources to successfully find jobs.
Meicka Clear
Build a Career Programs Coordinator
Meicka worked with WFO from April 2013-April 2014 as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the role of Outreach Coordinator. She moved to Oakland after returning to her home of Dallas, Texas post graduation from Salem College in North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies. She has a background in nonprofit grassroots community organizing, community outreach, and volunteer coordination.

As the Build a Career Programs Coordinator, Meicka hopes to strengthen WFO’s recruitment tactics, support the professional development of Build a Career Programs clients, as well as build and maintain partnerships for WFO’s employment development class.s.
Gary Intersimone
Finance Manager
Gary joined WFO in April of 2012 and brings with him over 25 years of experience in all aspects of accounting. He currently splits his time between WFO and MAC’s Children & Family Services, Inc. – a foster care provider in the Bay Area. When he’s not busy accounting for things, Gary can be found with his two German Shepherds, Dirk and Sapphire.
Debrena McEwen
Client/Volunteer Coordinator
Debbie relocated back to Oakland, CA in 2011 from Suisun City, CA. A former business owner of 7 years, she brings with her a passion for the community, an excellent customer service record, and a drive to maintain the quality of standards expressed through Wardrobe for Opportunity's mission. Debbie was drawn to the stories of Wardrobe for Opportunity's clients because they were similar to her own story. Foreclosure, unemployment, relocation, and starting new were all the things that bought Debbie back to Oakland. Debbie is currently studying counseling and coaching and hopes to complete her degree in 2017.
Hank Ramirez
Program Specialist, Community Partnerships
Hank joined WFO in October 2005 after many years of retail management and direct client service experience. Having grown up in a low-income Spanish speaking family, Hank knows firsthand the challenges that many of WFO’s clients face and the elation that comes with overcoming obstacles. His diverse background is evident in the ease with which he connects with clients. As Program Specialist, Hank ensures the successful delivery of WFO’s interview and image workshops while also managing all of WFO’s non-profit partnerships.
Julia Springer
Development Associate
Julia joined WFO in 2014 with a history of public service and a passion for community collaboration. Julia is originally from Maine but finds herself calling California home. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Julia did Program Development for the YWCA, worked at a Gender Equity Resource Center and facilitated an anti-oppression course for UC Berkeley students. Julia brings to WFO a background in grant-writing, program coordination and public relations. She looks forward to building relationships with our generous donors and expanding WFO’s relations with the community. When she’s not working, Julia can be found knitting, hiking and exploring San Francisco.

Staff Phone Directory

Darice Jones, (510) 463-4100 x210
Anne Browne, (510) 463-4100 x223
Mahogany Charlton, (510) 463-4100 x213
Meicka Clear, (510) 463-4100 x214
Gary Intersimone, (510) 463-4100 x222
Debrena McEwen, (510) 463-4100 x211
Hank Ramirez, (510) 463-4100 x215
Julia Springer (510) 463-4100 x221

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