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.

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.
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.
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.
Tamra Johnson
Client Coordinator
Tamra is a Bay Area native. While completing her degree, Tamra joined WFO in May 2014 as the volunteer intern for the Build a Career Programs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services at University of Phoenix in August of 2014. Currently, Tamra is working toward a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Administration and will proudly accept her diploma June of 2016. Tamra is very passionate about her community and feels that her purpose in life is to provide beneficial resources to people. Tamra will support WFO's Find a Job Programs and continue the work of helping WFO assist low income individuals achieve self sufficiency.
LeAnne McCoy
Development Associate
LeAnne has always had a love for helping others succeed and feels passionately about making a positive impact on others’ lives. Her background as an academic tutor for Alameda County Foster Youth Services was the catalyst that caused her to want to continue helping others in her career. After learning about WFO, LeAnne felt compelled to reach out and become apart of what she calls “an empowering, uplifting organization”. Her professional background, constant interaction with diverse individuals and education have given her the skills needed to successfully contribute to the organization.
Belinda Mercado
INTERIM CLIENT & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Always active and ready to help, Belinda Mercado is beginning her educational path at Mills College in Oakland, California majoring in cultural anthropology. She has been living in Oakland for six years and finds importance in working with her community as a boot on the ground, a helping hand and with a listening ear. You can find her skateboarding on the streets, talking with the homeless about the effects of gentrification or at the breakfast table reading the East Bay Express feverishly discussing the current state of the world. With her cultural anthropology degree, Belinda seeks to gain perspective and understanding about why we humans do what we do. She believes that compassion and understanding are necessary forces in bringing people together and she believes that everyone has the power to be empathetic.

Staff Phone Directory

Darice Jones, (510) 463-4100 x210
Mahogany Charlton, (510) 463-4100 x213
Gary Intersimone, (510) 463-4100 x222
LeAnne McCoy, (510) 463-4100 x221
Hank Ramirez, (510) 463-4100 x215
Belinda Mercado (510)463-4100 x216



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