Staff & Board of Directors

 
Staff
Mahogany Charlton
Executive Director
Mahogany joined WFO in 2010 and studied at Saint Mary’s College of California where
she received her B.A. She then wenton to obtain her MPA from Cal State East Bay and earned a Non-Profit Certification from Golden Gate University. Mahogany has spent the last 9 years working passionately in the Social Impact Sector, striving to foster meaningful change in the Bay Area. As Executive Director of Wardrobe for Opportunity, Mahogany is dedicated to the organization’s mission of providing low-income Bay Area residents the tools and resources they need to achieve economic mobility.
Hank Ramirez
Program Specialist
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. As Program Specialist, Hank ensures the successful delivery of WFO’s Supplemental Services while also managing all of WFO’s Service Agreements.
Sabrina Paynter
Program Coordinator
Sabrina Paynter is a creative thinker with a passion for improving lives. She graduated with a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and Development Studies from UC Berkeley, where she focused her research on public policy and human rights. As Program Coordinator at WFO, Sabrina loves spending time connecting with the clients, partners, and volunteers that make WFO such a successful organization. In addition to her work at WFO, Sabrina is a communications consultant for a local startup business focused on empowering women through entrepreneurship.
Belinda Mercado
Client & Volunteer Coordinator

Always active and ready to help. Belinda has been living in Oakland for six years and finds importance in working with her community as a boot on the ground. You can find her skateboarding on the streets or at the breakfast table reading the East Bay Express feverishly discussing the current state of the world. With her cultural anthropology degree from Mills College. She believes that compassion and understanding are necessary forces in bringing people together and she believes that everyone has the power to be empathetic.

Jaynae Early

Re-Entry Program Manager

Jaynae is an Oakland native with passion to serve her community. Jaynae is studying Sociology at CSU, East Bay and joins WFO through a project sponsored by Alameda County Probation Department. Jayne will help develop and design programs specifically targeted to the Re-Entry Population. WFO is thankful to have Jaynae and unique grant to support to achieve WFO’s mission in the community.

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert Armstrong

Board President 
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Nate Thomas

Treasurer
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Burnitta Nanton

Board Member
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Dr. Vera Packard

Board Member
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Moire Rasmussen

Vice President
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Esther Ray Le

Board Member
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ADVISORY BOARD

Frank Jorden

Dave Olson

Jerreau Taylor

Smith Kitporka

Caitlyn Greene

Alicia Randolph-Bryan

Kristela Qey