Program Specialist - Community Partnerships
Hank Ramirez 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 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 Manager 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.
Client and Volunteer Coordinator
Kimberly Ross is a Richmond, CA native with roots in Oakland and San Francisco. She holds both an AA from City College of San Francisco and a BS from San Francisco State University in Apparel Design and Merchandising. A 20+ year professional in the fashion industry, Kimberly is also a fashion designer and has entrepreneurial endeavors in event production and image consulting. Throughout her career, she has always used her creative talents to promote her passion for community giving and philanthropy. Kimberly is excited to further her career with WFO as it provides the perfect opportunity to help change lives through the power of a professional wardrobe. When she is not creating in her art studio, Kimberly loves to travel, read and watch sports.
Social Media Manager
Julia McCotter is a marketing and entrepreneurship consultant obsessed with social impact. She is deeply dedicated to working with clients and communities most affected by systematic oppression, and has spent most of her post-graduate career working with nonprofits in the field of economic justice. Julia previously worked as the Program Coordinator at Wardrobe for Opportunity. She holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mills College, where she minored in Studio Art. Julia also earned her Master of Business Administration from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills.
Rich Harper has been a Career Coach and Facilitator with WFO for nearly 10 years, and he sees himself as a career guide whose work focuses on assisting clients with discovering and creating a meaning work life while being their authentic selves. Rich has lived his entire life immersed in working with the community. His chief aim is to help individuals and groups understand that they choose the career that is best for them. Rich shares numerous ways to maintain effective communication and active listening skills while staying focused on inner growth. He has been studying career development courses at San Francisco State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in Counseling. In addition to his private practice at Thoughtful Careers, Rich is also Director of Vocational Services at Peace Alternative Community Outreach, Inc. He has co-authored "Life After Sports", a career development curriculum for college athletes, and "How to Get a Job Post-Pandemic".
Graciela Utor was born in Peru. She teaches WFO's Accelerate and Professional Development programs in Spanish. Before becoming a teacher, Graciela was first a student in the latter program; she loved this program because she realized that we need to prepare and learn, in order to move forward and fulfill our dreams. Graciela's commitment as a teacher is 100% and more, and she wants to contribute to her community what she has learned in this journey with love, dedication and responsibility. Graciela is infinitely grateful to WFO for the trust and support.