Staff & Board of Directors

Executive Director
WFO will be seeking a new Executive Director starting January 1st, 2020 to be in place by March 31st, 2020. For question please email
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.


Robert Armstrong

Board President 

Nate Thomas


Burnitta Nanton

Board Member

Dr. Vera Packard

Board Member

Moire Rasmussen

Vice President

Esther Ray Le

Board Secretary

Frank Jorden

Dave Olson

Jerreau Taylor

Smith Kitporka

Caitlyn Greene

Alicia Randolph-Bryan

Kristela Qey