advocate | educate | collaborate
These are our daily heroes. This is the management team that runs the organization and helps to continue to expand our outreach.
Chairperson, Fund Development Committee
Angela was born and raised in Hong Kong until she moved to the United States in 1997. She is currently a Senior Project Manager at HPG International, where she manages the daily operations for multiple hotel projects simultaneously. Since her employment with HPGI in 2005, Angela has completed over 40 projects in the US, Asia and Mexico, with budgets ranging from $500,000 to $8 Million.
She is passionate about giving back to the community and always looks for volunteer opportunities. For the past few years, she has served as the event coordinator for non-profit organizations such as Rebuilding Together, American Cancer Society and One Bread Foundation.
Her favorite activities outside her day job are trying out new cuisines, traveling and photography.
Digital Transformation and Strategy Executive with more than 10 years of experience driving growth and business value through product & program management, technology implementation, innovation, fiscal management, operational excellence and people development. Proven ability to lead strategic planning, digital transformation, business alignment, global team management and organizational culture change. Firm believer of establishing culture of Trust, Candor, Learning, Excellence and holistic People Development.
Social Media Manager
Ashwati Kuruvilla was brought up in Hyderabad, India by parents who hailed from Kottayam, India. Her father who was in the Indian Air Force and mother, a teacher instilled the importance of discipline and education in her from a young age. She excelled in studies, learnt music and had command over multiple languages - English, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and French from a young age.
After graduating from St. Ann’s Girls School in Hyderabad, India, she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics from St. Francis College in Hyderabad. She obtained her Masters in Information Technology from Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP, Paris, France).
Her vivid interest in civic life and serving the needs of the community led to Nonprofit Management from Oregon State University.
Ash has worked as Executive Business Manager for EduFrance at Alliance Française Hyderabad. In Paris, she worked as a Financial Analyst in General Electric doing Financial Planning and Analysis for Emerging Markets West, reporting directly into the CFO. In the Silicon Valley, Bay Area California, Ash has worked as a Project Manager for multiple technology projects at eBay and its subsidiaries (PayPal, Stub Hub etc..) managing teams spread across India, China and US. She then worked as Operations Manager for Cognizant Technology Solutions where she managed SOWs, Invoicing, Financial Account Management, Budgets of Projects of Fortune 500 clients etc..
Ash has been active at her parish church in San Lorenzo having been elected to the Management Committee and has worked on the bi-monthly Newsletter for the Indian Orthodox South West Diocese as Associate Editor.
Ash is an avid reader and a nature lover. In her spare time, when she is not volunteering she writes, does water colors, plays piano, tries new recipes or spends time in her backyard garden surrounded by birds and flowers.
Miriam Del Rosario
Miriam brings over 16 years of experience in operations and business process improvement. She has been involved in various projects supporting social causes, spearheaded by Human Nature and/or Gawad Kalinga, that allow and create opportunities for underserved communities in the Philippines.
One Bread Foundation’s goals, advocacy and leadership proved to be the perfect fit as she longed to continue serving upon moving to the United States.
Miriam enjoys hiking and biking with family and friends exploring new trails. She is very adventurous in trying the new cuisines and sometimes even tiny critters on the menu. Miriam allows time for baking and trying new recipes when days are slow and easy.
Miriam believes that finding the balance between family time and career could be challenging, but by the Grace of God, nothing is impossible.
Social Media Manager
With over 16 years of executive support experience, Amanda Carver offers a unique blend of people, communication and organizational skills. Having spent the last 12 years employed at Microsoft, she is able to juggle and prioritize multiple projects with ease while navigating a complex corporate environment. Passionate about communication, Amanda has worked with numerous teams to improve processes and streamline efficiencies among the organizations she supports. She works well with all types of personalities and offers a level of camaraderie that allows for comfort and trust in forming workplace communities.
Amanda is passionate about animal and human rights, as well as environmental activism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, outdoor activities, cooking and reading. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her daughter and two dogs.
Chairperson, Finance Committee
Lawrence is the Associate Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Wintec Industries, a leading global hub and supply chain services provider, where he is responsible for all program operations. His previous experience includes roles in sales, marketing, product management, and operations in e-commerce, computer memory manufacturing, and distribution.
You may find Lawrence running along Iron Horse Trail as he enjoys distance running in his free time, as well as, spending time mentoring youth through organized team sports and athletics.
Lawrence completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Southern California and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
CHAIRPERSON, NOMINATING COMMITTEE
I have almost 16 years’ experience in the health care industry. My professional background consists of an 11-year career at Kaiser Permanente. I started in 2002 as an on-call Receptionist at Kaiser’s Pleasanton MOB. Over the years, I received opportunities to develop and grow my career to where I was a Project Manager II under the Kaiser Regional Quality’s Data Consulting Team where I oversaw MIDAS database projects for Northern California medical centers, provided data consulting, built focus studies for data capture, and delivered system management support.
In 2014, I transitioned my career to Stanford Children’s Health as a Program/Project Manager for the Code Resuscitation Program where I helped launch the Mobile Simulation Resuscitation Program to support staff resuscitation and mock code education and training activities. In this role I also built an infrastructure for program oversight, project management, and data and reporting management and accountabilities.
In mid-2015, I had the chance to align my career more towards strategy and business implementation while being offered the opportunity to lead the patient safety programs at Sutter Health’s Central Valley Region medical centers. Due to the success of the patient safety programs, these programs are currently being implemented throughout the Sutter Health system.
I just recently accepted a promotion with Kaiser Permanente where I work I work as a Strategic Product Business Consultant for the department National Product Management.
My educational background consists of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics/ Sociology from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Chairperson, Governance Committee
Carol has worked for over 25 years as a Controller for small businesses, specializing in helping to develop accounting and office processes and controls. She currently holds the position of Finance Manager at Community Conservations Centers, Inc, a non-profit located in Berkeley, CA. She earned her Associates of Arts degree in Business Eunternership and Certificate of Accounting at Las Positas College. She recently completed the Non-Profit Management Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay and is currently finishing up her Bachelors Degree in Business Management at Western Governors University.
Carol has always had a passion for volunteering and giving back to the community. She has volunteered in many capacities, teaching literacy to incarcerated youth, worked at a school liaison and tutor for boys group homes, volunteered as a CASA, served on the board of the Antioch Delta Skimmers for many years and fostered dogs with Norcal Boxer Rescue. She has served in the Fellowship and Hospitality Ministries and served as a Board Advisor for Mountain View Church in Brentwood, CA.
Carol's desire through her passion work is that every child should know, by example through another human being, the unconditional love that is offered through the compassion of Jesus. It is her belief that through this work, victims of human slavery can freedom not just from the physical bonds, but freedom emotionally and spiritually as well.
Chief Financial Officer
Simba Ndemera is the Chief Financial Officer of One Bread Foundation, Inc., providing leadership for the organization’s finance and accounting function.
Simba brings valuable non-profit finance and accounting experience to the organization. He holds a similar role at Regroup Foundation as CFO and Board Member, and was the Treasurer and Board Member of Connections Counseling Center, up till it closed.
Further, Simba brings over 20 years of experience in finance, auditing and accounting, having worked for both public accounting big four CPA firms and for SEC registered companies. He brings a proven record of selecting and introducing new processes and technology changes seamlessly throughout organizations. He also has a strong international background, having previously worked and lived in Africa, Europe and Australia/Asia.
He is active in the local community service through church organizations and is a devout Christian.
Simba is determined to do his part to create paths and opportunities for people to rise above barriers in their pursuit of better lives.
He has been moved by the mission of One Bread Foundation, Inc. and believes that together, we can build and expand the footprint of the Foundation, making it possible for anyone to rebound from slavery and oppression.
Newsletter Editor & Social Media Manager
Irina Kovacevic is a newsletter writer and editor for the One Bread Foundation, Inc.
She began writing for the One Bread Foundation with the aim of making a small contribution to the movement of abolishing human trafficking.
She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia and is studying Law and International Studies.