Our Core Team

headshot_jackJack Fuller, Founder and President
Jack Fuller’s involvement and founding of Hearts for Homeless began over 15 years ago. Upon seeing extreme poverty, especially in the East Palo Alto area and witnessing the success and wealth generated from the Silicon Valley his compassion for revealing and resolving this disparity became his passion. He has served in support and advisory roles for InnVision Shelter Network. He has advocated and aligned with Downtown Streets Team, Momentum for Mental Health, Project WeHope, Street Life Ministries, North County Alternative Services and others as well as direct intervention with those living without homes.

 

headshot_reneeRenee Masterson, Co-Founder and Volunteer Coordinator
Born in England, Renee Masterson’s first plane ride was when she came to America at the age of 29.  It was there she met her wonderful husband J.D and has been here for 52 years. Renee co-founded Hearts for Homeless in 2001.

 

 

 

headshot_staceyStacey Quezada
Stacey Quezada has been a member of Hearts for Homeless team for several years. She is a compassionate, dedicated and organized person that has been involved with many nonprofit organizations in leadership roles. She has been in the child care field for over 20 years and owns her own state licensed daycare since 2002. She is also currently working on her teacher’s certificate.

 

 

headshot_michelleMichele Santilhano, Health Care Volunteer
Michele Santilhano is a RN who partners with San Mateo County to provide free flu vaccinations during Bingo nights. She also partners with Dr. Chuck Sherrod to offer health coaching tips during the monthly bingo evenings. Her creativity combined with her career experience offer the community refreshing and healthy lifestyle ideas that are easy to apply like having an attitude of gratitude rather than expectancy.

 

 

headshot_sylviaSylvia Bambra

Sylvia Bambra, is a professional nutritionist, health educator, business owner/operator who brings 25+ years of non-profit volunteer, management and fundraising experience to Hearts for Homeless. She has served on nonprofit boards in both Canada and the United States, including the YWCA, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and WorldWise.

 

 

headshot_dominiqueDominique Quezada, Bicycle Program Director
Dominique Quezada joined Hearts for Homeless in 2012 when her parents joined the team. She has a passion for helping the homeless and has been involved with other nonprofits for homeless ministries over the years. She started out with Hearts for Homeless helping in the kitchen with dinner preparation, assisting with the clothing closet and bingo night. Now, Dominique has taken over as the Director for the Hearts for Homeless Bicycle Program.