Shoes That Fit is honored to have such a dedicated and prestigious group of volunteers helping us achieve our mission.

“It's one simple, very concrete difference you can make in the life of a child.”

Amy FassCEO

Board of Directors—Officers

Scott Meden

Chair of the Board of Directors

Chief Marketing Officer (ret.), Nordstom
Seattle, Washington

Lynn Mason

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

CEO, IVI RMA America
Raleigh, North Carolina

Stephanie Crean

Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Wealth Advisor, Meristem Private Wealth
Upland, California

Genoveva Meza Talbott

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Attorney at Law, Meza Talbott Law
Claremont, California

Board of Directors

G. Terence Balagia, Jr.

Investment Advisor, Asset & Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Los Angeles, California

Jeremy Bolds

Vice President, Marketplace, Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon

Christa Iacono

VP, Institutional Retirement Senior Product Manager, Capital Group
Los Angeles, California

Meredith Lardie

Meredith Lardie

Footwear Sales Management
Charlotte, North Carolina

Bob Montgomery

Vice President (ret.), OnMedia
Des Moines, Iowa

Tacey Powers

Tacey Powers

EVP/GMM Shoes & Kids Apparel, Nordstrom
Seattle, Washington

Nishant Rohatig

Nishant Rohatgi

VP, Business Management & Analysis, Capital Group
Los Angeles, California

Kate Schoff

Managing Director of Sports & Entertainment Marketing, JPMorgan Chase
New York City, New York

Karen Taylor Herring

Principal, T & H Consulting, LLC
San Dimas, California

Sarah Treasure

Director, M&A Advisory, ‎PwC
Los Angeles, California

Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong

Partner, Reed Smith, LLP
Los Angeles, California

Advisory Board

Julie Bauer

Chief External Relations Officer at OCC
Washington, District of Columbia

Alonzo Bodden

Comedian & Host
Los Angeles, California

Filipp Chebotarev

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner, Cambridge Companies SPG
Las Vegas, Nevada

Polina Chebotareva

Vice President & General Partner, Cambridge Companies SPG
Las Vegas, Nevada

Penelope De Leon

Penelope De Leon

Superintendent, Newark Unified School District Newark, CA

Julie Friedman

President, The Friedman Group
Los Angeles, California

Lesley Irvine

VP & Director of Athletics, Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Brian Johnson

TV Host & Founder
Los Angeles, California

Michele Love

CEO, Sunrise Brands LLC
Columbus, Ohio

Ashley B. Lubetkin

Principal, Bosse Lending
New York City, New York

Richard Martinez

Superintendent (ret.), Pomona Unified School District
Pomona, California

Ann Morgan

Past Board Chair & Psychologist (ret.)
Claremont, California

Andrew O'Boyle

Andrew O'Boyle

CFO and Treasurer, Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Nichol T. Whiteman

CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Los Angeles, California

Executive Team

Amy Fass

CEO and Executive Director

Amy Fass grew up witnessing the devastating effects of poverty in Baltimore, Iowa, and Texas. After a career in fundraising for Pomona College and the University of California, Berkeley, Fass started consulting for nonprofits
on strategic planning; she has been CEO of STF since 2014 and overseen enormous growth. She has served on the boards of community organizations. Amy earned her B.A. from Stanford University, where she also recently
completed an Executive Program in Nonprofit Management as a Parsons Fellow. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and was named Claremont’s Community Hero in 2017.

Nekeda Newell-Hall

Chief Strategy Officer

A product of inner-city schools, Nekeda Newell-Hall brings to Shoes That Fit connections developed during her years in entertainment marketing at NIKE, at Fox’s Teen Choice Awards, and in player and talent relations for the National Basketball Association. She launched STF’s Strategic Partners Program and helps corporations, celebrities, and athletes unlock the power of their philanthropy. She has been successful in connecting those leaders with the children we serve. Alongside Muhammida El Muhajir, Newell-Hall co-hosts the podcast “The Sole Chronicles,” which shares the stories of individuals navigating the sneaker industry, Hollywood, and corporate America.

Dan Stump

Dan Stump

Vice President of Operations

Dan Stump leads operations at STF, including supply chain, logistics, IT, HR, and finance. He brings three decades of operations and supply chain management, including 20 years with Gap, Inc. in communities throughout the US (and three years in Shanghai, China) culminating in his role as Vice President of Gap Brand Global Supply Chain and Franchise Operations. Stump earned a B.S. in Management at the University of La Verne and a Masters in Leadership from Claremont Graduate University. He is certified Lean Six Sigma White Belt with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Cal Poly Pomona.


Nathan Alvarez

Systems Manager

Jarret Bjornsen

Office Administrator

Sarah Costales

Director of Leadership Giving

Ramona Cross

Communications Manager

Jazmin Guerra

Strategic Partnerships Coordinator

Sonia Gutierrez

Operations Associate

Janet Lang

Sr. Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Alejandro Lopez

Alejandro Lopez

Warehouse Operations Assistant

Linda Matthews

Associate Director of Administration

Debra Moton

Head of Sports and Entertainment

Joy Oaks

Development Manager

Natalie Ovcharenko

Strategic Partnerships Associate

Kylee Paulson

Executive Assistant

Kelly Reyna

Strategic Partnerships Assistant

Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens

Chief of Staff

Michele Weatherholt

Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Stephanie Wood

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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