"We have an incredible group of people assisting us and the numbers keep growing. I'm grateful to have so much support. I wanted to acknowledge those who have been involved and highlight all those who see the need for helping single moms and their children. Thank you!" Tisha Janigian
Our Board of Directors, Officers & Members
Tisha Janigian President and Founder, is a single mother of 2 boys and an entrepreneur with 30+ years of sales experience. She got divorced in 2012 and realized then that the system was broken and decided to do something about it when she got back on her feet. Tisha is the Owner and Broker of SHE IS HOPE Realty where a percentage of all transactions will go back to the nonprofit and she and her team will strive to help find affordable housing for the single mothers in the program . She is originally from the Boston area has a passion for giving back and volunteering.
Reggie Gooden Finance Officer, is Co- Founder of 818 Talent, a Business Management firm that provides financial and business support for entertainment and sports professionals. Reggie has been an accounting professional for 20 years, helping small business owners in multiple industries and switching to Business Management for entertainment professionals since his relocation from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA. He devotes most of his efforts to advocating for his clients and friends making sure that they have the most successful careers possible.
Stacy Gooden Treasurer, is the Owner of a line of hand dyed clothing called Brighten Clothing. She has a passion for helping others and volunteering with animals.
Rocio Maldonado Wellness & Operations Management Advisor, is an energy healer, passionate about helping others in search of finding their hearts purpose and owner of Morning Dew Reiki. Rocio has over 15 years of procurement operations and strategic sourcing experience. She has held multiple management roles in the private and public sectors. She holds a BA in Sociology from CSU, Northridge, MBA in Healthcare Management from George Washington University, and an MS in Supply Chain Management from USC. A native Angelena, raised in the East Valley, she loves running, practicing yoga and pilates.
Christine McKay Strategy Officer, is a Global Negotiation Strategist and the CEO & Founder of Venn Negotiation. Christine McKay has 27 years of experience negotiating with hundreds of companies across 53 countries including entrepreneurs, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Formerly homeless, on welfare for over eight (8) years, and a single mom, Christine ultimately earned her MBA from Harvard University. She loves spending time with her husband of 27 years, hiking/camping, writing, and riding motorcycles.
Karen Sarrow Vice President/Marketing, is a business owner of Sarrow Studio Painting Commissions, artHYPE.net and Imagi.Life Shop LA. She is a Visual Artist, Gallery Director, and Graphic Designer. Karen has a passion for helping others and volunteering.
Jonathan Sarrow Development Officer, lives in Los Angeles with his wife Karen and their two sons; in addition to his current work in the media industry, Jonathan is an executive producer and Co-Founder of artHYPE.net. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing guitar, volunteering and giving back, debating current events and writing.
Ilene Woolf Vice President/Secretary, is currently in a retail sales management position and has a very entrepreneurial spirit. She managed her family business for 26 years and loves to help children and adults with special challenges. Her passion is for volunteering and helping underprivileged women and children, animals, mentally ill and sick children.
Our wonderful advisors and friends
Lori Hutchison, Pamela Mozer, Linda Kasian, Melinda & Jon Mattox, Roberta Fay Hyman, Susan Scott, Shirin Kasheri, Laetitia & Frankie Nelson, Veronika and Richard Monoson, Romane Cameron, Savannah Scott, Tamar & Varouj Asdourian, Tami Heidi, Stacia Burke, Alina Fridman, Kimmie Neff, Julieanne O'Connor, Tiffany Phillips, Carolee & Robert Rico, Sandy Chukhadarian, Lori Meltzer, Karine Hovsepian, Alexandra Swarens, Jewlya Samaniego, Brooke & Chris Catalfamo, Ruth Harshaw, Laurie & Wayne Urquhart Bianchi, Victoria Gillett, Heidi Lowry Grace Leos, Noosha Daha, Raykel Tolson, Angela Setters Bessard, Kari Weber, Emily Noro, Cindy Malone, Susie Goldberg, Steve Goldberg, Joan Leider, Gayane Khachatryan, Vanessa & Janet Frnzyan, Linda Morgan, Pamela Johnson, Consuella Mackey, Jennifer Hendrix, Catherine Maiella, Tammy Dugger, Kathy Ruoff, Parveen & Jeff Duncan, Karin Gottheiner, Karen Bardavid, DeAnna Dupree, Erika Dizon, Donna Long, Rosema Hermano, Mitzi Hansen, Angela Dalmau, Kris Dowd, Rofia Salamy, Sadegh & Simon Aref, Kimleigh Smith, Gwendolyn Osborne, Cali Gilbert, Randy Klinenbery, Odette Lionelli, Francesca Penzani, Greg Nairn, Nermine Zackary, Sarah D'Andrea, Brooke Summer Jones, David & Natalie Kennedy, Katherine Saltzberg, Lisa Platt, Rajika Mahan, Mirage Thrams, Mary Kennedy, Adam Gropman, Ro Dellgrazie, Dave Carter, Ashleigh Shapiro, Nicole Schubert, Joy Mamey, Elaine Chu, Sammy Glicker, Gracy Harryman, Chelsea Hogan, Christina Lopez-Hidalgo, Brendan Weinhold, Rebecca Bloom, Shane Taylor, Alicia Vigil, Kristin Cook, Rosa Sementelli, Liz Kitchell & Dawn Parks, Sally Bayram, Cigrid Zelaya, Moe Freeman, Michele Matheson, Suzan & Rouben Kojoian, Eden & David Folwell, Hedy Varga & Mark Findler, Michael Rodriguez, Michelle Jewsbury, Natalie Renn, Lorelei Shellist, Lori Hewitt, Erika & Hooman Ghaffari, Jaime Coffey-Bateman, Michelle Tomlinson, Priti Patel, Jennifer & Spencer Stout, Sena Turner, Jacqueline Aguilar, April, Biljana Milasin, Patti Pomposo, Lynn Nasca, Stevie Rose, Wendi McDowell, Terri Hatter, Vikki Lynn, Megan Miele, Yajaira Ocampo-Covarrubias, Michelle Tetrault, Laishan Ito, Suzanne & Eddie Gutierrez-Hedges, Regina & JP Targete, Harry Gasparian, Joe McCluskey, April Smith, Dana Badran & Tru Def and many more that have helped us make this happen!
In January, Board members and single mothers benefitted from an excellent New York Life Insurance Presentation for LA Families