"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our wonderful advisors and friends
In January, Board members and single mothers benefitted from an excellent New York Life Insurance Presentation for LA Families