One Warm Coat is a virtual organization, our board members live and work in communities across the United States.
Sherri Lewis Wood: National Founder & Board Chair. Twenty years’ experience in the trust, employee benefit and legal world provided a background for Sherri to lead the national expansion of One Warm Coat in 2001. Sherri attended Oregon State University and received a C.E.B.S. designation from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Having lived in 15 of our United States, she has the ability to create a bond with volunteers, agencies and sponsors across the country. [Her Girl Scout sash had many badges!] San Francisco, CA
Jane Chope: Secretary. Jane brings 30+ years of experience in strategic branding, public relations and package design. She was actively involved in the development of the One Warm Coat logo as Senior Account Manager at Thompson Design Group in 2002. San Francisco, CA
Sarah Singleton: Treasurer. A former Partner at Fleishman-Hillard, the world’s largest public relations and communications agency, Sarah is a veteran of more than 15 years of high tech and consumer product marketing and corporate communications. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.San Francisco, CA
Kevin Cheung: Kevin is a Finance Manager at Harris Corporation with experience in small business ownership, commercial real estate development, financial oversight and city governance. He has earned a B.S. in Business Finance, Masters in Accounting and Religion, and is working towards a M.S. in Predictive Analytics at Northwestern University. Lynchburg, VA
Michelle Ehrlich: With 19 years’ experience in human resources and a previous career as an attorney, Michelle brings experience in business policy and practice as as it applies to employees, organizational development and business processes. Michelle is currently SVP for People, Americas, at British Airways. She holds a B.A. in Communications Studies and a J.D. from UC, Hastings College of the Law. Michelle is excited to be part of an organization that in such a simple way helps warm individual’s lives. New York, NY.
Kim F. Fortunato, Esq.: As the Director of Childhood Obesity & Hunger Program, Kim oversees Campbell’s signature “Nourishing our Neighbors” community initiative on reducing childhood obesity and hunger. Previously Kim served as President of the national nonprofit Operation Warm and is the co-founder of Social Venture Partners Delaware. She is a graduate of Duke University and of Widener School of Law. Kennett Square, PA
Candace Gregory: Candace is a renowned advocate of the homeless and has more than 20 years of experience in human services. Candace joined Open Door Mission in 1995, a $16 million non-profit ministry where she currently serves as President/CEO. She is a graduate of Grace University and has received an honorary doctorate from Clarkson College in Humanitarian Services. Omaha, NE
Kurt Simon: With 17 years of CPG brand management experience, Kurt brings a classical marketing approach to the team. He is currently Senior Director of Global Brands for the Kellogg Company, after almost 14 years with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University. Kalamazoo, MI
Josiah Tubbs: Josiah is a Data Analytics Manager in the Dallas office for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP, with over 9 years of experience in data analytics, strategy, and management. Josiah earned his B.S. in Finance and Business Administration, an M.S. in Accounting and Information Management and is currently working toward his M.S. in Information Technology Management. He is a decorated veteran, having served in the U. S. Navy for nearly 5 years working on national intelligence initiatives related to information technology and intelligence analysis and has a special place in his heart for reaching youth, being the eldest of eleven children. Dallas, TX