“When we provide a wheelchair, we want the individual to feel as if they are being cradled in God’s hands.” – Don Schoendorfer

Free Wheelchair Mission wouldn't be where it is today without the tremendous support and hard work of its board of directors, staff and dedicated volunteers.

Our office may be reached by calling 949.273.8470 or our toll-free number 800.733.0858. Learn more about career opportunities.

Leadership

Development

  • Angela Gomez, National Director of Development
  • Georgia Kloos, Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
  • Melate Bekele, CSR & Affinity Group Manager, Major Gifts
  • Nikki Tobia, Development Officer–Major Gifts
  • Kecia Jones, Development Officer–Church Relations
  • Dana Hindman, National Ambassador Manager
  • Monica Finifrock, Foundations and Grants Manager
  • Katie Holisky, Development Administrative Assistant

Marketing

  • Brad Cooper, Director of Marketing
  • Ken Hammond, Senior Manager, Creative Services
  • Stephen Bay, Senior Content Manager
  • Lauren Schneider, Donor Platforms Manager
  • Alyssa Lanier, Marketing Manager
  • Kristin Wakamoto, Social Media Manager
  • Abbey Danskin, Marketing Coordinator

Finance

  • Wayne Twigg, Director of Finance
  • Emily Dunlop, Accountant
  • Anne Balliet, Donation Processing Analyst

Administration

  • Mackenzie Cummins, Director of Operations
  • Sheri Homann, Human Resources Manager
  • Olivia Alvarez, Receptionist & Office Administrator

Programs

  • Vanessa Mendoza, Director of Programs
  • Nicole VanderZouwen, Associate Director of Programs, Medical
  • Tess Stansbury, Regional Program Manager
  • Katie Howland, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
  • Garrett English, Medical Programs Coordinator
  • Keila Reyes, Programs Administrative Assistant

Independent Contractors

    • Ilse Caballeros, Regional Programs Coordinator
    • Thatiana Morataya, Regional Programs Coordinator
    • James Keitany, Regional Program Coordinator

Manufacturing Team

  • Keith Herr, Director of Manufacturing
  • Bonnie Gonzalez, Mechanical Engineer
  • Lorena Hernandez, Operations Specialist

Independent Contractors

    • Eric Lai, Procurement Manager
    • Grégoire Leblanc, Project Leader
    • Pia Hindersson, Volunteer Product Manager

Board of Directors

  • Dan Hanson, Member
    Executive Director Distributed Retail, loanDepot
  • Mark Hedstrom, Treasurer
    Retired, CFO and COO, Colony Capital, Inc.
  • Debbie Hendry, Member
    Retired, Operations Executive
  • David Hummelberg, Vice Chair
    Retired, COO/CFO, North American Distribution, The Capital Group
  • Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie, PhD, Member
    International Disability Rights Advocate and Policy Analyst
  • Felix Lin, CFA, Member
    President, Institutional Consulting Services, Beacon Pointe Advisors
  • Dave Link, Member
    Retired CEO, Precision Pet Products
  • Stuart Rattray, Chair
    Retired SVP Area South East, Hapag-Lloyd
  • Connie Salios, Member
    Board Advisor & Organizational Consultant
  • Don Schoendorfer, PhD, Member
    Founder and President, Free Wheelchair Mission
  • Susan Shore, PT, PhD, Member
    Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Azusa Pacific University

Orange County Women’s Council for Mobility

  • Ellen Bell, Member
  • Mindee Childers, Member
  • Susan Griffiths, Chair
  • Elizabeth Henry, Member
  • Kim Hodson, Member
  • Heather Hosto, Member
  • Lisa Hummelberg, Member
  • Patty Knutson, Member
  • Angela O'Neill, Member
  • Kim Shipman, Member
  • Michelle Triepke, Member

Associate Board

  • Tyler Feldman, Co-Chair
  • Thomas Giacinto, Member
  • James Griffin, Member
  • Kiara Imani, Member
  • Stephen Kim, Co-Chair
  • Sandra Lifshits, Member
  • Morgan Link, Member
  • Kirsten Lovely, Member
  • Alexander Mansfield, Member
  • Carla V. Santiago, Member
  • Anna Schoendorfer, Member
  • Mariana Shoshtari, Member
  • Andy Thompson, Member