“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

  • Don Schoendorfer, President and Founder
    Don's Bio
  • Nuka Solomon, Chief Executive Officer
    Nuka's Bio

Development

  • Angela Gomez, National Director of Development
    Angela's Bio
  • Georgia Kloos, Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
    Georgia's Bio
  • Melate Bekele, Development Officer–Major Gifts
  • Nikki Tobia, Development Officer–Major Gifts
  • Kecia Jones, Development Officer–Church Relations
  • Dana Hindman, National Ambassador Manager
  • Katie Holisky, Development Administrative Assistant

Marketing

  • Brad Cooper, Director of Marketing
    Brad's Bio
  • Ken Hammond, Senior Manager, Creative Services
  • Stephen Bay, Senior Content Manager
  • Lauren Schneider, Donor Platforms Manager
  • Alyssa Lanier, Marketing Manager
  • Kristin Hori, Marketing Associate
  • Sophie Goldstein, Marketing Coordinator

Finance

  • Emily Dunlop, Accountant
  • Anne Balliet, Donation Processing Analyst

Administration

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

Programs

  • Vanessa Mendoza, Director of Programs
    Vanessa's Bio
  • Nicole VanderZouwen, Associate Director of Programs, Medical
  • Noelle Simpson, Medical Projects Manager
  • Tess Stansbury, Regional Program Manager
  • Katie Howland, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
  • Keila Reyes, Programs Administrative Assistant

Independent Contractors

    • Ilse Caballeros, Regional Programs Coordinator
    • Thatiana Morataya, Regional Programs 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
  • Debbie Hendry, Member
    Retired, Operations Executive
  • David Hummelberg, Member
    COO/CFO, North American Distribution, The Capital Group
  • Denny Kromer, Treasurer
    Retired President & COO, Dunn-Edwards
  • Felix Lin, 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
  • Marjorie Terner, JD, Secretary
    Retired Senior Counsel, The Boeing Company

Southwest Region Advisory Council

  • Bob Holloway, Chair
    USI Southwest, Senior Vice President
  • Jay Harbison, Jr., Member
    4J Energy, LLC, President
  • Alison Shanklin, Member
    Second Baptist Church, Houston
  • Rachel Shaw, Member
    HashiCorp, Global Technical Recruiter, World Wide Customer Success
  • Tony Visage, Member
    Bracewell LLP, Partner

Orange County Women’s Council for Mobility

  • Leah Dodge, Member
  • Susan Griffiths, Chair
  • Elizabeth Henry, Member
  • Heather Hosto, Member
  • Lisa Hummelberg, Member
  • Patty Knutson, Member
  • Lori Philp, Member
  • Kim Shipman, Member