A Bay Area native, Sara has been involved in community development since her high school days at Castilleja School. Sara received her bachelor’s degree from Whitman College with a major in psychology, and within five weeks of graduation she joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Ecuador. Having experienced the daily challenges of life and seeing the positive contribution that one person can make by helping others, Sara returned home to California to pursue her Masters in Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
After receiving her Masters, Sara worked with the international relief and development organization, Catholic Relief Services. She worked in Ghana, Afghanistan, India and Laos. She has been fortunate to support governments, local organizations, and communities to advocate for their rights and lead dignified lives. To do this, she helped country programs attract qualified staff and donors to meet the growing needs across these countries.
Sara brings her experience in growing and managing programs to There With Care. Her approach to non-profit leadership is rooted in mobilizing the community to help support those in need, a tenet of There With Care’s philosophy. Sara is excited to be an active part of her Bay Area community and is motivated by the love shown by volunteers, staff, and families.
Sheri has a B.A. from the University of Georgia where she graduated Cum Laude in Journalism/Public Relations. She has held numerous professional positions including Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Atlanta and North Georgia and Director of Alumni Development/Alumni Affairs at Emory University School of Medicine. Her volunteer positions have ranged from serving as a Board Member of the San Carlos Educational Foundation to acting as a camp counselor at Camp Sunshine – a camp for children with cancer.
Sheri began her journey at There With Care as a volunteer. Providing hundreds of hours of volunteer service, Sheri developed a keen sense of how best to serve our families during their times of crisis. Today, Sheri serves as our Program Director, ensuring that all we do is for the benefit of our families. Sheri’s perspective, compassion, and generosity are essential to There With Care’s work.
Lisa Janosky has been in the event planning industry for more than 14 years and There With Care is very lucky to have her experienced help in planning their major events.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Michelle is dedicated to being involved in the community she lives in. She is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in the public and private sectors. During her time volunteering at her son’s school and serving on many parent boards, she discovered how rewarding it is to be part of a team to make a difference. Michelle has a B.A. from San Jose State University in Journalism and Public Relations. Michelle is honored to be a part of There With Care of the Bay Area and the impact it is making in the community.
Lisa Scheidecker has joined the team as Volunteer Coordinator. Lisa comes to There With Care with over 13 years of experience volunteering in her local community. Lisa also enjoyed a successful career in the biotech industry, where she served in a variety of customer service, training, and project management roles. As the mother of a childhood cancer survivor, Lisa has a strong personal connection to the mission of There With Care. From firsthand experience Lisa knows the stresses and burdens placed on families of children with critical illness, and she is excited to be part of a team providing services to families in need. Lisa lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children. She has a BA in Biology with a minor in Spanish from UC San Diego.
Connie discovered There With Care while on a walk in January 2013. Since then, she has enjoyed volunteering in a variety of ways for There With Care. In 2014, Connie accepted the position of Program Assistant and provides all around support to the office. A Bay Area native, Connie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to There With Care, stemming from her previous roles in small business administration as well as volunteering with her children’s schools. Her warm rapport and problem-solving skills continue to help families find the services and support they need by working effectively through our network of volunteers and local business partners.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Jen’s first job led her down a different path. For nearly fifteen years, Jen worked in San Francisco for a number of businesses in the areas of print publishing and marketing. Realizing that she wanted to return to her initial ambition of directly helping others, Jen pursued her MSW degree from the Smith College School of Social Work. Her graduate school thesis explored self-care and compassion during stressful life events—two qualities There With Care supports in our mission and through our actions. Underlying her professional experiences is a life-long commitment to volunteering in the Bay Area which has allowed her to share her passion for caring for others as well as her program management skills.
Jen lives with her husband and son in the Bay Area. She brings relevant academic knowledge and training, years of professional experience, and a genuine warmth and authenticity to her position as Volunteer Coordinator with There With Care.