"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Arthur Ashe
Humanitarian Action Network is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. No one in the organization receives compensation for their work. Monthly overhead is under $50 per month so that the maximum amount of revenue can go toward supporting people experiencing homelessness in the community. Humanitarian Action Network is also proud to be an earth-friendly organization, striving to use only biodegradable food containers, utensils, and bags. Further, before items are distributed to the homeless, all unnecessary packaging is removed to ensure that extra waste does not end up littering our streets, parks, and rivers.
Founder & President
Jessica is a Bay Area transplant, moving to the Sacramento area in 2006. She has been working hard to support the unsheltered in the community since 2015, and founded Humanitarian Action Network in 2018. She works full-time in healthcare and will begin working on her Master's degree in Healthcare Administration in August 2020. She enjoys running, cooking, and spending time in the garden.
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Jay is a 35-plus year resident of the Sacramento area, and has witnessed the increase in the homeless population in our community over the years. He feels very fortunate to be able to dedicate his time volunteering for Humanitarian Action Network. Jay applies his Executive MBA skills to help us run a lean business with extremely low overhead.
Krystle is a registered nurse and assistant nurse manager for pediatrics and the pediatric ICU in the greater Sacramento area. She is passionate about meeting the needs of the community inside and outside the hospital. Being a part of Humanitarian Action Network enables her to positively impact the lives of the unsheltered homeless in our community because we can all do better.
Janis has worked in accounting and finance for over 20 years and brings her knowledge and experience to the Board as our Treasurer.
Co-Founder & Director of Outreach
Chris has called Sacraramento home since 2003. She loves Sacramento and feels it's her responsibility to give back to her community, including ALL its members. Chris has worked in social services and as a mental health provider to children and families for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and friends, cooking and eating with her wife, gardening, live music, and all things outdoors.
Director of Research
Angela is a social worker and case management program manager based in Oakland, CA. She is passionate about community health, delicious recipes and her kids.