“I am the mother of 3 wonderful children who blessed me with a very full schedule! In my spare time, I love giving back to the community and The Sock it to Em’ campaign touched my heart several years ago. Collecting socks is so easy when you surround yourself with generous friends.”
Past Chair, President, Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C.
“I am so inspired by the consistent efforts and energy that Co-Founders Sue Lee and Phyllis Shimamoto give to the Sock it to Em Sock Campaign. Their motivation and compassion to serve those who are experiencing homelessness is exemplary. I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors, as I am moved and touched about the need for socks, the mission and the success of the Sock It To ‘Em Sock Campaign.”
“The energy and dedication that Sue, Phillis, and Tammie bring to Sock It To ‘Em is what drew me to this wonderful organization. Helping others is a true passion of mine and since first being introduced to Sock It To ‘Em in high school, they have always caught my eye. I’m so excited to make an impact in the community with this organization’s mission and vision, aligning with my own values.”
Sue holds a B.S. Degree in Education from Kent State University. She is a Life Management Skills Educator and speaks publicly on the topic of EQ/Emotional Intelligence. She is the CEO of EQ Media, Inc. Which teaches and produced EQ programming for preschoolers and is currently working on what will hopefully be the development of a TV Series for preschoolers titled, “I Believe in Me!” In addition, she is an acrylic artist with a collection of artwork available entitled, “Predominantly Poppies” that is on exhibit in Colorado.
Phillis holds a B.A. Degree in Communications from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is an instructor, holistic healing practitioner and speaker who empowers people to awaken self through personal growth and self-discovery. She teaches enneagram, the nine challenges and speaks to groups on living a fully impactful and powerful life.
Tammie holds a B.S. Degree in Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Nonprofits. She is an Independent Contractor that specializes in assisting nonprofits to achieve their goals, creating internal operational structure, improving board development, as well as creating and implementing fundraising plans and events. For 25 years, she has worked in the nonprofit sector as an Executive Director, CEO, Chief Development Officer, and Event Planner, working in local, statewide, national and international positions, while also owning several for profit businesses.
Brenda holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Journalism, a Master’s degree in Communications, and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management. She is a former journalist and humanitarian aid worker in conflict zones, with 20 years of leadership experience in nonprofits, and works as an independent contractor with professional organizational development, fundraising, and communications.