Meet The Advisory Team
Mrs. Tamara Sisk
Tamara was born in Washington, D.C. at Freedman's Hospital, which is now known as Howard University Hospital. She was raised in Prince George's County Maryland and graduated from Duval High school. While in high school, she was a member of the Chorus and co-founded the school's first Gospel Choir. She went on to graduate from the University of Maryland, with a bachelor's degree in Marketing.
Tamara has always loved to travel, so after working a few years in Corporate America (at MCI--remember them?) she got hired as a Flight Attendant for a Major Airline. After several vacations out to San Francisco, she decided to make her permanent home in the Bay Area. After more than 10 years, Tamara took a leave of absence from flying, met her husband--the very dashing Bobby Sisk--and the rest, as they say, is history! Tamara and Bobby will celebrate 21 years of marriage this year. Between them, they have 4 children and are about to enjoy an empty nest as the last teen is off to college in the fall.
Sister Sisk has always been creative artistically, so she went back to school herself to pursue an education in her life-long dream of design. She graduated in 2012 with a second bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, with honors. Now, she is an entrepreneur in her own interior architectural design firm.
Another thing we DO know about Tamara is that she's a very active missionary. She is also the President of her local Society, Sarah Tanner, at Bethel AME Church in San Francisco. She's on fire for the Lord and truly believes in and promotes the work of missions.
Ms. Stephanie Woodford
Stephanie Woodford has been playing the piano since she was four and was tutored by her father, Stephen Woodford. Stephanie graduated from the Conservatory of Music, Preparatory Division in 2015.
An outstanding student, Stephanie attended St. Ignatius High School where she was selected for the Kenya Music Exchange in 2013. In 2015, she also world-premiered her big band piece, “Keep It Movin’”, with her high school’s jazz band, becoming the first student to ever compose a piece and have it performed by the jazz band while still attending the school. Also during her time in high school, Stephanie was selected for the Recording Academy’s prestigious Grammy Camp for young musicians and was the only San Franciscan selected for that opportunity.
Presently, Stephanie is matriculating at City College of San Francisco and majoring in arts and humanities. She has shared her musical talents with local churches including El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and First AME Zion and lends her talents to community events and local businesses throughout the Bay Area.
As a youth Advisory Council member of the Hunnicutt Foundation, Stephanie makes an outstanding contribution to the community by being excellent in all she accomplishes with her life. One of her most recent accomplishments has been to contribute her own music to a documentary produced by the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office regarding its IPO Program, which provides education, vocational training, and employment opportunities for young people at risk.
Mr. Walter Hughes
Walter was born on October 19, 1975, at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco. He is the second of five children. Walter was raised in San Francisco by his mother until middle school when he went to live in Pinole with his father for two years and then moved back with his mother. Throughout his adulthood, he has remained in the Bay Area.
As a young man, Walter encountered many struggles but got his glory through football and was known as the local star. One of the most powerful characteristics of Walter is how he responds to adversity. He conducts himself as a man full of integrity and selflessness and his story is an amazing one of redemption.
Walter has a huge heart for people. He cares a great deal about education, justice, and people's salvation. He is using this passion through his work in the financial field, mission trips, and outreach through his church, where he is on the men's board. He is also inspiring others through his testimony of how his life has changed and in turn, helping others reach their full potential.
Walter has taken after his mother and also has 5 children. Alyanna and Titus are with his first wife Tuli, and Walter III, Timothy, and Emil are with his current wife of five years, Emily. They all admire the hardworking Godly man he is and constantly working to become.