Our Board of Directors
FOUNDER, Executive Director
Amy Bunker is a graduate of the Family and Human Services program at the University of Oregon. Since graduating she’s worked for DHS as a young children's permanency caseworker and visit supervisor from 2009-2014, as intake staff and supervision for CASA, and currently as a DHS hotline screener. In 2013 she began spearheading a holiday drive for permanency units at the Alberta child welfare office, providing gifts to over 200 children. These drives would prove to become the foundation for Howard's Heart. A wearer of many hats, Amy is also a published author, a dedicated Auntie, and loving friend and caregiver to many.
Founder, Director of Operations
Jennifer is a graduate of Pacific University Exercise Science program, specializing in Integrated Physiology. Jennifer brings over 5 years experience staffing, scheduling, planning, and coordinating various physical rehabilitation programs for Portland hospitals. A born organizer and former professional caterer, she's been planning and executing events large and small since 2003. On a normal day Jennifer can be found cooking, baking, and taking long forest walks with her son.
Zane is a Senior Copywriter and Brand Manager with over 8 years experience writing, developing and managing branding and creative content for clients large and small. He's worked with major brands like Google, Pizza Hut, and Nike. After working in corporate environments for almost a decade, Zane is excited to be contributing to projects for social good and engaging in social activism, particularly in the LGBTQ community. He studied Sculpture and Conceptual Art at CUNY's Hunter College and Theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In his free time Zane enjoys painting, film, and writing essays on media and pop culture.
Julia Fraser graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Florida, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University, and a J.D from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2016. She was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 2017. Julia brings ten years of experience working with public agencies in the Multnomah County region and a passion for advocacy. Julia lives in SE Portland, with her wife, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.