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 superviser 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.