Staff & Program Leaders

Our dedicated staff are helping to transform lives... one at a time.

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Brandy Beesley

Executive Director

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Kristie King

First Step Manager

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Fariborz "Hank" Koozehkanani

Homeless to Home Manager

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Jann Huling

Pantry and Project Manager

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Carolyn Pillado

Tutoring Manager

You Can Be Someone's Hand Up!

On average, we serve 1,400 individuals each month with personal, face-to-face help. We couldn't do this without volunteers.
Our team of mission-driven volunteers serve and transform lives and our community!

2018 Hope Worth Giving Breakfast

Project Understanding of San Buenaventura is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Hope Worth Giving Breakfast which will be held…

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40th Anniversary Celebration

Click here to edit Spacer module. A message from Project Understanding Welcome to 2017! We are overwhelmed with gratitude at Project…

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"When Santa Claus Dreams"

An Ode to Volunteers Santa Claus envies me, He dreams of riding in my van. All he drives is a…

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Annual Adopt-a-Family

What would it feel like to help a needy family at Christmas or Hanukkah? There are so many families in need…

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Meet Martin ~ Pathways to Home

Hear Martin’s story of positive change, going from homeless to home, working and studying hard.

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