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Meet Our Team

Hali Wolf

Founder,  Executive Director

Hali, full time single mother of three and hair stylist, founded His Little Feet in 2014. She has built His Little Feet from the ground up with her whole heart.

 

When she is not working to stomp out poverty within the community, Hali is doing hair at a local salon in Seal Beach. Throughout her 20-year career as a stylist, she has worked on the red carpets of the Emmy’s, ESPY’s and Grammy’s. Her hobbies include being outdoors, cycling and touring state capitals around the country.

 

Hali has toured 12 of 38 state capital buildings and her current favorite is in Austin, Texas. When she’s not traveling,

 

Hali runs HLF from the warmth of her own home. She manages all operations of HLF including donor oversight, warehouse management, events & planning and publicity.

Susan Silvestri

President

Susan has served the HLF team since 2018. She prides herself in being a role model to her two daughters by working hard and giving back to the community. She feels role modeling is the most powerful tool you have in your parenting tool belt.

 

Susan is a manager for a Waste and recycling company located in the City of Industry. She currently oversees all administrative, sales and customer support operations. Her corporate experience is the foundation of the executive board.

 

Susan has served as the President of the Republican’s Women Federation-Puente Hills Chapter for four years. She is also a member of Women in Solid-Waste & Recycling.

 

When she’s not hard at work, Susan enjoys entertaining, cooking and spending time with family. She plans to one day retire in California’s Central Coast where she wants to own her own small private vineyard to bottle her wine creations. Susan’s professional knowledge guides the HLF mission to make big impressions with little feet.

Christine Haley

Treasurer / Secretary

Christine has been a part of the HLF team since 2017. She has built her career in the credit union industry, where she has used her expertise in finance and management to live out the credit union motto of“people helping people,” leading both at her credit union and as an active member of several committees and collaboration organizations all working to serve others better.

 

Her passion for children in need was ignited by a mission trip to Kenya in 2013, and since then she has returned several times and currently serves on the board of Tumaini international, an organization dedicated to bringing hope to under-served children there.

 

A wife and fiercely dedicated mother of seven, she can often be found outside in her vegetable garden or just hanging out with her family. 

Eric Haley

Executive Board, Development chair

Husband to Christine Haley and father of seven, ​Eric's heart for children was apparent even before joining HLF in 2018. An engineer by trade, he frequently visits local elementary schools to show young minds that science and engineering can be fun.

 

He has led multiple trips to serve underprivileged children on the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona, as well as being a part of serving kids in Kenya during mission trips there. As a leader in his church (where he serves on the elder team), he works with both the high school and children’s ministries. When he is not spending time tinkering around the house or working on cars,

 

Eric enjoys running and playing games with family and friends. HLF is super excited to have Eric’s expertise in Grant writing and his wisdom in leadership as a part of our team!. 

Leanne Pheasant

Executive Board,

Community Outreach Chair

Leanne joined the HLF team in 2018. She is a dedicated wife and mother to a beautiful son! Leanne received her B.A and M.A. in Communications from California State University, Long Beach.

 

Leanne is also the current title holder for Mrs. Southern California Beach Cities 2019. Her work ethic reflects in her pageant history and top 2% status in the Mary Kay Sales Force. When she isn’t hard at work, Leanne loves to travel the world.

 

She has lived in Italy for 2 years and has a deep love for her family’s roots there. With Leanne’s strong work ethic at the heart of the executive board, HLF has been driven to success.

 

Lelani Duckwitz

Executive Board,

Public Relations Manager

Lelani is an award-winning public speaker, marathon runner and veteran of the Unites States Army. Having grown up in an economically challenged environment, Lelani was the first in her family to attend college.

 

She has emerged as into a community leader with a heart for service. She regularly speaks at schools to encourage our youth to continue their education beyond high school and make education decisions about their future. She is a professional meeting and event planner and has coordinated hundreds of weddings.

 

A wife and mom of two young daughters and a dog, she is Mrs. Southern California Cities 2018. She sees life as an adventure, loves growing in new challenges and once spent six days on a deserted island. Her passion and work ethic lead the HLF executive board.

Antonio Appling

Executive Board Member

Antonio has been a part of the HLF team since 2018. He is a loving husband and father of a 2-year-old baby boy. Antonio is actively involved in the Long Beach community and is a business owner of The Nest located in Bellflower.

 

He received his credentials to teach high school English from San Francisco State University. Antonio’s passion for the community reflects in his resume as a founder of the art based non-profit Definitive Soap Box and Board Chair for Kingdom Causes non-profit.

 

When he’s not giving back to the community, he’s dabbling into poetry and collecting the hottest sneakers on the market. One fun fact about Antonio, is that he interned for MTV when he was nineteen in the Florida Keys. As an executive board member, Antonio brings an irreplaceable creative flare to the HLF team.

Dan Bacchetti

Advisory Board Memeber

Dan Bacchetti started working with HLF in early 2018 and has been involved with special projects at HLF as their inhouse consultant. Dan is currently the President and Owner of Bacchetti Advisory Services. He also serves on the Board of Headwater Companies in Denver, Colorado.

 

He received his MBA from the University of Southern California and undergraduate degree from San Diego State. During Dan’s 38 year career at Franklin Electric he served as their National Sales Manager and Regional Manager. His job required extensive travel thru the USA, Canada and Latin America.

 

Dan now enjoys spending time with his family, personal travel, civic duties and managing his consulting company. Dan is married with two sons and four grandchildren. Dan and his wife, Noel, enjoy seeing new places and have visited 22 countries and 48 states so far!

Chris Beach

Advisory Board Member

Chris is actively involved in the Cypress and Newport Beach community where he works with the Mathnasium corporation as a Center Director/ Trainer. He works with students from kindergarten to college restoring their confidence and developing their math skills.

 

He believes that confidence unlocks a student’s capacity to become whomever they want to be. His mission and beliefs coincide with His Little Feet. He believes by giving confidence to a student, they will take on challenges and have more of an edge while taking on the adventures of life.

 

He also owns Beech Enterprises, a consulting company that focuses on finding solutions for businesses in real estate and finance. He primarily focuses on commercial and residential projects that are restoring local communities.

 

He believes that in order to bring change you must “be the solution”. In his free time Chris enjoys surfing, hiking,traveling and cooking Cajun inspired dishes for family and friends! 

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