Heels2Heal was formed in 2009 to create positive change within the San Diego community by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healing and education for under privileged,
critically-ill, or abused women and children. H2H has raised over $175,000 through their annual fashion show gala and has continued to gain momentum as the social event of the year. The members of H2H and their supporters are philanthropic, sophisticated fashion enthusiasts who enjoy giving back to the community and supporting local businesses.
They also work together year round to make a difference through hands-on work and volunteering with organizations in need, such as HomeStart, Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, Monarch School, Cinderella’s Attic, Together for Charity and Miracle Babies. Thanks to their dedication, commitment, growth and success, the ladies of Heels2Heal are proud to announce a second H2H chapter in Orange County.
Meet OUR MEMBERS
|Agnieszka Fox originally from Poland moved to Del Mar in 2009 from New York City where for 9 years she was involved in the publishing business. While in NYC, she held the position of Director of Marketing and Advertising at the Polish-America Daily News, the largest Polish American Newspaper abroad. She achieved many accomplishments in all phases of marketing, sales, advertising, and media relations in the print and on-line media where she was responsible for a $4 million annual budget. She also developed and facilitated training operations for the news origination to ensure professionalism and increased product knowledge. She holds a Master Degree of Political Science and a Master Degree of Law from the University of Marie-Curie Skoldowska UMCS in Poland. Agnieszka is a frequent supporter of local fundraisers and active supporter of animal rights which involves fostering, adopting and rescue missions. She lives in Del Mar with her husband Neil Fox and their daughter Lily .|
|Amy Renda is the Founder and Principal Designer of Beyond the Door Designs, a La Jolla based interior design firm. She received her degree from Interior Designers Institute (IDI) in Laguna Beach, California. With over 11 years experience in architecture, design and interior decorating, Amy in known for her stunningly beautiful designs: a blend of innovative, yet classic and timeless.
Amy prides herself on her work ethic and her careful attention to her client’s needs and always delivers the design of their dreams. Amy is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community and has dedicated her time to volunteering and fundraising for many charitable organizations in addition to Heels2Heal. Amy is on the Silent Auction committee for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), Father Joe’s Villages, Monarch School, and Cinderella’s Attic. Amy currently lives in La Jolla where she spends her free time oil painting and drawing, and is an all-around workout enthusiast who enjoys running, Bikram yoga, golf and tennis.
|Angela Davies a founding member of Heels2Heal, is extremely passionate about the lives of young children. Throughout her life, she has given back to the community and donated to various charities involving children and young adults. Angela has volunteered her time at youth homeless shelters, after school programs to educate young children, and has been involved with various philanthropic boards, prior to founding Heels 2 Heal. Angela served on the Board for San Diego Youth & Community Services for over 5 years, and also served as the President of the Associate Board with SDYCS from 2007 to 2008. SDYCS is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that works to fight the tragedies of homeless youth and youth in crisis with fifteen locations throughout San Diego County. Angela has a talent for event planning, hosting charitable golf tournaments, and galas that have raised substantial funds to charities she’s passionate about. One highlight of Angela’s career was her involvement with the 2003 Super Bowl halftime show, where she coordinated and auditioned all of the dancers for Shania Twain and No Doubt. Angela received a degree from San Diego State University in Economics. In college, Angela was also energetically involved in philanthropy with her sorority, Alpha Phi. Angela has an extensive financial background and loves to travel with her husband Malcolm and son Kingston.|
|Kat Cowling is a founding member of Heels2Heal. She comes from a family who has been deeply entrenched in giving back to the San Diego Community since 1913. From Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease to supporting San Diego State University Endowment and the San Diego Police Department, Kat has become very familiar in what it takes to donate her time to worthwhile causes. Kat received a degree in Nutrition from PUCRS in Brazil, where she worked at the Hospital Sao Lucas of PUCRS before coming to the USA. She has donated considerable time in organizing social events and is a person who is very accountable, trustworthy and cooperative. Kat lives in La Jolla.|
|Kim Hansen is a Founding Member of Heels2Heal. Her dedication and passion for charity, children, and fashion is her driving force which supports the continued success of the Heels2Heal Fundraiser. She is focused on the longevity, growth and impact of Heels2Heal in La Jolla. Kim graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California in 2000, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is the Founder and President of Emerald Health Group, a healthcare consultancy based in Orange County. Kim enjoys an active lifestyle and traveling with her husband, Jason. She has two young children and is expecting her third child in August. She lives in Laguna Beach with her family and two golden retrievers.|
|Nahieli Caldwell joined ServInt in 2008 and now serves as its International Business Development Manager. At ServInt, Mrs. Caldwell spearheads the company’s international business development initiatives and has played an instrumental role in its regional and national philanthropic outreach campaigns. Prior to the founding of Heels 2 Heal, Mrs. Caldwell was an active philanthropist for a variety of causes ranging from her support of the DIF Children’s Home in her native Mexico to her involvement in the rehabilitation of at-risk young women and girls as part of “The Girls Probation House” initiative in Fairfax, Virginia. Mrs. Caldwell is currently a member and volunteer for San Diego Venture Social Partners, a venture philanthropy organization based in Southern California. Mrs. Caldwell studied law at the I.T.E.S.M. one of Mexico’s most prestigious Universities, and continued her education at George Mason University where she received a Bachelor of Individualized Studies with a concentration in International Legal Studies. Her academic achievements were acknowledged in the Dean’s list every semester. She went on to further her higher education at George Mason in the fields of Psychology and Interior Design. Mrs. Caldwell lives in La Jolla with her husband Reed and her three kids.|
|Nicole Middleton has been actively involved in volunteering and fundraising for charitable organizations for over a decade including Casa de Amparo, The Buick Invitational, Monarch School, TERI and Ronald McDonald House. She and her husband Peter raised over $40,000 in a grass roots event they held to raise money for a close friend with cancer. Helping others in need is a strong passion for Nicole. She received her degree in Business Administration Marketing from San Diego State University and spent the 15 years thereafter working in the health insurance industry doing business operations and client management. She enjoys fundraising, traveling the world, NLP, practicing yoga and is an avid reader. Nicole and Peter live in Pacific Beach with their five year old daughter Olivia.|
|Salem Ciuffa met her husband, Giuseppe (a chef/restaurateur) in 2003 over a piece of carrot cake at one of his former restaurants and with their love of food and each other, they created the La Jolla based catering company, Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, which includes three restaurants, Museum Café at MCASD La Jolla, Sculpture Court Café at SDMA and Caroline’s Seaside Café at UCSD Scripps Institute. Salem Ciuffa currently works as the CFO for Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering. Together they have three children, Keller (18) and Sophia (16) at La Jolla High and Marilena (7) at La Jolla Elementary. Salem enjoys giving back to the community of San Diego, is a board member of Heels2Heal, and has been a committee member for various charities including Nordstrom Designer Preview to benefit Promises2Kids, The New Children’s Museum gala, and The Ronald McDonald house gala.|
|Sandy Callan has been involved with several charities. She served on the board of the La Jolla Music Society from 2006-2008, and was a member of San Diego Social Venture Partners, providing a business approach to philanthropy, for several years. In both capacities, she has been instrumental in organizing and raising funds for major events and longer term projects. Her business focus is in real estate development and has been affiliated with several high profile real estate funds. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California. Sandy lives in La Jolla with her daughter Jade. She is a frequent supporter of local fundraisers and fashion shows.|
|Shenell Malloy received a degree in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she was actively involved in the community through her sorority, Alpha Phi. Her passion for philanthropy and fashion led her to help launch Heels2Heal in 2009 to give back to San Diego and make a positive impact in the lives of local children. She and her husband actively support local charitable organizations and volunteer their time regularly. She currently lives in La Jolla where she enjoys an active lifestyle, traveling, and practicing yoga with her husband, Bill and children, Hayden and Ella.|