ABOUT US

HU began with a simple question:
"what does community need to grow?"

And we've spent thousands of hours in discussion, contemplation and action to find and spread the answers.

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 Holistic Organizational Development
Every year we support multiple nonprofits, activist groups, community organizations and businesses in bringing more empowerment, community, safety, and liberation into the world through quality and customized workshops, retreats and coaching.
Our focus areas: communication & facilitation, self-care & wellness, allyship & empowerment. Learn More
Leadership Development and Support
Through the ALTER program, we join visionaries, innovators, and leaders through a transformative and healing journey of support and empowerment. Also offered in one-on-one coaching and counseling, we provide personal and professional development available to the creators of culture. Apply Now
Community Events Program
HU produces and collaborates on hundreds of events, classes, and workshops a year, ranging from healing clinics and social-justice workshops to open mics and community ceremony. Many of these events are free, and all of them are low-cost and bring together an intentionally diverse community so that we can live the multicultural, inclusive future we seek in the present. Learn More

THE TEAM

JOHN FECHTER

Co-Founder | Administrative Director

MATTHEW MAUGER

Co-Founder | Arts Program Director

MAZIN MAHGOUB

Co-Founder | Creative Director

KELLY ELIZABETH ORTEGA

Outreach Director

KATE HOCKETT

Creative Director

MELANIE CHOI

Event Host and Producer

Event and Program Leadership

LILY SMITHSON KING
Oh My Goddes! Open Mic Host and Manager

MAJA JERKIC
In House Counselor and Human Support

SÉO MICHAEL
Membership Coordinator

LAILA "LEI.LO" YATIM
Oh My Goddes! Open Mic Host and Manager

AYIKWEI SCOTT
HU Open Mic Host and Manager

AND ADVISORS

JOHN KRAUSE
Tech Guru - Diginido Labs

JIHAN MCDONALD
Founder - Allies For Life

KENN BURROWS
Professor of Holistic Health Studies - SFSU

ANDREA BARRICA
Founder - O.school

OREN SLOZBERG
Executive Director - Commonweal

MONALISA WALLACE
Civil Rights Attorney