Holli Omori - Founder & President

With over 25 years of coaching experience that includes ten years as a collegiate Division I women’s basketball assistant coach and head coaching experience as a varsity boys’ high school coach and girls’ middle school coach, Omori has hands-on experience and knowledge to share. Winner of the Lori Petrick Excellence in Teaching Award and the Nike Le Bron James’ “More Than A Coach Award”, Omori is passionate about making a positive difference, especially for girls and women here and abroad. Omori has a B.S. and M.Ed from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Hannah Wasserman - Vice-President

Hannah is a Cal Berkeley graduate and founding member of the first yoga club at Berkeley. A tireless leader, Hannah has participated in several S.E.L.F. service projects abroad: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Hannah has raised over $100,000 for the Sports Education Leadership Foundation and secured equipment donations from Dana Pump, Adidas, Metta World Peace and jewelry from Melissa and the late Joan Rivers. With a 4.0 GPA in high school, she danced and developed choreography for the productions of Dr. Faustus, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, and Guys and Dolls. Crowned Miss Palisades while at Palisades High School she was also on the leadership board of KITT, a teen non-profit fundraising organization based at her local temple. As a global citizen, Hannah continues to lead and be a beacon of hope for others.

Renee Chanon - SECRETARY

Renee is a former president of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, and also served on the League of Women Voters of the California State Board. Renee served for 10 years on the Ballot Simplification Committee for the City of Los Angeles, making ballot measures understandable to the average voter. Renee currently serves on the 2020 Committee of the League of Women Voters of the United States, which is coordinating activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote in 1920 and the birth of the League of Women Voters.

She has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, including the National Women’s History Project, and is a docent at the Autry Museum of the American West. As a graduate of UCLA , Renee has also worked as a community relations and public affairs consultant. A true advocate for women and women in sports, she is an avid Los Angeles Sparks’ fan and has been a season ticket holder since the inception of the WNBA.

Renee Chanon pictured with Lily Ledbetter

Maya Datwyler pictured receiving keyboard in recognition of her efforts at the Music Students’ Service League

Maya Datwyler - Development Associate & Social Media Director

Maya Datwyler is a senior at Palisades Charter High School, president of the Music Students’ Service League of West Los Angeles (MSSL), and co-captain of her school’s cross country team. She cares passionately about the Los Angeles community and uses her musical abilities to promote unity throughout the area, especially at MSSL’s most prominent event, the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert dedicated to late journalist, Daniel Pearl. She also inspires others as co-captain of her school team and encourages them to do their best. She is currently working with The Sports Education Leadership Foundation on their current project, fundraising for solar panels for the Majiji School in Zimababwe. Maya is an avid advocate for her community and spirited leader, and is fighting for a positive change in Los Angeles.

Sydney Sibanda - Director of Special Programs

  • Diploma in Education, Hillside Teachers College, Zimbabwe
  • BSC Honors in Geography and Environmental Science, Great Zimbabwe University
  • Sydney is a self-driven, passionate and committed to inspire others around him to become the best version of themselves.