Meet Our Team
Mamma’s Hands Co-Founder and President
Denny Hancock is the visionary behind Mamma’s Hands. His idea of a “mother’s unconditional love for her child” is at the heart of its mission and work. The House of Hope was born out of his desire to help mothers and children in crisis, and its family-centered focus reflects Denny’s deep love of family. Denny has made it his life’s work to aid those in need by being right there on the front lines. When he’s not helping at the House of Hope or taking Phone Home volunteers to the streets of Seattle, Denny loves spending time with wife Leslie, his five children, fifteen grandchildren and friends.
Star Lalario, a seasoned real estate broker of 17 years, is also the visionary of Babies of Homelessness. In 2016, driven by her personal childhood experience of homelessness, she established this nonprofit organization. Her passion and business acumen naturally attracted her to Mamma’s Hands, where she continues her mission to support and empower women and children experiencing homelessness. Star is a mother of two boys, one of whom recently blessed her with a grandson.
An alumnae of the House of Hope, Darcy Walker joined the staff as our Resident Manager in the fall of 2019. She brings with her several years of experience working with children and vulnerable adults. Darcy is grateful for how much the House of Hope helped her family during their time of need, and loves being able to pay it forward. In her free time Darcy enjoys spending time with her sons Eli and Xander and being outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Sherie Mumford joins us as our Business Manager. She has extensive experience in accounting and human resources, acquired through her involvement in both corporate and non-profit sectors. With a passion for assisting those in need, she enjoys utilizing her skills to create a positive impact. Most recently, she was a Job Readiness Volunteer at a refugee resettlement agency. Her favorite activity is spending time with her husband, adult children, extended family, and friends, especially when food is involved
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