Board of Directors
President of Mamma’s Hands
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.
Leslie Hancock is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Mamma’s Hands. Her compassion, dedication and commitment to homeless mothers and children is unwavering, and has allowed us to serve thousands of families at the House of Hope over the last 30 years. Founder of Team Hancock, Leslie is a widely-recognized and respected leader in the Seattle-Eastside real estate. Her soft-spoken approach hides an iron will and inexhaustible enthusiasm to help others achieve their life goals. Leslie is also a mother of 5 grown children and “Nana” to 15 grandchildren. She has been married to her sweetheart and Mamma’s Hands Co-Founder Denny for over 41 years. Leslie is an avid skier and former instructor. She loves motorcyling with her husband and the many adventures it brings. In her free time Leslie can be found running, playing tennis, road biking and boating.
Linsey Tran is the proud wife of John and mother of Kennedy, Josh, and Max. She is the Chief Financial Officer of a local video production and resourcing company and has been working in the accounting field for 14 years. Linsey expresses, “I’ve had the privilege of knowing the Hancock’s most of my life and have seen firsthand the incredible work they’ve done in and for our community with Mamma’s Hands. My family and I are humbled and honored to be even a small part of such a wonderful organization.”
Kim Spataro has been a teacher for more than 25 years. She sees potential in everyone and loves to see things “click” as her students learn and apply new concepts in their lives. She started her professional career as a sixth-grade teacher, later moved on to teach third grade, and has branched out over the years to teach many different classes at church and in the community. Kim has done her most important work as a wife and mother of 4. For the first 10 years of their marriage, Kim and her husband Jared lived in many different places, including China, Boston, Michigan and Washington DC. But they settled in Issaquah 15 years ago and love the Pacific Northwest. Kim is an adventurer and loves to travel, take pictures, and explore new places. When she’s not in the classroom, you’ll find her out hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Melody Callier was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Micah, age 6 years old, and Jace, age 20 years old. A resident of the Snoqualmie Valley, Melody is passionate about the mission of Mamma’s Hands, and the work we do. As a graduate of the House of Hope, she is an active member of the recovery community, and an advocate for those with mental health and substance abuse disorder issues. Currently, Melody is in college and pursuing a Social and Human Services: Addiction Studies Associate of Arts Degree. When not serving others, she loves to spend time with her friends, family, and faith community.