About Us: FOUNDERS
Randy Olson Gallegos, President/CEO
When I was growing up, I was very fortunate to live in a time when the school district and or city provided recreation directors to supervise the children after school. We were offered all sports and had intramural teams that played other schools on weekends. Many parents came to watched us play on Saturdays at a local middle school in town. Parents socialized and were happy that we had a safe environment for their children to play.
I hope that in these trouble times we can offer a safe place where our children can play again. I have been a help you person all my life. I have been involved in coaching and mentoring children most of my life. I am a single parent and an advocate for children. I have been involved in Cub Scouts, in the military, a business owner and a real-estate agent.
I have also helped the members of the teamsters to secure a better pension and insurance plan. For the last 4 years I have been doing community service with the elderly and the youth from San Leandro High School. I am an advocate for human rights, and I have sat on the HUD Board for Alameda County. The wisdom I received as a young adult came from my involvement with the elderly. The stories they told were fascinating and later on very educational.
We do not have those opportunities anymore. That is way we founded O.H.P. to be able to provide a safe, exciting educational environment to the youth of San Leandro and the Bay Area.
Deborah Harris, Vice President/CFO
When I was a youth, I did not have any goals or role models to help me. I was bounced from school to school and home to home and I did not know how to make friends. I also had a learning disability that made it difficult for me to succeed academically, so when I had my two daughters, and they became of age for school. I got involved with the schools and all the sporting programs. As a Single Parent, PTA President and school site council member I observed so many ways our youth could be helped.
After many years of volunteering this also includes Girl Scouts, Cancer society (Relay for life board member and team captain, and helping senior citizens through Masonic organization.
I ask myself what else I could do to, Get involved with children and seniors in our community to enrich their lives and make this a better place. Grandma says “Learn something new every day, do it well, make yourself a smarter person” ‘
This is why I am a founder of O.H.P.
I should also let you know that I work in the San Leandro Unified School District, as a Para Educator for Severely Handicap Students
Bill Pacheco, COO
I grew up in San Leandro when my two sons Billy and Trevor where born and raised in San Leandro .A When I was growing up there was always somewhere to go play a sport, whether it was football, basketball or baseball. All summer long the kids of San Leandro always knew where the games where. When my sons (30 and 36), where younger, and prop.13 came into effect, they lost a lot of the programs that I was privileged to have participated. Luckily the Boys Club wasn't as popular or as overcrowded as it is now. I have wanted to do something like this for several years now, but was confined do to so because of coaching the Girls Basketball program, and all the time it took me to run that program.
My hope is to make memories for the new generation of San Leandro kids. The only way I know how to do that is through sports. O.H.P Foundation is also going to introduce tutoring for the kids as I firmly believe we need to work hand in hand to not only build strong bodies but also strong minds.