Razia's Ray of Hope



Monica Hinojos-Capes, Executive Director

Monica Hinojos-Capes has ably guided organizations to new heights. Her career highlights include helping to launch Amplify Latinx, a leader in advancing a new generation of civically and empowered Latinx leaders; developing successful fundraising strategies for the Chica Project to close the opportunity divide for Latinas and other women of color; producing creative projects such as a music album, a documentary short, a music festival, and co-leading the first multi-faceted reunion weekend symposium for the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, which included the global leaders Secretary Madeleine Albright, Madame Christine Lagarde, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, and Sir Mark Malloch Brown. 
For 10 years, Monica served on the board of One Common Unity in Washington, DC, an organization that breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. As a member of the OCU Executive Committee, she shaped strategic decisions to transform the organization from near closure to over $1M in revenue. She was recognized as a Next Generation Leader Fellowship from the Center for Whole Communities and received an Environmental Cultural Heritage Fellowship from the QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment and an Explorer Volunteer Excellence Recognition Award from Bpeace for co-leading a research effort to launch entrepreneurial programs for women in El Salvador. Monica earned an MBA from Simmons College School of Management and a bachelor of journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.


Kate Harrigan, Sponsorship Manager

Kate Harrigan has a BA in political science from Haverford College and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University’s School of Education. Prior to joining Razia’s Ray of Hope in the fall of 2017, Kate was a high school and middle school history teacher in Wellesley, MA. She taught about women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights — and her curricula included Razia Jan after selection as a 2012 CNN Hero — which highlights the significance of Kate's choice to work with the sponsorship program at Razia’s Ray of Hope; to be an upstander in a critical time of need. Kate is excited and grateful for the privilege of helping to support the mission of Razia’s Ray of Hope. She lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.



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Kathy Bittrich, Financial Manager

Kathy began with Razia's Ray of Hope in 2009 as a volunteer accountant, assisting the foundation in getting off the ground, and has continued with the organization through its many years of success. She previously worked with Coopers & Lybrand as a CPA and then joined Wang Laboratories and Sylvania Lighting where she began to complement her accounting skills with financial analysis and operations support. After a hiatus to start her family of three children and two dogs, Kathy rejoined the workforce seven years ago and now specializes in serving nonprofit clients with accounting services and the business management skills required for smooth operations. She also works with Brennan & Fournier serving nonprofit and private foundation clients.  


Miranda Hersey, Communications Manager

Miranda is a writer, editor, and communications consultant with 20 years of experience collaborating with nonprofits and small businesses under the umbrella of Pen & Press. She is also a certified coach and the author of three illustrated life-design journals published by Castle Point Books/St. Martin's Press: Life By Design, The Power of Quiet, and Press Pause.


David Gerratt, Website Designer

After growing up in a print shop, David embarked on a career in design. For more than 30 years, he has worked as a designer, print production manager, and graphic arts trainer in the US, Europe, and Africa. With a passion for “promoting the good work of others,” David’s company, DG Communications has helped create print materials and websites for 200+ nonprofit organizations including Oxfam America, Farm Aid, and the American Friends Service Committee, as well as a vast number of academic institutions and commercial enterprises.


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