Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, Friend, Social Worker, Non-Profit Executive, Youth Advisor, Girl Scout Leader, Commissioner, Volunteer, Advocate, Activist, Mentor
"For my friends who live in the Fremont Union District: If you’re lucky enough to have this woman knock on your door, don’t close it on her. She is beyond amazing. I worked several years with her and got to know her heart. She fights for what she is passionate for, she listens to your concerns and gets things done, and has an incredible work ethic. I can’t imagine anyone better for this position. She will get stuff done. So please vote for her. You’ll be glad you did!"
Debbie Wright Zimmerman
Cupertino HS graduate & mother of 2 Cupertino HS graduates
Naomi is currently the Director of Housing at the YWCA Silicon Valley. Previously, she served as Executive Director of CHAC and West Valley Community Services, Assistant Director of Social Sector Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, as well as the Associate Director for Asian American Recovery Services in Santa Clara County. For over thirty years, Naomi has worked as a social worker in a variety of capacities, with twenty of those years focused on executive management in the local nonprofit community. She has extensive experience in diversity/equity and inclusion; homeless prevention, substance abuse and mental health issues; and in the development, implementation and coordination of successful prevention, intervention and treatment programs. She has served as a consultant and trainer in these areas. Naomi was the first Asian American School Social Worker hired for the Denver Public Schools.
Naomi has a wealth of experience in nonprofit board leadership and governance along with expertise in ethical nonprofit governance, leadership, operations & programming (Standards for Excellence Institute) She was recently the Chair for the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits and also serves on their Leadership Team. She has served on the United Way Silicon Valley Board of Directors and has been re-appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women for Santa Clara County. She previously served on the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee of Santa Clara County and the City of Sunnyvale’s Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee.
Naomi is a graduate of the:
American Leadership Forum (ALF, Class XXIV, Senior Fellow)
Harvard University School of Business – Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Program.
She was an active volunteer at her children’s schools, serving on the School Site Council at the elementary and middle school levels, chairing several PTSA committees, and serving on the PTSA Executive Committee. She has helped develop several youth organizations within her temple including their Girl Scout troop and middle school youth group. She served as an Advisor to their high school youth group.
Naomi has been recognized as:
"Woman of the Year” by State Senator Joe Simitian in 2009
"Community Impact Honoree” by the Asian Law Association in 2013
"Legacy Award" from Sister to Sister, Asian American Recovery Services in 2015
"Very Special Person” Award, by the Homestead High School PTSA in 2018
Her husband Bob was born and raised in Sunnyvale and graduated from Fremont High School. They have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of Homestead High School graduates: Alec (2014), Devon (2016) and Maddie (2018).