Volunteer Spotlights

Serving the community has been part of Hood & Strong’s mission since the day the firm opened for business in 1917, and today is stronger than ever. Nearly 100% of our employees honor this commitment by participating in a regular volunteer activity. We invite you to read about our employees and the organizations where they dedicate their time.

Darlene Hall, tax partner at Hood & Strong, is a member of the United Way Silicon Valley Women’s Leadership Council, whose mission is to drive change in early education and to give struggling families better opportunities for success. Darlene has volunteered with United Way Silicon Valley over the past several years, including participating in mentorship and literacy programs for children. To learn more about United Way Silicon Valley, visit www.uwsv.org.

Tammy Sugihara, Hood & Strong tax manager, is a member of the CalCPA East Bay Chapter’s Board of Directors. CalCPA has 14 chapters in California, and its mission is to increase the value and promote the integrity of the CPA profession. The CalCPA East Bay Chapter serves more than 2,800 members in Alameda, Napa and Contra Costa counties. Tammy has been involved with the CalCPA East Bay Chapter for many years and previously chaired the Chapter’s Nonprofit Interest Group committee. Read more about CalCPA.

Raul Hernandez, Hood & Strong audit and advisory partner, was elected to the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) Board of Directors, where he serves as director of the North Region. CHCC represents the interests of more than 600,000 Hispanic business owners in California. “CHCC plays a vital role in advancing Hispanic and minority-owned businesses, which has positive implications for California’s economy,” said Hernandez. “I am proud to be part of CHCC, and look forward to working with chambers and businesses throughout California.”

Jorge Servin, audit director at Hood & Strong, sits on the Petaluma Community Foundation’s (PCF) Board of Directors. PCF is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to encouraging informed and meaningful philanthropic giving. PCF identifies critical unmet needs in the community and channels the contributions of its partners and donors into an interconnected network of programs and services in the greater Petaluma area. Read more about PCF by visiting www.petalumacf.org.

Jerry Zhou, CPA, audit & advisory manager at Hood & Strong, has served on the Oakes Children’s Center Board and finance committee since 2010. Oakes Children’s Center is located in San Francisco, with a mission to provide educational and therapeutic services to children with emotional disturbance and/or developmental delays. Oakes provides enriched emotional, psychological and educational support to children and their families, and helps the children develop the skills and self-awareness necessary to continue learning and to fully realize their potential within the community. To learn more about Oakes Children’s Center, please visit www.oakeschildrenscenter.org.