Antquan Washington, Executive Director
Antquan has been working with human beings for over 30 years and loves almost every second of it. Antquan studied Biblical Studies at Biola University and completed his AA at Fullerton
College. For the last eight years he been able to pour his mind, body and soul into a frontline relational evangelism ministry in Hollywood called Broken Hearts, where he currently serves as the Executive Director. Prior to Broken Hearts, he invested his time into various communities in the Los Angeles and Orange county areas. From Planting Churches in Watts with World Impact, to soup kitchens in Costa Mesa with Rock Harbor Church, to leading sports camps youth groups with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Antquan has been able to love on the spectrum on faces and places. What excites him about the work in Hollywood is waking up in the morning and seeing what role he can play in helping someone who feels they were hopeless and helpless cross the many finish lines in their life.
Crystal Clark, Street Team Ministry Lead & Orange County Representative
Crystal has been deeply involved in addressing homelessness for the last 15 years, and first started volunteering with Broken Hearts in 2012, coming on as staff in 2015. She enjoys being on the front lines to directly build supportive relationships with those living on or making a living on the streets. She has been recognized multiple times by the City of Costa Mesa for her contribution to the work of the Costa Mesa Network for Homeless Solutions. In 2016, her hard work and dedication was recognized by the State Senate and the OC Mental Health Board and with the Mental Health Association Community Service Award for her “outstanding contributions in the field of mental health in the professional category.” Crystal is a current facilitator and key contributor to our Street Ministry 101 course. She is trained to give the CES SPDAT Survey and participated in the 2 day LAPD Homeless Task Force Training where she furthered her skills in collaborative work with police departments, relationship building with individuals experiencing homelessness, safety while working on the streets and accessing appropriate resources. She is known for her dedication, passion, expertise, people skills and compassionate heart and has helped copious people in LA and Orange County enter rehab, access health care and find permanent, stable housing.
Dion Ramos, Outreach Pastor & Operations Manager
BROKEN HEARTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Antquan Washington, Chairman of the Board
Holly Pinkham, Secretary – Holly has a varied background from personal training to marketing to church planting. She graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Biblical Studies. After an experience with Broken Hearts gave her a passion for the lost and broken in Hollywood, she served as the Ministry Coordinator and Community Development Director at Broken Hearts for almost 7 years. She loves the diversity of Hollywood and the opportunity to hear people’s stories and share the truth, grace and hope of the Gospel.
Chris Cole, Treasurer– Chris Cole is the Director of Principle Gifts at The Claremont Institute. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in Communications. Chris brings a wealth of experience and focus on fundraising to the board, as well as ability for connecting the ministry to other churches and partners. The first part of his career was spent in major gift fundraising for organizations such as World Vision, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Evangelical Christian Credit Union.
Joshua Medcalf, Director – Joshua Medcalf is the President of Dream Sports Academy, a non-profit organization that focuses on training at-risk athletes in the heart of South Central Los Angeles. In order to help fund his organization he created Train to be Clutch, in which he teaches the same life changing principles to athletes, businessmen, actors, and universities across the United States. A former division 1 soccer player, Joshua graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Communications. He went on to study under one of the top sport psychologists and autobiographical memory researchers in the country at Duke University.