Our board is comprised of a professionally diverse and committed group of individuals, and their collective experience and network provides a pro-bono source of expertise for the organization.
Board of Directors
Homer G. Williams
Pastor Matt Hennessee
Robert D. Scanlan
David Bangsberg, MD, MPH
Dan Bissell, MD
Matthew E. Brown
Homer has been a leader in real estate development for more than 40 years, including the Pearl District and South Waterfront in Portland, as well as several projects in downtown Los Angeles, with a combined total of over $2.5 billion in property development.
Public/private partnerships are Homer’s specialty: South Waterfront Central District, for example, is a partnership between private investors, Oregon Health & Science University and the City of Portland, and is still the largest urban development in the State of Oregon’s history. Homer was born in Walla Walla, Wash., and raised in La Grande and Portland.
Lisa M. Marandas
Lisa Marandas brings extensive training and experience in several areas critical to the mission of Harbor of Hope. She has worked in business development for two major hospital systems, both in an administrative capacity and more recently on the patient care side. While with Legacy Health System, Lisa provided direct care for clients in mental health crisis, focusing on treatment and crisis management.
Lisa also worked in community-based, acute, crisis and residential long-term recovery programs while with Telecare programs based in Alameda, Calif. Her focus was in areas of milieu management, crisis intervention and treatment planning.
Outside of the realm of healthcare, Lisa led the development and execution of marketing, training and public relation strategies for start-up and larger corporate organizations.
Lisa believes that relationships drive success. She has demonstrated her ability to sell an idea, but feels her greatest wins occur when she can build a bridge with someone needing a hand. She is driven by her passion for helping others. and feels her work for OHOH is the culmination of all efforts along the way.
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