Meet Our Team

We are a diverse organization — over half our board and staff are people of color. The board includes construction industry executives, skilled construction workers, union leaders, workforce administrators, and apprenticeship program leadership. Many of our staff have experienced and overcome the same barriers our clients face.

Pat Daniels - Executive Director

Pat Daniels

Executive Director

Marcus Ball

Job Developer

Irvin Brown

Irving Brown III

Program Administrator

Lisa Dixon

Lisa Dixon

Case Manager

Tony Funchess

Tony Funchess

Social Media Manager & Development Assistant

Bobby Hamilton

Bobby Hamilton

Program Manager

Rachelle Howard-Interim Outreach Coordinator

Rachelle Howard

Interim Outreach Coordinator

Courtney Jenkins

Courtney Jenkins

Director of Development

Constance Plager

Director of Finance & Operations

Barbara Schulz

Barbara Schultz

Job Developer

Ahmed Yusuf

Ahmed Yusuf

Case Manager

Amanda Webber

Amanda Webber

Executive Assistant

Our Board of Directors

Mel Jones-Board Member

Mel Jones, Chair
Hoffman Construction

Zack Culver, Vice-Chair
Laborers’ International Union of North America Local No. 737

Art Hiemstra Constructing Hope Board

Art Hiemstra, Treasurer
First Interstate Bank

Twauna Hennessee-Board Member

Twuana Hennessee, Secretary
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Dewey Amos Construction Hope Board

Dewey Amos
Mortenson Construction

Senator Boyer-Board Member

Senator Robert Boyer
Oregon State Senator, Retired

Michael A. Burch
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters Local No. 1503

John Chriswell

John Chriswell
Hoffman Structures

David Drinkward - Board Member

David Drinkward
Hoffman Construction Company

Keith Edwards
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ninth District, Retired

Anne Fishe

Anne Raccine Fishe
ARF Architecture

Angela Watkins

Angela Watkins
Minority Construction Group


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