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Ken Craft

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ken Craft is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of the Hope the Mission. Since 2009, when Ken served Hope’s first meal to the homeless of the San Fernando Valley, Ken has been a visionary leader. His compassion for those living in poverty has lead Hope’s regional expansion beyond the San Fernando Valley to San Bernardino, Victorville, Bakersfield and beyond.  Under his leadership, the organization has become a leading provider of housing and homeless services in the state of California. Ken is considered one of the leading practitioners in homeless services and is a highly sought after speaker in faith communities and conferences on issues of housing and poverty.

“The streets cannot be the waiting room for permanent housing” – Ken Craft

Follow him @kencrafthope

Email: ken.craft@hopethemission.org

Rowan Vansleve


Rowan currently serves as the President of Hope the Mission, he first worked for Hope in 2010. He leads the day to day operations of the Mission and its long term strategic vision. He is responsible for the Mission’s financial stability, personnel, communications, fundraising, media engagement and community awareness. During his time at Hope, he has filled a number of roles including Interim Chief Program Officer, Chief Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Rowan is considered a thought leader in homeless services and is often sought after as a speaker or for media comment.

Follow him @rvansleve  

Email: rowan@hopethemission.org

Tisha Lazare

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Morse

Chief Social Enterprise Officer

Robert Rush III

Chief People Officer

Senior Directors

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Grace Ancheta

Senior Director of Development


Joon Hyun

Senior Director of Operations


Elisabel Castillo

Senior Regional Director of Programs


Irvin Parra

Senior Director of Contracts and Grants


Mina Garcia

Senior Director
of Access and Engagement

Phebie Zaky

Senior Director of Mental Health

Laura L. Harwood

Senior Director
of Interim Housing


Board of Directors

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Theresa Jackson

Broadcasting, Retired

Chairwoman of the Board

Teresa Wolfe

Kaiser Perminente


Joyce White

Business Owner & Investor, Retired


Febe Adams

Board Member

Troy Bagwell

Panorama Insurance

Board Member

Jeff Biederman

Partner: Manta, Phelps & Phillips

Board Member

Juan Carlos

Fresh Start Healthy Meals

Board Member

Morgan Cohen

Freelance Media

Board Member

Steven Goddard

Business Owner, Retired

Board Member

James Lee

Surgeon, JL Plastic Surgery

Board Member

Asif Mahmood


Board Member

Dave Reyna

Professional Recruiter, RepRecruit

Board Member

Richard Sheehan

CFO, CBC Framing, Inc.

Board Member

Ron Stern

Rabbi, Steve S. Wise Temple

Board Member

Veronica Saucedo

Fresh Start Healthy Meals, Business Owner 

Board Member

Josh Cumbee

Freelance Artist

Board Member

Desiree Juarez

Live Nation, Music/Marketing

Board Member

Rolando Juniel


Board Member

Eric Liebman

Freelance, Filmaker

Board Member

Barbara Margolis


Board Member

Lawrence Razo

Freelance, Filmmaker

Board Member

Linda Mendoza

Real Estate Broker

Board Member

Dolores Park

Board Member

Laura Pope

Retired, Banker

Board Member

Sandy Shadrow

Retired, Business Owner

Board Member

Corrie Sommers

Real Estate Broker

Board Member

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