Board of Directors 

Our Board of Directors is composed of community leaders who are committed to promoting self-sufficiency and quality of life for our clients. The board determines direction and sets policy for the organization, monitors programs and services, and is responsible for providing financial oversight. We work collaboratively to ensure the best possible experiences for those we serve.


Christopher S. Bjornstad (President), Associate Vice President of Accreditation, Education Management Corporation; Adjunct Psychology Professor, South University.

Susan Miller (Treasurer), Certified Public Accountant with Hutchings and Hutchings, CPAs.

Jennifer Ashley (ex officio), Executive Director of A Helping Hand.

Scott Bates, Certified Public Accountant with C.W. Dunn & Associates., CPAs.

Catherine Bruce, Contract Law Attorney, PRA Health Sciences.  

Pamela Comer, Software Executive Manager, IBM.

Lisa May, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, RTI International.

Robert Mouro, Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch.

Samruddhi Thaker, Health and Life Sciences Principal, MITRE Corporation. Licensed General Family Practitioner.


Advisory Council


  Sean Alazraki         Syd Alexander         Heather Altman          Holly Jean Coward, MD          Steven Drake                

Michael Lowery           Steve Miller          Amy Plent          Mary Anne Salmon          Carol Wise          Jenny Eller