BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Laura Brent

President

Laura is a founding Board Member of HopeWorks and a former Housing Hope Board Member. She is a long-time supporter of transitional housing and advocate of social enterprises. Laura is owner of Brent Planning Solutions, a land use and environmental planning firm. Having graduated from the University of Washington in Urban Planning, she has a strong passion for maintaining our high quality of life in the Puget Sound region. Laura serves as co-chair for the Generations of Hope capital campaign.

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Paul Vexler

Secretary

Paul was the founder (1982) of Quantum Windows and Doors, located in Everett. He is currently a wood sculptor. Paul is a Housing Hope Board Member Emeritus and founding Board Member for HopeWorks.

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Glen Bachman

Board Member

Glen Bachman draws on more than thirty years of retail and asset management experience. He is currently the General Manager of the Everett Mall, and Vice President of Washington Real Estate Operations for Steadfast Properties. He is active in the community as Commission President for the Port of Everett, and is active with the Institute of Real Estate Management, International Council of Shopping Centers, Washington Retail Association, Puget Sound Regional Council, and Washington Coalition on International Trade.

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Louise Stanton-Masten

Board Member

Louise Stanton-Masten is President of Stanton-Masten Consulting. Her practice provides consulting services in organization management, strategic planning, public policy, and government/community relations. She is the former Executive Director of the Washington Tourism Alliance and has served as President/CEO of the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Development Director of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. She has been a Snohomish County resident since 1983. She has been active on the boards of the Institute of Flight, Mukilteo Community Orchestra, the Future of Flight Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Everett Rotary and the City of Lynnwood Planning Commission.
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Will Bailey

Board Member

Will Bailey is the Owner of Avid Landscape Management, LLC and is the current President of the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.  Will holds a degree in Urban Forestry from the University of Washington as well as an Executive Development Certificate from the UW’s Foster School of business.  He has been in the landscape industry for over 30 years focusing on developing and managing high-quality, sustainable landscapes through engaged, local relationships with his clients and employees.

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Vinaya Chepuri

Board Member

Vinaya Chepuri has been a cardiologist at Western Washington Medical Group in Everett since 1993.  Born in Hyderabad, India, he moved to the United States in 1972.  Vinaya graduated from medical school at the University of Minnesota.  During his career as a physician in Everett, he has served in numerous healthcare leadership positions at Western Washington Medical Group and at Providence Regional Medical Center-Everett (PRMC-E).  He is dedicated to providing high quality healthcare to the citizens of Snohomish County.  He is also honored to serve as a Board member at HopeWorks.

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OUR FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS