Star of Hope is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. The Board establishes non-discriminatory policies concerning the program and operation of the organization, monitors business affairs and performs other duties as necessary.

2017 Board Members

President – Patricia Johnson

South Coast Education Service District
Special Education School Administrator – Retired
Member since 04/15/09


Vice President – Francine Worthen

Worthen Rentals – Owner
Family member of an adult with Developmental Disabilities
Member since 11/04/98

Secretary – Terry Edwards

E.L. Edwards Realty II, Inc. – Past Owner
Member since 01/04/95

Treasurer – James Adams

Star of Hope Activity Center, Inc.
Financial Director – Retired
Member since 03/15/17

Sheila Banks

School Administrator, South Coast ESD – Retired
Member since 05/18/16

DeDe Lofthouse

Assistant Branch Manager – Empire Branch
Banner Bank
Member since 03/19/14

Rhonda Hoffine

North Bend Schools – Retired
Member since 06/15/16

Star of Hope Leadership Staff

LouAnn Dewater

Executive Director

Lisa Montez

Deputy Director

Julie Wadkins

Director of Residential and Community Supports

Theresa Collins

Financial Director

Kathleen Upchurch

Executive Assistant

Robert Morris

Document Destruction/Recycling Business
Manager & CESP

Andrea Kellner

Assistant Program

Douglas Anderson

Assistant Manager
Cedar Court Group Home

William Grissom

Agency Trainer/OIS Specialist/

Taryn Rickman

Community Supports
Assistant Manager

Jammie Adams

Supported Employment

Mark Anderson

Cammann Street
Assistant Manager

Tara Taylor

Marple Street
Assistant Manager

George Cleveland

Virginia Street
Assistant Manager

Stacy Irvin

Compass Circle
Assistant Manager

Rebecca McGrath

Ash Street
Assistant Manager

Gale Smith

Monroe Street
Assistant Manager

Janet Tinsley

Lombard Street
Assistant Manager

Jeff Montez

Forest View
Assistant Manager