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2017 Hospeace House Board Members

"Our board members are all volunteers and hold other full-time jobs"

John French

President/Social Media

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John joined the Hospeace House Board in 2013. He is on his second/third term as being president.

John is the Sales Manager for Arbor Hill Winery and the "Beer Analyst" at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill.

Kathie Dever

Transitional Chairperson

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Kathie joined the Hospeace House Board in 2014. She is on her first term as being the Transitional Chairperson.

Kathie is an Assistant Professor at St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Nursing and the Executive Director at the Academy for Leadership in Long Term Care

Janet Cowley

Vice-President/Transition Co-Chairperson

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Janet joined the Hospeace House Board in 2009. She is on her second/third term as being vice-president and has taken on being the co-chairperson for the transition process.

Janet owns her own CPA practice and provides consulting services to an alliance of not-for-profit senior communities in Rochester, LLC.

Mindy Richards

Minutes Secretary/Social Media

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Mindy joined the Hospeace House Board in 2012. She is on her second/third term as being meeting secretary. 

Mindy and her husband, own and operate the Naples Creek Apartments and other real-estate properties. 

Sherry Brahm-French

Treasurer/Communication Secretary

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Sherry joined the Hospeace House Board in 2013. She is on her second/third term as being treasurer. 

Sherry is Co-owner, Buyer and Manager for Arbor Hill Winery. 

Laurie O'Brien

Fundraising Co-Chairperson

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Laurie joined the Hospeace House Board in 2015. She is the co-chairperson on the fundraising committee. 

Laurie is a retired school teacher from Naples Central School. 

Leanne Ducharme

Fundraising Chairperson

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Leanne joined the Hospeace House Board in 2017. She is the contact person for fundraising.

Leanne is a school counselor at the Canandaigua Academy and coaches several sports teams at CA.

Skip Miller

Buildings and Grounds

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Skip returned to the Hospeace House Board in 2017 He is our Buildings and Grounds contact person.

Skip is a retired businessman from Miller's Nursery, 

John Evarts

Spiritual Leader

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John joined  the Hospeace House Board in 2017 as our Spiritual Leader.

He is a retiree from Johnson & Johnson and is an Ordained Minister.