Board

 

  • Becky Hubbard, Board Chair – Becky has been a member of David’s Harp Board since May, 2007. Having a niece who is mentally challenged, Becky is aware that many adults often do not get the same level of attention and care that young people with mental illness are provided. After donating clothing to David’s Harp, and learning more about its programming, Becky knew she wanted to get involved with this program. Becky is dedicated to keeping the doors open at David’s Harp so the clients have a place to go where they feel welcome, are among friends, and feel comfortable. Becky is currently employed by Ball Janik, LLP, attorneys at law.
  • Margaret Ford, Treasurer – Margaret joined the Board of Directors in February 2006. She is a retired county planner having served as the Planning Director for 30 years in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and as the Planning Director for Walla Walla (City and County), Washington for 5 years. Margaret is a member of David’s Harp sponsoring church, Parkrose United Methodist Church, and acts as a liaison between David’s Harp and the church.
  • Gina Hahn, Secretary – Gina joined the Board of Directors in February of 2006. She was originally an employee of David’s Harp as the driver for our transportation services, she also assisted with the day-to-day programming. Gina is a self-identified consumer of mental health services. Her familiarity with the program, and her personal experience as a mental health consumer, brings a rich perspective to the composition of board members. Gina is very much interested in the recovery of individuals with mental illness and takes pride in her ability to act as a role model and example of successful treatment and support services in her own life.
  • Betty Kennedy – Betty is a member of our sponsoring church, the Parkrose United Methodist Church. She has volunteered in programming & as a Board member since February 1978, over 30 years! Betty is also a recipient of the State’s “Time to Care” volunteer award, sponsored by KPTV, Channel 12. A dedicated volunteer who assists with a number of projects at the program: shopping, volunteer training, public relations, program maintenance projects, gardening, preparing meals and direct service with our program clients.
  • Sandra Chisholm – Sandra joined the Board in 2001. Previously, she volunteered with National Alliance Mentally Ill (NAMI), a support organization for families of the mentally ill. Sandra has worked in human services for over 30 years and has a Masters in Public Administration. Sandra has been an instructor and teacher of “Family to Family” classes to support families with newly diagnosed mentally illnesses among relatives. Sandra has two sons with schizophrenia, one of whom currently attends the day program at David’s Harp.
  • Cindi Higby – Cindy joined the David’s Harp board in December, 2008. A self-employed bookkeeper, Cindy assists David’s Harp in managing their financial accounts and operating budget.
  • Stacy Lange, LCSW, CADC II – Stacy has been a member of David’s Harp Board since January 2006. She’s currently employed by Beyond Addictions (an in-home detoxification and innovative recovery service) as Director of their family services. Stacy is interested in advocating for those who have less of a voice regarding the quality of their lives. She learned of David’s Harp from another board member. Stacy felt it to be a program of great service and she wanted to invest more time to assist where she can to make a contribution to support this population.
  • Bill Gates – Bill is the Pastor at Parkrose United Methodist Church and Member of the Board since summer 2002. He assists in connecting the volunteer interest / efforts of David’s Harp with the Parkrose United Methodist Church and its members (which sponsored the start up of the program on Valentine’s Day in 1978).
  • Beverly Robertson – Beverly “Bev” joined the Board of Directors in 2008.  Bev became involved at David’s Harp following her long standing  volunteer work with children, stretching from volunteer work in schools to holding up Marching Band props.  Bev strives to find opportunities where she can bring fun, beauty and a sense of belonging to all individuals in communities that she touches.  Bev first started at David’s Harp as a volunteer in 2007 during the Holiday Dinners.  She brought with her fun decorations, holiday plates and a warm smile.  Bev went the extra mile to reach out to individuals at David’s Harp to ensure their “holiday” celebration was a welcoming one.  From there Bev took an active interest at David’s Harp and joined the Board of Directors where she continues to bring her wit and special talents to the benefit of the individuals served.
  • Suzanne Michaud – Suzanne has been a board member since December 2013. She has a history of working with elderly and developmentally disabled adults. She worked for a nonprofit agency called Port City Development Center in north Portland where she managed the Transportation and Safety Departments. Through this position she was responsible for providing transportation for clients from their homes to Port City for employment opportunities. Suzanne worked in association with Ride Connection where she trained her drivers in the safe operation of life buses and vans, and was also a member of the Ride Connection Performance Review Board. Suzanne first began volunteering at David’s Harp during the Holiday Meal, where she would help prepare a feast for the clients and also shared her love of music by leading the clients in singing Christmas carols.
  • Janet Timme – Bio coming soon!

From Our Members

A member shares what he likes most about working in the garden at David’s Harp:

“I like the real beautiful flowers and all the different colors of the flowers and planting things. It makes me feel wonderful; it is wonderful for you, too, and for everybody.”

Happenings at the Harp

David's Harp is gearing up for gardening season! Generous vegetable starts and flower donations from The Portland Nursery are currently being planted by members.

Get Involved!

David's Harp is currently seeking donations of arts and music supplies for our Art and Music Therapy classes. We accept all donations but have a particular need for the following: hand drums, fabric scraps, colored paper, regular paper, paints, brushes air-dry clays, recycled goods, sewing materials, beads, adhesives, markers, and embellishments such as feathers and glitter. At David’s Harp we appreciate the little things and make the most out of everything! Please contact us for more information.

Volunteer Spotlight

Betty Kennedy has volunteered and served as a David’s Harp Board Member since it was founded in 1978, over 30 years ago!

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