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Our Board of Directors

NW Works is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We currently have several seats open on our board. Interested in getting involved? Contact us using the button below.

Stephanie Fincham
Board Member

Stephanie Fincham joined our Board of Directors in 2020, bringing decades of financial experience to the team. She is currently a Vice President and Trust Officer at First Bank. Stephanie serves on the Therapeutic Programs Committee. Her term ends September 30, 2024.

Russ Fowler
Board Member

Russ Fowler joined out Board in 2020. Russ is a practicing attorney with the Winchester Law Group and brings that expertise to NW Works, serving on our Governance Committee. His term ends on September 30, 2023. 

Samir Jhaveri
Board Secretary & Compliance Chair

Samir Jhaveri is a long-time board member and the current Secretary for the Board of Directors. Samir is a former Vice President of Rubbermaid and brings a life-time of business experience to the Board. In addition to his role as Secretary, Samir serves on the Governance Committee and the Finance Committee, and is the Chair of the Compliance Committee. His term ends on September 30, 2022. 

Andrea Koenker
Board Member

Andrea Koenker is a long-term board member and former Board President. A retired nurse, Andrea brings a therapeutic perspective to the Board, as well as the invaluable perspective of parent of a client. She serves on the Therapeutic Programs Committee. Andrea's term expires on September 30, 2024.

Richard Kozlow
Chairman of the Board

Richard Kozlow is the current President of the Board of Directors. A former Executive Vice President of Bank of America, Rich brings decades of experience in the banking industry to the NW Works Board. In addition to his duties as President, Rich also serves on the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, the NW Works Foundation Board, and on the Therapeutic Programs Committee. He is also the former Interim Chief Executive Officer of NW Works. 

Kevin Lakin
Board Member

Kevin Lakin joined the board in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee and the NW Works Foundation Board. Kevin has brought a great deal of investment experience to NW Works, capitalizing on his expiernece as the Senior Vice President and Financial Officer of Truist Wealth and Truist Investment Services respectively. His board term expires on September 30, 2023.

Aaron Martin
Board Member

Aaron Martin joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and serves on the Compliance Committee. A Vice President of Information Technology at Fortessa Tableware Solutions, Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge from the IT industry to NW Works. His board term ends on September 30, 2023. 

Ellen Mason
Board Member

Ellen Mason is a long-time member of the Board of Directors and a former Board President. A former nurse, Ellen brings a personal connection to NW Works, as the parent of a client. Ellen currently serves on the Foundation Board, the Compliance Committee, and the Therapeutic Programs Committee. Ellen's term ends on September 30, 2022. 

Joel Stopha
Treasurer & Finance Chair

Joel Stopha joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and is currently the Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serve on the Governance Committee. Joel brings a wealth of experience from his career in the business world; he currently is the Director of Business Development at the SJ Morse Company. Joel's term expires on September 30, 2024.

Ann Wadsworth
Therapeutic Programs Chair

Ann Wadsworth is the current Chair of the Therapeutic Programs Committee and a long-time Board Member. A Training Specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ann brings a great deal of experience in Organizational Management and Training to NW Works, as well as the client-advocate perspective as the family member of a client. In addition to her role on the Therapeutic Programs Committee, Ann serves on the Governance Committee. Her term ends on September 30, 2022.

James Burton
Board Member

James Burton is a long-time board member who serves on the Compliance Committee. As a Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Valley Health, James brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to NW Works. His board term ends on September 30, 2021. 

Justin Dennis
Board Member

Justin Dennis joined NW Works' Board of Directors in 2020 and serves on the Compliance Committee. Justin is a Production Manager at the Trex Company and brings decades of experience in production to NW Works. His term ends on September 30, 2024.

Joel Smith
Board Member

Joel Smith joined NW Works Board of Directors in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee. Joel is a Senior Tax Manager at Michael Callahan and Associates, and brings decades of financial experience to the Board. His term ends on September 30, 2024.

NW Works Foundation Board


Debera Taylor
Chair of the Foundation

Debera Taylor is the current Chair of the NW Works Foundation and the Chief Executive Officer of NW Works. She brings extensive management experience from a number of large organizations, such as Fortessa Tableware Solutions; Sheetz, Inc.; and the World Wildlife Fund. 

Jason Aikens
Board Member

Jason Aikens is a current member of the NW Works Foundation Board, and a former President and Member of the NW Works Board of Directors. Jason is the Vice President of the Aikens Group and brings a unique combination of experience in business management, hospitality and real estate to NW Works. 

Forrest Limon
Board Member

Forrest Limon joined the NW Works Foundation Board in 2020. A Financial Advisor at JP Morgan Chase, Forrest brings a fresh perspective to the Foundation and is eager to make a difference at NW Works. 

Kevin Lakin
Board Member
Kevin Lakin joined the board in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee and the NW Works Foundation Board. Kevin has brought a great deal of investment experience to NW Works, capitalizing on his experience as the Senior Vice President and Financial Officer of Truist Wealth and Truist Investment Services respectively. His board term expires on September 30, 2023.
 
Richard Kozlow
Board Member
Richard Kozlow is the current President of the Board of Directors. A former Executive Vice President of Bank of America, Rich brings decades of experience in the banking industry to the NW Works Board. In addition to his duties as President, Rich also serves on the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, the NW Works Foundation Board, and on the Therapeutic Programs Committee. He is also the former Interim Chief Executive Officer of NW Works. 
Ellen Mason
Board Member

Ellen Mason is a long-time member of the Board of Directors and a former Board President. A former nurse, Ellen brings a personal connection to NW Works, as the parent of a client. Ellen currently serves on the Foundation Board, the Compliance Committee, and the Therapeutic Programs Committee. Ellen's term ends on September 30, 2022. 

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