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Our Board of Directors

NW Works is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Interested in joining our Board? Please complete the form using the button below and email it to clemieux@nwworks.com

Richard Kozlow
Chairman

Richard Kozlow is the current Chair of the Board of Directors and serves as the Treasurer of the NWW Foundation. In addition, he serves on the Technology Committee. Rich retired from a career in the Financial Services industry, where he was an executive with multiple Fortune 100 firms. He started his career with a New York-based international Public Accounting firm. Rich's work took him to several major cities in the US and also included an extended tour in London where his responsibilities extended throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rich is a Vietnam-era Veteran who served with the US Army in Korea. He is also the former Interim Chief Executive Officer of NW Works.

Samir Jhaveri
Board Secretary & Chair of Compliance Committee

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.

Joel Stopha
Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

Joel Stopha joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and serves as the Treasurer of NW Works Board of Directors. He is currently the Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves 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.

Justin Dennis
Director

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.

Todd Devine
Chair of Therapeutic Programs Committee

Todd Devine joined the Board of Directors in October of 2021. He brings a passion and professional expertise on the disability community to the team, serving for nearly 7 years as the Finance Director at Bear Creek Services in Rochester, MN. Todd currently serves on the Therapeutic Programs Committee and is eager to build a better world for people with disabilities.

Stephanie Fincham
Director

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.

Russ Fowler
Director

Russ Fowler joined our 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.

Kevin Lakin
Director

Kevin Lakin joined the board in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee and the NWW 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.

Andrea Koenker
Director

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.

Aaron Martin
Director

Aaron Martin joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and serves as the Chair of the Technology Committee. He also 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. 

Katrina Pike
Director

Katrina Pike joined the NW Works Board of Directors in May of 2022. She brings a strong background in Human Resources to the Board, as well as a passion for supporting vulnerable members of the community. She is currently part of the HR team at the Bank of Clarke County and has previously worked for companies such as Trex and PeerStar.

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. 

NWW 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 National Wildlife Federation. 

Richard Kozlow
Treasurer
Richard Kozlow is the current Treasurer of the NWW Foundation. Rich retired from a career in the Financial Services industry, where he was an executive with multiple Fortune 100 firms. He started his career with a New York-based international Public Accounting firm. Rich's work took him to several major cities in the US and also included an extended tour in London where his responsibilities extended throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rich is a Vietnam-era Veteran who served with the US Army in Korea. He is also the former Interim Chief Executive Officer of NW Works and the current Chair of the NW Works Board of Directors.
Ellen Mason
Secretary

Ellen Mason is the Secretary of the NWW Foundation Board. She is also former 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 former client.

Jason Aikens
Board Member

Jason Aikens is a current member of the NWW Foundation, 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 NWW 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 NWW 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.
 

What all of us here […] want is to somehow be able to lift this burden from the shoulders of our friends who come to NW Works every day. To allow them access to their dreams to be happy, to have a fulfilling life. To feel important, to have purpose, to be self-reliant. To have a social life if that’s what they want, and to feel valued: as friends, colleagues, and members of the community.

Richard Kozlow, Chair of the NW Works Board of Directors