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Board & Staff


Beatty Brasch is the founder of Center for People in Need. She served as Executive Director from 2003 to June 2018 and has been a community advocate for low-income families and disadvantaged people for more than forty years.  Beatty continues to serve at the Center in the capacity of Founder & Advocate.

Board of Directors 

  • Lynn Roper, Chair
  • Dave Van Horn, Vice Chair
  • Pam Baker, Secretary
  • Mary La Grange, Treasurer
  • Jon Braaten
  • Steve Eggland
  • Romeo Guerra
  • John Hendricks
  • Shirley Sneve
  • Ruth Ann Wylie

Administrative Staff

  • Christine Funk, Executive Director
  • Steve Sheridan, Deputy Director
  • Jo Ann Emerson, Director of Fund Development
  • Patricia Krause, Director of Finance 
  • Glenn Shriner, Director of Information Technology


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