Board and Leadership

Upward Bound House's Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of community leaders.  The volunteer board is responsible for developing resources and overseeing the organization's activities.  The Board includes men and women with expertise in diverse fields, including information technology, manufacturing, finance, architecture, law, nonprofit management, real estate, sales, medicine, and social work.  A formerly homeless head of household is also a board member.

Tom Wilson, President   
Renee Ordeneaux, Vice President
Tracy Edwards, Treasurer
Elena Batsalkin, Secretary

Kim Defenderfer
Reverend Patricia Farris
Sara Lo
Glenda Martinez
Cathy O'Shea
Cindy McQuade, LCSW
Michael Song
Jane Spiegel, MD, MSPH
Kitty Wallace
Ysette Witteveen

Honorary Council

Russ Whittenburg, Chair

Beth Coccari
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels
Mayor Jeff Cooper
Ahmad Gramian
Debra Granfield
Steve Harbison
Ken Kutcher
Judy Neveau
Michael Rich
Steve Rose
Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson
Nat Trives
Councilman Andy    Weissman
Bob Wilson

Various government agencies also monitor the organization and an annual audit of the finances is performed each year by an independent accounting firm.