Board of Directors
Maryann Schwab, Vice President (she, her, hers)
Maryann joined the Board of Directors in 2016, and serves on the Community Outreach and Development Committee.
“I joined the Rose Haven Board because I was so impressed by the amazing work that the staff at Rose Haven does, and how important it is to the homeless women and children in our community. I wanted to be a part of that work, and to help in whatever way I could.”
Dana Hogan, Secretary (she, her, hers)
Dana joined the Board of Directors in 2015, and has served on the Community Outreach and Development Committee.
“Rose Haven is the only day shelter for women and children escaping abuse, domestic violence and seeking housing. The wonderful staff and volunteers provide a welcoming, safe environment and provide support, services and advocacy with dignity and respect.”
Lauren Wilkins, Member, Youth Outreach Board Liaison (she, her, hers)
Lauren joined the Board of Directors in 2016, and is the Chair of our Youth Outreach Board.
“Direct, meaningful and immediate expressions of love and grace consistently blossom from this sanctuary in ways that strengthen those who encounter it, regardless of status. There is something purely inspirational and awesome in bearing witness to the Youth Board as they craft and crush their financial and in-kind goals.”
Sharron Gargarsky, Member (she, her, hers)
Sharron joined the Board of Directors in 2020.
“I joined the Rose Haven Board after being a volunteer for many years as I wholeheartedly believe in the mission, the staff is positively inspirational in the strength and grace they display daily, and our guests grateful. I aim to help support the mission, the team and our guests with who and what I believe – as Gandhi said ““Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Joanna Herrmann, Member (she, her, hers)
Joanna joined the Board of Directors in 2019.
“Rose Haven’s mission of restoring dignity to its guests through provision of vital services and compassion fills a critical gap in the current services landscape. I believe everyone has the potential to succeed, and am so excited to join the Board of Directors to contribute to Rose Haven’s growth and positive impact on the community around me.”
Peter Irving, Member (he/they, him/them, his/theirs)
Peter joined the board in 2020
“I have been an active community partner in the provision of mental health and shelter services in Portland for about 15 years. I chose to join the board of Rose Haven because our mission of compassion, honoring individual worth and zeal for our community is a deep passion I share and want to support.”
Janet Neron, Member (she, her, hers)
Janet joined the board in 2019
“I am so excited to join Rose Haven’s mission in the support of women, children and gender-diverse people in need. I believe we’ve got to meet people where they are, and help them achieve stability in their lives.”
Scott Nichols, Member (he, him, his)
Scott joined the board in 2019
“I am excited to serve on the Rose Haven Board of Directors, because I believe everyone deserves to receive shelter, feel safe and be treated with kindness & dignity.”
Hayden Thomas, Member (he, him, his)
Hayden joined the Board of Directors in 2017, and serves on the Strategic
“Rose Haven delivers vital services to women and children in our community
who are experiencing difficult and complex life challenges. I feel
privileged to serve this important mission.”