HGH Board

At Home of Guiding Hands, we are fortunate to have dedicated support from our volunteer Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, HGH Housing Corporation Board of Trustees, and several volunteer committees.

Individuals who serve on boards and committees provide valuable oversight, insight and guidance. Additionally, members offer support and establish policy in the areas of fund raising, community relations, operations, human resources, finance and strategic planning.

The Board of Directors meets every other month on the second Tuesday. The members serve a four-year term and officers are elected annually by a majority of the Board.

The Board of Governors is an advisory board that meets at least annually in conjunction with the Board of Directors’ annual meeting. Its purpose is to strengthen ties between HGH and community friends, serve in an advisory capacity in specific areas of expertise, assist with increasing support for HGH, and provide input concerning the agency’s performance.

The HGH Housing Corporation Board of Trustees oversees the two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects that HGH received funding for in 2003. HUD purchased and renovated two of our community homes and provides a small monthly stipend to HGH in the form of rental assistance for the 12 residents with developmental disabilities who live in these homes.

2015-2016 Board of Directors


  • President, Mary Miller
  • Vice President, Debby McNeil
  • Secretary/Second V.P., Lea Zanjani
  • Treasurer, Michael Harris
  • Immediate Past President, Isaac Blumberg


  • Nora Cole
  • Rick Doremus
  • Kirk Ehrhart
  • Marcie Hanna
  • Andrea Howard
  • James O’Grady


Mark Klaus

2015-2016 Board of Governors


  • Jim Allison
  • Michelle Beisner, RN
  • Robert Carne
  • David Catalino
  • Carole Jean Close
  • Cliff Diamond
  • Mike Fausett
  • Susan Fike
  • Gary Fong
  • Gail Glutting
  • Chuck Hansen
  • Steven L. Hoefer
  • Roger Hueppchen
  • Ed Jarrell
  • Randy Jones
  • Glenn Kellogg, MD
  • Dick Marrs
  • Michelle Metter
  • Chuck Muse
  • Mark Ochenduszko
  • Stacey Poon-Kinney
  • Keith Richards
  • Evelyn Riddick
  • Stuart Scott
  • Judith Shaplin
  • Irene Stone
  • Ben Trovaten
  • William Verbeck
  • John Vorhies
  • Dave & Charlene Walker
  • Don & Ann Walker

Anja & Aquilla 2015-2016 Board of Trustees

  • President, Dave Walker
  • Vice President, Stuart Scott
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Susan K. Fike


  • Mike Fausett
  • Debby McNeil
  • Judith Shaplin

We are currently recruiting community members to support our mission. For more information regarding board involvement, please contact Mark Klaus, President/CEO: markk@guidinghands.org or (619) 938-2857.

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About HGH

Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation (Tax ID #95-6058273) that provides quality support and training services to individuals with developmental disabilities. As an industry leader for more than 45 years, HGH is dedicated to providing innovative services that meet and exceed the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Located in San Diego County, we offer a wide range of services including residential living, independent living, early childhood development, respite care, life planning, and transportation services.

Home of Guiding Hands

1825 Gillespie Way,
Suite 200
El Cajon, CA 92020-0501
Phone: (619) 938-2850 info@guidinghands.org

Para más información en español por favor llame al (619) 938-2850