Cheryl works in the Family Life Department at Upper Columbia Conference in Spokane, Wash. She is married to David and is mother to Joshua, Steven and Noah. While her work experience includes assisting women in crisis, she thrives on being a helper to all of God’s children. Cheryl is currently the Secretary for WHEN.
Mary is originally from Fitzgerald, Georgia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Davidson College, earned her Master of Arts degree in environmental management from Yale University, and a law degree from Gonzaga University. She was the third woman to become mayor of Spokane and the first woman since a Mayor-Council program was instituted in the place of a previous Council-Manager system. Mary served on the City Council for four years before becoming mayor. Originally appointed to the council, Verner was subsequently elected to the position from which she ran for Mayor against an incumbent. She won with 53% of the vote, becoming Spokane’s 43rd mayor on November 27, 2007. She served in this position until November, 2011. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of WHEN.
Laura grew up in San Gabriel, Calif., in a wonderful family. She was educated at Pasadena Pacific College and College Southern Idaho. She owns her own accounting business, Hall of Books, that started in 1997 by the request of the CPA she was working with so that she could service his clients. Her first job in bookkeeping was at age 15 when she worked for her father. Laura has one son and a brother. She is the Treasurer for WHEN.
Mable is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Family Mediator. She is an author and has written numerous articles on the issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse. She travels internationally to conduct workshops, healing conferences, and educate communities, church leaders and members on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual abuse. She is an outspoken advocate for individuals who desire healing and empowerment through Christ. Mable is President/CEO and Founder of WHEN.
Jon is a practicing physician in the field of nutritional or functional medicine with offices in Cornell, Wash. and Spokane, Wash. He has been practicing medicine since he graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1973. He is a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the International College of Integrative Medicine. In addition to his focus on nutritional therapies, he specializes in immune system disorders and clinical toxicology. He enjoys the challenge of treating chronic health problems that are unresponsive to conventional therapies. He and his wife, Eloyce, have been married for over 40 years and have 7 children and 12 grand children. He is the Medical Consultant for WHEN.
Camille is currently a Branch Manager/V.P. for one of the Mountain West Bank located in Spokane, Wash. She feels fortunate to be able to combine a profession she loves with a passion she has to help those in need. She states that she is very honored to become a board member because she believes strongly in the values and mission of WHEN. As a survivor of domestic violence she understands the unique struggles and challenges facing anyone coming out of a relationship and starting their lives over. She feels that the ministry guided work that WHEN brings to survivors is unique. The healing aspect is often overlooked and is key to successfully rebuilding a life. Camille has spent several years teaching basic banking and credit classes to survivors, while offering them checking accounts and a secured credit card option to rebuild their financial futures. She has found it is often a source of shame for victims who do not have good credit. However, the ability to empower survivors in taking care of their finances helps them to heal in a profound way. Her hope as a board member is to bring more awareness to the network and build fundraising opportunities to bring in the funds needed to maintain and grow the capabilities to serve those in need.