Board of Directors

Home of the Sparrow Board of Directors
Fiscal Year 2023

Diana Zaya – President –  Business Development Director for Relitix

Brian Silver – Vice President – Fluid Technology Solutions in Albany, Oregon

Dean Karamagianis – Treasurer – Supervisor of Financial Reporting JCFS (Jewish Child and Family Services) Chicago

Barbara Webb – Secretary – Allstate Insurance Company

Peggy KlingenbergRealtor, Re/Max Plaza

Kerry SmithHearthstone Communities

John EiermannCommunity Engagement Leader, Thrivent Financial

Chris ChristensenVice President Neis Insurance Agency, Inc.

Bill KoenigKoenig Consulting Services

Jonathan Fox – Attorney, Kelleher + Holland, LLC

Jim Thorpe – Chairman, CEO – A Winstrust Community Bank 

A Letter from the Board President - Diana Zaya

I am honored to step into the role of President of the Board of Directors of Home of the Sparrow, following in the footsteps of the extraordinary men and women who have served Home of the Sparrow in this capacity over the last 35 years. I have served on the Board of Directors for three years and in the role of Vice President for the last year. During this time, I have learned much and hope that I have also contributed just as much to the agency and community. Throughout my career, I have held various leadership roles within the business community and am looking forward to bringing my expertise in vision casting and long-term strategic planning to my time as Board President.

I am grateful to serve alongside our Board of Directors, made up of an exemplary group of individuals representing diverse backgrounds and disciplines. I am always amazed at the talent, expertise and commitment of this board as well as with the team at Home of the Sparrow. Also, a huge thank you to everyone that has supported our mission through their generosity and unwavering dedication over the years. The last 2 years have certainly been a trying time for many within our community. Home of the Sparrow continues to be a shining light in difficult times, and it is our vision that we’ll continue to expand our services to reach more women and children within our community to provide hope and support as they transition to self-sufficiency.

As I look ahead to the upcoming year and the challenges we may face, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes: “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” It is through the collective power of our stakeholders and the community that I am confident we can fulfill our mission to better serve those in need. Thank you for allowing me to serve alongside you all this year. I truly appreciate your support and am looking forward to a year of uplifting and empowering the clients that we serve.