Board of Directors

Home of the Sparrow Board of Directors
Fiscal Year 2023

Bill Koenig – President –  Koenig Consulting Services

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 DeVorseRealtor, Re/Max Plaza

John EiermannCommunity Engagement Leader, Thrivent Financial

Chris ChristensenVice President Neis Insurance Agency, Inc.

Johnathan Fox Attorney, Kelleher + Holland, LLC

Jim Thorpe Chairman, CEO – A Wintrust Community Bank 

Kelli Wegener County Board Member

Rellina BrownFormer Client

A Letter from the Board President - Bill Koenig

“I am excited to be the President of the Board of Directors for Home of the Sparrow. I pledge to utilize the experience, expertise and passion of our Board Members to serve and support our clients and the staff of Home of the Sparrow. Our diverse Board of Directors wants to serve and contribute to improving the “journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency” of our clients. I have served Home of the Sparrow as both a volunteer and a board member. In my year on the board, I have come to know even more about our dedicated people that run the programs, do the fund raising, maintain our shelter and facilities, run the Sparrow’s Nest stores, and much more. It takes many very talented people to serve over 350 individuals a year in shelters and affordable housing units and run the programs. Our board will be there to support them as they complete their work towards self-sufficiency. I have volunteered and served in many non-profits including the United Way, American Red Cross, Wilderness Volunteers, and the Boy Scouts of America. I feel that service to your own community is important. I have always looked for ways to help organizations in the various communities my family has lived. I feel lucky to have found Home of the Sparrow!”