Contact Information - Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Hope’s Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer – Roy T. Scheller, Ph.D.

Roy joined the team at Hope in 1978 bringing with him a background in Anthropology and work in the field of Intellectual Disabilities in both New York and Massachusetts. During his 35 plus years at Hope, Roy has been primarily involved in the internal management of the organization as well as in overseeing the growth and development of the agency on a state, national, and international level.

Chief Operations Officer– Tonja R. Rambow

Tonja became part of the community of Hope in 1999. She brought with her an academic background in Psychology and experiences from the fields of senior services, behavioral/mental health, and developmental disabilities. For more than a decade Tonja has been instrumental in Hope’s explorations of spirituality and culture; behavioral health supports; leadership and staff development




Chief Strategy Officer Michael Bailey
Chief of Staff Michele Girault
Chief Information Officer

Jerry Kung

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Hiratsuka

Deputy Director of Community Engagement Supports

Eric Gurley

Deputy Director of Community Support Services Ray Collins
Deputy Director of Health & Wellness

Jo-Anne Sullivan

Deputy Director of Internal & External Relations Kris Jez
Deputy Director of Licensing, Internal Audit & Quality Assurance

Esther Cabarles

Deputy Director of Mental & Behavioral Health Services

Ronnie Reynolds

Deputy Director of Physical Plant Operations

Brendan Farrell

Director of Human Resources Sharayah Talarovich
Director of Spirituality & Organizational Wellness Rick Benjamin
Clinical Director Dr. Chuck Lester
Medical Director Dr. William Browner
Corporate Culture Director Robin Siverson
Director of Mental Health Services Paul Ingram

Other Important Contacts

Artistic Expressions Director

Jennifer Moore

Director Community Support Services - Kenai

Catherine Wheeler

Director Community Support Services - Kodiak

Brenda Hathcock

Director Community Support Services - Mat-Su

Julie Mettler

Community Activities Director

Molly Horton

Foster Care Licensing Specialist

Ma-Cecilia Luzano

Peer Advocate

Travis Noah

Ethics and Human Rights Committee

Rick Benjamin



Media Contact

If you are a member of the media and you have questions or need information about Hope Community Resources, including photos or expert sources for an article you are researching, please contact:

Kris Jez
Deputy Director of Internal & External Relations

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