Meet the Board of Directors
The House of Yahweh is run by a group of 6 community leaders with a combined total of over 170 years of experience across a range of organizations and disciplines including academia, aerospace, banking, engineering, government, health care, non-profit philanthropic, real estate, and religious.
President – Dick Williams
Dick Williams is an ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church and has been a volunteer in the House of Yahweh Food Outreach Program since 2000. Mr. Williams has a Master’s in Business Administration from USC and an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He worked in banking for 25 years, then in 2007, he purchased an office of Homewatch CareGivers, for which he is President. He is an active speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association and facilitates an Alzheimer’s Support Group in Manhattan Beach. He and his wife lead the Stephen Ministry group at American Martyrs, which trains lay people to assist individuals who are going through a life crisis. He is a speaker for the American Board of Home Care, an organization focused on improving the quality of care provided by home care companies and for Keep-Safe, a group focused on reducing fraud against seniors. He is a certified Eden Associate and Eden at Home trainer.
Vice President – Kathy Bradford
Kathy Bradford serves as current board vice president. She joined the board in 2016, after 10 years of board positions at Help the Homeless Help Themselves. She attended Michigan State University, worked at various Midwest and west coast technology firms before joining Northrop Grumman in Manhattan Beach as a system engineer and cost strategist 31 years ago. Kathy currently lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, and has two grown sons, James and Andy.
Board Treasurer – Thomas Lyons
Mr. Lyons has been a long time Board member serving as Treasurer for more than 15 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Boston College and Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently he works at AECOM, a global provider of architecture, design, engineering, and construction services for public and private clients.
Board Secretary – Barbara S. Bowman
A long-time supporter of the House of Yahweh, Ms. Bowman joined the Board in November 2013. After earning an MBA at Loyola Marymount, she spent 25 years in the financial industry sector, originally in commercial banking with First Interstate, and later in senior management positions in real estate lending/asset management with HomeFed Bank and lastly, with JER Partners, Inc., a private real estate firm based on the east coast. After 9/11, Ms. Bowman decided to pursue her real passion, teaching children, and she went back to school to earn her credential. Ms. Bowman has been working for Paramount Unified Schools since 2005, and is currently a Middle School Teacher at Zamboni Middle School.
Board Member - Cliff d’Autremont
Mr. d’Autremont has been associated with the House of Yahweh since his Knights of Columbus Council in Redondo Beach started doing quarterly work projects in 1987. Mr. d’Autremont has also maintained the House of Yahweh mailing list database since 1987 and still helps with various projects. He is an electrical engineer retired from Hughes/Boeing Satellite Systems since 2008 and also spent 14 years as Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University. He volunteers at the Norris Theater, the Queen Mary Wireless Room, cooks at the Christian Outreach of America in Long Beach and sometimes pounds nails for Habitat for Humanity. His main volunteer passion is reading and recording math textbooks for blind and dyslexics for an organization called Learning Ally.
Board Member - Joe Hughes
Mr. Hughes joined the Board of Directors as President in August 2015. He volunteered as acting Executive Director from December 2016 until August 31, 2017. Joe volunteers weekly maintaining and upgrading the information technology network, supporting management tasks for the Executive Director, managing construction projects and maintaining the House of Yahweh web site. In addition, he volunteers as a Tour Guide at the Battleship IOWA Museum in San Pedro, CA. Joe earned a Bachelor's degree in Management from National Louis University. He retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation's Information Systems Sector after 28 years of service. Joe managed information technology programs and departments at Northrop Grumman for over 25 years. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Joe served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Grand Canyon (AR-28) and the USS Texas (CGN-39). Joe lives in Lakewood, CA with his wife Mary and sons Stephen and James.
A Message from Angie Pacheco, Executive Director
The House of Yahweh has been serving your poor neighbors in South Bay Los Angeles for 35 years; your support of this mission makes this possible. Feeding the hungry, providing clothing and household goods to the poor or helping the homeless to improve their lives is the service we offer to our community.
Today we are at a crossroad in our service to the poor. Our financial outlook is bleak unless we can substantially increase cash donations. Please help us to continue the House of Yahweh's good works by making a monthly cash donation; small amounts are fine but we need many new donors all helping to keep the mission going. Thank you.
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The House of Yahweh (HOY) is a non-profit charitable corporation, providing a variety of services for the poor and needy in the South Bay community. HOY rules for acceptance and participation in our program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.