Julie Honekamp brings to the agency more than 20 years of hands-on nonprofit management experience. Julie is responsible for guiding SNAP’s Human Resource, Communication, Development, Strategic Thinking and Board Development efforts as well as assisting with the overall guidance of agency operations.Passionate about creating opportunities for people striving to reach their full potential, she is committed to SNAP’s core values of Community, Respect and Justice.
- Julie’s involvement in community activities on both local and state levels include:
- Washington State Community Action Partnership Board of Directors
- Energy Project Steering Committee Member
- Former Board Member of United Way of Spokane County, Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington, Common Ground, Transitions, Washington State Foster Parent Association and Spokane City Plan Commissioner.
Kathy Allen is the Fiscal Director for SNAP and is responsible for the financial management of SNAP and three subsidiaries. She oversees assets of $14 million as well as revenues in excess of $18 million from 160 funding sources for 35 program areas.A native of Spokane, Kathy began her accounting career in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Storekeeper and is retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve. She received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University in 1990 and completed three years of accounting experience in property management, manufacturing and non-profit before joining SNAP in 1993.
Kathy holds a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University and is currently the President of the Washington State Community Action Partnerships Finance Directors.
Director of Housing Services
Chris Davis is the Director of Housing Services for SNAP and works to ensure energy efficient, safe and affordable housing and related support services are available for disadvantaged individuals and families. Chris manages a budget of more than $8 million and directs a staff of 45 to provide Weatherization, Housing Repairs, Homeless Services, Long Term Care Ombudsman, and Energy Conservation Education to area households. A Spokane native, he joined SNAP in 2004, bringing experience in architecture, social services, program management, contracts, grants management and volunteer coordination. Chris was previously employed with The Community Colleges of Spokane, Post Falls School District and Wells and Company Architecture.
Chris received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Washington State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Lucy Lepinski is SNAP’s Chief Operating Officer. Before joining the agency in July 2012, Lucy served as an alternate on SNAP’s Board of Directors.Lucy is responsible for overseeing administrative staff, spearheading agency initiatives and supporting a variety of operational facets within the organization. She assists SNAP’s CEO, Julie Honekamp, with the day-to-day management of the agency, plus managing and growing SNAP’s mission in a rapidly changing field. Lucy partners with other Executive Team members to ensure that SNAP’s programs are operated consistent with our mission, vision, values, strategic plan, policies and programmatic regulations.
Lucy has served with the Spokane Homeless Coalition since 2001 and brings 18 years of work with local nonprofits to her new role at SNAP. Lucy’s background also includes 21 years of senior management experience, including 13 years at Spokane Housing Authority where she also worked as an asset manager.
Director of Financial Stability
Renee LaRocca, the Director of Financial Stability leads the team that provides financing and consulting services to entrepreneurs, small business owners and families. Through loans and consulting, the financial stability team contributes to building new and strengthening existing businesses, creates additional employment and rehabilitates and creates new homeownership. The Financial Stability team will continue to expand their services where they are needed to contribute to the economic revitalization of communities.
Renee comes to SNAP with over thirty years of global industrial experience across multiple markets and technologies. She has spent most of her career leading global product management, development and marketing teams at a variety of well-known companies such as Pyrotek, Agilent Technologies, Emerson Electric Co, and Dremel Power Tools. Renee has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Chicago, MBA from Eastern Washington University and a MS in Engineering Management from Washington State University. She is also a member of the Spokane Angel Alliance and participates in other entrepreneurial organizations in the region.
Director of Mission Support
Amber Johnson is the Director of Mission Support for the agency and has been with SNAP since 2006. She oversees human resources, communications and fundraising efforts for the agency, supporting a staff of over 120 employees. Amber provides leadership for SNAP’s Asset Management program which includes managing a portfolio of 17 properties dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for individuals with low incomes in and around Spokane County. She also assists in coordinating SNAP’s advocacy program.Amber currently serves as the Vice President for the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium Board of Directors, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Non-Profit Insurance Program, is a member of the Downtown Neighborhood Steering Committee and serves as secretary for the Washington State Community Action Partnership Human Resources group.She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Director of Community Action
Carol Weltz is the Director of Community Action for SNAP and works to provide energy assistance and homeless services to Spokane County. She manages a budget of $12 Million and staff of 70 (50 energy & 20 Homeless). Carol came to SNAP in 2012 after experience in various human services and community advocacy for over twenty years. She has been a small business owner. Carol has a passion for connecting people to resources and helping others reach their full potential.