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 Berg 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.
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
A former entrepreneur, Karen Campbell is the Director of Financial Stability at SNAP Financial Access (SFA). She possesses a BS from Pennsylvania State University, twenty years of business ownership and consulting and is highly experienced in managing grant compliance and program outcomes, including SFA’s business lending department. Ms. Campbell advises numerous local projects including social enterprises, coordinates all client finance, homeownership and business development educational opportunities along with managing donor and partner funding and engagement. She specializes in providing technical assistance to increase clients’ business sustainability while accessing hard to find capital for first time borrowers.
Director of Essential Connections
Currently, Aaron Riley is the Director Essential Connections with SNAP, and is pursuing an MBA at Whitworth University. In this role, Riley oversees the following four program areas: Emergency Rental Assistance Program; Ride to Health Program; Homeless Services Program and the Eastern Washington Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Previously Riley served as the Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the Eastern Washington Region for six years.
Prior to moving to Spokane, Washington, Riley served as the Planning and Evaluation Specialist with the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Riley has served as the Director of Planning & Research with IMPACT Community Action. During his tenure with IMPACT, Riley became an Internal Consultant with the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA), which recognized him as an expert to assist Community Action Agencies in building their capacity. Riley’s career spans more than 30 years within the not-for-profit sector and includes serving as the CEO and Executive Director of Rickenbacker-Woods, Inc. and as the Executive Director of the Columbus AIDS Task Force (CATF), which was a historic first as he became the first African-American male to lead a major AIDS service organization within the state of Ohio. Under Riley’s leadership, CATF was named one of the 2005 Business First Best Places to Work and in that same year CATF was awarded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Award of Excellence for leadership in the development of the “Central Ohio HIV/AIDS Housing Plan” in collaboration with the Columbus Health Department.
Director of Mission Support
Amber Johnson is the Director of Mission Support for the agency and has been with SNAP since 2005. She oversees human resources for a staff of 170+ and SNAP’s Asset Management program which includes a portfolio of properties dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for individuals with low incomes in and around Spokane County. Amber serves as an Executive Team champion to SNAP’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion council and is the staff lead for SNAP’s Board Equity Advisory Committee. She also assists in coordinating SNAP’s advocacy program. Amber currently serves as SNAP’s member representative on for the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium , is a member of the Board of Directors for the Non-Profit Insurance Program, and is a member of the Collaborative Coordination Team for the Spokane Collaborative. 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 programs for energy and utility assistance services to Spokane County. Carol received her Master’s in Social Work at Eastern Washington University in 2008 and has a certificate in Business Administration and Accounting from Skagit Business College. Carol came to SNAP in 2012 after experience in various human services positions and community advocacy for over twenty years. She has also been a small business owner. Carol has a passion for connecting people to resources and helping others reach their full potential.