Julie Honekamp

CEO

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 holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Washington State University.


Kathy Berg

Fiscal Director

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.


Kelly Mielbrecht

Director of Housing Services

Kelly Mielbrecht joins SNAP as the Director of Housing Services. She is a licensed Civil Engineer with 20 years of experience in construction management, government contracting, inspection, and project leadership.  Kelly supports an exceptionally talented and experience team in providing weatherization and home repairs for low-income households. Kelly guides her team in facing our new world and its ever-growing challenges with compassion, creativity, and adaption to improve stability in our community and promote individual potential. Kelly brings a myriad of life experiences to the Executive Team as we guide this organization into the future while maintaining core values and commitment to the betterment of our community.

Kelly and her family are long time supporters of the Spokane Civic and Stage Left theaters. She is also a part time Wellness Coach at the YMCA.


Lucy Lepinski

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.


Karen Campbell

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.


Aaron Riley

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.


Amber Johnson

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.


Carol Weltz

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.

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.