United Way, Habitat for Humanity announce new board members

Two Whatcom County nonprofits announced the addition of new members on their boards of directors.

United Way of Whatcom County

Mike Christensen and Debbie Hogue were elected to the board of United Way of Whatcom County during the organization’s June 28 board meeting.

Hogue, a longtime United Way volunteer, is the branch manager at the People’s Bank in Ferndale. She also serves with the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Relay for Life and the Squalicum Parent Booster Club.

Christensen is the maintenance manager at the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery, a company that has made significant past contributions to United Way. He is new to Whatcom County having spent his career working in refineries all over the county.

“The members were added as part of our on-going recruitment process to refresh our board,” said Peter Theisen, the nonprofit’s president, in a press release. “It is very important to us to continually bring in new energy and ideas.”

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Tim Johnson and Ron Bailey joined the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County.

Johnson, an environmental coordinator for Phillips 66, has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for the past two years. He also volunteers with First Presbyterian Church and the Lighthouse Mission. He lives in Bellingham.

Bailey retired three years ago from Western Washington University, where he worked as a facilities manager. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County for several years, in addition to volunteer work with Love, INC and the Birchwood Presbyterian Church, where he is a member.

 

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