Chief Operating Officer
Faith Manners has over 20 years experience in strategic and fund development working in education, healthcare, state-wide program reform, and non-profits. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a particular emphasis in Corporate Ethics from Chapman University, and she also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Chapman University. She has previously held positions in the training field developing curriculum with both Nordstrom and Disney. Faith’s professional experience includes working with both for-profit and non-profit organizations to develop branding and communication strategies that will effectively tell “their story” and increase public visibility and develop greater mission awareness. Faith has extensive experience as a certified program administrator and facilitator of government funding sources and collaborative partnerships.
Board of Directors Chair. Maarten Voogd is President of Water Ventures, a design and construction firm, which has specialized in water parks and leisure development for over 29 years with projects in over 30 countries. He and his wife, Vinita, a well-known artist who teaches at Saddleback College, are the parents of Lauren (age 28) diagnosed at birth with a rare form of a cancerous brain tumor. Their family is very involved and has voluntarily worked with special needs children, young adults and families for over 20+ years, coaching baseball, soccer and organizing a bowling league in South Orange County. The Voogd family’s charitable foundation has made a substantial pledge to the Glennwood House of Laguna Beach. Maarten will ensure the project is built using the highest of standards and he aspires to make this project “the model” for future special needs housing projects around the country.
Board of Directors Treasurer. Tom Straw is passionate about people, especially those with developmental & physical disabilities. He is a long time South Orange County resident and Sales Manager with MMM Corp. He loves to stand up paddle with friends, ride bicycles on local trails, and is a big fan of the Ducks, Lakers and Chargers. He grew up in Newport Beach and graduated from UCSB. Straw is very involved in participating in the legendary Glennwood Resident BBQ’s and is often seen on property behind the grill.
Board of Directors Secretary. Debbie Neev is a long time Laguna Beach resident and serves on both on the Water District Board and on the Laguna Beach Design Review Board. Debbie is very passionate about Glennwood House of Laguna Beach and participates in many of the group activities as a dear family friend’s son is a Glennwood Resident.
Member of the Board. Jeff’s philanthropic efforts and dedication extend to many organizations in Orange County. In addition to serving on the Glennwood Board of Directors, Jeff serves on the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Board of Directors and is very involved with LOCA a wonderful educational art non-profit whose members are seen at Glennwood several times per month creating beautiful works of art with Glennwood Residents.