Bill is President of the Blanchet House Board of Directors and chair of the Operations Committee. Back in 2012, Bill was chair of the New Building Committee that was responsible for oversight in realizing the design and construction of the new LEED Platinum certified Blanchet House building. He has volunteered at Blanchet House since grade school. Professionally, Bill is a licensed civil/environmental engineer and is President of Wm. H. Reilly & Co, which provides water and wastewater treatment equipment and processes in the Pacific Northwest. He has over 30 years’ experience in water and biosolids recycling projects.
Emily is Vice President of the Blanchet House Board of Directors and chair of the Residential Program Committee.
John is Secretary of the Blanchet House Board of Directors, participates on the Residential Program Committee and leads the Strategic Planning Initiatives.
Ed is a CPA and partner of Bottaini, Galluci, and O’Hanlon PC. Ed is Treasurer of the Blanchet House Board of Directors, the Chair of Finance Committee and participates on the Operations Committee.
John McGuigan is the former Chair of Black Helterline LLP, Business and Corporate Practice and currently serves on the Advisory Committee. In addition to his wide-ranging business and corporate practice, John also serves on the board of the Blanchet House of Hospitality and is a member of the Executive and Facilities Committee.
Mr. Brands is the Owner and CEO of COAST Products one of the world’s largest producers of portable LED lighting products and cutting tools. COAST is a third generation Portland, Oregon business which was started by Mr. Brands grandfather in 1919. Mr. Brands has served on the Boards of Oregon State University Alumni Association, The Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education, Jesuit High School, where he was the Board Chair, St. Andrews Nativity School and All Saints Elementary School Board and Endowment Committee.
Mr. Brands joined the Blanchet House board in 2016.
Jim Christianson is a member of the Finance Committee and Development Committee.
John J. Christianson is a Shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe, P.C. Since 2006, John has practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and guardianships and conservatorships. He has been listed by Oregon Super Lawyers as an Oregon Rising Star for estate planning since 2012 and was recognized as a “20 Under 40 Rising Business Star” by The Register Guard (Eugene, OR) in 2009. John is a graduate of Jesuit High School, Georgetown University and the University of Oregon School of Law.
John is a member of the Blanchet House Operations Committee.
Thom Faller is a member of the Development Committee
Katie Hennessy, L.C.S.W., OSW-C supports patients and families in the Hematology and Medical Oncology clinic affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and thyroid cancer and melanoma. She also is a member of the outpatient palliative care team. Katie is a member of the Blanchet House Program Committee and Operations Committee.
Scott Matulich has worked in the financial services industry for nearly two decades. Most recently he has worked as an Analytics Manager for Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to joining the Blanchet House board in 2016, Scott was a board member at the Raphael House which is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence for good. Scott lives in Portland with his wife and son.
Scott is a member of the Blanchet Operations Committee with a focus on our new initiative, Homeless Building Homes for the Homeless.
Facilities Committee Chair
Dan is the president of MMDC Company, formerly known as Melvin Mark Development Company. He joined Melvin Mark in 1988 and also served as partner of Melvin Mark Companies during his 27-year tenure. He oversaw all of Melvin Mark’s development projects before purchasing the Development Company in 2015. Dan has been a key figure in Portland’s commercial development arena for over 35 years. Dan is the chair of the Blanchet House Facilities Committee.
Development Committee Chair
Rich Ulring has been a State Farm Insurance Agent since 1980, received is Bachelors and Masters in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University. He is a former Jesuit High School Board of Trustees member and 2015 Jesuit High Hall of Fame Inductee.
Rich is the Chair of the Blanchet Development Committee.