New board leadership elected

The House of Hope board of directors has elected a new slate of officers and appointed key committee leaders for the 2015-16 year.

House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri with Barrett Jones, immediate past chairman of the board of directors, and Stephen Schramm, the newly elected board chairman.

House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri with Barrett Jones and Stephen Schramm.

The new chairman is Stephen Schramm, principal and senior financial advisor at HBKS Wealth Advisors in Stuart. Mr. Schramm has been on the House of Hope board since 2011 and has deep roots in Martin County, where his family founded a business in the 1950s.

Mr. Schramm replaces Barrett Jones, who will remain on the board of directors as immediate past chairman. Mr. Jones, a retired banking executive and a resident of Mariner Sands, has been a board member for about 15 years and has served as chairman since 2011.

Other new board officers are:

  • Vice chairwoman Deb Lovequist, a retired insurance industry executive and Piper’s Landing resident.
  • Vice chairman/secretary Frank Doyle, a retired business executive and Lost Lake resident.
  • Treasurer Tony Lang, a retired accountant and Mariner Sands resident.

Committees and their leaders are:

  • Resource development committee: Sue Zachman, assistant vice president and branch manager at Harbor Community Bank in Stuart.
  • Safety/facilities committee: Hans VanDerlip, Publix store manager.
  • Governance committee: Jim Schuster, a retired Raytheon executive.
  • Executive committee: Stephen Schramm.
  • Finance committee: Tony Lang.

Other members of the board are:

  • Charlie D’Agata, a retired Johns Manville executive.
  • Gina Golino, marketing director at Forward Electric & AC.
  • Sue Kinane, owner of Kinane Corp. Commercial Printing.
  • Father Noel McGrath, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
  • Scott Moore, financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.

House of Hope has been fighting hunger and hardship in Martin County since 1984. Today, the agency touches the lives of more than 5,000 people per month through service centers in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach and Indiantown. House of Hope offers food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, information & referral, and life-changing case management to Martin County residents in need.

For more information about House of Hope, visit or call (772) 286-4673.