BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sherri Lewis Wood

Sherri Lewis Wood

Chair + National Founder

Twenty years’ experience in the trust, employee benefit and legal world provided a background for Sherri to lead the national expansion of One Warm Coat in 2001.  Sherri attended Oregon State University and received a C.E.B.S. designation from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.  Having lived in 15 of our United States, she has the ability to create a bond with volunteers, agencies and sponsors across the country.  [Her Girl Scout sash had many badges!] San Francisco, CA

Jane Chope

Jane Chope

Secretary

Jane brings 30+ years of experience in strategic branding, public relations and package design, working primarily at Landor Associates (San Francisco and New York), and Thompson Design Group (San Francisco), where she was actively involved in the development of the One Warm Coat logo as Senior Account Manager. San Francisco, CA

Kevin Cheung

Kevin Cheung

Treasurer

Kevin brings a broad range of leadership experience including: financial management, entrepreneurship, commercial real estate development, and local government non-profit governance. Kevin is currently Sr. Manager, Global Supply Chain Finance, directing Kellogg’s global capital financial planning process. Prior to Kellogg, he held various financial leadership roles at Harris Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Business, M.A. in Religion, and a M.S. in Accounting from Liberty University and a Master of Science in Analytics from Northwestern University. He completed post-graduate certificates from Dartmouth College and Stanford University in Lean-Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Project Management (SAPM), respectively. Battle Creek, MI.

David Elrod

David Elrod

Board Member - Audit Chair

David has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of finance roles at large companies.   David is currently Director of Finance – Supply Chain at Savers, a global thrift store chain, which he joined in November 2014. Before joining Savers, he spent ten years at Microsoft, where he held a variety of positions including a three-year stint in China as the Regional Finance Manager for R&D.  Prior to Microsoft, he worked at FedEx and Georgia-Pacific in roles ranging from Accounting to Audit and FP&A.  David is a CPA and a CMA.  He received a BBA from Oglethorpe University (Atlanta) and a MBA from Indiana University.  Seattle, WA.

Candace Gregory

Candace Gregory

Board Member

Candace is a renowned advocate of the homeless and has more than 20 years of experience in human services. Candace joined Open Door Mission in 1995, a $24 million non-profit ministry where she currently serves as President/CEO.  She is a  graduate of Grace University and has received an honorary doctorate from Clarkson College in Humanitarian Services. Omaha, NE

Kurt Simon 2015

Kurt Simon 2015

Board Member

With 18 years of CPG brand management experience, Kurt brings a classical marketing approach to the team. He is currently Senior Director of Global Brands for the Kellogg Company, after almost 14 years with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University. Kalamazoo, MI

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