Open Hand's work is fueled by some amazing people.
If you spend any time at all on the Open Hand campus, the lasting impression will be that of the dedicated and compassionate people behind the scenes.
Our volunteers and our staff work as one, giving as much of their hearts as they do of their time. They energize us and motivate those we serve, all the while fulfilling something deeply personal in their own lives.
Our Board of Directors is dedicated to our mission and passionate about growing the organization to reach more people and make an even greater impact on the health of our community. And members of our Advisory Board and Open Hand Society are always ready to step up to support Open Hand, providing insight and a fresh perspective on how to best serve our friends and neighbors.
Board of Directors
Varon A. Garcias, M.D., President
Charles E. Mendez, III, Vice-President & President Elect
Kameron Besson, CPA, Treasurer
|2021 Board Members
Cromwell S. Baun
Julie L. Hagedorn, D.O.
|D. Jack Sawyer, Jr., Hon. Chair
Barbara M. “Boog” Candler
Henry D. Gregory, Jr.
Paul W. Horning, II
Charles “Chip” Johnson
Congressman John Lewis
Katherine (Kathy) Scott
S. Barron Segar
Clyde Watkins, M.D.
Open Hand Leadership
|Matthew Pieper, Executive Director
Susan Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Aleta McLean, Sr Director of Client Services & Outcomes
John Penninger, Sr Director of Development & Marketing
Bob Cuellar, Chief Financial Officer
Open Hand Society