Meet Our Team

Bram Begonia, President/CEO

Bram Begonia was appointed CEO and President in Feb 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Begonia was in executive leadership in the nonprofit world working with underserved and diverse communities. He directed programs and operations for charities in East Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, and Hawaii for the last 17 years, leading teams of up to 400. Over the years, he launched and completed large company-wide strategic plans, capital campaigns, and projects, most notably The Salvation Army Silicon Valley ($150M), Kroc Center Hawaii in West Oahu ($133M), and EPACENTER in East Palo Alto ($40M). In a short time, Bram has launched a new strategic plan, helped the team complete the $6 Million capital campaign to launch the recently opened Muriel E. Mayes Center for Women and Children, and has guided the team through new program growth post-pandemic. Though he was born in Hawaii, he grew up in Southern California and Colorado and returned to Hawaii to graduate with honors from the University of Hawaii, Shidler School of Business, and studied at the University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management at City Vision University. In addition, he has a beautiful wife of 27 years and three talented young adult children who are all involved in their local church. He loves seeing young people reach their potential, developing leaders, playing the piano, enjoying sports, and traveling. Most importantly, he loves the Lord and loves people!

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David has have worked in various positions of non-profit experience, including, Director of Neighborhood Outreach at Rochester Youth for Christ; Program Director at Rochester Teen Challenge; Executive Director at Pivot Ministries; Pastor/Co-Founder of Emmaus Partnership; Co-Founder Pivot CDC and Director of Compassionate Care and Men's Center at The Bowery Mission, NY.

Pastor David Smith

Vice President of Programs

Stephanie joined BARM in 2019; she has 30 years of non-profit experience. Her experience includes the CEO of Country Manager, Principal, Children & Family Pastor, and Vice-President of Development at several prestigious organizations nationally and internationally. She and her husband, Mark, have facilitated seminars, workshops, and training sessions, and are sought after keynote speakers.

Stephanie Sewell

Vice-President of Development
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Leo Freels

Maintenance Specialist
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Dean Hollenbeck

Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Partnership
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Joe Quario

Sous Chef
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Sherwin Harris

Ambassador & Civic Engagement, Director
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Mimi Wells

Donor Relationship Specialist & Events Support

Barbara Wallace

Director of Donor Engagement
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Marshelle Wilburn

Engagement and Outreach Manager

John Lee

Men's Services Programs Advocate
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Patrick Davis

Assistant Program Director & Men's Services
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Steve Lee

Digital Services Manager
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Emily Reed

Center for Women & Children Supervisor of Guest Services

Riley Sewell

Grant Manager

Rose Russell

Program Manager, Center for Women & Children
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Hyeran Albert


Virginia Spears

Warehouse Assistant/Driver

Scott Silbaugh

Facilities Manager

Tim Clapper

Chaplain/Program Coordinator, Men’s Services
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Wayne Earl

Manager, Special Projects

Joshua Davidson

Maintenance Specialist
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Chris Dikes

Food Services Manager

Comfort Mensa

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Ken Herrick

Data Entry

Board of Directors


Mike Lubcyik, Chairman

Jeff Wright, Vice-Chair

Carol-Ann Laughlin, Secretary

Matt Henry, Treasurer

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Eric Davis

Karl Jones

Mike MacDonald

Andy Santamaria