Board of Directors
House of Ruth Board of Directors
Renee Young – Board President
Renee has over 25 years of experience in business development and sales. Her professional background has been with leading multi-national management consulting firms in pursuit of multimillion-dollar efforts. Renee has 4 years of service on the board.
Leslie Negritto – Board Treasurer
Leslie Negritto is currently the Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer and provides fiscal leadership for Claremont Graduate University housing. Leslie is excited to begin her 2nd year on the board.
Thomas Allison – Board Member
Thomas is a Family Attorney and a professor of law at the University of La Verne. Founder of the Social Justice Advocacy Project, which was awarded the California Non- Profit of the Year for 2020. Thomas has been supporting House of Ruth since 2016.
Robin Leonhard – Board Member
Robin is actively involved in the Claremont community and has served on the board of directors for numerous terms over the years, including Board President. Robin volunteers her time to cater events as part of the Event Committee and begins another term of dedicated service.
Lisa Phillips – Board Member
Dr. Lisa W. Phillips, M.D. is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist at the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Hospital in Loma Linda. She specializes in providing telehealth services and is the lead for recruitment of psychiatrists at the VA Hospital. Dr. Phillips has served 2 terms on the House of Ruth board as Secretary.
Heather Davis – Board Member
Heather Davis, MD, is a Board-Certified Internist/Critical Care Specialist who has practiced at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center since 2004. She became the Medical Director of Hospitalist Services at Pomona Valley Hospital in 2013 and continues to oversee physicians actively involved in provision of inpatient care at the hospital. She has previously served as the President of the Medical Staff as well as on the Board of Directors and currently still serves on the Board of Directors for the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation. She is also a domestic violence survivor.