Board of Directors
House of Ruth Board of Directors
Brian Kraatz – Board President
Brian Kraatz is Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA), and has volunteered with House of Ruth since 2017. Brian volunteers his time in our Residential Shelter.
Ehmandah Ramsey – Board Vice President
Ehmandah is a Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder of She Stories and Host of Hey Suga podcast. With 15+ years of experience providing life guidance in the community, Ehmandah serves as the Co-Pastor of the Church. She is also a domestic violence survivor.
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.
Lisa Phillips – Board Secretary
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.
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.
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.
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.
Debbie Lopez – Board Member
Lynn Sarf – Board Member
Lynn brings years of experience to her board service, as a retired Major Gifts Officer. Her knowledge of fundraising is extremely valuable. Lynn has served 3 years as a board member.