Life. It’s Personal.

HumanGood was founded in the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live life with enthusiasm, confidence and security, regardless of physical, social or economic circumstances. Our mission is to ensure that those we serve have every opportunity to become their best selves as they define it. This extends to those who live in our communities, their family and friends, and the team members who serve them.

While the name is new, our mission is not. As American Baptist Homes of the West and be.group before HumanGood, we’ve supported older adults in their well-aging journey for nearly 70 years.

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Leadership
Executive Team

John H. Cochrane III

President and CEO

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John H. Cochrane III

President and CEO

As president and chief executive officer, John Cochrane is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overseeing operations and serving as the primary liaison to the HumanGood Board of Directors. Cochrane served as president and CEO of be.group prior to the company’s affiliation with ABHOW. Before joining be.group, Cochrane worked for Lifespace Communities, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, where he served as chief operating officer overseeing 11 retirement communities in seven states. Cochrane previously worked as a practicing attorney specializing in real estate and finance, and as executive director of the $150-million retirement community Oak Crest Village in Catonsville, Maryland. He has his law degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.

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Pamela Claassen

Chief Financial Officer

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Pamela Claassen

Chief Financial Officer

As chief financial officer, Pam Claassen oversees finance and accounting, which includes accountability for the funding of new development and capital improvements in our existing properties. Claassen also is accountable for HumanGood’s information technology operations. She previously served as ABHOW’s senior vice president of finance and CFO. Prior to ABHOW, Claassen was with KPMG LLP for 22 years. Her clients included governmental and nonprofit entities as well as a variety of financial services clients, including publicly traded corporations. Claassen received her MBA with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College.

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Dan Hutson

Chief Strategy Officer

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Dan Hutson

Chief Strategy Officer

As chief strategy officer, Dan Hutson is accountable for strategic planning, marketing, corporate communications, brand management, innovation and experience design. He previously served as be.group’s vice president of communications and marketing. Prior to joining be.group, he served as chief communications officer for the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council, a commission of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Hutson owned and operated a communications design firm for several years, specializing in serving corporate clients, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations, and previously worked as publications director for Occidental College, a liberal arts college in Los Angeles. Hutson has bachelor’s degrees in political science and sociology from UCLA.

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Daniel S. Ogus

Chief Operating Officer

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Daniel S. Ogus

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Dan Ogus oversees HumanGood’s operational areas, which includes our licensed communities and affordable housing, along with procurement and the resident experience. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of be.group, as well as serving as president of the be.group foundation. Ogus has master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Dallas and gerontology from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Houston.

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Louise Rankin

General Counsel

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Louise Rankin

General Counsel

As general counsel, Louise Rankin oversees HumanGood’s legal operations and also is accountable for enterprise risk management, governance and advocacy. Rankin previously served as senior vice president and general counsel for ABHOW. She has more than 30 years of experience and nearly a decade specifically working with ABHOW's senior officers on bond financings. In addition, she has negotiated multi-state system bond deals for a number of individual hospitals, nursing homes and CCRCs. The health care financing industry now widely accepts structures and covenants she developed. Rankin earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University and received her bachelor’s degree in humanities from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

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Division Presidents

Jeff Glaze

President, Philanthropy

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Jeff Glaze

President, Philanthropy

Jeff Glaze serves as president of HumanGood Foundation, our philanthropic arm, which raises funds to provide assistance to the communities owned and operated by HumanGood. Glaze joined ABHOW in 1997 as corporate controller and served as chief operations manager for ABHOW's CCRCs from 2006 until 2014. Prior to joining ABHOW, Glaze was controller for Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He previously led business planning for the Department of Health for the British dependency Guernsey, was associate administrator of finance at Oakland-based Summit Medical Center and associate executive director of finance for two different hospitals run by Humana, Inc. Glaze brings more than 36 years of leadership in senior living and health care financial management and business planning to his role. He earned his MBA from California State University, East Bay and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Idaho.

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Ancel Romero

President, Affordable Housing

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Ancel Romero

President, Affordable Housing

Ancel Romero is responsible for operations management of HumanGood’s affordable housing communities as well as oversight and overall responsibility for affordable housing development within the organization. Before joining ABHOW in 1998, Romero was the director of property management of G&K Management Co., one of the largest for-profit housing providers in the country. He was promoted to vice president of affordable housing of ABHOW in 2001, and in 2004 assumed additional responsibilities as senior vice president. Romero earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Letran College in Manila, Philippines.

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HumanGood Board of Directors

Judith D. Baker

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Judith D. Baker

Judy Baker began her service with us as a member of the Westminster Gardens Board of Directors, joining the be.group Board of Directors when the two bodies were merged in 2012. She has extensive experience in health care, improving performance through analysis of processes and systems, stakeholder focus group research, introduction of metrics and development strategic plans and initiatives. A registered nurse, Baker has her master’s degree in human resources and organizational development from the University of San Francisco.

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William J. Battison III

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William J. Battison III

Bill Battison joined the be.group Board of Directors in 2011. He has held numerous corporate leadership positions, including stints as president of Westwood One Inc. and NBC Radio Network; president and CEO of BuyitNow Inc.; executive vice president and chief operating officer of Iwerks Entertainment; and executive vice president of Valence Technology Inc. He has his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate Business School as well as his bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Virginia.

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Declan Brown, Secretary

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Declan Brown, Secretary

Declan Brown is vice president of transportation initiatives at Veritec Solutions. With more than 25 years of consulting experience to the transportation industry, his experience spans the world of strategic planning for railroads, ports, ocean carriers, intermodal marketing companies and shippers. As co-founder and president of the Kingsley Group, Inc. Brown consulted on several major mergers/acquisitions and has worked on other rail transactions in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Central America. He has past experience with Southern Pacific Transportation Company and has been advisor to governments in Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Brown has been a speaker on transportation matters at conferences both nationally and internationally.

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The Rev. Michelle M. Holmes

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The Rev. Michelle M. Holmes

The Rev. Michelle Holmes has held several positions with the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California since 1990. She is currently vice president and chief financial officer and previously was vice president for seminary relations, acting president and assistant to the president for recruitment and development. She is chair of the Chief Financial Officers Steering Committee and is a member of the Graduate Theological Union Council of Development Officers and the Council of Chief Financial Officers. She founded and is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Wellness Council in San Luis Obispo County, California.

An ordained American Baptist minister, Holmes has served on the Minister’s Council of the Greater Bay Area of the American Baptist Churches USA in numerous capacities. She has served on executive committees of the Evergreen Baptist Association and the Pacific Coast Baptist Association, and is an active member of the Shell Ridge Community Church. Holmes received her master’s degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; a Master of Divinity degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and religion from the University of Redlands.

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Albert W. Kelley, Vice Chair

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Albert W. Kelley, Vice Chair

Al Kelley joined the be.group Board of Directors in 2008 and became its chair in 2011. Kelley’s career spanned 37 years in commercial bank lending to large national and international companies. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s degree from California Western University.

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Gloria Marshall

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Gloria Marshall

Gloria Marshall currently serves on the Mission Board at Parkside Church in Bakersfield and as chairperson for the “Children to Love” Board of Directors (a mission agency working with Romanian orphans and Untouchable children in India). She has served as past president of the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest, as chairperson for Resource Development for American Baptist Women Ministries/USA, and as chairperson of the Africa Committee for International Ministries of the General Board of ABC/USA. Marshall served as an American Baptist Missionary to Congo for 13 years and taught at the International School in Kinshasa. She and her husband administered a retirement facility for 100 seniors and subsequently founded a new ministry, “Stewards Inc.,” a representative payee agency that cares for a population of people with mental and addiction challenges. They have served as pastor and wife for two American Baptist churches in the Pacific Southwest and as the area minister for Arizona.

Marshall is a frequent mission speaker and a spiritual growth speaker for women’s retreats. She is a graduate of Eastern University and has taken graduate studies in French and African Culture in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a teaching credential from the state of Pennsylvania.

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Randall L. Stamper, Chair

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Randall L. Stamper, Chair

The former chair of the Cornerstone and ABHOW boards of directors, Randy Stamper brings unique expertise to the organization, providing counsel on CCRC financing and planning. He previously served as managing partner with Stamper Rubens, P.S., a law firm in Spokane, Washington, whose practice was primarily health care-related. Stamper is a member of the Spokane County, Washington State, Idaho State and American bar associations, and is authorized to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the board and as general counsel for the Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a former board member of St. George’s School, a private K–12 school in Spokane, and a former board member of the Shrine Hospital in Spokane. He has served on several other boards and was active in numerous community service organizations in Spokane. He recently relocated to Boise, Idaho.

Stamper holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.

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HumanGood Affordable Housing Board of Directors

John Agnew

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John Agnew

A retired businessman with a broad background, John Agnew served as general manager of worldwide operations for the Microsoft Network, director of executive and management development at Microsoft, and executive director for information resources, human resources and quality assurance for US West Cellular. He also was a founding board member of Beacon Development Group, one of the state of Washington’s most respected developers of affordable housing, now owned by HumanGood. Agnew holds his doctorate in the design and evaluation of educational programs with a minor focused on data analytics and business from Stanford University.

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Donna Benton

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Donna Benton

Donna Benton is an associate research professor of gerontology at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, as well as the director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center/Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center. She has more than 30 years of experience in working to improve services and support to persons with dementia. She received her graduate training in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and was a gero-psychological postdoctoral fellow at USC/Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

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Mary Bihr

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Mary Bihr

Mary Bihr is a video game executive who oversaw the worldwide sales and marketing operations for LucasArts, where she helped grow the startup operation to revenues in excess of several hundred million dollars. She is credited with more than 50 games, including the award-winning Star Wars and Indiana Jones game franchises. She conducted her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ken Bose

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Ken Bose

Ken Bose is an accomplished nonprofit executive and a long-serving Harborview Properties board member. Under his leadership, the board partnered with HumanGood in overseeing a multi-million-dollar transformation of the community into one positioned to serve generations of seniors for many years to come.

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Walter J. Clarke

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Walter J. Clarke

Walter J. Clarke has held policy development and operational-level management positions, working with property developers, investors and major lending institutions, as well as local, state and federal agencies involved in financing and producing housing for a broad spectrum of the population of Los Angeles. He retired from the Los Angeles Housing Department in 2004 after serving as a division chief; director of citywide housing services for the elderly and low- and moderate-income owners and tenants; directed the citywide commercial area and mixed-use housing interface program; and served as senior planner for the County of Los Angeles Area Agency on Aging. He received his master’s degrees in business administration and urban planning and development from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the City College of New York.

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Albert W. Kelley

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Albert W. Kelley

Al Kelley joined the be.group Board of Directors in 2008 and became its chair in 2011. Kelley’s career spanned 37 years in commercial bank lending to large national and international companies. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s degree from California Western University.

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Bruce Laycook, Chair

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Bruce Laycook, Chair

Bruce Laycook previously served as vice chair on the ABHOW Board of Directors. He is an IT consultant with more than 30 years of experience in information systems in the health care industry. Laycook received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands. He is a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Redlands.

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Gloria Meads, Secretary

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Gloria Meads, Secretary

Gloria Meads is a licensed registered nurse working in several health-related fields, including the medial/surgical field as an evening supervisor at Merritt Hospital in Oakland. She also has worked in the public health and psychiatric areas of health services. Meads earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco, and her RN and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Columbia University.

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Lynn Melby

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Lynn Melby

Lynn Melby is a principal of a company that manages community associations and, therefore, knows how to expertly run productive board meetings. He was instrumental in facilitating the donation of land by Good Shepherd Baptist Church, which made possible the dream that is Shepherd's Garden. He recently stepped down as chair of Shepherd's Garden but remains as board member.

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Mike Reynolds

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Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds is a long-time Plymouth Village board member, keenly familiar with senior-housing issues in the San Bernardino area. Reynolds also is the current board chair of Redlands Senior Housing and Redlands Senior Housing II.

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Sue Roderick

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Sue Roderick

Sue Schock Roderick has worked in the field of aging and senior services for more than 40 years. She has experience in long-term health care, mental health, senior living, recreation, education and training. As a consultant on aging with the state Department on Aging, she was responsible for establishment of the statewide information and referral network for seniors. Early on in her career, Roderick was responsible for establishing local commissions on aging in areas not yet serving older persons. Prior to her retirement, Roderick was senior vice president and chief administrative officer for ABHOW. She received her doctorate and master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees from San Jose State University. Roderick also maintains a lifetime secondary education teaching credential.

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Randall L. Stamper, Vice Chair

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Randall L. Stamper, Vice Chair

The previous chair of the Cornerstone and ABHOW boards of directors, Randy Stamper brings unique expertise to the organization, providing counsel on CCRC financing and planning. As the former managing partner with Stamper Rubens, P.S., a law firm in Spokane, Washington, his practice was 90 percent health care-related. Stamper is a member of the Spokane County, Washington State, Idaho State and American bar associations and authorized to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the board and as general counsel for the Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a former board member of St. George’s School, a private K–12 school in Spokane and a former board member of the Shrine Hospital in Spokane. He has served on several other boards and was active in numerous community service organizations in Spokane. He recently relocated to Boise, Idaho. Stamper holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.

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Awards

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2015 Central Valley Friendly Landscaping Award

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens won the Central Valley Friendly Landscaping Award for their sustainable landscaping practices.

2015 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Gold Award

Rosewood won a Gold Award for innovative technology solutions.

2015 Central Valley Friendly Landscaping Award

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens won the Central Valley Friendly Landscaping Award for their sustainable landscaping practices.

2015 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Gold Award

Rosewood won a Gold Award for innovative technology solutions.

2015 Masterpiece Living Awards

Judson Park won a Masterpiece Living Award for Most Creative for their program Walk to Wellness.

2015 Caring Stars Award

The Terraces of Los Gatos won the Caring.com Caring Stars Award for One of America’s Best Assisted Living Communities.

2015 Masterpiece Living Awards

Judson Park won a Masterpiece Living Award for Most Creative for their program Walk to Wellness.

2015 Caring Stars Award

The Terraces of Los Gatos won the Caring.com Caring Stars Award for One of America’s Best Assisted Living Communities.

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