Mission and Leadership
William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.
Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be obtained. Hope relates to motivation and will.
Strength is showing ability, competence, power or courage (can be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual). Strength relates to capacity and skill.
Welcoming is receiving a person gladly. Welcoming relates to treating each person as a brother/sister human being–not a case, a client, a diagnosis, a problem.
Respectful means showing a person that he/she is held in esteem. Respectful relates to recognizing the essential dignity and value of each human being.
Board of Directors
Gary E. Gross, President
Gary is with US Bank in Portland, OR.
Susan R. Workman, Vice President
Susan is a former vice president and manager of U.S. Bancorp and former executive vice president and principal of Treasury Management Services in Portland, OR.
William Bradford Mersereau, Secretary
Brad is an investor, musician and philanthropist in Portland, OR.
Donald L. Wilson, Treasurer
Don is a certified public accountant in private practice in Portland, OR.
Sarah is vice president of Anderson Bros. Inc. in Portland, OR.
John Chandler, Chair, Connoisseurs of the Vine Benefit
John is retired president of Sirianni Electric Company in Tigard, OR.
Kelly Clark, Counselor
Kelly is a principal and attorney with O’Donnell Clark & Crew, LLP in Portland, OR.
Herbert O. Koenig
Herb is a business consultant in Portland, OR.
Arley Ann Laman
Arley is an interior design associate with Ann McCulloch Studio in Portland, OR.
Joan is the retired executive director of a nonprofit and a member of the board of 211Info.org in Portland, OR.
The Rev. Jeff Littlefield
Jeff is rector of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Beaverton, OR.
James McCarter, Immediate Past President
Jim is retired president of Northwest Battery Supply in Portland, OR.
Mark M. McCulloch, Counselor
Mark is a principal and attorney with Powers McCulloch & Bennett in Portland, OR.
Richard B. Stinson Jr.
Richard is an attorney in Portland, OR.
The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Ex Officio
The Rt. Rev. Hanley is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon.
Allen L. Hunt, Executive Director
503.226.3021 ext. 208
ahunt (at) williamtemple.org
Allen was raised and educated in Iowa. He is a Stanford University graduate, class of 1972, psychology major. He pursued graduate studies in psychology at the University of Iowa and the University of California, Berkeley. His graduate work in Business Administration was done at Golden Gate University, University of California, Berkeley, and California Pacific University.
Allen came to William Temple House from Network Behavioral HealthCare, where he was director of outpatient services. He also served as Executive Director of Waverly Children’s Home and Rosemont School, all in Portland, Oregon. Prior to moving to Oregon in 1984, Allen directed two human service programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Allen has a passion for human services that focuses on service access, respect, integrity, and quality. He is a team and alliance builder who fosters broad participation from colleagues, volunteers and employees. He believes in customer-driven visioning and strategic planning that involves all stakeholders.
Dr. Susan Bettis, Clinical Director of Counseling
503.226.3021 ext. 220
sbettis (at) williamtemple.org
Dr. Bettis has spearheaded the growth of the Mental Health Counseling Department. She established William Temple House’s Internship Program as a site for graduate level interns to complete their state required hours of counseling for licensure. Today the Internship Program offers 16-18 graduate level students an exclusive opportunity to receive excellent supervision, career independence, weekly training and continuing education.
Lael Curtis, Director of Social Services
503.226.3021 ext. 214
lcurtis (at) williamtemple.org
Diane Gonthier, Director of Development
503.226.3021 ext. 209
dgonthier (at) williamtemple.org
Judi McCubbins, Director of the William Temple House Thrift Store
jmccubbins (at) williamtemple.org
Pamela Stringer, Fiscal Manager
503.226.3021 ext. 203
pstringer (at) williamtemple.org
Father Steve Norcross, Director of Pastoral Care
503.226.3021 ext. 204
snorcross (at) williamtemple.org
Cliff Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator
503.226.3021 ext. 235