David Duea Leaving HopeSparks After Thirteen Years

After thirteen years as HopeSparks’ President and CEO, David Duea will be starting a new chapter in his life as President and CEO of Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW).  His last day at HopeSparks will be June 30th.  Read below for additional information about LCSNW.

“I will miss many things about HopeSparks and am very proud of the culture we have built over the years. We have created a safe and positive environment for the HopeSparks team and the clients we serve.  We have empowered the staff and volunteers to strengthen families in order to make a lasting and positive change.  That positive change will have an impact on generations to come. I am leaving HopeSparks with a strong unified Board of Directors and an incredibly qualified management team who will continue to build on what we have accomplished together in my thirteen years at HopeSparks,” Duea shared.

 Joe LeRoy Announced as the New CEO of HopeSparks

On behalf of the HopeSparks Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that Joseph LeRoy has been named the incoming HopeSparks Family Services President and CEO. Nori Roman, HopeSparks’ Board Chair, expressed her excitement with Joe’s new role, “Joe has been with HopeSparks for over seven years and has brought a wealth of knowledge and passion to the organization which has assisted in the growth and quality of service HopeSparks has been able to provide.” Joe is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the non-profit sector serving children and families for over fifteen years. Joe is also an Affiliate Faculty Member of the University of Washington Tacoma, Social Work Program.

“I am humbled and extremely honored to have been selected for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to building on the work HopeSparks has been doing with children and families,” LeRoy shared.

Joe has proven his tenacity and allegiance to the organization over the last half-decade. We are excited by Joe’s continued energy and are confident that he will contribute significantly to the culture and success of HopeSparks.

Succession Plan

“David’s leadership and passion for HopeSparks will be sorely missed; David is leaving the agency in an enviably strong position. David identified and prepared Joe, his successor, who, I am confident will lead HopeSparks with the same drive and passion that David had,” stated past HopeSpark’s Board Chair, Les White.

Where David is Going – Lutheran Community Services Northwest

LCSNW is a non-profit human services agency that serves communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. LCSNW is privileged to touch the lives of people of all ages, cultures and faiths.  The agency has a budget of $28 million and has over 500 employees.   LCSNW has 5 core areas of service: Behavioral Health, Senior Services, Community Support Centers, Child Welfare and Refugee and Immigrant Services. For more information – please visit www.lcsnw.org.