Board of Directors
The CATCH, Inc. Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders who have been instrumental to the development and success of the program. Representing diverse sectors of the community, including government, housing, business, and congregations of faith, Board members share a passion for the mission of re-housing homeless families.
CATCH, Inc. Board President
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Boise
Andrew came to Boise in 2012 after serving a congregation in Florida for 8 years. He did his undergraduate work in Philosophy at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Andrew quickly became acquainted with First Presbyterian’s long history of support to CATCH and is happy to serve as a faith representative to the CATCH Board living out the calling to love neighbors as ourselves by feeding, clothing, housing, and visiting our brothers and sisters who find themselves in a time of need. Andrew lives in Boise with his wife Caroline and four young and very energetic children.
Relationship Manager, Washington Trust Bank
Born and raised in Boise, Zach grew up with a love for the great outdoors. The amazing mountains surrounding the valley, along with all the outdoor activities available within thirty minutes, make Boise a place he plans on calling home for life. Helping Idahoans pass on this wonderful way of life is important to Zach. He and his wife, Robin, welcomed their son, Gabriel, into the world in January of 2014. Aside from spending time with his wife and son, his free time is spent playing soccer, skiing, mountain biking, golfing, rock climbing, hiking, and camping. Zach is a Founding Member and the President of the Boise State College of Business and Economics Alumni Chamber, an active member on the Leadership Team for Boise Young Professionals, and will be the treasurer for CATCH, Inc. starting 2018. As a Relationship Manager for Washington Trust Bank, it is Zach’s focus to assist clients with their financial planning, estate planning, and investment management to help preserve wealth, reduce risk, and pass on a legacy to their heirs. A graduate of Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) with a Bachelor of Business Administration, emphasis on Marketing, he is a Bronco for Life.
Development Director, Boise State University
Argia is a Development Director at Boise State University supporting the College of Business and Economics and the Honors College. Argia has been a professional fundraiser for over 15 years supporting non-profits and universities in Seattle, Las Vegas, Washington, DC and Boise. Argia was the Director of the Basque Soccer Friendly in July 2015 a professional soccer game to raise funds for the Basque Studies program at Boise State and youth soccer throughout Idaho. Argia holds a bachelor of arts and science in political science and gender studies from the University of Washington and a master in Basque studies from the Universidad del Pais Vasco. Argia also serves as adjunct lecturer in Basque Studies at Boise State. Argia is proud to be on the Board of Directors of CATCH and is committed to helping end homelessness in our community.
Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP
Chris Fout is an attorney with Perkins Coie LLP. She moved to Boise in 1999 to attend Boise State University, where she earned a degree in Philosophy. During this time, Chris fell in love with Boise and made it her home. She stayed in Boise while obtaining her law degree at Concordia School of Law. Chris is committed to making Boise a better city, where every person has a home.
Director of Corporate Governance, St. Luke’s Health System
Kendra works to improve the healthcare delivery process through simplification of governance. She moved to the Treasure Valley in 2000 and loves calling Idaho home. She wants to work to make sure that everyone in Idaho has a place to call home. Kendra holds a bachelor of arts in communication from Boise State University and a master of health administration from George Washington University.
Director of Commercial Lines Insurance, Pacific Crest Independent Insurance Alliance
Mike Willits, a fifth-generation Idahoan, brings a background of fiscal management, community involvement, and non-profit leadership to the CATCH Board. Professionally, Willits is the Director of Commercial Lines Insurance for Pacific Crest Independent Insurance Alliance headquartered in Eagle, Idaho. Most recently, Willits served as Chairman of the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho. He is a past president and board member of the West Ada Education Foundation.
Willits attended Idaho State University, where he served as the Student Body President, and graduated from Boise State University with a degree in business management. He has advanced insurance designations as both a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Risk Manager. He and his wife, Luci, have two children.
Community Outreach Director, Kendall Auto Group
Shanley Skillern has over a decade of experience working directly for non-profits, both national and local, and in her role as Community Outreach Director for Kendall Auto Group. She is passionate about the housing first model, CATCH and the direct impact that the organization has on families in the community. Shanley has served on a variety of boards, helping organizations with their strategic partnerships, out of the box thinking, and new funding ideas. As a board member she looks forward to helping CATCH end family homelessness and ensuring children always have a safe place to lay their head. She lives in Boise with her husband Michael and their two young and active children.