Board of Directors

Patrick Whelan 

Currently serving New Priorities as President of the Board of Directors since 2008 Patrick has worked as a Spiritual Director and Counselor for at-risk youth since 2001.  Patrick spent 25 years in Planned Unit Development and is currently President of ARC Services Inc.

Larry Kogovsek 

Larry was trained in addiction treatment in the Central Oregon Community College Addictions and Human Services Program. He had run the Family Kitchen( homeless meal in Bend). He now provides recovery support to the homeless at various venues including Bend’s Church and the Cascade Peer Support and Self-Help Center. 

Clifford Evelyn Sr.

Clifford is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended U.S. Naval Management school in Algiers, LA.  He was honorably discharged for the U.S Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. Clifford is a former Clark County Sheriff’s Office Commander in Vancouver, Washington employed with them for 20 years.  During that time held the position of Correctional Officer, Training Sergeant, Operations Lieutenant and Commander.  He has also coached at risk youth in basketball, baseball and boxing.  Clifford is also a motivational speaker and focusing on being active as an Incarceration Activist.