Our Team Directors

Lidia Santos

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Dream Center

Debbie Wells

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After School Club

Judi Hyvarinen

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FInancial Services

Rosario Lopez

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Community Service

Stan Zack

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Claude Street Shelter

InnerMission Board of Directors

Dr. J. Calaway

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Founder/Chairman of the Board

J. founded InnerMission in 1996 as a community organization to help meet the needs of a city. He has pastored The Gate for over 22 years and has his Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership. 

Scott Wells

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Executive Director

Scott serves as the executive director of InnerMission. Scott has 20 plus years of non- profit experience. He is committed to helping people in need become self-sufficient.

Larry Hlista

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Director of Development

Larry has an MBA and specializes in community housing development. His passion is to help people find affordable housing and to develop a stable neighborhood for families within the community.

Sandy Koartge

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Director of Community Relations 

Sandy is a lifetime resident of Hammond, IN and community activist. She focuses on neighborhood revitalization through community renewal.

Liz De La Garza

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Director of Marketing

Liz is a Benefit Analyst for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. She has a passion to feed those who are hungry and see people break the cycle of surviving and move into thriving through compassion outreach.