People in Business
Roman Vasquez, Cascade AIDS Project Southwest Washington bilingual clinical case manager, joined the board of directors of Council for the Homeless, a Vancouver-based nonprofit dedicated to helping those without a home in Clark County. A graduate of Portland State University and Washington State University Vancouver, Vasquez served an internship with the council while pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Justin Wood of Hearthstone Homes NW is the newest member of the Building Industry Association of Clark County’s board of directors. Having built homes in the Portland metro area for 20 years, he also operates Seven Peaks Homes in Portland and is on the board of directors for the National Association of Home Builders. Wood is graduate of Battle Ground High School.
The Vancouver office of Lutheran Community Services Northwest recently hired Eva Luchini as its development manager. Her work will support the organization’s programs that serve the local immigrant and refugee communities as well as advocacy for victims of crime. Reach Luchini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burgerville CEO Jill Taylor was among 50 women highlighted by Nation’s Restaurant News Power List that celebrates women in leadership from both chain and independent restaurants. The list included women selected by editors of Nation’s Restaurant News, an independent publication covering the food industry, and aimed to emphasize that female CEOs in the restaurant industry remain few, according to a news release. Taylor became CEO of the 60-year-old company, with headquarters in Vancouver, in 2017. It has 1,000 employees and 40 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.