Board of Directors
Scott brings three-decades of indispensable industry experience to HERO House, having had successful tenures with Sky Bank, Bay Mortgage, Cowlitz Bank, and First Independent Bank. He co-founded Legacy Group Holdings, Inc., which was voted the second best company to work for by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Scott is currently CEO at Legacy Group Capital. He holds a BA in Finance and Economics from Seattle University. While there, Scott was a scholarship athlete on Seattle University’s tennis team. In addition, he enjoys playing and coaching basketball from kindergarten to AAU teams. Scott is a proud member and sponsor of Big Brothers of America.
Savinay is a tenured executive from the telecommunication industry with over 22 years of experience in Operations, Sales, Finance, Marketing and Corporate Strategy. He has built analytic teams at T-Mobile responsible for improving sales productivity and successfully led reporting teams and operations as well as business process improvement. Savinay has been associated with HERO House for over a year. Outside work, he has a 17-year old daughter, Sameeksha, and wife, Pratima. The Dangi family loves to travel and photography is Savinay’s dearest hobby. Savinay is proud to be a part of HERO House and supporting the cause in all possible ways.
Lesa works in marketing arena. Working in digital marketing, she has worn many hats: Director of Digital Marketing, Director of Strategic Projects, speaker at national conferences, and overseeing operations/fulfillment. She is an advocate for mental health awareness, speaking to the necessity of de-stigmatizing mental health, and creating accessible resources for all. In addition to volunteering for HHNW, she has dedicated many years to working with Domestic Violence Safehouses in multiple states, supporting the women and children in residence.
Sudhir is a retired biomedical engineer from Philips Medical Systems and is involved in Energy, Healing, Alternative Health, Consciousness, and spirituality. Eighteen years ago, he discovered meditation and has studied at Brahma Kumaris to learn Rajyoga. He currently leads spirituality, yoga, and meditation classes at HERO House as part of our Wellness initiative. Sudhir is a wonderful advocate for the mentally ill and continues to spread the word about HERO House throughout the community.
Meg McClure and her husband were instrumental in working with HHNW to bring a Clubhouse to Everett in Snohomish County. She is currently on the Advisory Board for the Everett Clubhouse. They have a daughter who is a teacher and a son who is living with mental illness. Meg spent 33 years working in the Everett School District as a Speech Language Pathologist. As a long time Snohomish County resident, Meg is committed to building partnerships to support HHNW and the Everett Clubhouse in their work for mental health rehabilitation.
Veronika, also known as Vee, is a marketing jack of all trades. She currently works alongside HERO House Board President, Scott Rerucha, as Legacy Group Capital’s Director of Marketing. As a graduate of Seattle University with a dual BA in Marketing and Business Management, she strongly believes in their mission of empowering leaders for a just and humane world. She attempts to live this mission out on a daily basis by advocating for mental health awareness and by volunteering with the American Marketing Association – Puget Sound, helping the collegiate chapter members grow and jumpstart their marketing careers.
Veronika “Vee” Zwicke
Influenced and inspired by lived experiences, Deepa is a fierce mental health advocate dedicated to empowering marginalized communities. Working at a crisis center reaffirmed her belief that crises do not occur in a vacuum and are symptoms of the disparities that exist in our society. This reality has pushed her to pursue equality and justice throughout her academic and professional career from sustainability and now in mental health. With a keen interest in bridging not only systemic gaps but also fostering connections between individuals, she hopes to strengthen the collective fabric. She has a deep understanding that we are parts of a whole that function better together rather than in isolation.