Corey FileChairman of the Board
Corey File has been on the board of Hope Now For Youth since 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Board. His love for helping young men in need was modeled by his father before him. His father served on the board of directors for over 20 years.
Corey has extensive business experience and currently develops assisted living and memory care communities in the Western U.S. In his spare time, he is a successful Little League Baseball coach.
He is married and has five beautiful children.
Skip LynnBoard Member
Skip Lynn has served on the Hope Now Board for nearly two decades. He is a Christ-follower who believes strongly in the mission of Hope Now which is to find employment for young men seeking to get out of gangs and to present them with the healing grace of Jesus Christ.
Skip is a thirty year executive in the Environmental Industrial field and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fresno.
Necia WollenmanBoard Member
Necia Wollenman is one of our founding board members. For two decades she has had a heart for young men who are in need of hope. She is a retired partner of Moore Grider & Co., Certified Public Accountants.
Along with being an intregal part of our Hope Now board, Necia has served on the boards of The Discovery Center and Ronald McDonald House. She brings exemplary accounting experience and knowledge to our organization.
Dr. Joseph Martin, DNP, CRNABoard Member
Dr. Joseph Martin, DNP, CRNA, is the President and owner of Advanced Anesthesia, Incorporated. Dr. Martin also is the Assistant Program Director and associate faculty at National University’s Nurse Anesthesiology Program. He maintains an active clinical anesthesiology practice at local surgery centers and maintains hospital privileges at Saint Agnes Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Martin received his Doctor of Nursing Practice in Anesthesiology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his general, pediatric, obstetric and cardiovascular anesthesiology residency at Texas Health Southwest in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduation, he took a clinical faculty position at Texas Tech University’s Health Science Center. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his roots and moved back to Fresno, CA, where he set up his private clinical practice.
Dr. Martin is happily married with 2 young children. He is active in community service, his local church, and enjoys building relationships with those in his community. He loves to play golf and tennis with his family and travel internationally.
Franklin SpeesBoard Member
Franklin Spees has over 15 years of diverse real estate and business experience as an attorney, small business owner, development consultant, city planner, and real estate broker. Throughout his career he has demonstrated repeated success in both the private and public sectors by providing expert counsel and facilitation as a “creative problem solver” to maximize land, physical improvements, and uses of real property through development, transactions, entitlements, and drafting public policy.
Franklin is a licensed member of the California Bar Association and an accredited LEED, AP through the United States Green Building Council. He holds the designation of Certified California Residential Manager (CCRM) as a member of both the California and Fresno Apartment Associations. Franklin has advised and facilitated real estate transactions as a licensed real estate broker and as a member of the California and Fresno Association of Realtors.
Franklin is currently practicing law as a business and real estate attorney with Lawvex, Inc. in addition to other real estate ventures. Franklin is married to his wife Lisa and has three elementary age school children.