The Hope4Justice Board of Directors


Sue Ann Heutink, President

Sue Ann never thought she would be a modern day abolitionist!  After retiring from a 31 year career as a high school teacher, she prayed for God’s leading in the next phase of life.  Six months later, in January of 2008, He broke her heart with stories of men, women, and children being held captive and forced to labor in various ways or serve as child soldiers.   Next He opened her eyes to the horrors of sex trafficking.  Read more. . .

In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation "It shall be the responsibility of the President, in general, to supervise and conduct all activities and operations of the Hope4Justice, subject to the control, advice and consent of the Board of Directors. The President shall keep the Board of Directors completely informed, shall freely consult with them in relation to all activities of the Corporation/Organization."

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Betty Van Dyken, Vice-President

Besides being a volunteer with Hope4Justice since 2012,  Betty helps operate the family berry farm, is committed to helping out with her grandkids and others as needed, and had been employed as a nurse for many years.  Read more. . .

In accordance with the Articles of Incorrporation, "In the absence of the President, or in the event of his/her inability or refusal to act, it shall then be the responsibility of the Vice President to perform all the duties of the President, and in doing so shall have all authority and powers of, and shall be subject to all of the restrictions on, the President."


Karen Marion, Secretary

Children energize Karen as she has spent her life devoted to students, families and communities as a teacher in public and private schools over the past 44 years in five states and London, England. When she encountered two students in her high school classroom who were working as child prostitutes in 2008 it ignited a spark that has become a passion to extinguish modern-day slavery in this generation. Read more...

In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, "the Secretary keeps the minutes of the board of directors. Additionally, the Secretary is responsible for keeping track of the organization's activities to make sure the actions of the organization are in accordance to the organization's Bylaws.  The Secretary usually keeps track of the board members' contact information in order to inform the board about meetings and updates on the organization."

Bob Gist, Treasurer

Bob was introduced to Hope4Justice (H4J) at a “Connect Weekend” at his church, Christ the King, Bellingham, WA.  Bob attended several meetings and eventually became actively involved and began volunteering with Rebound of Whatcom County, a partner of H4J . One of the reasons he is passionate about fighting human trafficking is because unfortunately, one of Bob’s family members was a victim while a senior in high school. After this heart-breaking experience, Bob and his wife,Linda, want to see trafficking abolished in this generation! Read more. . .

In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, "The Treasurer keeps account of the receipts and disbursements in the organization's books. Additionally, the Treasurer is responsible for keeping track of the organization's financial condition."