Board of Directors

Find out more about our staff.

Beth Phillips, Founder and Executive Director

Providing professional interior design services for residential and commercial clients for over 32 years, Beth Phillips has worked with the finest design and architectural firms in Southern California, and she has served as a board member on the Advisory Committee for Saddleback College’s Interior Design Program and was a past director of the Orange County Chapter of the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID).  Beth has also earned her California General Building Contractor’s License from the Contractor’s State License Board.  In 2004, Beth founded Furnishing Hope, whose mission it is to aid people in crisis by providing them a clean, safe living environment.


Joellyn Finn is a retired administrative manager who handled everything from personnel and payroll to customer relations and quality assurance. With a B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University, Joellyn spent ten years with a national residential homebuilder and most recently was employed by a land developer in the acquisition and development of properties for residential building.  Through her career, Joellyn has contributed to other charitable groups including Arthritis Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Olive Crest Children’s Home, and March of Dimes.


 John Virtue is a commercial real estate broker who specializes in Office space in the Orange County marketplace.  John began working in commercial real estate in 1985 as an office broker for CB Commercial.  In 1993 John left CB Commercial to head the Orange County Financial Services Division for Cushman & Wakefield.  In 2000, John founded virtueco, Inc., which specializes in tenant representation of office users.

John is married to his wife Rebecca and is the father of Max and Shay. 


Until her retirement in April, 2012 Pat Hasbrook was a professional Human Resources executive.  Her most recent role was as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Experian a leading global information services company providing data and analytical tools.  Listed on the London Stock Exchange Experian has revenue of $4.7 billion with North America representing 48%.  Pat reported to the CEO of Experian North American and for fifteen years directed the HR function with approximately 6,000 employees located in the U.S., Costa Rica and Chile.

Her career in Human Resources spans over thirty years in Orange County working for domestic and international companies.  In addition she ran her own Human Resources consulting business for five years.

Since retiring Pat has been able to pursue her love of travel, painting, decorating and collecting art as well as becoming more involved in community organizations. Pat is a volunteer with the Family Assistance Ministries and has developed their job search program.  She is a member of the Human Affairs Committee for the City of San Clemente. Pat recently joined the Board of Furnishing Hope.

Pat and her husband, Bob, are very invested Orange County and most particularly, in the San Clemente community. Bob has a national advertising business located in San Clemente and he has been a resident of San Clemente for thirty years.


Linda Sellers Tuggle, State of California Licensed Family Home Childcare provider, owned and operated a successful Irvine based childcare business for 19 years. Linda was able to offer a loving, learning environment to young children within her community, many of whom she has watched grow into adulthood.

Now retired, Linda enjoys family, friends and entertaining in her Yorba Linda home. When her husband isn’t on the golf course, you can find them working out together at their local boot camp!

Looking for a chance to give back to the community, she was happy to have found a volunteer opportunity in Furnishing Hope; combining her love of design and helping others.

Allen L. Boerner

Mr. Boerner has been involved in equity capital formation and investment, specializing in real estate for over thirty years. In 1976, Mr. Boerner formed his own real estate company in Southern California, specializing in brokerage, management, and syndication of investment income propertied.

In December of 1995, Mr. Boerner formed Granite Investment Group to capitalize on the opportunities in the Southern California marketplace. His network of high net worth sophisticated real estate investors has allowed the company to react quickly to profitable situations with the combination of adequate financial strength, strong real estate acquisition and operational experience.

Mr. Boerner also devotes much of his time outside of the office to various foundations and causes. Currently, he is serving on the Board of Directors for Lestonnac Clinic, The Guardian Scholar Program at Cal State University Fullerton, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Furnishing Hope.