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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Founder/President and Executive Director, Thomas Williams
The Peoples Club (TPC) was founded in May 2016 by Thomas Williams.
Driven by a sense of equality and a strong moral code, Thomas has made it a personal mission to elevate the planet with solutions that work for all people.
His life’s work has become an inspiration to many, through his kindness. Many members have been privately assisted with their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual problems by Thomas, as well as financial hardships through The Peoples Club, “hand up over a handout” charitable outreach.
Known by many for his treasured, “Tommyisms,” hammer-dropping truths and deep insights, Thomas regularly gives members common-sense questions to ponder to encourage self-responsibility, caring & sharing and need over greed.
“I am just a simple man of and with the people, with no connections to anyone but the people themselves. All I ask in return is, for people to be a better version of themselves tomorrow, than today.”
“Be the truth, be the change, as you are your own savior.” -Thomas Williams
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Holly Hakes Petersen (Director of The Peoples Club)
Holly has a background as an alcohol/drug and gambling addictions counselor. Her work with an agency in Eugene, OR. involved primary work with women with alcohol and drug addictions, and then answering the 800 emergency line for Oregon gambling addicts.  She also did fund raising for Campfire Girls, and worked the sales desk for advertising spots for a local newspaper in Oregon. She is an author of two self-help books and had a life coaching business before she retired in 2018. Holly continues to help people empower themselves by encouraging them to go within for their answers. She believes strongly that the way of the future will manifest by the people thinking differently, sharing and caring, and focusing on need, not greed. We, the people helping we, the people.

Michele Hancsak (Director of The Peoples Club)

Michele is a second-generation American of Rus/Slovak descent and a retired mental health care therapist. Throughout her lifetime she has been considered a jack of all trades and a master of none, until obtaining a master’s degree in mental health counseling. She also worked as a police dispatcher, a pharmacy technician, and assistant chief of EKG non-invasive Cardiology. She is also a licensed massage therapist. Michele has volunteered with the Master Gardener program, and a pilot program with them for at-risk kids with the County Extension Agency. She was a board member and served on various committees for 6 years with Habitat for Humanity Portage County. She has also volunteered with RTA hospice, Equine Horse Therapy, Casa Grande Historical Society, Meals on Wheels and various Food Banks in her communities.

She is enjoying her so-called retirement volunteering with the TPC in supporting the members, with counseling while espousing the morals and principles of the TPC.

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