Since 1999, Renee Stevens has been associated with Open House Ministries (OHM), a family shelter in Vancouver committed to equipping families with the necessary tools to resolve issues that lead to poverty and homelessness. She entered OHM as a single mother of three, unable to find affordable housing or make ends meet. With the help of OHM, Stevens graduated from the program and was able to find stable housing and support her family.
She began employment with OHM as a nighttime security officer and advanced through the organization to become its Executive Director in 2017, where she manages relationships with donors and community partners, leads development efforts and cultivates the skills of others in the areas of leadership, community relations and team building.
Stevens has a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development from Washington State University, Vancouver, and AA and AS degrees from Clark Community College, also in Vancouver.