Human Options, an Orange-County based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, announced the addition of two new board members, Dan Maas, Owner/CEO of Hardy & Harper, and Michele I. Khoury, consultant and novelist.
Dan Maas, a Dana Point resident, is the Owner and CEO of Hardy & Harper, a third generation family-owned business since 1946 that specializes in asphalt paving, Slurry Seal, Concrete and Sidewalk Grinding. Maas officially joined his father at Hardy & Harper in 2002 after graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree and used his strong business acumen to propel the company to the next level. Dan is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America and a past board member of the California Chapter. From Maas’ initial introduction to Human Options, he and his wife felt an immediate connection to the mission of the nonprofit. Since then, Maas has been involved in numerous Human Options programs, including the Serious Fun Gala, Men in Motion, the Adopt-a-Family program.
Newport Beach resident Michele I. Khoury has rejoined the Human Options board of directors after her initial term from 2009 to 2014. In 2009 Khoury transitioned from her consulting business of twenty years, Enterprise Selling International, Inc., to pursue a new dream of becoming a published fiction writer. She will publish her first fictional novel this year and she has already begun her second fictional novel which is about domestic violence and abuse. During her business career, Khoury has worked for Xerox Computer Services where she set three sales records and was involved with research on buying trends. As a Business Development Manager for Apple, she helped to pioneer Desktop Publishing and Desktop Engineering.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dan Maas and Michele Khoury to our board of directors,” says Maricela Rios-Faust, CEO of Human Options. “We’re confident their knowledge, resources, and commitment to the community will strengthen our work as we work to break the cycle of domestic violence in Orange County.”