Board Members

Josephine Hopkins has worked in Real Estate Finance in Boise Idaho most her life but has always had a passion to work with children and animals. She returned to Boise State University pursuing a degree in Social Work and has approximately 1 ½ years remaining. Josephine has been a past member and officer of 2 women’s groups that raised money for scholarships for women. She has volunteered with many children’s organizations and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society.

Email: johopkins@hopkinsfoundation.org


Randy began Hopkins Financial Services, Inc. as Hopkins & Associates in December 1983. As Founder and President of Hopkins Financial Services, Randy is very active in the real estate project/joint venture area of Hopkins. He is also involved in the day-to-day operations of Hopkins Financial, and still does the occasional individual loan. Randy graduated Albertson College of Idaho in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration. When not at Hopkins, Randy enjoys family, friends, ten acres with lots of animals, Kriya Yoga meditation, golf, backpacking, basketball and various outdoor activities.

Email: randyhopkins@hopkinsfoundation.org


Robert Henderson, a graduate of the University of Maryland and Seattle University Law School, was a member of the Washington State Bar for 25 years. He’s married and has a daughter. In 1985, he was initiated into Kriya Yoga by his spiritual teacher, Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1932 by Sri Yukteshwar, and in 1935, was also initiated by Paramahamsa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. In 1993, Paramahamsa Hariharananda empowered Robert Henderson, who is also known as Gonesh Baba, to initiate and teach others Kriya Yoga.

Email: roberth@whidbey.net


LeAnne Town is a Boise Idaho artist, musician, and small business owner. She holds a BFA in General Art from Boise State University. For many years, she owned and managed a downtown Boise restaurant that helped establish scholarships for Boise State. LeAnne and her husband, Fritz Kiefer, own and operate Kiefer’s Idaho Flower Farm, Inc., and Fritz Kiefer Landscape & Design.


Michael Thomas is a long-time Idaho resident that spent his formative youth in Mtn. Home and later attended college at Idaho State University where he began a 32-year-and-counting friendship with Randy Hopkins. He graduated from Idaho State with a degree in Engineering and has been an IT consultant for more than 20 years. He now runs his own business in Boise providing IT services to small and medium size businesses and provides support to several non-profit organizations. He lives with his wife JoAnn and two children, Alex and Annika, and spends his free time in the summer wherever whitewater can be found.

Email: mjthomas@hopkinsfoundation.org