LOIS SCHALL ALMEN became Executive Director of the Human Investment Project in 1979. Under her leadership, this home-sharing program has grown into a vital service with an 11-member staff, $500,000 budget, a strong board, and a program benefiting thousands of seniors, single parents and their children, and former shelter residents. As first woman president of the National Rehabilitation Association of San Mateo County, she was a leader in achieving handicapped accessibility, especially in Redwood City courtrooms and at the airport. She was involved in the establishment of the California Homesharing Association, which provides technical assistance in California and throughout the country. She is listed in Who’s Who in the West and has been cited for achievements by the City of San Mateo, Soroptomists International, Assemblywoman Jackie Speier, and Senator Rebecca Morgan. She has been active in community theatre and numerous civic organizations.