Oren Lang-Furr joined Sound’s board of directors in August 2020 and serves as a member of the Finance Committee, which oversees the organization’s budget and financial needs as it continues to expand behavioral health offerings to the community. When Lang-Furr isn’t supporting the financial branch of Sound’s board, he’s serving biotech and technology clients and actively involved in the hiring, retention and development of people for Ernst & Young (EY), a multinational professional services firm. Oren is a partner at EY, where he has worked for nearly two decades.
Lang-Furr’s interest and desire to further the community’s access to lifesaving mental health resources began when his wife, a psychiatrist, highlighted the importance of mental health and access during her residency program. Prior to joining Sound’s board, Lang-Furr sat on the board of the Community Psychiatric Clinic for 12 years before the local nonprofit merged with Sound in 2019. Lang-Furr says he’s drawn to Sound because its work provides fundamental stability to residents and their children by specifically addressing the interplay between homelessness and mental health issues across the Puget Sound region.
Lang-Furr received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of his work at EY and on Sound’s board of directors, Lang-Furr also serves on Life Science Washington’s board and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. In addition, he loves vintage cars, guitars, vinyl records and says he bleeds Tar Heel blue.