Tacoma Community House is blessed with some of Puget Sound’s most talented and dedicated community members who serve on our Board of Directors. Each board member commits to a minimum of a three year term, where they provide guidance, leadership, and fiscal oversight. 

Board of Directors

President –Vivie Nguyen, University of Puget Sound
Vice President – Manny Santiago, Governor’s Commission of LGBTQ
Secretary – Malik Gbenro, Tacoma Public Schools
Treasurer – Jennifer White, Boeing

Godwin Asemota, Community Healthcare
Cami Chouery, Ryan, Jorgenson and Limoli, P.S.
Becci Curry, Columbia Bank
Martha Curwin, My Sister’s Pantry

Dr. Tom Diehm, (Retired) University of Washington, Tacoma
JaeRan Kim, University of Washington-Tacoma
Thuli Lushaba, Korsmo Construction
Brendan Nelson, President of HAC, and Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Teri Phillips, Pacific Lutheran University
Kay Shaben, PNW Conference of the United Methodist Women (SeaTac District)
LaTasha Wortham, Tacoma Public Utilities
Clay Zhang, Gladstone Properties, LP


Leadership Team

Tim CloseDirector of Development and Communications
Jason ScalesInterim Executive Director
Victor RhettDirector of Finance
Amy DiehrInterim Client Services Manager
Devon IsaksonInterim REACH Director
Management Team
Joe ColonInterim Education Services Manager
Yana CosmeImmigration Services Manager
Mischa McCannInterim Employment Services Manager
Maria RodriguezInterim Advocacy Services Manager
Jordan WoolstonGrants Manager