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 –Dr. Tom Diehm, University of Washington, Tacoma
Vice President – Vivie Nguyen, University of Puget Sound
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
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
Manny Santiago, Governor’s Commission of LGBTQ
Kay Shaben, PNW Conference of the United Methodist Women (SeaTac District)
Catherine Ushka, Tacoma City Council
LaTasha Wortham, Tacoma Public Utilities
Clay Zhang, Gladstone Properties, LP


Leadership Team

Lauren Walker LeeExecutive Director
Tim CloseDirector of Development and Communications
Jason ScalesDirector of Client Services and the REACH Center 
Yasmin WangDirector of Finance
Management Team
Amy DiehrEducation & Employment Services Manager
Yana CosmeImmigration Services Manager