Our Team

Intended Impact

Treehouse advances equity and racial justice in the foster care and education systems. By 2027, 90% of youth who have experienced foster care across Washington state will complete high school, with support and a plan to transition into independence.

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Executive Staff

Lisa Chin, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Rains


Jess Lewis

Chief Policy, Program and Practice Officer

Linda Hunter

Chief Financial and Administration Officer

Heidi Thomson-Daly

Interim Chief Development Officer

Eileen Graham

Chief of Staff

  • Ed Amdahl / Senior Director, IT
  • Yvonne-Monique Aviva / Program Director, Young Adult Services
  • Alyssa Chevassus / Director, People Practices
  • Julie Engel / Director, Office of the CEO
  • Andi Ervin / Program Director, Educational Advocacy
  • Kelly Flores / Senior Director, People & Culture
  • Lynda Hall / Senior Director, Policy & Government Relations
  • Nicole Herron / Senior Director, Programs
  • Heidi Hiatt / Interim Program Director, Graduation Success
  • Kateri Joe / Program Director, Special Populations
  • Fred Kingston / Director, Policy
  • Alecia Kleiner / Director, Community Giving
  • Victoria Kutasz / Program Director, Resources & Operations
  • Meaghan Lindberg / Director, Major Gifts
  • MonRá Muse / Program Director, Graduation Success
  • Kristi Rallu / Director, Institutional Giving
  • Kayleen Stutts / Senior Director, Learning & Evaluation
  • Margaret Su / Director, Marketing & Communications

Board of Directors

John Holt


Sharmila Swenson


Jill Ashton


Amber Busch

  • CJ Allen / Expedia
  • Ryan Bumrungkittikul / KeyBank
  • Pat Donahue / Spokane Public Schools
  • Keisha Jackson / Microsoft
  • Derek Kalles / Kalles Group
  • Chip Kelly / Tock Consulting
  • Terri Olson Miller / Community Volunteer
  • Jennifer Ritchie / King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Andi Smith / Ballmer Group
  • Linda Spain / Community Volunteer
  • Shelby Stokoe / Providence
  • Sehee Thomas / Amazon
  • Affshin Valji / PwC
  • Charisse Williams / University of Washington Counseling Center
  • Sangita Woerner / Alaska Air
  • Lisa Youel / Dropbox

Emeritus Board
Paul Abodeely, Bill Adamucci, Eve Alvord, Rachel Antalek, Tim Bowman, Alexandra Brookshire, Susan Pierson Brown, Shelly Brown Reiss, Erica Buckley, Sarah Buhayar, Julia Calhoun, Kimberly Darrin, Tim Davis, Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson (Ret.), Jack Edwards, Kathy Elias, John Enslein, Juli Farris, Mike Foody, Dana Frank, Jane Fredricksen, Tana Gall, Heather Giacoletto, Suzanne Greer, Bre Grubbs, Cathi Hatch, Lauri Hennessey, Kellanne Henry, Toni Hoffman, Lisa Hoyt, Brent Johnson, Rep. Ruth Kagi, Jim Kitchell, Susan Lewis, Carolyn Mallahan, Judy Marczewski, John McGlynn, Scott Merriman, Robert Moser, Amy Mullins, Laurie Oki, Rich Olin, Eric Parker, Patti Payne, Steve Petersen, Rhonda Powell, Scott Redman, Steve Reed, Constance Rice, Anna Rosella, Elizabeth Rudolf, Dianne Schultheis, Sheri Kersch Schultz, Rick Scott, Tom Skerritt, Lisa Stirgus, Tess Thomas, Julie Tokashiki, Janet True, Wendy Truitt, Chris Trujillo, Larry Ward, Eden Waggoner, Megan Washington, Susan Weiss, Linda Whatley, James Williams, Dave Wilner, David Wilson, Lynn Winters, Ken Withee, Valentina Zackrone

Treehouse Ambassador Board

Olivia Thai – Perigee Fund

TAB President

Kassie Markos – Puget Sound Energy

Executive Chair

TAB Committee Chairs

  • Erin Riseborough / Edward Jones / Expansion Committee Chair
  • Gary Barquet / Caliber Home Loans / Equity Committee Chair
  • Joseph Clark / Microsoft / Equity Committee Chair
  • Meghan Lockhart / Amazon / Alumni Committee Chair

TAB Members

  • Alex Bye
  • Chung-Jen Chen / Costco
  • Cindy Chang / U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington
  • Deanna Wiblitzhouser / McKinsey & Co.
  • Ellen Evans
  • Esther Richmond / Bank of America
  • Graylynne M Randolph / Microsoft
  • Harry Cheema / Alaska Airlines
  • John Richmond / Fulcrum Capital LLC
  • Kat Kelley / Starbucks
  • Keisha Gayles / CDK Global
  • Keven So / AT&T
  • Kiley Williams / AT&T
  • Leticia Gittens / Microsoft
  • Lisa Semerdjian / Community Volunteer
  • Lori Brown / PayNW
  • Michael Ko / Starbucks
  • Mike Arnold / The Partners Group
  • Mouyuan Zhang / Amazon
  • Nicholas Lenning / K&L Gates
  • Parker Mills / Google
  • Robert Hernandez / Community Volunteer
  • Shelby Robbins Esau / Insperity
  • Shoshaunee Perez / Northwest Indian College
  • Staici West / Coordinated Care
  • Stephanie Williams / Parker Staffing
  • Tessa Kaplan / Renton School District
  • Travis Kersey / KPMG