Our People

Board Officers

Theresa Anderson Board President

President: Theresa Anderson
Director, Retail Operations Division
REI Co-op

Vice President: Laurie Miyauchi
Community Volunteer

Secretary: Ashica Demira
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Private Practice

Member at Large: Jessica Cole
Director, Risk Management Operations
REI Co-op

Grant Yerke

Treasurer: Grant Yerke
Principal Partner
Broderick Group

Past President 2022: Rebecca Houghton
Community Support Lead

Board Members:

Gracien Charles-Antoine
Strategy & Portfolio Manager
Delta Dental

  Monique Gablehouse
Chief Operating Officer, Post-Acute Care
Evergreen Health

Christopher Henderson MD
Kaiser Permanente

Alicia Quaco (Olsen
Interim President
Eastside Health Network & Eastside ACO

Mark Lester
Relationship Manager
National Christian Foundation

Karen Melanson
Product Management

Judy Mirkin
Executive Consultant and Community Volunteer

Anastacia Visneski

Brenda Puls
SVP, Senior Business Relationship Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Trey Williamson
Product Manager, Web Platform

LifeWire Executive Team

  • Janeira Bencosme-Gil | Co-Executive Director of Organizational Operations
  • Karlah Ramírez-Tánori | Co-Executive Director of Survivor Driven Services
  • E. Jeannette Biffle | Controller
  • Amy FitzGerald | Operations Director
  • Alexis Harden | Housing Director
  • Patrick Martin | Development Director
  • Olivia Montgomery| Services Director

LifeWire Managers

  • Valarie Buford | Grants and Compliance Manager
  • Sukai Gaye | Communications and Events Manager
  • Karen Martinez | Homelessness Services Manager
  • Josiah RockSmith | Facilities Manager
  • Dorian Smith | Facilities Manager
  • Stacy Stanaway | Legal Advocacy Services Manager
  • Kevin Tomlin | Housing Stability Program Manager