Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Our voting board and community advisory groups are comprised of a diverse range of professionals with numerous ties to the communities we serve. They work to help us ensure we provide right-sized rental housing for those who need it most.

Homes First is a federally certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and is actively seeking Board members who represent the low-income community.  This includes members of Boards from Neighborhood Associations who serve the low-income community or those who are members of the low-income community themselves.

Board Officers


Mary Roberts



Chris Lester

Vice President


Kai Neizman



Thomasina Cooper


Board Members

  • Leatta Dahlhoff
    Toxics Reduction Specialist, WA Dept of Ecology & City Council Member,  City of Tumwater
  • Shannon Glenn
    Community Outreach Manager, Puget Sound Energy
  • Dannette Molina
    Talent Development Specialist, ResCare Youth Career Services
  • Ken Pekola
    Vice President Business Loans, Olympia Federal
  • Nate Peters
    Director of Development, Saint Martin's University
  • Jeannine Roe
    Real Estate Broker, Greene Realty
  • Wayne Souza
    Retired, Builder & Property Manager
  • Hallee Starborn
    Staff, Home Depot
  • Evette Temple
    Vice President Commercial Lending, US Bank
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