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.

Interested in joining our Treehouse team? Click here to view job openings.


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


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

Board of Directors

John Holt


Sharmila Swenson


Jill Ashton


Amber Busch

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


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

Treehouse Ambassador Board

Olivia Thai – Perigee Fund

TAB President

Kassie Markos – Puget Sound Energy

Executive Chair

Nicholas Lenning – K&L Gates

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 / United Natural Foods Inc
  • Tessa Kaplan / Renton School District
  • Travis Kersey / KPMG