Steve Hill
Executive Committee
Retired, Lead Faculty PGE

About Steve

Mr. Hill is Lead Faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute; Former Director of Retirement Systems and Health Care Authority; former Senior VP of Human Resources,Weyerhaeuser. Community Colleges, and Seattle Foundation. Former Board Member: Washington State Investment Board, WSU Board of Regents, and Consumers Union. He holds a BS in Forestry Management from University of California at Berkeley; and an MBA from University of California at Los Angeles.

Bob Moore
Resource Development Committee
Retired, Weyerhaeuser – Vice President,

About Bob

Bob has extensive experience in business development and management. He served as a Weyerhaeuser Co. Wood Products Vice President in business and sales and marketing management positions. After retiring he served as President of Oparts Housing Soft, Inc., establishing a Japanese- owned business for the export of building materials to Japan. He served as Vice President of Business Development for World Wide Wood Network, Ltd., a software company linking wood products companies with their customers.

Mr. Moore has a long history with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, serving as Board of Directors President and on many committees. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Bing Overseas Studies Program at Stanford University. Mr. Moore holds an AB in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Bob and his wife, Margaret, reside in Bellevue.

Scott Lee
Executive Committee, Resource Development Committee, Real Estate & Construction Committee
Founder, Summit Construction Partners NW

About Scott

Mr. Lee has more than 35 years of local development and construction experience, providing advisory services to the commercial and multi-family residential markets. His group provides development, design and construction management services for Owners, Developers, Architects, Engineers and Contractors throughout the region.

Scott has been on the Habitat board since 2014, and together with his wife Carrie, have been active in local giving for a number of years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Oregon State University. The Lee’s reside in Seattle, and have two grown children.

Kathleen Sims
Real Estate & Construction Committee
Executive Director, Master Builders Association

About Kathleen

Kathleen “Kat” Sims is the executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS), the largest and oldest local homebuilders association in the nation. The association’s first female executive director.
Sims has dedicated her career to addressing issues at the intersection of real estate, land use, sustainability, and the environment. Beginning as an associate attorney with Foster Pepper PLLC, then as a partner with Alston Courtnage & Bassetti LLP, Sims counseled many of the Northwest’s well known developers on a diverse range of real estate issues. Her ability to build relationships, find common ground, and drive bold initiatives helped advance her career as senior director of sustainability and then vice president of government relations with Plum Creek Timber Company, which merged with the Weyerhaeuser Company in 2016. She was later promoted to vice president of environmental affairs, sustainability, and corporate responsibility at Weyerhaeuser. Sims earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign before being awarded her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. She also completed two executive education programs, one at Harvard Business School on aligning sustainability with business performance, and one at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School on executive leadership. Sims’ strengths in envisioning the future and transforming ideas into tangible solutions are primarily what drew her to the real estate industry.

Ed Thomas
Office Managing Partner, Deloitte, Inc.

About Ed

Ed Thomas is Managing Partner for the Deloitte Seattle office and serves as Lead Client Service Partner for a number of large corporations and enterprises. He also leads Deloitte’s Strategic Client Program in Seattle. In addition, Thomas is Dean of Deloitte’s senior leadership program, “the Art of the Story.” As part of his 30 years of professional leadership and experience, Thomas has served as a corporate lawyer, a partner in Deloitte’s Merger & Acquisitions Service group, Chief of Staff to Deloitte’s Managing Partner and subsequent Global CEO and a regional Tax Managing Partner. In the community, Thomas has been Chair at IslandWood, served as Treasurer for Pacific Science Center and Woodland Park Zoo. In addition to Plymouth Housing Group, he is also on the boards of the Seattle Foundation and the Western Washington University Foundation.

Casey McGee
Resource Development Committee
Microsoft, VP

About Casey

Casey McGee currently leads the team of Partner Development Managers responsible for growing our ISV and SI Partner’s cloud business with Microsoft across the United States.

Casey was previously the Chief of Staff for the President and EVP of Microsoft’s Global Sales Marketing and Operations based in Paris, France. He was responsible for business planning, governance, overall business rhythm, and employee and external communications, and he contributed to Microsoft’s most strategic Business Development efforts. He served on the Global Sales Marketing and Operations Leadership Team covering all the countries Microsoft serves. Responsibilities included reviewing and assessing performance for all businesses (i.e., Windows, Office, Server, Consumer, Devices) and all customer segments (government, enterprise, partner, small business, and consumer).

Casey also spent time at Microsoft as General Manager for Strategy Marketing and Operations (SMO) in Microsoft’s Customer Service and Support (CSS) Group. The SMO organization is responsible for supporting Microsoft Delivery Services across all Microsoft’s Audiences including Business, Consumer, and Advertiser. The SMO team included Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Quality Assurance, Business Intelligence, Internal Communications, Business Operations and Planning, PMO, and Strategy. Prior to joining CSS, Casey spent five years in Microsoft’s Enterprise and Partner Group and was responsible for the Worldwide Relationship with EDS and which later became HP’s IT Outsourcing Division. Prior to joining Microsoft’s Worldwide Enterprise and Partner Group, Casey spent seven years as a Software Account Executive selling CRM and Microsoft software to Enterprise Customers.

Specialties: Cloud Business Development, Cloud and Professional Services Sales, Solution Selling, Sales Leadership. General Management, Customer Service and Support, Application, Infrastructure and Platform Software Sales, ITO, and BPO.

Damon Tsai
Governance Committee
Senior Engineer at Collins Aerospace

About Damon

I’m Damon – originally from Taiwan, spent over a decade in Thailand in my younger years, and have been living in Seattle since 2007.  I got my degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington in 2011, and have been working in the aviation sector since then as a design engineer for cabin interiors at Collins Aerospace, although I spent a year in Germany designing Airbus A350 oxygen systems to take a break from shrinking those seats in your planes.

My first experience with Habitat was through a school trip in high school.  About a dozen of my classmates and I had the opportunity to help out on-site in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.  I remember building walls from mortar and cinderblocks.  The site supervisor would walk around with a mallet to make sure the blocks were perfectly flush, and I took pride in that the mallet never touched my wall (or I just never saw it).  I also remember mixing and hauling mortar with the soccer team captain; both of us were being headstrong, so neither would take a break first.  Definitely felt it the next day, but I always remembered the whole experience fondly, both in terms of the impact of what we had built and the camaraderie with everyone there.

I first got involved with HYP in Seattle at the end of 2017, when I saw one of their happy hour events on Meetup.  It brought back those fond memories from Chiang Mai, and I was at a point in my life where I could afford the time and energy to contribute, so I went to that happy hour on Beacon Hill and signed up for the next build afterwards.  I really enjoyed working on-site with all the HYP, AmeriCorp, and Habitat folks, and while there were no cinderblock walls to build, there are plenty of sheathing and framing work that involves hammers and aerospace tolerances.  I’ve been going to every HYP build and happy hour ever since then unless I’m physically out of town, and somehow got assimilated into the steering committee along the way.

Outside of HYP, I enjoy everything aviation and automotive; I’ve done my fair share of spinouts/premature victory donuts on closed circuit road tracks and dirt tracks.  Skiing is also a great pastime in the winter, but this year the crowds on weekends have been Epic.  With HYP however, I hope to build a fun, engaging community focused around supporting Habitat’s mission for affordable housing, whether through builds or fundraiser events.  Thank you for considering me for a position on the board, and I look forward to learning about what both HYP and myself can bring to the table.

Darrell Van Amen
Executive Committee, Finance Committee
Executive VP & CIO, HomeStreet Bank

About Darrell

Mr. van Amen has served HomeStreetBank since 2003 when he joined the Bank as its Treasurer. Mr. van Amen has also served as the Quantitative Analytics Manager for the Royal Bank of Canada and Vice President and Balance Sheet Manager at Old Kent Financial in Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Weber State University and a master’s degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

Jolene Robinson
Finance Committee
Director, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.

About Jolene

Jolene is the Director of Credit Risk Governance at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.  She has a background in financial institution risk management, serving as a bank examiner for the State of Washington prior to joining the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle in 2011 (now Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines), where she has held positions in customer, counterparty, and mortgage credit risk management.  Jolene graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science, and earned her MBA from Seattle University.

Tim Lieb
Executive Committee, Governance Committee
Regence BlueShield, President

About Tim

Tim has spent the last two decades immersed in the health care industry. From his start as a senior underwriter and account executive, to the front lines as the vice president of sales, up through his current role as president of Regence BlueShield in Washington, Tim’s desire is to create more affordable and accountable health care solutions for Washingtonians.

As the Washington market president, Tim is responsible for directing and guiding the overall performance of Regence, including sales, provider contracting, government affairs, and community relations. He takes an inside-out approach to working with employers that starts with understanding their unique needs and then creating solutions that help drive growth and support company culture.

Tim has actively served in his community with a focus on improving health care for Washingtonians and serves on the board of the Washington Health Alliance.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business from Ohio University.

Erik Cullen
Jet City Partners, LLC

About Erik

Mr. Cullen is the founder and CEO of Jet City Partners; a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle marketmanufacturing companies. Erik has been a volunteer and a staff member with various Habitat for Humanity affiliates as well as with Habitat for Humanity International. Erik is married, has a 3-year-old son and lives in the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle.

Jonathan Pearlstein
Real Estate & Construction Committee
Broker at Summit Real Estate Group

About Jonathan

Jonathan has been engaged in residential and commercial real estate since 1986. HIs experience includes over a decade of practicing real estate law — representing a spectrum of clients from residential purchasers, to national multi-family housing developers, to regional mall owners. Jonathan has worked with many national and regional retail and hospitality concepts with an emphasis on site acquisition, leasing, and development.  He served as Director of Leasing for Starbucks Corporation, where he was an integral part of the development of over 500 coffee stores. As a consultant to companies such as Ace Hardware, Cutter & Buck, Tully’s Coffee, Taco Del Mar, Quiznos Sub, Cucina! Cucina!, Inc., Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, Elephant Bar Restaurants, Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza, and Wingstop, Jonathan has represented retail and restaurant operators on a broad range of leasing, purchase/sale and asset management transactions.

Gary Fallon
Executive Committee, Resource Development Committee
Attorney at Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.

Susan Ralston
Resource Development Committee
Senior Marketing Consultant, Derflan, Inc.

About Susan

Susan Ralston is a senior marketing consultant working with Microsoft.  She worked at Microsoft for 16 years holding executive marketing positions focused in business development, product management, and enterprise marketing.  She holds a Master of Communication – Digital Marketing from the University of Washington and an MBA from Georgia State University. Specialties: High-Tech & Digital Marketing, Cloud Business Development, Channel Management, Executive Communications, and General Management.

Bill Grady
Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Real Estate & Construction Committee
GM, KLB Construction

About Bill

Bill was raised in the NW and is currently the general manager for a large family owned Highway Construction Company that has built small and large projects throughout the US since 1984. For the last several years he has been involved in and developed housing and industrial redevelopment projects for local families and companies. He has been married to his wife Roni for over 25 years and together they have supported several charities and foundations locally and nationally. Bill and Roni have a 23 year old daughter that graduated from Montana State University, they enjoy working their farm in Eastern Washington, boating and traveling throughout the US and abroad. Bill is currently a Trustee for the Operators JATC, a Co-Chairman of the AGC Road Committee as well as very active with Seattle Yacht Club on their building, and dock repair projects.

Diane Davis
Executive Committee, Governance Committee
Farmers New World Life Insurance

About Diane

Diane Davis retired from Farmers New World Life in 2019, where she was President and CEO.  Ms. Davis serves on the Board of Directors of First Financial Northwest Bank. She is also is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her MBA degree from the University of Washington.

Bryan Barnett
Executive Committee
Banking Advisor, US Dept. of Treasury

About Bryan

I began my working career as a carpenter, working part-time to pay for college. After graduate school and law school I practiced law in Colorado and taught briefly at Rutgers University before moving to Seattle. Upon arrival, I took a position with the UW that led to a position with Paul Allen at Vulcan Northwest and later to Microsoft. I had long donated to support microfinance in developing countries and found a volunteer opportunity with former colleagues working on software for microfinance institutions. Over time that experience led to consulting opportunities with USAID, the Gates Foundation, and ultimately the U.S. Treasury, on whose behalf I now work as a technical advisor to central banks and financial regulators in Africa and Latin America.

My first exposure to Habitat was 25 years ago. I have served on ad hoc committees on occasion in the past, but a productive day in the field with future homeowners and some of my best friends is still the thing I look forward to the most.

Jahna Smith
Swedish Hospital

Lorraine Stewart
Governance Committee
Senior Vice President, Mortgage Lending BECU

About Loraine

Lorraine Stewart joined the credit union movement at BECU as the VP of Mortgage Lending in January 2014 after spending the majority of her career with large banks and independent mortgage companies.  She is a 32 year veteran of the mortgage industry, holding leadership positions in production support, fulfillment operations, and strategic analysis and business development.  She is currently Co-Chair of the MBA’s Credit Union Network group, serves on the board of CU Servnet, holds a seat on CUNA’s Housing Subcommittee, and serves on a number of industry advisory councils.  She holds a B.S., Business Administration/Human Resources Management from California State University, Sacramento.  Lorraine is a cycling enthusiast and volunteers as a Ride Leader with the Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit.

Bashir Jarato
Physio Control

Delano Palmer
Real Estate & Construction Committee
Director of Capital Planning & Projects, Central Washington University

About Delano Palmer

Delano Palmer is the Director of Capital Planning & Projects at Central Washington University.  As a division of the Office of Operations, he is responsible for directing the planning, coordination, and execution of major capital projects funded by the State.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University and a Master’s of Building Construction Management from Purdue University.