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MHNW 2022 Board

Sukanya Paciorek
Whatcom Community Foundation

Jo Ann Showalter, SP
Representing Tacoma
Dominican Sisters 

Allison Simon
Community Volunteer 

Junior Torres

Susanna Tran
West Coast Commercial Realty, LLC


Joe Thompson
Regional President

Samona Burleson
Gifts of Hope

Judy Byron, OP
Adrian Dominican Sisters 
Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center 

Bill Crow

Jacqueline Fernandes, SP
Sisters of Providence
Ashenafi Gossaye
King County Metro

Gunter Alexandria
Real Estate Equities, Inc. 

Meet Mandy

Mandy was preparing to move into a new apartment with her kids when the landlord backed out of the deal at the last minute. Having already given her current landlord notice, she was stuck without a place to go.

Knowing her situation was unsustainable, Mandy called 2-1-1, the coordinated entry system for Tacoma, where she was teamed with a case manager who told her about some affordable townhouses near campus where she was taking classes. Mandy was soon moving her young family into a Mercy Housing community.

“It felt so good that I had a safe place – it felt incredible,” Mandy reflected.

Once Mandy and her children had settled into their new townhome, she enrolled in cosmetology school, which had always been one of her dreams. “I was made aware of a scholarship through Mercy Housing and applied,” she shared. She won the scholarship. “If it wasn’t for this place, I wouldn’t have been able to finish school. I got to focus on school and being a mom instead of having to worry about juggling two dead-end jobs, and now I have a career,” she stated. 


Spanning Washington, Idaho, and now Oregon, Mercy Housing Northwest owns 54 communities, which serves 6,000 residents.  Mercy Housing Northwest provides families and seniors with a place to call home and offers access to critical resources that support residents as they build stable lives.


Prior to the grand opening celebration at Cedar Crossing, residents gathered for a block party hosted by the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association.


Celebrated the grand openings of Columbia Heights in Vancouver and Cedar Crossing in Seattle, meaning that more than 300 families were able to move into a brand-new home with an additional 183 new homes under construction.


Broke ground on our first community in Oregon, Marylhurst Commons in Lake Oswego, and acquired Evergreen Ridge in Bellingham, Washington. 


Received a $536,000 grant from the nonprofit HealthierHere to help launch an innovative wellness initiative for residents that addresses the historic inequities experienced by low-income and BIPOC communities. 


Distributed over 1,000 backpacks to students as part of our back-to-school celebrations. 


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