Board & Staff
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors formed in 2010 to provide additional organizational leadership for the Coalition as it sustains and grows its unique role in the community. The Board replaced the long-standing Steering Committee structure. Board members are elected to three year terms, and new members are elected in the spring.
Contact board[at]homelessinfo[dot]org for inquiries about joining the Board of Directors or committees.
Current Board Members:
Keiko Budech, President
Jenn Romo, Secretary
Nick White, Treasurer
Alison joined the Coalition in 2006 and helped lead the organization’s transition from long-standing volunteer collaboration (begun in 1979) to incorporation as an independent 501c3 in 2017. She has learned from work in community, academic, and public sector roles, including with school-aged children and families experiencing homelessness in New York City; with young children with disabilities and their families in Seattle; and as a social epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle & King County. Through thirty years of practice at the intersection of social work, public health, and community organizing, Alison has advocated for strong public policy solutions rooted in reality. Collaborative and creative problem solving, effective systems change, and actions to strengthen democracy inspire her. Alison is the proud daughter and granddaughter of immigrants and refugees.
Rachel comes to the Coalition after over five years’ experience in direct service at two different Seattle non-profits. She focuses her work on uplifting voices with lived experience of poverty, housing insecurity, and homelessness. Rachel is excited to support the Coalition team to increase their capacity for advocacy, engagement, and organizing. When not at work she enjoys hiking, opera, and discovering new local restaurants.
Member Connector & Program Coordinator
Tim Marshall has admired the Coalition on Homelessness for years! Growing up and experiencing housing instability in Burien, Tim gravitated towards social justice work while at the University of Washington and desired to contribute to organizations that serve folks experiencing socio-economic marginalization. After working in cosmetic retail for 10 years, Tim transitioned to administrative work at a series of nonprofit organizations in Seattle, where he gained a passion for building efficient and inclusive administrative processes and evaluating programs based on careful data collection. As an advocate for those experiencing homelessness and housing unaffordability, Tim looks forward to empowering service providers and those experiencing homelessness to access their basic needs and supporting ongoing system reforms. In his spare time, he enjoys doing karaoke, freelance makeup artistry, and occasional drag performance.
Senior Manager for Member and Civic Engagement
Prior to the Coalition, Jody was Community/Public Health Nurse for 20 years, and spent the past five years working with Seattle/King County Public Health’s Health Care for the Homeless Network. Her work has always been rooted in the intersections of health, community, and politics, and she is excited to be a part of the Coalition.
Community Policy Manager
Hali is excited to join the Coalition team! Before joining the team, Hali worked as a policy analyst at Sound Cities Association where she staffed local elected officials from across King County on homelessness, health, public transit, and other topics. Hali has also worked as an educator for nonprofits in Washington and New Mexico where she developed and facilitated experiential science classes for youth and adults. Hali enjoys mountain biking, ice cream, crossword puzzles, and playing Gaelic sports (ask her about it!)