Board of Directors

 

KarenBodeenKaren Bodeen

Retired Banker
kabodeen@gmail.com
Term Expires 2017

Karen is a retired banker who joined the Board in 2007. She has been connected to La Casa as a volunteer since 2000. Since retiring in 2006, she has spent her time with her grandchildren and family, traveling, quilting, crafting, and serving on the board of La Casa Hogar.“My hopes for the future of La Casa are to continue the growth of the organization, serving the needs of the community and the children of our participants and students.”

 

SusanFordSusan Ford
District Manager/VP US Bank
susan.ford@usbank.com
Term Expires 2016

Sue joined the Board of La Casa Hogar in 2008. She is the District Manager for the Yakima Lower Valley District of U.S. Bank. She has worked for the company for over 40 years and has found during that time that she made the perfect career choice for her. Sue finds helping both customers and employees realize their dreams to be very fulfilling and satisfying.“My hope for La Casa Hogar moving forward is that our Yakima County community will continue to learn and be aware of the organization itself and the good work that it does. It continues to amaze me how many do not know about La Casa Hogar so the goal of the board year after to year is to increase that awareness.”

 

GailFastGail Fast
ESD 105
gail.fast@charter.net
Term Expires 2017

Gail joined the Board in 2014. She is the School Nurse Corps Administrator at ESD 105 in Yakima. She has served in this position for 5 years. Before that Gail was a school nurse in the Wapato School District. Gail has the privilege of providing professional development and consultation services for school nurses in the 25 school districts in our region.“It is an honor to serve on the board and promote the mission of La Casa Hogar. My dream is that Yakima is a vibrant and inclusive community in which all women, children and families have the opportunity to flourish.”

 

tammyTamerton Granados, President 
Attorney at Law
Stevens & Granados, PLLC
tamerton@stevensgranados.com
Term Expires 2018

Tammy joined the board in 2015. She is an owner and partner at Stevens & Granados, PLLC where she practices immigration law and criminal defense.

 

Ivan Jauregui Low Res_WebsiteIvan Jauregui
Moss Adams LLP
ivan.jauregui@mossadams.com
Term Expires 2019

Ivan Jauregui leads the H2A Tax Program at Moss Adams LLP. Prior to working for Moss Adams LLP, Ivan earned his law degree at the Universidad La Salle in Mexico and worked several years as an attorney in International Trade and Customs Law. After moving to the United States, Ivan earned his Master’s in Tax Law at the University of Washington and worked in the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic. Currently Ivan focuses his practice in Federal Income Tax and tax compliance.

 

David Morales

David Morales, Secretary
Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Northwest Justice Project
davidmorales98908@gmail.com
Term Expires 2019

David Morales is an attorney at the Northwest Justice Project’s Farm Worker Unit. He joined the board in 2016 and is focused on operations and grant development. Since 2014 he has served on the Washington State Commission for Hispanic Affairs as a Commissioner for the Yakima region. In addition to this work, David volunteers for the United Way, the May First Coalition, the Yakima County Dream Team, Action Poverty Network, and serves a chair of the board for Progreso- a community engagement project for Latinos in Washington. David graduated from Columbia Law School in 2012 and UC Berkeley in 2008.

 

MariaVasquezMaria Vasquez
Catholic Family and Child Service
mvasquez@cfcsyakima.org
Term Expires 2016

Maria is the Early Learning Partnerships & Development Manager for Child Care Aware of Central Washington, a Program of Catholic Family & Child Service. She has spent the last 25 years of her life working in various capacities to make a difference in the lives of the underserved families and children throughout the Yakima Valley. With her degree in Children’s Studies and Nutrition, she spent 11 of those years as a Bilingual Maternity Support Services Case Manager working in the homes of pregnant woman, teen families, and infants/children birth to five. During that time she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Child Passenger Safety Technician, taught Child Birth Education and Breastfeeding classes for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, specializing in training diverse and mono-lingual Spanish populations.“As Board member and long time advocate for the children and families served by La Casa Hogar it is my hope and my goal to be the best representative for those who aspire to have a better life.   It is my dream that La Casa Hogar be an open door to resources that continues to make a difference and that grows great leaders of tomorrow. It is my wish to inspire others to dream big and to keep moving forward no matter the obstacle.”

 

FavianValenciaFavian Valencia
Sunlight Law, PLLC
info@sunlightlaw.com
Term Expires 2017

Favian joined the board in 2014. He is a general-practice attorney in Yakima, Washington. Favian desires to support La Casa Hogar mission fostering a united community in the Yakima Valley.

 

Cheryl Young
Heritage University
young_c@heritage.edu
young.cdg@gmail.com
Term Expires 2019

Eva Chavez - PhotoEva Chávez
chavezea@outlook.com
Term Expires 2020

“I enjoy using some of my free time to give back to my community. I joined La Casa Hogar’s board because in some ways I can relate to many of the students of La Casa Hogar. I’m a first generation Latina immigrant who calls the Yakima Valley home. I can understand many of the struggles that students pass through such as adapting to a totally different culture and learning a second language. By been part of the board, I hope to provide my support directly and indirectly to the students to help them lessen those struggles. I believe that when people have a desired to get an education, society should provide the tools and resources to those people to achieve their goals. La Casa Hogar does that, provides educational support to the Latino community to continue reaching their educational goals, and I am excited to be part of that mission through the board.”

 

CaptureChad Ritchie, Treasurer
Solarity Credit Union
critchie@solaritycu.org
Term Expires 2020

Chad is the Chief Information Officer for Solarity Credit Union where he oversees technology, security, data, and projects.  He is also a veteran United States Air Force where he served in military intelligence as an Arabic linguist.  Chad hopes to see everybody prosper in this country and is honored to serve on the board of La Casa Hogar.

 

Marez HeadshotStacie Marez
Early Learning Program Manager ESD 105
stacie.marez@esd105.org
Term Expires 2020

Stacie Marez was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. She spent 12 years in the Seattle area working, earning her college degree and starting a family. She, her husband Dylan and their daughters Kendall and Taylor decided to make the Yakima Valley home again in 2009. Since then Stacie has served children and families in her role overseeing high quality early learning programs. She is currently Early Learning Program Manager for Educational Service District 105 overseeing ECEAP, the state-funded preschool program and Blossoms Early Learning Center, a newly opened child care center serving preschoolers. Stacie has a Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in Nutrition and a Master’s degree in Human Development with a focus on leadership in education from Pacific Oaks College. Stacie is committed to serving children and families, working toward social justice and working with teachers to provide the best classroom experiences for our young learners. In addition to spending time with her family Stacie enjoys cooking, eating, yoga and sunshine.

 

Elisabeth Tutsch
Northwest Justice Project
Term Expires 2019

 

 

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