Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board Members
Nominated by Councilmember Rod Dembowski. Ms. Jordan is the Director of Children and Family Services for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation where she has worked for many years to improve social, health, cultural and educational outcomes for children, disenfranchised youth and families in the Native American community. Her work with disenfranchised youth who are part of the Native American community has cultivated her interest in improving measurable outcomes for children.
Nominated by Councilmember Reagan Dunn. Mr. Buechler completed his Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University, specializing in Policy Studies. He currently serves as the Strategic Advisor of the City of Seattle, Seattle Public utilities, Utility Emergency Management. He has served on both the Seattle Public Utilities Race and Social Justice Change team and the City of Renton Human Services Advisory Committee.
Nominated by Councilmember Larry Gossett. Ms. Cooks is a retired social worker with the State of Washington, having worked for the majority of her career as a Supplemental Security Income Facilitator/General Assistance - Unemployable Social Worker and with Child Welfare Services. In addition, Ms. Cooks has served as a Department of Corrections board member, an ARC of King County Ambassador for persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, Renton Area Youth Services board member, and a fostering agency recruiter with Lorene's Place II.
Nominated by Councilmember Kathy Lambert. Mr. Haines served in the US Air Force from 1965-1969. He retired from Boeing in 2007 where he worked much of his career as an estimator and cost and price analyst. Upon his retirement Mr. Haines became an active volunteer with the Carnation Duvall Medical Reserve Corps, the Carnation Duvall Community Emergency Response Team and the Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps Council. He currently serves as Planning Section Chief for the Carnation Duvall Medical Reserve Corps.
Nominated by Councilmember Kohl-Welles. Ms. Koval currently serves as the Portfolio Manager of HNN Associates, overseeing 1,300 units of affordable housing. She is a Certified Property Manager, and worked at Imagine Housing as Director of Assets and Mercy Housing as Area Dirctor of Property Operations. She completed her Mastor of Arts in Policy Studies at the University of Washington in 2007.
Nominated by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. Dr. Carey completed his Master of Business Administration at DePaul University and his Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor at To God Be the Glory House of Worship. He is a member of the United Black Christian Clergy of Washington State, Faith Action Network and National Action Network. He is a strong advocate for vulnerable and oppressed members of our community.
Nominated by Councilmember Jane Hague. Mr. Ramsay is recently retired after 36 years of local government service, 12 years as the City Manager of the City of Kirkland. He has been directly involved in human services issues; the most recent was serving on the Interagency Council of King County’s Committee to End Homelessness. His experience includes developing strategic plans, writing grant applications and reviewing grant proposals. He is also serving as an advisor to the Eastside Human Services Forum as they develop a sustainable funding strategy for human services.
Mr. Schachere is a County Executive nominee. Mr. Schachere currently serves as a Social Worker at Compass Housing, Catholic Community Services and New Horizons Ministries. He is the owner of Schachere Industries. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice at Central Washington University in 2015 and holds a Paralegal Studies Certificate from Los Angeles Mission College. He is currently pursuing an MA in Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.
Mr. Boye is a County Executive nominee. Mr. Boye is an Electrical Design Checker with B/E Aerospace. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at City University in 2013 and holds an Electro-Machanical Design certificate. Mr. Boye is a long-time King County resident and is interested in addressing homelessness in his community.