Our Team

ReWA is guided in fulfilling its mission by our accomplished and dedicated Board of Directors, comprised of individuals from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds.

ReWA has a team of over 130 staff members with the capability of speaking over 50 languages and dialects. Most of our staff are refugees or immigrants, who work with program participants to deliver bilingual and bicultural services.


Board of Directors
Co-Chair: Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele Managing Partner, Wong Fleming
Co-Chair: Kelli Tingwall Board Member, Refugee Women’s Alliance
Secretary: Eileen Concannon, JD Attorney, Retired
Treasurer: Gail Williams Financial Consultant
Cathy Danigelis Senior Vice President, Key Bank
Katie Kuciemba Halse Local Government Relations Manager, Port of Seattle
Tasleem Kachra Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Soheila Khosravani Director, Strategic Sourcing & Partnership, Boeing
Shahzad Q. Qadri Partner, Wong Fleming
Teodora Rutar Shuman Professor and Chair Mechanical Engineering Department, Seattle University
Mary Van Cleve, JD Attorney, Columbia Legal Services
David Walker Licensed Psychologist
Emeritus: Maxine Loo Retired School Teacher
Emeritus: Charlotte Van Dyke Retired Lawyer
Key Staff
Mahnaz K. Eshetu Executive Director
Crisann Brooks Senior Director, Family Empowerment Services
Gizachew Manahle Manager, Family Empowerment Services
Carlin Yoophum Director, Domestic Violence Program
Molly Donovan Director, Behavioral Health Program
Susan Lee Director, ECE Operations and Volunteer Services
Emily Tomita Manager, Youth Program
Margarita Seeley Director, Finance
Stephen Darcy Human Resources
Angie M. Lafave Interim Director, Development and Communications