Ruth Herold
Executive Director

Ruth Herold has been an executive director of social service nonprofits for 15 years and director of companies providing health care for an additional 3 years. She has an MA in Organizational Systems with an emphasis on Leadership & Organizational Development from Saybrook University and a BS from Pennsylvania State University in Recreation & Parks.











Christine Carr
Program Manager

Christine Carr serves as the Program Manager for EGH transitional housing and EGH Day Center. Ms. Carr feels most at home working for issues she feels passionate about including education, human trafficking, refugee resettlement. Ms. Carr earned her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University.









Zenashe Ewnetu
Day Center Assistant

Zenashe Ewnetu is our Day Center Assitant. Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Zenashe immigrated to the United States five years ago. She started at EGH as a volunteer through our partnership with the YWCA Works program in May of 2017 and continues to provide a high level of personalized assisted for women utilizing our Hygiene Program.







Helene McOwen
Day Center Coordinator

Helene McOwen, our Day Center Coordinator, graduated from North Arizona University with a B.S. in Public Health. Ms. McOwen is responsible for keeping the Day Center running smoothly and preparing a hot nutritious breakfast and lunch for EGH clients.

Michele Martin
Operations Manager

Michele Martin has a B.S. from State University of New York at Albany. She has held positions in customer service, banking, bookkeeping, marketing, and data processing. Ms. Martin is uniquely qualified to understand the needs of our clients as she was homeless and a past client of Elizabeth Gregory Home Day Center herself.


Mari Mitchell-Putnam
Administrative Assistant

Mari Mitchell-Putnam acts as a liaison with the University Lutheran Church as well as manages assorted financial and operational administrative tasks.

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Marie Norton-Olsen
Maintenance Manager

Marie Norton-Olsen oversees all aspects of facilities maintenance for our transitional housing program.






Valerie Smith
Day Center Staff

Ms. Smith has Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and a B.S. in Business Management & Administration from Antioch University in Seattle. Ms. Smith brings over 30 years of experience in office management and administration as well as a career in pastoral care as an ordained minister. Ms. Smith has a rich history of civic and community affiliations and enjoys traveling, writing and being a positive agent for change.

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Elizabeth Stevenson
Development Manager

Elizabeth Stevenson is the Development Manager. She has been charged with increasing visibility and revenue for Elizabeth Gregory Home through communications and fundraising efforts. Elizabeth comes to EGH with over 20 years of experience in communications and development; over 17 years working with homeless service providers. She has a B.A. from Willamette University and is a Weinberg Fellow.


Amy Barrett, Bookkeeper

Ms. Barrett, with Rising Sun Accounting, provides bookkeeping services on a contractual basis.

Board of Directors

Connie Carroll, President
Relationship Executive, Pillar International Insurance Advisors

Charlie Spaeth, Vice-President

Elaine Lauderdale, Treasurer
Corporate Controler, Remitly

Roger Morris, Secretary  
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Bain

Robert Chamberlain, Immediate Past President
Chief Financial Officer, Zipwhip

Mary Denny
Psychologist, retired

Jean Edelhertz
Executive for Strategic Initiatives, Quest Software

Jay Corker Free
Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC

Glen Garrison
Keller Rohrback, LLC

Michelle Gregoire-Garrison
King County Prosecutor

Tammy Hanson
EVP/Chief Administrative Officer, First Sound Bank

Aslaug Haraldsdottir

Kristen Hendrickson

Marie-Claude Milot
Head of People, Culture & Engagement Excellence, Darigold

Sue Schneider
Pastor, University Lutheran Church


Advisory Council

Nalani Askov

Jennifer Dolan-Waldman

Connie Huffine

Amy Helen Johnson

Megan McCormick

David Oliver
David Oliver & Associates

Debbie Page

Jeanne Reina

Teresa Rich-Mackenzie

Sue Tong

John Wott

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