Meet the EGH Board

Jean Edelhertz, President

Jean Edelhertz, President

Advisor, US SBA SCORE

Jean advises a portfolio of entrepreneurs at SCORE and is an officer with the Act of Giving Foundation. She joined this board to support EGH’s work providing care to women in need and partnering with them to pursue individual goals. She’s inspired by EGH’s impact and by the respectful, inclusive community that EGH fosters

Marie-Claude Milot, Vice President

Marie-Claude Milot, Vice President

Darigold - Human Resources

As Head of People, Culture & Engagement Excellence at Darigold Marie-Claude was recently the recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal‘s Women of Influence Awards, which honors the top female business and civic leaders. She joined EGH’s Board of Directors as she likes to contribute to causes that positively impact people in her community.

Katie Hawley, Treasurer

Katie Hawley, Treasurer

Hudson Bay Insulation Company

Katie Hawley is a Certified Public Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of Hudson Bay Insulation Company. Katie joined the EGH board to be a part of building a support network in the community assisting homeless women in transforming their lives. She is continually inspired by stories told about the EGH community.
Jillian Jones, Secretary

Jillian Jones, Secretary

VP, Financial Planning & Analysis at Symetra

Jillian is a finance executive with over 15 years’ experience analyzing, communicating, and forecasting financial results. Through Symetra’s community engagement program, she learned about EGH and was inspired by the stories of the women that it has served.  Jillian joined the Board of Directors at EGH because she believes that its values of Respect, Inclusion, Community, and Empathy are critical to making a positive impact on people’s lives.

Roger Morris, Past President

Roger Morris, Past President

Realtor, Windermere Real Estate

As a Realtor, Roger works with individuals who have a home and most likely a community. Roger joined the Board of Directors at EGH to work on the other side and help an organization that provides direct services to women who don’t have homes at the moment and need a supportive place to access services.

Patricia Ryan

Patricia Ryan

Director, Worldwide Enterprise Skills Transformation, Amazon Web Services

Patricia serves as Director, Worldwide Enterprise Skills Transformation at Amazon Web Services.  A long-time Seattle resident who has recently returned to the area, Patricia was first introduced to EGH at the annual gala. Inspired by EGH’s mission and impact, Patricia joined the board to offer her ongoing support of EGH’s work to provide dignity, hope and basic services to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Glen Garrison

Glen Garrison

Attorney, Keller Rohrback, LLC

Glen is a business attorney, advising corporations, financial institutions, and individuals who have generally been fortunate in life. Glen joined the Board of Directors at EGH because he wanted to have a positive impact on people’s lives. His concern and empathy for the broken dreams of women who are homeless has motivated him to encourage all of us to help in any way we can.  

Richa Thapliyal

Richa Thapliyal

VP of Production Research and Operations

Richa is the VP of Production Research and Operations at Rebellyous Foods where she leads strategy and operations for production, scale-up, and equipment research. She launched Living Free, India’s first national grassroots vegan awareness campaign. For the past two decades, Richa has been associated with organizations working on various issues such as animal welfare, disability and mental health. She lives in Seattle, Washington and brings a unique mix of experience in grass-roots activism, business operations, and people management. Richa joined the Board of Directors at EGH to help women in vulnerable situations.

 

 

 
Lonness Vallena

Lonness Vallena

Lonness Valenna is an advocate for our diverse clients as well as a breath of fresh air, a fairy godmother, a past client who has experienced homelessness, and EGH helped her overcome homelessness.  She has been a volunteer in the EGH kitchen, and she wants to give back the enormous kindness she was shown by staff while she was a guest of EGH.  Lonness has been a board member of the Gender Alliance of South Sound and was a founding board member of the Gender Justice League.

Adam Gehrke

Adam Gehrke

TV & Radio Broadcaster

Adam has been the voice and face of the morning traffic anchor on KCPQ 13 and KNKX-FM for almost two decades and moonlights as a film critic. His background in radio engineering and IT lets him combine the artistic and scientific parts of his brain. He is looking to make a bigger positive impact in the community. 

Michelle Gregoire

Michelle Gregoire

King County Prosecutor

Michelle Gregoire is a deputy prosecuting attorney with King County where she tries cases ranging from child abuse to murder. Michelle joined the Board of EGH to help the homeless population of greater Seattle, including homeless women who all to often are the victims of the crimes she prosecutes.

Miriam Okot-Okidi

Miriam Okot-Okidi

Optum

Miriam Okot-Okidi is a Practice Manager at Optum and a dedicated EGH volunteer. Miriam joined the Board of Directors at EGH to help women who are in vulnerable situations.

Jay Corker Free

Jay Corker Free

Bloom Law

Jay is a trial attorney and attorney investigator for employees in whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Jay joined the EGH Board of Directors as his concern for his neighbors who are experiencing homeless has grown.

Margoan Hunter

Margoan Hunter

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Margoan is a member of the Clinical Informatics team of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and a Certified Scrum Master.  Working with Application Engineers she applies Agile Methodology to electronic health record enhancement work.

As a 40 year member of University Lutheran Church, Margoan joined the EGH board to support the work of this vital ministry.

Erin Bryn Fetridge

Erin Bryn Fetridge

Partner, The Actors Group

Erin is a Northwest native. She’s been an actress, restaurant owner and farmer. For the last 9 years she’s been a partner in The Actors Group, representing actors for film and television. Erin has been volunteering at the front desk for over 2 years and was drawn to board service by a desire to help support the continued growth and success of Elizabeth Gregory Home and the difference it makes in clients’ lives.

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Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Nalani Askov
Rochelle Coffey
Jennifer Dolan-Waldman
Connie Huffine
Amy Helen Johnson
Megan McCormick
David Oliver
Debbie Page
Jeanne Reina
Teresa Rich-Mackenzie
Sue Tong

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