Mercy Housing Northwest Board of Directors

Mercy Housing Northwest’s Board of Directors oversees the organization’s affordable housing programs and charitable projects in Washington and Idaho communities.


Judy Byron, OP – Adrian Dominican Sisters, Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
Bill Crow – Amazon
Charlotte Davenport, CSJP – Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Jacqueline Fernandes, SP – Sisters of Providence
Ashenafi Gossaye
– King County Metro
Christian Gunter – Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Sean Heron
Renee Jones
– Washington State Office of Public Defense
Azmera Melashu – Stoel Rives
Jo Ann Showalter, SP – Representing Tacoma Dominican Sisters
Junior Torres – Windermere Real Estate
Susanna Tran – West Coast Commercial Realty, LLC
Cuc Vu (Chair) – City of Seattle
Martha Ward (Vice Chair) – Community Volunteer
Georgia Yianakulis, SNJM – Sisters of the Holy Names


Sr. Georgita Cunningham, RSM  – Sisters of Mercy
Sr. Kathy Thill, RSM  – Sisters of Mercy
Sr. RoseMary Boessen, RSM  – La Posada Ministry
Joe Thompson – Mercy Housing Northwest

Our goal? To create healthy, sustainable communities where every person has a place to call home.