Meet Our Staff

Our Blanchet House team is committed to serving everyone in our community with compassion and dignity.

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Andy Abeyta

Residential Services Manager

David Bowman

Development Coordinator

Shannon Chasteen

Kitchen Operations Manager & Chef

Jennifer Coon

Program Services & Peer Support Specialist

Nick Dickens

Breakfast Chef

Kathy Finkle

Office & Operations Manager

Antoine Golden

Kitchen Manager & Chef

Kristi Katzke

Case Manager & Intake Coordinator

Scott Kerman

Executive Director

Ron Lovegreen

Farm Foreman

Etta Moen

Donations & Program Services Intern

April O’Connor

Breakfast Chef

Jennifer Ransdell

Volunteer Coordinator

Ross Sears

Farm Manager

Jon Seibert

Volunteer Manager

Chad Seelye

Program Services Assistant

Julie Showers

Marketing & Communications Director

Kristi South

Director of Strategic Initiatives (Fundraising)

Meg Stark

Campaign & Fundraising Coordinator

Sasha Tenzin

Development Manager

Todd Wright

Peer Support Specialist

Gabby Thuillier

Community Engagement Manager

Danny Vanderzanden

Maintenance Tech

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Blanchet House Board of Directors volunteers to provide leadership and governance for promoting, advocating, and supporting its long-held mission to aid those in need. Learn more >

Jerry Quinn

President

Dan Petrusich

Vice President

Jim Mullaney

Treasurer

John Christianson

Secretary

Thom Faller

Dominique Forrest

Jonathan Gonzales

Janie Marsh Gullickson

Emily Harrington

Bill Reilly

Rich Ulring

Alisa Sinnott

Mary Ann Walker

Diane Whidden

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS BOARD

The Emerging Professionals Board serves as ambassadors of Blanchet House to grow awareness of our mission and to advocate for those we serve.
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Meaghan Bradley-Bussell

Becker Capital Management, Inc.

Peter Brown

EBI Public Affairs

Sarah Buck

Forrit Credit Union

Ryan Coffee

JGP Wealth Management

Brendan Dineen

Malarkey Roofing Products

Grant Feltz

Storyteller Construction, LLC

Will Gent

Tonkon Torp LLP

Kelsey McGinnis

Nike

Natalie Reilly

Carollo Engineers

Andy Saultz

Pacific University

Sarah Wilson

Nike

Garrett Wong

MeetGreen

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Our Student Ambassadors actively engage with their community by leading events and projects that support our mission. Learn more >

Carolyn Paxton

Franklin High School

Jacquelyn Barnett

Mt. Scott Learning Center

Jamie Mack

Northwest Academy

Jeannie Feng

Jesuit High School

Kate Rodgers

Ida B. Wells

Nash Newton

Central Catholic

Ria Kamineni

Oregon Episcopal School

Sabina Alamo-Selis

Alliance High School at Meeks

Sierra Smith

Lincoln High School

Sofia Shurko

Sherwood High School

Sophia Fields

Catlin Gabel

Stella Banks

Riverdale

Tom Thake

Grant High School

Veronika Lizier-Zmudzinski

Jesuit High School

Violet Ashley

St. Mary’s Academy

EMERITUS BOARD

The founders and past board members have given their time, skills, and funds to support the mission of Blanchet House. Through good times and bad, they committed themselves to ensure that the legacy of the organization far surpassed their time.

Thank you to emeritus board members Mark Auxier, Jim Christianson, Peter Christianson, Steve Feltz, Dave Gunderson, Katie Hennessy, Mike Haglund, Laurie Kelley, Kim Lusk, Ed O’Hanlon, Tim O’Hanlon, John McGuigan and John Parker.

The founders of Blanchet Club then Blanchet House include Pat Carr, Dan Christianson, Kev Collins, Gene Feltz, Bernie Harrington, Dan Harrington, John Little, Hugh McGinnis, Joe Moore, John Moore, Tom Moore, and Jim O’Hanlon.

Learn more about our history >

SERVICES

We make a difference, one relationship at a time, through food, clothing, and supportive housing programs.

LEARN

We welcome and serve meals to everyone with compassion and dignity. Join as a guest, a volunteer, a resident, a donor, or a supporter.

GET INVOLVED

There are many people in immediate need of food, clothing, access to hygiene, shelter, community, and hope.

DONATE

Your gift will help stabilize lives by providing meals, transitional housing, and other vital services to vulnerable individuals and families.