Our Team


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

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David Bowman

Shannon Chasteen

Jennifer Coon

Nick Dickens

Kathy Finkle

Debra Fresh

Antoine Golden

Kristi Katzke

Scott Kerman

Jeffrey McDaniel

April O’Connor

Etta Moen

Kenneth Prescott Jr.

Jennifer Ransdell

Ross Sears

Jon Seibert

Julie Showers

Kristi South

Todd Wright

Gabby Thuillier

Sasha Tenzin


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

Dan Petrusich

Jim Mullaney

John Christianson

Thom Faller

Dominique Forrest

Jonathan Gonzales

Janie Marsh Gullickson

Emily Harrington

Bill Reilly

Rich Ulring

Alisa Sinnott

Mary Ann Walker

Diane Whidden


The Young Professionals Board serves as ambassadors of Blanchet House to grow awareness of our mission and to advocate for those we serve. Learn more >

Meaghan Bradley-Bussell, Becker Capital Management, Inc.

Peter Brown, EBI Public Affairs

Brendan Dineen, Malarkey Roofing Products

Grant Feltz, Storyteller Construction, LLC

Arianna Fouad, Papa Murphy’s International

Will Gent, Tonkon Torp LLP

Blanchet House Young Professional Board Dana Kinney

Dana Kinney, Our House

Natalie Reilly, Carollo Engineers

Annalise Servin, ChickTech

Garrett Wong

Garrett Wong, Green Sports Alliance


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

Carolyn Paxton, Franklin High School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Jacquelyn Barnett

Jacquelyn Barnett, Mt. Scott Learning Center

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Jamie Mack

Jamie Mack, Northwest Academy

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Jeannie Feng

Jeannie Feng, Jesuit High School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Kate Rodgers

Kate Rodgers, Ida B. Wells

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Nash Newton

Nash Newton, Central Catholic

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Ria Kamineni

Ria Kamineni, Oregon Episcopal School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Sabina Alamo-Selis

Sabina Alamo-Selis, Alliance High School at Meeks

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith, Lincoln High School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Sofia Shurko

Sofia Shurko, Sherwood High School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Sophia Fields

Sophia Fields, Catlin Gabel

Blanchet House Student Ambassador - Stella Banks

Stella Banks, Riverdale

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Tom Thake

Tom Thake, Grant High School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Veronika Lizier-Zmudzinski

Veronika Lizier-Zmudzinski, Jesuit High School

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Violet Ashley

Violet Ashley, St. Mary’s Academy


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, Steve Feltz, Dave Gunderson, Katie Hennessy, Mike Haglund, Laurie Kelley, Kim Lusk, Ed O’Hanlon, and John McGuigan.

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.

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