Meet Our Staff

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

Andy Abeyta

Program Services Assistant

Hannah Bachman

Program Services Assistant

John "Jay" Bowman

Sous Chef

Shannon Chasteen

Kitchen Operations Director/Executive Chef

James Clark

Development Coordinator

Jennifer Coon

Program Services & Peer Support Specialist

Kathy Finkle

Office & Operations Manager

Antoine Golden

Kitchen Manager & Chef

Aislinn Hill

Project & Database Assistant

Kristi Katzke

Case Manager & Intake Coordinator

Scott Kerman

Executive Director

Kelsey Leonard

Campaign & Individual Gifts Officer

Ron Lovegreen

Farm Foreman

April O’Connor

Breakfast Chef

Ami Prevec

Direct Services & Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer Ransdell

Direct Services & Volunteer Manager

Ben Scheele

Office Assistant

Ross Sears

Farm Manager

Jon Seibert

Director of Programs - Asst. E.D.

Michael Seid

Program Services Assistant

Chad Seelye

Program Services Coordinator

Julie Showers

Marketing, Communications & PR Director

George Skinner

Breakfast Chef

Kristi South

Director of Strategic Initiatives (Fundraising)

Meg Stark

Development Manager

Gabby Thuillier

Community Engagement Manager

Danny Vanderzanden

Maintenance Tech


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


Jim Mullaney


John Christianson


Dominique Forrest

Jonathan Gonzales

Emily Harrington

Michelle Lagos

Rich Ulring

Alan Rozendaal

Alisa Sinnott

Mary Ann Walker

Diane Whidden


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

Michelle Bloemers

Cascade Smiles Family Dental

Liz Bohinc


Ryan Coffee

JGP Wealth Management

Nick Davies

Vancouver Public Schools

Brendan Dineen

Malarkey Roofing Products

Will Gent

Tonkon Torp LLP

Rohini Gosh


Jackie Ha


Millie Haley

Joint Office of Homeless Services

Alex Hutchinson

Miller Nash LLP

Kelsey McGinnis


Natalie Reilly

Carollo Engineers

Andy Saultz

Pacific University

Sarah Wilson


Lauren Watt

Chamber Music Northwest

Garrett Wong



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, Thom Faller, Steve Feltz, Janie Marsh Gullickson, Dave Gunderson, Katie Hennessy, Mike Haglund, Laurie Kelley, Kim Lusk, John McGuigan, Ed O’Hanlon, Tim O’Hanlon, Dan Petrusich, Bill Reilly, and John Parker.

The founders of Blanchet (Club) 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 >


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


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


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


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