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
Charlotte Davenport, CSJP – Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Ashenafi Gossaye – Seattle Housing Authority
Christian Gunter – Skanska USA Commercial Development
Azmera Melashu – Stoel Rives
Sean Heron
Chris Jowell (Vice-Chair) – Catholic Community Services
Junior Torres – Windermere Real Estate
Jo Ann Showalter, SP – Sisters of Providence
Susanna Tran – West Coast Commercial Realty, LLC
Cuc Vu (Chair) – City of Seattle
Martha Ward – 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
Bill Rumpf – Mercy Housing Northwest

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