KATE KINNEMAN

LAURA ETSCHEID

 

MEET OUR BOARD 

MONIQUE PATTERSON

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Monique, an EMT and mother of nine, and her partner Brian experienced homelessness when the owner of the home they were renting decided to sell. Unable to find housing, the family lived in their cars and ultimately in a Catholic Community Services shelter.

During their eight months in shelters, Monique's case managers were often overwhelmed by their volume of clients. As a result, Monique took it upon herself to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities that exist. 

KATHRYN HEDRICK

Board President & Co-Founder

Kathryn met Monique while serving as the volunteer coordinator of Tacoma's St. Patrick's Church FHN Shelter Program. In her professional life, Kathryn is a government relations consultant in Olympia and has been representing housing providers since 2004.

Through her volunteer work and career, Kathryn came to understand the challenges relating to accessible and affordable rental housing.  She has worked to foster compromise and strengthen partnerships. 

JENNIFER ROBINSON

Board Secretary

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens and struggles of another."

 

My name is Jennifer Robinson and I try to live by this daily, by putting good vibes in the world. I’m a proud union Ironworker with Local 86, a daughter, a wife, a mother, and just someone who wants to bring more compassion, understanding, and love to the world. I also am a member of the sisters of 86, our goal is to empower women in a predominantly man's field, show them we can do anything, life brings our way. This November my wife and I will be bringing a beautiful little girl into this world, who will change the world herself.

AMY YOUNG 

Board Member

Amy is is an Associate Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication at Pacific Lutheran University.

 

She leads Next Chapter's communications and development efforts. Committed to using her communication superpowers for good, Amy harnesses her abilities to empower women to move out of homelessness. 

NICK FEDERICI

Board Member

Experienced, dedicated, strategic, and passionate professional advocate with a lengthy, demonstrated history of working in the government relations industry, particularly on behalf of non-profit organizations. Skilled in Coalitions, Networking, Policy Analysis, State Government, and Government Relations. Strong consulting professional deeply knowledgeable on public policy issues of affordable housing, homelessness, behavioral health, human services, health care, long-term care, revenue, budgets, local government, and environmental protection.

LAURA ETSCHEID

Board Treasurer

Laura Etscheid is a Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager with Columbia Bank. She has served clients throughout the Puget Sound region since she began her career in banking in 2008. Laura entered the banking industry in an entry level teller position, while struggling with single motherhood seeking greater opportunities and stability for her son. During her career, she held eight different positions in banking. That journey has led Laura to become the catalyst in her commitment to empowering women, personally and professionally. Additionally, Laura served as a board member with US Bank Women’s Business Resource Group and founded an internal mentorship network for Women in Business Banking. Laura’s mission is to enhance the future of women through empowerment, inspiration, and advocacy through growth opportunities. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their three boys and getting outside in the PNW. Laura serves as the board treasurer bringing her financial expertise to educate and uplift women as they take the next step in their life journey.

NICK FEDERICI

Board Member

Experienced, dedicated, strategic, and passionate professional advocate with a lengthy, demonstrated history of working in the government relations industry, particularly on behalf of non-profit organizations. Skilled in Coalitions, Networking, Policy Analysis, State Government, and Government Relations. Strong consulting professional deeply knowledgeable on public policy issues of affordable housing, homelessness, behavioral health, human services, health care, long-term care, revenue, budgets, local government, and environmental protection.

LAURA ETSCHEID

Board Treasurer

Laura Etscheid is a Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager with Columbia Bank. She has served clients throughout the Puget Sound region since she began her career in banking in 2008. Laura entered the banking industry in an entry level teller position, while struggling with single motherhood seeking greater opportunities and stability for her son. During her career, she held eight different positions in banking. That journey has led Laura to become the catalyst in her commitment to empowering women, personally and professionally. Additionally, Laura served as a board member with US Bank Women’s Business Resource Group and founded an internal mentorship network for Women in Business Banking. Laura’s mission is to enhance the future of women through empowerment, inspiration, and advocacy through growth opportunities. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their three boys and getting outside in the PNW. Laura serves as the board treasurer bringing her financial expertise to educate and uplift women as they take the next step in their life journey.

JIM HENDERSON

Board Member

A second generation real estate investor and residential property manager, Jim Henderson brings more than 20 years of housing industry and policy expertise to negotiating tables in legal and legislative affairs around the state. Jim currently owns and operates a private rental housing advocacy business; his first hand knowledge and grasp of the systemic housing issues strengthens his effectiveness as a landlord educator and lobbyist for several private housing organizations at the state and local level.
 

CHRISTINA ROSS

Board Member

I am a daughter of an Immigrant and was born and raised in Georgia. I have strong ties to my Peruvian heritage and Southern roots, but I call Tacoma home! I studied Business and Sociology at Georgia Southern University, I decided to start my career in Real Estate when my family moved to Tacoma. However, the first idea of being a Realtor came when Barbie released her Dream House in 1992, and I spent more time critiquing the layout and colors than playing with it. That combination has led me to understand the importance of housing and home ownership, the security of this significant investment for everyone, and my role in loving the structure of a well-built home - even a complete pink Barbie Dream Home. As you come to know me as your agent, you will receive a more profound invitation to the community I call home paired with my extensive knowledge of the home buying and selling process. I am a recipient of the South Sound Business 40 under 40, and a licensed interior designer with accreditations in Feng Shui, my husband and I chaired the St. Patrick's 2021 annual fund, I am on the St. Patrick's Reach Auction Board, a fierce trivial pursuit competitor, and a self-proclaimed dachshund collector. On most weekends, if I am not showing homes, you will find me rooting for my daughter as she plays on a Nortac Sparta team or redecorating a different room in my house while planning our next trip to Peru. 

ZACHARY A. KINNEMAN

Board Member Emeritus & Co-Founder

Zachary is a lawyer and the owner of Taft Properties, LLC.

 

Zachary joined Next Chapter with the vision of extending dignity and compassion to each participant of our program by treating each resident as a brother, sister, son, and daughter. 

KATE KINNEMAN

Board Member Emeritus & Co-Founder

Kate is both the managing member of Taft Properties, LLC and the parent of a child with behavioral issues who has been intermittently homeless.

Kate's personal experience informs her recognition of the need, not only for housing for homeless women with children, but for services that consider a wrap-around, holistic approach to helping women navigate the hurdles to independence and self sufficiency.