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 the volume of clients they were supporting. Monique established for herself a well-versed understanding of the opportunities that exist. 


Board Member & 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 and professional life, Kathryn has come to understand the challenges relating to accessible and affordable rental housing and has worked to foster compromise and strong partnerships. 


Board Member & Co-Founder

Kate is both the managing member of Taft Properties, LLC and a parent of a while 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 a service that wraps around to help them navigate the many hurdles to independence and self sufficiency.


Board Member & Co-Founder

Zachary, a lawyer, owns Taft Properties, LLC

Zachary joined Next Chapter with the vision of extending to each participant in our program dignity and compassion, treating each resident as our brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. 


Board Member

Cristina is a Tacoma-based realtor, the president of the Saint Patrick Parents Association, and an honoree of South Sound Magazine's 40 under 40 in 2017. 

Cristina hopes to lead Next Chapter in the mission for diverse, safe, and equitable housing for families in our growing city. 


Board Member

Connie is a private investigator, concerned with the desperate needs of those in our community without the support systems they need to thrive.

It is her belief that measurable individual and collective actions are the responsibility and privilege of each member of our society. 


Board Member

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

She is leading Next Chapter's communications and development efforts. Amy is committeed to using her communication superpowers for good - in this case, harnessing them to help empower women to move out of homelessness. 


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