Board of Directors

Present and Past

The NW Furniture Bank is privileged to be guided by a dedicated and visionary Board of Directors, comprised of individuals with diverse expertise and a shared commitment to our mission. Their collective leadership ensures strategic direction and effective governance, steering the organization toward continued growth and impact. Additionally, we honor the invaluable contributions of our Emeritus Board Members, whose past service has left an indelible mark on our journey. Their wisdom and experience serve as a source of inspiration, providing ongoing guidance as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of our mission to furnish hope and homes for those in need.

Board of Directors

  • Joe Carman V (Chair) Vice President of E-Commerce Sales at Emerald Home Furnishings
  • Gerrit Nyland (Vice Chair) Social Services Supervisor for Pierce County
  • Maddie Pattin (Secretary) Tacoma Housing Authority-Housing Secialist, Portability
  • Shirley Eclipse-Chinery (Treasurer) Zillow Senior Business Consultant, Enterprise Accounts
  • Megan Smith (Member) Administrative Services Coordinator at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Beth Thoms (Member) Pierce College Professor and Instruction Librarian
  • Rick Budd (Member) Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at Kitsap Bank
  • Erica Doctor (Member) Shareholder at Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara
  • Eddie Sawyer (Member) System Administrator at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Norman Brickhouse (Member) Community Navigator Program Manager at City of Fife
  • Jeremy Simler (Non-Voting Member) Executive Director of NW Furniture Bank

Board Members Emeritus

  • Betsy Ellingson, Secretary (10 years of service)
  • Jonathan Jackson (3 years of service)
  • Joelene Lemke, Co-Founder (8 years of service)
  • Sheri Page (7 years of service)
  • Dana Peterson (6 years of service)
  • Dion Rurik (9 years of service)
  • Greg Rurik, Treasurer (7 years of service)
  • Mark Jorgenson Retired Partner at Ryan Jorgenson & Limoli, P.S. (1 year of service)
  • Mike Stelle, Vice chair (7 years of service)
  • Mona Willis (7 years of service)
  • Phil Carter (3 years of service)
  • Rik Jamieson (Treasurer) Assistant Treasurer PNW Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Rich Jasper (Member) Owner Wealth Investment Partners
  • Laura Majovski (Secretary) Retired PLU Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Robert Downie (3 years of service)
  • Stacey Ogle (Member) Owner Cole Graphic Solutions Inc.
  • Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communcations Director City of Tacoma (2 years of service)
  • Greg Jacoby (Member) McGavick Graves, P.S.
  • Barbara Morrett (Member) Retired Senior Sales Consultant at McKesson Corporation
  • Bill Lemke (Non-voting Member/Co-Founder)
  • Evan Ritchie (Treasurer) Retired Owner of Emerald Home Furnishings
  • Jennifer Stockstad (Member) University Place School District counselor

Heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional Board of Directors for their unwavering commitment, visionary leadership, and tireless dedication. Your guidance propels NW Furniture Bank toward greater heights, ensuring our mission to furnish hope and homes for those in need thrives. Your collective impact resonates in every home we furnish, embodying the spirit of compassion and community. Thank you for being the driving force behind our mission and for making a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and families we serve.