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FUSION Leadership

The key to management success of the professionally staffed, volunteer-supported FUSION organization is a fusion of expertise and time and talent of dedicated community members.


David Harrison
FUSION Executive Director

Melinda Lowe
Fund Development Manager

Alana Young
Finance and Administration Assistant

Stephanie Barnes
Transitional Housing Case Manager

Sabrina Cannon
Case Manager

The Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center Staff

Alma Lopez
Shelter Staff

Maryann Callanan
Shelter Staff

Paige Sauer
Shelter Staff

Jana Hastings
Shelter Staff

Shelter Staff Not Pictured
MeAsha Davis
Danielle Relerford-Mancil

Gerard Aubert
FUSION Security

Keeyante Griffin
FUSION Security

FUSION Executive Board Members

An all-volunteer working Board of Directors oversees governance of FUSION business and steers the organization in productive directions.
If you have a strong interest in changing the lives of families experiencing homelessness, consider being a member of the FUSION Board of Directors.
Board Application

Julie Siegler
Executive Board Chair

Thomas Cameron
Vice Chair

Kathy Gendron

Cindy Piennett

Bob Wroblewski
Immediate Past Chair

Carl Buehring

Phil Wamba

Kim Casey

Pat Chesebro

Katherine Festa

Byron Hiller

Andrea Hogan

Sandy Huggins

Martin Moore

Ken Schiewetz

Kathy Ward

FUSION Advisory Council

An Advisory Council of community leaders lends their expertise in all matters essential to success of the FUSION mission.

Kristin Barsness, Barsness Consulting

Syd Bersante, St. Joseph Medical Center, Retired

Dr. Tammy Campbell, Federal Way Public Schools

Robin Corak, Multi-Service Center

Jennifer Dunn, Umpqua Bank

Hope Elder, Federal Way Community Caregiving Network

Susie Horan, Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate

Jesse Johnson, Washington State District 30 Representative

Lisa Johnson, Former FUSION Housing Client

Dennis LaPorte, Krillich, LaPorte, West & Lockner, Retired

Peggy LaPorte, FUSION Founder

Rebecca Laszlo, Rebecca Laszlo Consulting

Manny Maldonado, HomeStreet Bank

Rebecca Martin, Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

Tom Medhurst, L&L Nursery Service

Duke Paulson, Tacoma Rescue Mission

Jack Stanford, Stanford Insurance

Anissa Stella, TOTE Maritime Alaska

Pete von Reichbauer, Metropolitan King County Council

Pastor Dan Weber, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Claire Wilson, Washington State 30th District Senator