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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.


Robin O’Grady

FUSION Executive Director

Stephanie Barnes

Transitional Housing Case Manager

Alana Young

Bookkeeper Assistant

The Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center

Dorsol Plants

Program Manager

Selene Holder

Family Center Lead Staff

Lorrie Conklin

Housing & Employment Specialist

Ashley Stiles

Family Center Staff

Daniel Lumley

Family Center Staff

Zaira Hernandez

Family Center Staff

Executive Board Members

An all-volunteer working Board of Directors oversees governance of FUSION business and steers the organization in productive directions.

David Harrison

Executive Board Chair

Bob Wroblewski

Vice Chair

Byron Hiller

Immediate Past Chair

Kathy Gendron


Cindy Piennett


Carl Buehring


Phil Wamba


Shirley Ayers

Thomas Cameron

Kim Casey

Pat Chesebro

Andrea Hogan

Sandy Huggins

Ken Schiewetz

Julie Siegler

Kathy Ward

Advisory Council

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

Kristen Barsness, Barsness Consulting

Syd Bersante, St. Joseph Medical Center, Retired

Dr. Tammy Campbell, Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent

Lisa Clark, Former FUSION Housing Client

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

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

Peggy LaPorte, FUSION Founder

Rebecca Laszlo, Rebecca Laszlo Consulting

Manny Maldonado, Home Street Bank

Rebecca Martin, Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

Tom Medhurst, L&L Nursery Service

Jack Stanford, Stanford Insurance

Anissa Stella, TOTE Maritime Alaska

Pete Von Reichbauer, Metropolitan King County Council