Kathy Fleming, Executive Director
Kathy joined Attain Housing in September 2017 as Executive Director, with 17 years of leadership experience in the financial services sector. After years of volunteering to support vulnerable women and children, Kathy decided to make the non-profit sector her second career. She jump-started that by achieving her Master’s degree in Non-Profit Leadership at Seattle University in 2010. Progressing through several development positions with human services organizations over 6 years has prepared Kathy for the challenges and excitement of helping Attain Housing meet its mission. She has welcomed that opportunity.
Carmelita Parraz, Housing & Facilities Program Manager
Carmelita moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and joined Attain Housing in 2013. Over the past five years, Carmelita has devoted her career to helping those with the greatest need. She has worked with women and children experiencing domestic violence, individuals seeking transitional housing, and families trying to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. In May 2012, she took the next step toward devoting her life to public service by attaining her Master’s in Public Administration.
Jesse Perrell, Resource Coordinator
Jesse Perrell is a Seattle native who has spent the last decade developing an arts nonprofit, producing music and arts festivals, working at community-engaging projects and development in the Pacific Northwest. He originally joined Attain Housing in 2015 as Ride Director for the 7 Hills of Kirkland cycling event. He is constantly tempted by the combination of panniers, Amtrak, and bicycle.
Greg, Case Manager
Greg joined Attain Housing in September 2016, with 5 years of experience working with vulnerable populations, providing case management and resource navigation. He has worked at a nonprofit in Seattle, providing support and assistance for individuals with criminal histories, substance abuse, mental illness, and housing issues. Greg is dedicated to assisting people in overcoming obstacles and is passionate about every individual’s capacity for change.
Eric Sanford, Communications & Development Specialist
Eric joined Attain Housing in 2018 with a background in journalism, marketing, social media, event coordination, and nonprofit management. He is very excited to use his skills for a good cause and increase awareness of Attain Housing in the local community in order to better serve families in need. Eric lives in the Ravenna area of Seattle with his wife, 1-year-old daughter, and a rascal dog named Rookie.
Nita Lindsey, Bookkeeper
Nita Lindsey joined Attain Housing in February 2015. Originally from Illinois, she has 20+ years of bookkeeping experience in both non-profit and private sectors in the great Northwest.