Attain Housing (formerly KITH)

Attain Housing — Transforming Lives, Strengthening Communities

Attain Housing Staff

Cheri Kilty, Executive Director

Phone: 425.576.9531 x101

Cheri joined Attain Housing in July 2015 as Executive Director, with a background of over 20 years in organizational leadership and experience in homelessness and housing. 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 with the YWCA of Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Solid Ground.

Chelsea Wright, Development Manager

Phone: 425.576.9531 x109

Chelsea joined Attain Housing in December 2015. Homelessness is something that is very close to her heart, and she has worked at several social service agencies. Chelsea is passionate about the work she does and feels regardless of circumstance, all people need and deserve to be respected. Chelsea is excited about introducing people to the mission of Attain Housing.

Carmelita Parraz, Housing & Facilities Program Manager

Phone: 425.576.9531 x104

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

Phone: 425.576.9531 x105

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.

Alfredo, Case Manager

Phone: 425.576.9531 x102

Alfredo joined Attain Housing in July 2015. He has over eight years experience providing children and families with therapeutic services and connections to much needed resources in King County. He is dedicated and committed to assisting his clients recognize their strengths to achieve their goals and self sufficiency. His advance studies in the field of family and human development give him a unique understanding of the role of family, its many dynamics, and approaches to creating successful outcomes.

Greg, Case Manager

Phone: 425.576.9531 x107

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.

Showqi Al Huwaider, Facility Tech

Phone: 425.576.9531

Showqi joined Attain Housing in February 2016. He has lived in the Seattle area for most of his life. He enjoys taking on a variety of projects that challenge him — one project is never enough. Showqi is a hard worker and takes pride in what he does. He is looking forward to being a positive addition to the Attain Housing team and look forward to taking care of the property needs at Attain Housing.

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.

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