Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan has lived in the Yakima area since the age of four. Tim graduated from Davis High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University. Tim started his career in social services in 1992 working for the Yakima County Gang...

Ellie Lambert

Ellie Lambert (1968-2020) truly believed in the quote by Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” In her career Ellie was involved in nearly every aspect of addressing the issues of homelessness in Yakima County. Ellie joined AmeriCorps VISTA with the...

Dr. Bob McLaughlin

Dr. Bob McLaughlin moved to Yakima in 1967. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from Central WA University and a Doctorate from Washington State University.  He served as a teacher, Vice-Principal and later Principal at Davis High School, and the first Director of...

The Rev. David Helseth–Board President

David Helseth became involved in homeless issues as Pastor of Englewood Christian Church in Yakima. The church housed homeless men during the extreme weather shelter program. He became aware that shelters were important but that permanent housing was the eventual...