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HOMESIGHT

STAFF

Darryl Smith
Executive Director

Sekai Senwosret
Director of Resource Development

Tammie Anders
Director of Finance

Joseph Thomas
Director of Human Resources and IT

Uche Okezie
Director of Real Estate Development

Moussa Samb
HomeOwnership Center Director

Scott Kim
Director of Portfolio and Lending Servicing
Sarah Valenta
Director of Community & Business Development
Patty Cokus
Executive Assistant

Department Contacts

Darryl Smith  |  Executive Director
Patty Cokus  |  Executive Assistant

Tammie Anders |  Director of Finance
Scott Kim  |  Director of Portfolio and Lending Servicing
Sher Kouhi  |  Accounting Manager
Deidre Fore  |  Loan Servicing Specialist
LaWanna Allred  |  Staff Accountant II
Sang Tran  |  Accounts Payable

 

 |  Communications & Marketing Manager

Moussa Samb |  Homeownership Center Director
Renai Mielke  |  Homebuyer Development Program Manager
Chloe Wattles  |  HOC Front Desk Coordinator

Lending Department

Robin Finley  |  Underwriting and Compliance Officer
Jennifer de Montigny  |  Lending Operations Supervisor
Rita Sanchez-Fasso  |  Senior Mortgage Loan Processor
Brooke Gibson  |  Loan Originator
Ana Vargas Capistran  |  Loan Originator
Shatrice Watkins  |  Loan Originator Assistant
Jeff Lombard |  Post Closer
Janet Jaime Rodriguez  |  Disclosures/Processor Assistant
Kayla de Montigny |  Foreclosure Assistant

Counseling Department

Pat Montgomery  |  Homebuyer Counselor
Wanda Luz Maldonado  |  Homebuyer Counselor

Sarah Valenta  |  Director of Community & Business Development
Maria Vargas  |  Community & Business Development Manager

Uche Okezie  |  Director of Real Estate Development
Kumi Beyene |  Associate Project Manager

Joseph Thomas  |  Director of Human Resources and IT
Leslie La  | Human Resource Generalist

Sekai Senwosret  |  Director of Resource Development
Meron Kasahun  |  Grants and Contracts Manager
Teasha Crow  |  Donor Relations Manager

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Darryl Smith, Executive Director

Darryl has a long history of experience in real estate brokerage, neighborhood revitalization, municipal government, workforce development, and place-based community development. In 2009 Darryl was appointed Deputy Mayor of the City Seattle and served four years overseeing the depts of Neighborhoods, Civil Rights, Housing, Human Services, and Economic Development. He has held a variety of civic roles including President of Rainier Valley Chamber, board member of Seattle Planning Commission, and appointed member of the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity task force. Darryl has been an active resident participant in racially and economically diverse SE Seattle for over 25 years.

Sekai Senwosret, Director of Resource Development

Sekai brings more than 25 years of experience as a nonprofit leader and development professional. She has experience being a consultant, working with local and national clients, and she was previously the executive director of a Girl Scout Council in the Mid-West.  She worked as a grant manager in the arts and assisted youth-led projects since moving to Seattle in 2011.

Sekai earned her B.A. in Black History with a Minor in English from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tammie Anders, Director of Finance

Tammie Anders is responsible for HomeSight's financial operations and is a member of the executive leadership team. Her most recent position was that of Finance Manager for Thurston County Economic Development Council, where she was responsible for the financial leadership for two organizations, a 501c3 and a 501c4. During her tenure, she managed more than 8 million dollars in Cares Act funding in 2020. In 2021, she began managing grants for the American Rescue funds of up to 9 million dollars upon its completion in July 2022. She served in previous leadership roles at Pacific Health Ministry, where she successfully completed a multi-million dollar capital campaign that established a new administration building with classrooms.

Tammie is a Veteran, and graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a BSBA majoring in Human Resources Management and holds a CPA Bridge Certificate. She is married and has a son who is a First Officer Pilot, a daughter starting college, and two dogs named Diesel and Tinkerbell.

Joseph Thomas, Director of Human Resources and IT

Joe Thomas was born and raised in Eastern Tennessee then joined the US Army after college and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.  After leaving the Army, Joe and his family made Fairbanks home for 26 years where he met his current wife while she was consulting for a Native American Corporation.  Together they moved to what Alaskans call the Lower 48 where they lived in Coeur D’Alene, ID for 5 years before moving to Puyallup, WA. Joe worked as a staff accountant and Payroll Administrator for 5 years before transitioning into Human Resources. Joe has over 25 years of experience and has held various HR positions in both for profit, not for profit and non-profit organizations with the majority being health related.  Joe worked on serval software implementations, both large and small, throughout his career. Before coming to HomeSight Joe was the Director of Human Resources for The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations, which is a drug treatment facility and Indian Health Services organization in Spokane, WA. Joe has served on several non-profit boards and was an original board member of Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing which is now a part of NeighborWorks.

Joe has a BA in Business Administration and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources Credential (SPHR), and the Credential of Certified Payroll Professionals.

Uche Okezie, Director of Real Estate Development

Uche joined HomeSight in 2002 as an Associate Project Manager and now oversees the affordable homeownership and community facility development projects as well as the project management services HomeSight provides to non-profit and community-based organizations in the Puget Sound area.

After graduating from the University of New Orleans with a BA in Urban Studies, she obtained her Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington in 2001. She is also a certified Project Management Professional and Construction Manager

Moussa Samb, Homeownership Center Director

Moussa holds a Homeownership Counseling Certification for Program Managers and Executive Directors. As Director of the Homeownership center, Moussa oversees seven full-time staff, ensuring efficient service delivery, compliance with all federal / state program regulations, and attainment our performance goals.

He brings an extensive financial background with 20+ years of experience in retail banking, investment services, and mortgage lending, with a proclivity for the nonprofit sector as influenced by his own experiences. Moussa is a community outreach leader who strives to assist underserved low- and moderate-income populations in diverse cultural settings.

Scott Kim, Director of Portfolio and Lending Servicing

 

SARAH VALENTA, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Sarah Valenta has been a volunteer community organizer in the Rainier Valley since 1999 and has been employed as an organizer by HomeSight since 2007. She has supported the creation of grass-roots organizations and helped to build capacity in several community based groups. Sarah has facilitated beautification and infrastructure improvement projects and helped to organize, fundraise and implement dozens of community connection activities, including business promotions that support small independently owned businesses to thrive in place and park improvement projects that reflect the diverse cultural history of the neighborhood. Sarah had many roles at HomeSight and is currently the Director of Community & Business Development. She oversees the On Board Othello coalition and MLK Business Association. Sarah directly manages community and economic development efforts in SE Seattle to ensure that Othello is a vibrant and welcoming multicultural community where businesses, residents, and visitors gather, explore, connect, and grow. Honoring a rich immigrant history and fostering an inclusive community generates innovative and equitable opportunities for current residents and businesses, as well as newcomers.

Patty Cokus, Executive Assistant

Patty Cokus joined HomeSight as the EA in April of 2015. She provides direct support to the ED, Director Emeritus, Leadership Team and Board of Directors. Patty uses her detail-oriented organization skills to manage calendars, schedule meetings, assist in tracking progress, and manage logistics for retreats, events, trainings, celebrations, etc. She also provides overall general office support and assistance to the finance team. For the Board she provides communication and scheduling assistance, compiles and distributes documents for board and committee meetings, and records minutes.

Patty grew up in Syracuse, NY and received her BFA in small metals at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She moved to Seattle in 2000 and after focusing time on her artistic career turned to Arts Administration. After 10 years as the EA for the Glass Art Society, she identified with HomeSight’s mission and goals to assist culturally and economically diverse communities focused in SE Seattle, near her home in Tukwila.

Outside of work Patty enjoys exploring the beautiful diverse state of WA, hiking and climbing with her husband and dog. Patty is an active member of The Mountaineers and finds inspiration in people doing what they are passionate about who in turn encourage others to challenge themselves and realize they are far more capable than they had originally thought.