Save The Date for the Thurston Asset Building Coalition 2017 Community Open House!
We know through experience that coming together and combining resources and action with community partners yields a rich commitment to projects. It also results in benefits that are far reaching and encompass a deep connection to the community we serve.
The Thurston Asset Building Coalition (TABC) is proud of the alliances we have fostered in the community and would like to celebrate these affiliations and collaborations as well as connect with new friends.
Join us on July 27th for appetizers and happy hour, from 5:30 to 7 PM, at the Huber’s Gasthaus. Enjoy a light-hearted summer evening of reconnecting with partners, while making new friends and creating future alliances. Come and meet our new Steering Committee Members and new coalition coordinator, featured below, as well as our senior Steering Committee Members. Save the Date and RSVP here!
Welcome to Our New Coalition Steering Committee Members & Staff
Malika Lamont is the Intake Manager for Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS) South Sound Clinic. ETS is the largest provider of Medically Assisted Treatment in the Puget Sound Area. Malika began her career as a licensed Adolescent Counselor and Family Care Coordinator for Pierce County Alliance and Catholic Community Services. She was then recruited by the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment to do planning for people with developmental disabilities as a personal agent, and started a consulting business to improve education for youth with disabilities.
She recently worked with the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services to implement HIV testing interventions in Family Planning Settings. Having coordinated the Thurston County Syringe Exchange for 12 years she now continues working to develop and improve whole health care for vulnerable people in our region. Malika is the founding board chair for the Olympia Free Clinic and serves as the Co- Chair of the Safety Net Council.
Mark Minickiello is the Vice President of Community Development for Harborstone Credit Union. He oversees the organization’s work with corporate contributions, sponsorships and staff volunteerism, and small-business microlending. He works to expand products and services for people of low and moderate income through resources made possible by Harborstone’s recent designations as a Community Development Financial Institution by the U.S. Treasury Department and its Low Income Designation by the National Credit Union Administration.
Mark most recently worked as vice president of legislative affairs for the Northwest Credit Union Association and has specific expertise in financial literacy, education and working with small businesses.
Hillary Soens is the YWCA Executive Director and has been with the YWCA of Olympia since 2010, successfully building the Girls Without Limits! and Girls Circle programs as the agency’s Girls Advancement Director. She moved into the CEO position in 2013 and has since focused on the agency’s financial vitality and mission impact strategy, in addition to launching advocacy and racial equity initiatives. Prior to joining the YWCA, Hillary worked in youth development, out-of-school-time program development, and conducted organizational assessments and fundraising for several nonprofit organizations.
Derek Harris is the Deputy Director of Community Youth Services (CYS), a nonprofit organization empowering youth, young adults and families since 1970. CYS is an integrated service agency providing a continuum of programs across shelter/housing, education/vocation, out-of-home care, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and early intervention.
Derek has worked with youth/young adult programs for over 22 years both in direct service as well as an agency leader for multiple programs. Derek is a peer monitor for the Family and Youth Services Bureau, the Chair of the Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub (local continuum of care), and the Chair of the Balance of State Continuum of Care-Youth Subcommittee.
Mayra Pena is the Marketing and Community Development Coordinator at the Thurston Asset Building Coalition (TABC). Mayra started with the TABC as the Outreach Coordinator – VISTA not to long ago and was recently promoted to her new position. Mayra comes to the TABC from a background in marketing and communications where she has worked as a consultant for over six years in varied industries including health, travel and leisure and information technology, as well as theater and film, the public sector and nonprofit. Most recently, she worked at the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce as their communications and events manager.
Mayra will be working with the TABC to further develop our programs and continue to strengthen community alliances that serve the marginalized in our community.