Our staff powers our mission and vision in some pretty amazing ways. We wouldn’t accomplish anything without their energy, dedication, talent and kind hearts.

Connor Schultz

Senior Community Mobilization Specialistcschultz@safest.org253-290-0262

Darren Pen

Senior Community Mobilization Specialistdpen@safest.org253-389-2975

Jared Braggs

Community Mobilization Specialistjbraggs@safest.org253-691-5980

Jennifer Oransky

Finance & Human Resources Directorjoransky@safest.org253-272-6824

Liza Vega

Administrative & Data Coordinatorlvega@safest.org253-878-4763

Dr. Nora Flemming de Sandoval

Executive Directorndesandoval@safest.org253-318-5410

RoxAnne Simon

Operations Directorrsimon@safest.org253-226-4285

Yolanda Benton

Youth Program Specialistybenton@safest.org253-389-0031

Board of Directors

The Board provides oversight of our programs and the organization’s financial health. As dedicated volunteers, they are an essential part of our leadership team and our efforts to responsibly raise funds and awareness.

  • John Hines, Tacoma City Council, Council Member Pos. 1 – Board Chair
  • Nichole Fisher, Lake Tapps Legal, Managing Attorney – Secretary
  • Lauren Surek, Moss Adams, Business Support Manager – Treasurer
  • Corey Belser, Seattle University & D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, Director
  • John Cheesman, Fircrest Police Department, Chief of Police – Retired
  • Nora Flemming de Sandoval, Safe Streets Campaign, Executive Director
  • Sharon Holcomb, Sutton-McCann & Company, Shareholder
  • Enrique Leon, Tacoma School Board
  • Michele Ogden, The Tacoma Urban League, Operations Director
  • Jennifer Schomburg, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, President of St. Joseph Hospital
  • Trina Tan, MultiCare Health System, Executive Director of Administration
  • Rebecca Williamson, Commencement Bank, SVP, Human Resources Manager
  • Debbie Winskill, Community Advocate
  • Mitchell Wright, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Attorney
  • Mike Dunbar, CFP, Financial Insights – Member Emeritus
  • Tex Whitney, Columbia Bank, Retired – Member Emeritus