Our Board of Directors
Clare Moe, Board Chair
Clare is a longtime Eastside resident and has been involved in, and an advocate for, affordable housing and homelessness issues for over 25 years. Clare brings a background in nonprofit organizational development and strategy and is passionate about building strong communities.
Jim Long, Board Vice Chair
Jim’s career in commercial real estate has helped him see the very real need for service to the area’s homeless in terms of supporting and transitioning them into stable, affordable housing.
Pat McDermott, Member
As a CFO with extensive business experience and deep roots in this region, Pat uses what he has learned over the years to serve his community. His involvement with CFH goes back to 2005 because he feels it is meaningful work. Over the years, he also has served with Imagine Housing and The Sophia Way – providing him with a depth of perspective of the challenges and opportunities facing men, women and families experiencing homelessness on the Eastside.
Chuck Kimbrough, Member
Chuck is an attorney in Bellevue and has served on the CFH Board for the last three years. Chuck has been active in civic life, serving on the Bellevue Parks Board and Planning Commission, managing political campaigns, and serving on the board of the NW Kidney Centers Foundation
Nadine Bentsen, Member
Nadine is a Founder of CFH, and has been active as a volunteer in local schools and a variety of church committees. Nadine has also served on the Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council as an officer.
“When starting CFH there were no services on the Eastside for single men – we saw that need and wanted to work towards serving those who were facing homelessness. My faith calls me to reach out and serve others; I believe CFH is an effective organization with the goal of stabilization and housing.” ~Nadine
Judy Courshon, Board Treasurer
Judy is a CPA in Bellevue specializing in working with families and their tax entities (trusts, family partnerships, and family foundations). Judy recently moved to downtown Bellevue which has increased her awareness of the homeless issue on the Eastside.
Michael Kattermann, Secretary
Michael has been a community planner for over 30 years, working for towns with as few as 400 residents and cities of over 1 million. His involvement with CFH is an extension of his passion for planning—to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Chris Jowell, Member
Chris is the current Director of Agency Operations for Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington and has spent over two decades in community development as both a service provider and funder. His volunteer experiences span from the soccer fields to serving on Boards for community organizations such as CFH where he brings a commitment to adding value through his professional and personal experiences.
Bonnie blends her compassion for people through a long time career in nursing and through many volunteer experiences, including the Just Health Board (services for homeless in Lake City area in partnership with the Mennonite Church) and King County Public Health Reserve Corps (as an RN). After years of working with CFH staff and being involved as a CFH volunteer, Bonnie recently joined the Board.
Shawn McCord, Member