Staff & Board



Executive Director 
Lyle Evans

Administrative Assistant/Marketing
Nicole Knowles

Program/Event Coordinator
Cherie Schumacher

Volunteer Coordinator
Sara Hanson-Andreu

Chef/Site Coordinator
Francisco Briseno

Margie’s Cafe Server
Gayle Holmes

Social Worker
Holly McNeill, MSW

Social Worker
Toni Ameslav, MSW

Stop-n-Shop Manager
Aylene Kandappu

Stop-n-Shop Assistant
Joni James

Newsletter Editor
Gail Wodzin

2018 Senior Center of West Seattle Board

Board Meeting Information

Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm, usually in the Lion’s area upstairs. Center members, participants and guests are very welcome to attend our board meetings. You may observe; however, participation isn’t permitted during the meeting. Please let us know if you plan to attend prior to the meeting so we can arrange enough seating by calling (206) 932-4044 x4. You may email the board directly if you would like to pre-arrange a presentation, subject to the board’s approval. Board meeting minutes are available for public viewing in our library.

Hank Kerns President
Weeks Funeral Homes- Howden Kennedy

Steve Garrett,  Vice President
Care Patrol

Janet Leahy, Treasurer
Community Member

Suzanne Duffy-Kane, Secretary
Community Member

Alan Mendelssohn, Member-At-Large
Community Member

Board Members

Sarah Cecil
Edward Jones

Amy Lee Derenthal
Food Lifeline

Burke Dykes
Community Member

Hamilton Gardiner
Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC

Richard Kromm
Welcome Road Winery

Carol McClure
Financial Designs Insurance

Karen Pfeiffer Bush
Studio 65 Design

Cheryl Phelps
SASH Realty

Dawn Schaper
Quail Park Memory Center of West Seattle

Lora Swift
West Seattle Junction Association

Lauren Ward
Thrive Senior Advisors