Paul Lambros, Executive Director, has been with Plymouth since 1993 and has served as executive director since 1997. He holds a degree in psychology and business from California State University at Chico, and has done graduate work in psychology at Chico as well. Before joining Plymouth, Lambros was interim executive director for an AIDS organization in San Francisco and director of housing for the Northwest AIDS Foundation. He is a member of the Interagency Council of the Committee to End Homelessness and the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. Lambros is past president of the board of directors of the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle/King County; the Interagency Council for the Seattle/King County Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness; and the Washington state Policy Advisory Team on Housing.
Betsy Hunter, Deputy Director, began her career in affordable housing as an intern with Capitol Hill Housing, ultimately serving as their chief real estate development officer. Her developments have received considerable honors, including a national AIA “Show Your Green” award, a Seattle AIA FutureShack win, a Washington state governor’s “Smart Communities” designation, and a cover spotlight in Affordable Housing Finance. Betsy represents Plymouth on several community boards, including the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County. She holds a master’s degree in urban design and planning from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree in psychology from San Diego State University. When not working to end homelessness, Betsy enjoys bicycle touring and tossing a tennis ball for her dog Tazo.
Lynn Beck, Chief Development Officer, served on the Plymouth board of trustees for a nine-year term, including two years as board chair. She played a leadership role in developing the Key to Hope luncheon and the Seattle Dances! gala, Plymouth’s major fundraising events. Prior to joining the Plymouth staff, she worked for Pine Street Group L.L.C., where over a span of 16 years she served as general manager and marketing manager at Pacific Place shopping center. Lynn has over 25 years of experience contributing to downtown Seattle’s vitality and growth. She served on the board of directors for Visit Seattle, the official destination marketing organization for Seattle and King County. She also served on the Ratepayer Advisory Board for Seattle’s Metropolitan Improvement District in multiple roles, including chair and finance chair. Lynn received her BA in communications with an emphasis in marketing/communications at the University of Washington.
Diane Pietrowski, Chief Financial Officer, has been with Plymouth since May 2007. She holds a BA in business administration from the University of Washington and is a Certified Public Accountant. She worked for 13 years as an auditor at Loveridge Hunt, a Bellevue CPA firm with a specialty in auditing affordable housing properties. Before joining Plymouth, Pietrowski spent 10 years as the controller for Quantum Management Services, a Lynnwood property management company specializing in multi-family affordable housing. A finalist for Puget Sound Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in 2012, she is responsible for overseeing Plymouth’s Finance and IT Departments.
Tammie Schacher, Chief Administrative Officer, holds a bachelors of architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed architect in the state of Washington. Tammie was a principal at Mithūn as well as the director of human resources and project director for mission driven housing. In this role, she directed large-scale affordable housing projects, integrating a variety of innovative community engagement processes and building systems—from straw bale to modular and pre-fabricated housing. She received a certificate of nonprofit management from the University of Washington in 2011. Just prior to joining Plymouth, Tammie was the executive director of Zeno, where she worked with low-income elementary school communities to develop a positive culture around mathematics. She has served on several boards, including serving as chair of the board of Hospitality House Women’s Shelter in Burien and as treasurer of the American Institute of Architects-Seattle.
Kelli Larsen, Director of Strategic Initiatives, holds a BA in English literature from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington. Prior to her current position with Plymouth, Kelli worked for several nonprofit organizations dedicated to international human rights, immigrant rights, and labor rights. Most recently, she worked as a program manager in the King County Housing and Community Development Program, with a focus on funding coordination, policy and planning, and oversight of dozens of countywide permanent housing contracts. Kelli joined Plymouth in July 2013, and works within the community to advocate for sensible public policy in service of people who are homeless.
Andrea Owner, Director of Property Management, joined Plymouth in January 2012. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BS in sociology. Andrea brought over 10 years of property management experience in supportive and affordable housing as the housing director for the YMCA of Greater Seattle and as the housing services manager at Bellwether Housing. Previously, she provided countywide leadership to create housing options for high-risk young adults and those exiting the foster care system, speaking nationally on best practices for supportive housing for this population. In addition, Andrea currently serves on the board of the South Lake Union Community Council.
Carole Antoncich, Social Services Director, has been with Plymouth since June 2010. She earned a BA in history from the University of Washington and spent 11 years working in Latin America, first in the Peace Corps in Columbia, and later in Mexico and Honduras for relief and refugee programs. She spent the past 24 years working for King County, first managing King County Women’s Program, and most recently as the manager of King County’s Homeless Housing program. At Plymouth she is responsible for the social services staff who help Plymouth’s tenants maintain their housing and improve the quality of their lives.
Amy FitzGerald, Director of Compliance, has been with Plymouth since August 2008. FitzGerald holds a BS in communication sciences from Northwestern University. She completed her JD at the University of Oregon and is a member of the Washington State Bar. She has previously worked in nonprofit management, focusing on education, housing, and violence prevention. Prior to joining Plymouth, Amy developed and managed rental assistance programs and transitional housing for The Salvation Army’s Northwest Division. She directs the work of Plymouth’s Compliance Department, the Rental Office and the Shelter Plus Care Program.
William E. Smith, Human Resource Director, has been in the field of Human Resources for over 20 years. William brings a wealth of knowledge from the for-profit arena as well as the not-for-profit arena in HR organizational development, employee and labor relations, risk management, workforce planning and employment, and strategic business management. He’s been part of various HR trainings, certification courses, and compliance trainings. In William’s personal life, he is a board member of an organization that helps families restore their relationships with their children. He did his undergraduate work at Virginia State University, University of Washington, and the University of Phoenix, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. He is currently a student at Tulane University Law School, where he will be obtaining his Masters of Jurisprudence in Labor & Employment Law.
Portraits by William H. West. William Smith portrait by Elisabeth Vasquez Hein.
Board of Trustees
John McHale, President
King County Superior Court Judge
Eleanor Moseley Pollnow, Vice President
Stephanie Kristen, Secretary
Edward Thomas, Treasurer
Stewart Landefeld, Immediate Past President
Kristin Acker, Zillow
Laura Bachman, The Bachman Group
Michael Biesheuvel, Puget Sound Wills and Trusts, PS
Joan Caine, Sirius Advice
Diane Castanes, CBRE
Rebecca DeLozier Clements, Moz
Robert D. Cook, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Mercedes Fernandez, Mercedes Fernandez Interior Design
Jessica Gibson, Amazon
Ronnie Henderson, HomeStreet Private Bank
Keith Matthews, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jon Okada, Veterans NW Construction
Craig Parsons, Seneca Group
Searetha Simons, Tenant Representative
Carolyn Stewart, Washington Trust Bank
J. Anthony Whatley, Fit After Fifty
Jane Zalutsky, JZworks