For Service Providers


The Financial Empowerment Network | Seattle-King County organizes its work through its collaborative of community organizations or action teams: Bank on Seattle-King County; Financial Education Partners Network (FEPN); EITC/Free Tax Preparation; Youth Financial Empowerment; Homeownership and  Foreclosure Intervention and Integration of Financial
Empowerment into other Service Systems.

To increase capacity, we look to our Advisory Council, Initiative Co-Chairs and Action Teams to help identify the needs of our community and advise the best course of action. This strategy has resulted in successfully securing the collaboration of many organizations in providing quality financial empowerment services, avoiding duplication of services, creating system change, and helping agencies make connections with each other to improve outcomes for their clients.

This section of the site is dedicated to professionals in the field whose work in purpose and practice aims to improve the lives of low-income individuals and families.

2016 Financial Empowerment Network – Initiative Chairs: 

  • Lydia Assefa-Dawson, King County Housing Authority, FEPN Chair
  • Sameth Mell, Mt Baker Housing, FEPN Chair
  • Alder Burgess, Northwest Justice Project, Foreclosure Prevention Team, Co-Chair
  • Linda Taylor, Urban League, Foreclosure Prevention Team, Co-Chair
  • Jenny Walden, United Way King County, EITC Free Tax Campaign
  • Laura Fletcher, Ventures, formerly Washington C.A.S.H., Bank On Seattle-King County, Co-Chair
  • Michael Fait, KeyBank, Bank On Seattle-King County, Co-Chair
  • Molly Stutzman, YMCA, Youth Financial Empowerment Work Group
  • Nicole Guiberteaux, YWCA, Youth Financial Empowerment Work Group

Network Advisory Council Members:  Jerry DeGrieck, King County Public Health; Diana Dollar, The Prosperity Agenda; Michael Dotson, Banner Bank; Beto Yarce, Ventures; Vicki Foege, HomeStreet Bank; Evie Boykan, City of Tukwila (SKC Human Service Planners); John Kim, SJI; Lauren McGowan, UWKC; Grace Adriano, KCHA; and Lyn Peters, DFI.

For more information contact:

Alice Coday 
Financial Empowerment Network | Seattle-King County