Join us in welcoming our new board members to Bellwether Housing. All have robust professional experience and share a passion for increasing affordable housing Seattle.
Carla DewBerry is a lawyer with K&L Gates, working in its firm-wide healthcare group. Carla represents health care clients with a wide range of legal issues. In addition, Carla is a Certified Public Accountant, with experience working for a large accounting firm as part of a firm-wide healthcare group. Carla has lived in Seattle for over 30 years and raised her two children in this community. Her first experience on a non-profit board was at Capitol Hill Housing from 1986 to 2007, during a period of great expansion and change for the organization. Carla presently serves on several boards. "Affordable housing is important because it supports diversity across our community," says Carla, "I'm excited to join Bellwether's board because there is great joy in being part of something that benefits us all."
Kate Joncas is the is the Director of Urban Strategy and Development for MIG, a design firm focused on the built environment. She served as Seattle Deputy Mayor from 2014 - 2017, directing 32 departments, leading waterfront redevelopment and Convention Center expansion. Previously she was the CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association for 20 years, leading a nationally recognized revitalization of downtown with public transportation, jobs, thousands of residents, and a growing, diverse economy.
Cambrie Nelson is a Managing Consulting Manager in Accenture's Public Service practice. She works with clients to respond to their toughest public interest and public benefit challenges. Her client work has ranged from process design for a city department's housing partnerships to change management for a tech company's leadership transformation program. Her professional pursuits and personal passions center on the intersections of equity and innovation. She's interested in evolving economic and community development approaches and is involved in the CDFI and social entrepreneurship communities. Previously, Cambrie was the Strategy Director for a civic design firm and a high school educator.
Gregg Colburn is an assistant professor of real estate in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. In his research, Gregg studies the housing outcomes of households with limited financial resources. This research includes projects focused on the effects of the Housing Choice Voucher program, the seasonality of family homelessness, the prevalence of housing cost burden, and the effects of housing stock expansion. He has published housing research in leading journals such as Urban Studies, Housing Studies, and Housing Policy Debate. Gregg is actively engaged with policymakers, nonprofit organizations, and housing developers on matters related to housing and homelessness in the Puget Sound region. Gregg previously worked in finance in the private sector. Gregg enjoys teaching courses in housing, economics, and finance at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Bradley Karvasek is Senior Vice President of Development at Equity Residential. He supervises the company’s development activities in Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California and Denver. While at Equity Residential, Bradley has managed the development of 4,000 + apartments, 3.0 million + net rentable square feet of residential development, 100,000 + square feet of retail for a total development value exceeding $1.4 billion dollars. Bradley has been in the real estate and development industry for over 25 years. He is actively involved with a number of industry groups, where he has served in various leadership roles.