Join us in welcoming our new 2020 board members to Bellwether Housing: Kate Joncas, Cambrie Nelson, and Carla DewBerry. All have robust professional experience and share a passion for increasing affordable housing Seattle.
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.
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."