Volunteers join the Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities board for a variety of reasons. Two themes emerge among those who choose to serve: a passion for empowering women and children, and a desire to have a positive impact on the local community.

During a 3-year term, board members use their time/talent/treasure to manage all the tasks associated with hosting our annual luncheon. Board members self-organize into various committees, including communications, allocations and recruitment to keep the organization humming and complete the fundraising and allocation process.

Officers

President: Shelby Moore

Shelby Moore is the Executive Director for Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care where she works to establish and implement goals for programs and services that promote high standards of quality and contribute to a positive organizational philosophy. Shelby is extremely passionate about philanthropy, starting her career in Development and Fundraising, and works to foster a culture of philanthropy everywhere she goes. Shelby is originally from Enumclaw, Washington, and has lived in the Tri-Cities since 2016.

Shelby was elected to the Board of Directors in 2019 and is extremely passionate about helping women of all cultures and ethnicities be empowered to fulfill their personal and career goals. Shelby has her Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Montana and specializes in Nonprofit Management. Shelby earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive Certificate in 2018 and understands the unique facets of the nonprofit sector. Shelby and her husband live in Richland where they enjoy hiking Badger Mountain, eating at Three Eyed Fish, and playing with their French Bulldog, Oakley.

President Elect: SaLee Charlesworth

SaLee has over twenty years in banking/lending. Her experience started as a teller while in college, then worked her way to becoming a residential mortgage loan officer where she spent most of her career. After a successful career in residential, she migrated to commercial and business lending where she had the pleasure of working with all types of businesses including start-up companies, commercial real estate and multi-family. She enjoys learning about different industries and working with clients to help them grow their business.

She has volunteered as a JA Teacher, at the United Way, Red Cross and a 2nd grade Sunday School teacher.

In her free time, she enjoys living in the country where she and her husband raise chickens for farm fresh eggs, Angus/Wagyu cattle and pigs. She also has a small Concord grape vineyard,  lots of dogs and her horse. She loves to be outside with the animals, working in the yard and garden, cooking as well as crafting.

Treasurer: Stacie Anderson

Stacie Anderson is the Chief Compliance Officer for the Central Plateau Cleanup Co. out on the Hanford site.  Stacie has a 30-year professional career on the Hanford Site, working in different facets of finance that include Financial Compliance, Internal Audit and managing accounting teams.  After attending several luncheons over the years, Stacie joined WHWFTC organization in 2022.   Stacie has a passion for helping people and has a strong belief in the power of community, especially when it comes to supporting women and children.  You will often see her giving back by volunteering around the community, that is why WHW has been a natural fit.

Stacie has lived in the Tri-Cities since she was five years old and raised her, almost grown, children, Jacob and Megan, here.  Stacie and her husband, Dave, have a combined total of four amazing children, two beautiful grandbabies, and four active dogs.  They love the outdoors, entertaining friends and family, and spending time together as a blended family.

Secretary: Hanh Allmon
Past President: Kaylee Morris

Kaylee Morris is a Project Control Engineer at Washington Rivers Protection Solutions out on the Hanford Site.  Kaylee is responsible for managing project budget, funding, and finical analysis. Kaylee received her AA from Columbia Basin College, and then took a leap completing her Bachelors online through City University of Seattle.  Kaylee has lived in the Tri-Cities all her life and has a true passion for this community. October 2015 was the first luncheon Kaylee attended, and from that point on she knew that Women Helping Women was the perfect place for her to give back to this community.

Directors

Sunny Almeida

Sunny is an unabashed enthusiast for all things richly rewarding- life, family, friends, and service to others. Approaching each experience and every person with equal passion and unequaled commitment to excellence, who I am, does translate into what I do.

I’ve been an aesthetician for over 50 years and have owned my own business since 1980. Being a woman in business has brought me challenges but much joy. The biggest joy in my life is my family. Husband, Fred of 58 years, Daughter and her husband, and Granddaughter and her husband and now two Great Granddaughters! Volunteering has always been a part of my life and being a part of Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities has also brought me new friendships and opportunities to serve my community in new ways I had not been able to in the past. My favorite thing to do is to make “Memories”.

Angie Cook

Angie Cook is a Lead Project Controls Engineer with Washington River Protection Solutions out on the Hanford Site. Previously she spent 10 years in Seattle with Boeing as a Staff Analyst and Project Management Specialist.  After returning to the Tri-Cities she wanted to join an organization that supports and cares for the community. Angie joined the WHWF-TC board after attending her first WHW Luncheon in October 2016.

Angie enjoys spending time with her husband Paul and two (busy) boys, Brandon and Braxton.

Lety Torres

Lety grew up in Lake Chelan, WA. After graduating High School she spent several years in Arizona where she worked in the insurance and finance industries. 10 years ago she relocated to the Tri-Cities and began her adventure with a non-profit where she provided workforce development subject matter expertise and oversaw day-to-day operations, implementation of program model components and ensured contractual outcomes. She, along with her husband Joe, are now a local residential real estate team. Lety is passionate about being involved in the community and giving back as she and her family of 6 now call the Tri-Cities home.

Amanda Treml

Staff

Executive Coordinator: Alysia Johnson

Alysia Johnson joined Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities as the Executive Coordinator in April of 2015 after attending the luncheon for years.  Alysia’s extensive fundraising experience has paved the way for her to fit right into the WHWFTC organization.

Prior to assuming her current position Alysia was a stay at home mom for 7 years which was extremely rewarding.  She was blessed to be able to spend quality time with her daughter and be available and involved with her son during his teenage years.  Thru these years Alysia also served on a few boards.  Past board member of Tri-Cities Food Bank (secretary), Children’s Reading Foundation and Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties (board chair and treasurer).  She was a graduate of Leadership Tri-Cities class XI and past LTC board member.

Alysia’s career initially was in banking which lead her through many sides of the industry.  From teller, new accounts, loan officer, assistant manager in branches to credit analyst & executive administrative assistant in the commercial loan department.

She is excited to take the culmination of her experience to the organization and work hard for our community.  Alysia is married to her best friend, Derek, has 2 fabulous kids, Bradley & Sierra and sweet granddaughter, Avery.  She is passionate about giving back and helping others where she lives.

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