Community Roots Housing Foundation

Helping Community Roots Housing Grow

The Community Roots Housing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to sustain operations and support specific initiatives of Community Roots Housing. The Foundation also leads communications and supports advocacy outreach activities in the community.

  • Margaret Edited

    Margaret Pak Enslow

    President

    Attorney, MBE Law Group PLLC

  • Josephine

    Josephine Wong

    Vice President

    Chief Financial Operating Officer, Seattle Foundation

  • Cassandra

    Cassandra Mitchell

    Treasurer

    Vice President and Corporate Responsibility Officer, KeyBank

  • Jeff

    Jeff Reibman

    Secretary

    Principal, Weber Thompson Architects

  • Deirdre

    Deirdre Doyle

    Immediate Past President

    Broker, Windermere Real Estate Midtown Pike-Pine

  • Alex.kettering

    Alex Kettering

    Resident Physician, Virginia Mason Medical Center

  • Owen Sun

    Owen Sun

    Co-Owner, Ascend Gymnastics Woodinville
    Venture Principal, Bling Capital

  • Sabrina Tinsley

    Sabrina Tinsley

    Executive Chef and Co-owner of Osteria la Spiga

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    Jon Weil

    Senior Counsel, Philips North America

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    Ben Jeannot

    UW Board Fellow

    Second Year Evening MBA Candidate, Foster School of Business

Margaret Edited

Margaret Pak Enslow

President

Attorney, MBE Law Group PLLC

Margaret has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, employment-related claims, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, and real property disputes. She has been recognized as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. Prior to MBE Law Group, Margaret practiced at a large national law firm in San Francisco and a boutique litigation firm in Seattle. Margaret also enjoys teaching law to a diverse and talented group of students at Seattle Central College.

Josephine

Josephine Wong

Vice President

Chief Financial Operating Officer, Seattle Foundation

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Josephine has over 20 years of experience in effective operations and administration in organizations. Josephine oversees Seattle Foundation’s investments management, finance, accounting information technology, and human capital to achieve transformative growth and increase community impact. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the King County Department of Community & Health Services, overseeing an annual department budget of $940 million and 500 employees. From 2008-2013 Josephine served as Chief Operating Officer of Capitol Hill Housing (now known as Community Roots Housing), overseeing the Property Management, Compliance, IT, and Office Administration departments. She is a Children and Family Fellow with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Cassandra

Cassandra Mitchell

Treasurer

Vice President and Corporate Responsibility Officer, KeyBank

As the KeyBank Vice President and Corporate Responsibility Officer for Washington, Cassandra is responsible for executing Washington’s Community Engagement Strategy through partnerships with local non-profit and community-based organizations. Her passion and focus is on advocating for diverse and inclusive communities and work environments where organizations thrive and people excel. Cassandra received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Colorado State University and completed her Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification. She is originally from Portland, Oregon but has called Puget Sound home for over 15 years with her three daughters, Sierra, Kamryn and Kadyn.

Jeff

Jeff Reibman

Secretary

Principal, Weber Thompson Architects

Pronouns: he/him/his

For twenty-five years, Jeff has been working in the Seattle area with focus on residential design of all kinds. He has a particular interest in working with senior and affordable housing developers and organizations to help them maximize their opportunities to provide safe, healthy, affordable homes. For the past several years, he has led Weber Thompson’s low-income housing group including the firm’s advocacy and volunteer efforts. He is also a former board member for Great City and served as an inaugural member of Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission.

Deirdre

Deirdre Doyle

Immediate Past President

Broker, Windermere Real Estate Midtown Pike-Pine

Deirdre relocated to Seattle in 1991 from Massachusetts and began her Real Estate career with Windermere in 2001. Community is the foundation of her business and she dedicates time and resources to several non-profit organizations including Community Roots Housing, Plymouth Housing, Nature Bridge, Seattle Art Museum, and Artist Trust. Deirdre is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Economics. She and her husband Patrick reside in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Alex.kettering

Alex Kettering

Resident Physician, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Alex relocated to Seattle with his family in 2019 to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center. With over a decade of experience working in public health and quality improvement both domestically and internationally, Alex aims to bring his experience to Community Roots in order to propel the organization’s vision forward. Alex graduated with High Honors from Dartmouth College with dual degrees in Psychology and Spanish Literature. He went on to earn his MD from Dartmouth Medical School, where he served as Student Body Vice President and senior member of the school’s board of Medical Education.

Owen Sun

Owen Sun

Co-Owner, Ascend Gymnastics Woodinville
Venture Principal, Bling Capital

Pronouns: he/him/his

Owen is a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist and real estate investor. As an angel investor, he has helped fund early-stage startups in green energy, food and agriculture, and space technologies. Recently he spent three years in Shanghai as the managing partner of an American medical startup focused on sports medicine and surgical practices. Now, he is back in his hometown of Seattle and is the co-founder of Ascend Gymnastics Woodinville, a new training center for recreational to high-level gymnastics. Owen has a BS in Finance from MIT and resides in the Capitol Hill / First Hill neighborhood with his partner and son. 

Sabrina Tinsley

Sabrina Tinsley

Executive Chef and Co-owner of Osteria la Spiga

Sabrina is the Executive Chef and co-owner of Osteria la Spiga, a cornerstone of Seattle’s Capitol Hill scene since 1998. As much as she loves to share her passion for Italian food, she also donates much of her time giving back to her community. She has been a mentor to aspiring culinary professionals and has contributed time and resources to diversity programs advocating for female chefs and chefs of color. She dedicates time as a guest chef, mentor, event planner, and instructor for programs such as FareStart, Quillisascut Farm School, and Empowering Youth and Families Outreach. Sabrina has also volunteered to cook for many events throughout the city benefiting the Women’s Funding Alliance, CD Forum for the Arts, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Town Hall, among others. She has been published in local cookbooks, interviewed on radio and television, and was a contender on Iron Chef America against Bobby Flay.

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Jon Weil

Senior Counsel, Philips North America

Pronouns: he/him/his

Jon Weil is Senior Regulatory Counsel at Philips North America, the US arm of one of the largest health technology companies in the world, which manufactures and markets a wide range of medical devices and health technology solutions.  He has been an attorney focusing on regulatory issues involving medical devices, the environment and telecommunications for both private and public-sector clients for over 30 years.  He has also served on federal CMS and FDA advisory committees and taskforces intended to ensure patient access to life-saving medical technologies.  Originally a New Yorker, Jon has lived in Leschi for over 15 years.

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Ben Jeannot

UW Board Fellow

Second Year Evening MBA Candidate, Foster School of Business

Ben is currently a second-year evening MBA student at the University of Washington Foster School of Business and a Director of Nonprofit Events at YP Impact, a Seattle-based nonprofit focused on growing young professionals’ impact with local nonprofits and their communities. Previously, he worked in IT consulting, partnering with brands including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Apple and Microsoft to help Fortune 500 companies transform into modern workplaces and building a $300M, 10 person department. Prior to that, he worked at Amazon on improving the online customer purchasing experience partnering with Procter & Gamble. He holds an undergraduate business degree from the University of Washington in Marketing and International Business. Ben enjoys giving back across local nonprofits and is an active alumni mentor for the Foster School of Business’ Undergraduate Program.

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