WHRC Team Members

Denise Rodriguez

Executive Director

Denise joined WHRC as its first Deputy Director in April 2015, was named Interim Executive Director in January 2019, and became Executive Director on February 1, 2019. Denise also served as a WHRC board member from 2012 to 2015.

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Elizabeth Perez

Deputy Director

Elizabeth joined WHRC as Deputy Director in 2022.

Elizabeth grew up in a low-income household, wherein homeownership provided stability for her family and was key to lifting them out of poverty. Elizabeth spent the first several chapters of her career as an educator and administrator supporting communities underserved by K-12 and higher education.

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Kari Jennings

Information and Referral Specialist

Kari has been an Information and Referral Specialist at Washington Homeownership Resource Center since June 2021.

Before joining WHRC, she worked for Snohomish County Government in the Energy Assistance program and as a Community Outreach Counselor for Volunteers of America. Her background includes Administrative Support and Customer Service.

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Leysy Martinez

Information and Referral Specialist

Leysy is an Information and Referral Specialist at Washington Homeownership Resource Center. She has a background in Administrative and Property Management.

Her past roles include managing manufactured home communities where she grew a passion for assisting people in need.

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Susanna M.

Lead Information and Referral Specialist

Susanna has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. She has been with Washington Homeownership Resource Center since 2012.

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Daniel Webster

Information and Referral Specialist

Daniel is an Information and Referral Specialist at Washington Homeownership Resource Center. He has a background in real estate and real estate-related businesses.

Over the years he has been involved in the title insurance industry, escrow, and appraisal and is passionate about improving his knowledge and skills.

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Evelin Martinez

Equity in Homeownership Coordinator

Evelin Martinez is the Equity in Homeownership Coordinator at the Washington Homeownership Resource Center. She has previously worked with Habitat for Humanity as a Family Support Coordinator, where she managed over 60 families.

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Raquel Munguia

Program and Partnerships Coordinator

Raquel is the Program and Partnerships Coordinator at the Washington Homeownership Resource Center.

She has earned undergraduate degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Science and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Washington State University.

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Kristen Patterson

Operations Coordinator

Kristen is the Operations Coordinator at the Washington Homeownership Resource Center and has worked at the organization for almost ten years.

Kristen received her bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in addition to a degree in Paralegal Studies from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

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