Duane Leonard has extensive experience in public sector finance including working at the Washington State Auditor’s Office and the City of Tacoma. Duane served on the Washington State Treasurer’s Local Government Investment Pool Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2003. During his twenty years at the Housing Authority, Duane has overseen the finances of the agency as it grew from approximately 1,600 vouchers and 830 housing units to over 3,400 vouchers and 2,100 units of housing.
Director of Accounting
Pam Frost has nineteen years’ experience in the accounting and finance fields working in a variety of industries. Pam came to the Housing Authority in 2008 with proven experience improving and streamlining processes resulting in significant savings for her employers. At one Fortune 500 company, Pam worked for, her coordination of a payment process change and savings initiative produced a $3.5M annual savings to the company.
Director of Asset Management
Steve Kehler has three decades of experience working in construction, maintenance and property management of multi-family housing. His experience includes establishing a new property management company. For the last nineteen years, Steve has utilized his background to improve asset management functions at the Housing Authority. Steve formed the asset management department to streamline functions by combining all of the staff who works in HASCO property management.
Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources
Jenisa Story has over a decade of experience in public administration and human resources. Jenisa oversees personnel, records management, resident resources and the subsidized housing waiting lists. She also serves as HASCO’s Public Records Officer. Jenisa is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in applied behavioral science with a concentration in coaching and consulting in organizations from Bastyr University.
Director of Development and Policy
Kristen Cane oversees affordable housing property development activities for the agency, including acquisitions, new construction, operations analysis, financing, contracting, and asset recapitalization. She also oversees policy-related activities, including subsidy conversions, program implementation and evaluation, policy analysis and development, strategic planning, and staffing the Alliance for Housing Affordability, a coalition of jurisdictions that furthers affordable housing goals in Snohomish County. Kristen has over twelve years of experience in affordable housing development, finance, policy, and community partnerships. She is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional and has a master’s degree in public administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington. Her interests include poverty alleviation, local housing and economic development, and environmental sustainability.