Staff

Dustin Johnson, Executive Director

Since 2013 Dustin has served as the Anacortes Family Center's Executive Director. Dustin has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising, with a passion for causes that provide and promote opportunity and equality for those that are vulnerable and need a hand-up. Dustin has had the honor to serve in a variety of positions for some of Seattle's leading nonprofits, including being the Business Improvement Area Manager of the Pioneer Square Community Association, working as the Business Development Officer for the Seattle Symphony and creating the fundraising program for Bellwether Housing as the Fund Development Manager. Prior to joining AFC, Dustin worked as the Deputy Director and Development Director for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a nonprofit that provides legal advocacy for abused and neglected kids. Dustin is proud and honored to work with such a committed staff, board and community - helping women, children and families in crisis work toward healthier and happier lives and achieving lasting self-sufficiency and personal success. You can reach Dustin by emailingDustin@AnacortesFamily.org or at (360) 293-2993, ext. 102. 

Beatriz De La Rosa Perez, Program Director

Beatriz has been AFC's Program Director since January 2017 after serving as AFC's Case Manager since 2013. As AFC's Program Director, Beatriz leads AFC's program team, including the Case Manager and Program Coordinator, to ensure clients are successfully navigating through AFC's life-changing program from intake to graduation. Beatriz also manages the case load of clients in our newest facility and program, our Family Transformation Center. Beatriz has her degree in human services and is a passionate advocate for AFC's clients, representing their interests in the community, growing available resources to facilitate success and health, and establishing and fostering relationships with other providers. Prior to joining AFC, Beatriz worked in case management for a variety of organizations including school districts and county-wide nonprofits. You can reach Beatriz by emailingBeatriz@AnacortesFamily.org or call
(360) 293-2993, ext. 124.

Najma Cromer, Case Manager

Najma joined AFC's program team in February of 2017. As AFC's Case Manager, Najma helps clients in our emergency shelter as they navigate the difficult, emotional and confusing experience of homelessness and crisis. She works with each household and family to create a customized plan that includes short-, medium- and long-term goals and identifies barriers to success. Najma then creates an action plan, pairing resources and providing referrals that support the client's goals and helps remove any barriers. Najma previously served for 12 years in the US Navy as an Air Traffic Controller. After leaving the Navy with an honorable discharge, Najma went back to school and received her degree in Human Services. Najma is currently seeking her Master's degree in Psychology. You can contact Najma by emailing her at Najma@AnacortesFamily.org or by calling 293.2993 ext. 111. 

Karen Yost, Program Coordinator

Karen brings a diversity of experience to her work as AFC's Program Coordinator. As Program Coordinator, Karen manages our wait list, facilitates client intakes, ensures the facility is conducive to client success, and also oversees our weekly Life Skills classes. Karen's career has been dedicated to the children and families of Anacortes, where in the past she served as the Director of an early learning program. Karen also serves as AFC's point person for volunteers, and she brings her experience in community collaboration and volunteer development to that role. AFC's clients are very lucky to have Karen's experience and enthusiasm. Karen may be reached at  karen@anacortesfamily.org  or (360) 293-2993, ext. 112.

Heather Geer,  Operations Coordinator

Heather joined our staff in April 2017 and brings a wealth of nonprofit and corporate experience.  Heather worked for five years with the American Heart Association's Oahu Chapter as an Events Coordinator. Heather has also worked in sales and support functions with various insurance  companies and medical programs, but her passion is truly helping people. Heather is also an avid equestrian, a runner, and is currently working on getting her private pilot's license.  As our Operations Coordinator, Heather is tasked with administrative tasks, including fundraising, reporting, database management, and executive support for the Executive Director. Please contact Heather via email at  heather@anacortesfamily.org or call 360-293-2993, ext. 114.

Erica Troutman, Seriah Cantu & Tina Shibley, Shelter Assistants

Erica, Seriah and Tina are AFC's part-time Shelter Assistants. Erica works during the week, supporting Karen in making the shelter clean, stocked and ready to support our clients on their journey. Seriah supports Najma on the weekends. Our Shelter Assistants are all knowledgeable and passionate about AFC's mission and our program, having seen first-hand the impact it can have in the lives of the women, children and families we serve. Erica can be reached by emailing Erica@anacortesfamily.org, and Seriah can be reached by emailing Seriah@anacortesfamily.org