2702 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
Hours: 9AM to 5PM, seven days
Dustin Johnson, Executive Director
360.293.2993, ext. 102
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.
Beatriz De La Rosa Perez, Program Director
360.293.2993, ext. 124
As our Program Director, Beatriz leads our program team, the group that provides direct service to clients 7-days a week. Beatriz has been AFC's Program Director since January 2017 after serving as AFC's Case Manager since 2013. Through leading our talented Program Team, Beatriz ensures that 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.
Sherlisa Steele, Case Manager
360.293.2993, ext. 111
Sherlisa joined AFC's team in May, 2021 as our Emergency Shelter Case Manager. Sherlisa has her degree in Social Science and is enrolled in a Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program. Sherlisa has worked for programs like Boys and Girls Club in Anacortes, and most recently supported patient care working at Whidbey Health. Sherlisa supports AFC's families in our 60-90 day emergency shelter, supporting clients with employment, budgeting and housing, as well as creating individual case management plans to support clients in graduating from our program into a self-sufficient and successful life. Sherlisa works Thursday through Monday from 8AM to 5PM.
Karen Yost, Program Coordinator
360.293.2993, ext. 112
Karen has worked for AFC since our inception in 2009. 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, and oversees our weekly Life Skills classes, led largely by community volunteers; Karen also manages AFC's volunteer engagement. 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. As AFC's point-person for volunteers, Karen brings her experience in community collaboration and volunteer development to her role. To become a volunteer for AFC's life-changing programs, please fill out our volunteer application form.
Nina Lundsten, Community Resource Manager
360.293.2993, ext. 108
Nina joined the AFC's Program Team in September of 2020 as our Community Resource Manager. Before joining the staff, Nina worked for a local landscapping company. Nina also worked as a Parent-for-Parent Ally at Brigid Collins. Nina has also volunteered extensively for the Anacortes Family Center and a 12-step fellowship program. As the Community Resource Manager, Nina oversees AFC's Emergency Shelter waitlist, as well as works with community members in need that have not yet enrolled in one of AFC's programs. You can reach Nina via email at Nina@AnacortesFamily.org.
Heather Geer, Development Director
360.293.2993, ext. 114
As AFC's Development Director, Heather leads our Operations Team, the group that ensures day-to-day operations run smoothly for our clients. With AFC's Executive Director, Heather also ensures AFC has adequate resources to fulfill our important mission. 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. Through leading the Operations Team, Heather works to provide a safe, welcoming and well-maintained facility that supports our client's journey to self-sufficiency. To that end, Heather leads in-kind giving; if you'd like to find out AFC's list of needs in support of our families, please click here. Heather also works with the Executive Director to oversee all of AFC's fundraising ventures.
Samantha Osburn, Administrative Assistant
360.293.2993 ext. 109
Samantha joined AFC's team in 2019 as our Facility and Operations Coordinator. Sam is passionate about AFC's mission and has developed a great relationship with volunteers that do everything from helping organize donations to painting and fixing items around AFC's campus. In 2021 Sam moved to the role of Administrative Assistant, overseeing the day-to-day administration of AFC's operations including managing AFC's affordable housing properties. To apply to AFC's affordable housing, please download, complete, and turn in the attached application.
Nichole Shorb, Facility Coordinator
Nichole started with the AFC in July of 2021, filling the role of Facility Coordinator. Nichole has a professional background in nursing assistance, as well as working for a national drugstore chain, and brings her outstanding customer service skill as well as organization to her role as Facility Coordinator. As AFC's Facility Coordinator Nichole ensures each of AFC's six properties are operating at peak efficiency, allowing AFC to serve clients on a timely basis. Nichole also coordinates the in-kind donations, distributing food, clothing, supplies, etc. to families that need them. Nichole works Thursday-Monday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM. She can be reached via Nichole@AnacortesFamily.org.
Rosa Corrales, Shelter Assistant
Rosa joined AFC's team in March of 2020 as part of our response to sanitization needs resulting from COVID-19. Rosa supports the organization through cleaning and sanitizing each of our shelters and apartments.