Who We Are

The Financial Empowerment Network (formerly known as the Seattle-King County Asset Building Collaborative) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 in Washington state dedicated to helping low and moderate-income people become financially stable.

Since FEN’s inception in 2006, spearheaded by the active leadership of the City of Seattle, Washington Appleseed, and The Seattle Foundation, we have become a prominent force in the region for financial empowerment

Our Vision

We envision communities where low- and moderate-income individuals and families are able to achieve financial well-being.

Our Mission

We advance financial empowerment through partnerships that support access to affordable, effective, and relevant services, products, and other resources.

Our Process

We serve as a liaison to create connections, disseminate evidence-based and promising practices, and bring resources to a network of providers in order to integrate financial empowerment into other services including anti-poverty strategies.

Our Values

Respect & Dignity, Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Integrity & Trust

Bank On

Bank On Washington
Adam Stein, Columbia Bank
Barbara Maxwell, BMAC & Walla Walla ABC
Becky House, American Financial Solutions
Thushari Gooneratne, JPM Chase
Ziquora Banks, Verity Credit Union

Bank On Washington Steering Committee
Abby McCutcheon, Workforce Snohomish
Andrea Alexander, Tribal Technology Training (T3)
Angela Williams, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Ashley Davis, 1st Security Bank
Barbara Maxwell, BMAC, Walla Walla
Becky House, American Financial Solutions
Cristina Serra, WaFd Bank
Daniel Jean-Baptiste, Beneficial State Bank
Derek Lane, Lane Consulting
Elizabeth Escobar, Express Credit Union
Erin Lopez Nielsen, DFI
Erwin Reeves, FDIC
Esther Richmond, US Bank
Guillermo Sandoval, Umpqua Bank
Jared Schapiro, Workforce Snohomish
Jenefeness Franke, Fiscal Finesse
Jennifer Quiroz, Financial Empowerment Network
Jerell Jones, Credit Revolution Education Directors
John McKenney, Office of the Treasurer
Josh Hoines, Umpqua Bank
Kayla Stufflebeam, Connections Credit Union
Linda Taylor, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Lynn Willis, United Way Pierce County
Mandy Lee, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department
Maria Sennett, Beneficial State Foundation
Megan Managan, WA Bankers Association
Miladys Garcia, FEPPP
Minda Michelle Mattox, WSECU
Paulette Payne, Solid Ground
Richard Woodard, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Ryan Davis, Financial Empowerment Network
Scott Prior, Connections Credit Union
Suzanne Nester, First Financial Bank
Thushari Gooneratne, JPM Chase
Tierra Bonds, Take Charge Credit Counseling
Tim Studlack, 1st Security Bank

Bank On Washington Forum Planning Committee
Abby McCutcheon, WorkForce Snohomish
Adam Stein, Columbia Bank
Becky House, American Financial Solutions
Derek Lane, Lane Consulting
Erin Lopez, WA DFI
Edith Tate, Opportunity Council
Jennifer Quiroz, Financial Empowerment Network
Mandy Lee, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department
Mymy Bhatia, Financial Empowerment Network
Ryan Davis, Financial Empowerment Network
Thushari Gooneratne, JPM Chase
Tracy Godat, FEPPP

Seattle-King County Youth-Led Bank On
Barbara Phillips, Community Network Council 
Dr. Eddie Moore, SteamVestments
Erwin Reeves, FDIC
Thushari Gooneratne, JPM Chase

Integration of Financial Empowerment into Service Systems

Financial Coaching Network Co-Chairs
Thushari Gooneratne, JPMorgan Chase
Abby McCutcheon, Workforce Snohomish

Financial Coaching Network Steering Committee
Andrew Gutzmer, Attorney General's Office
Barbara Maxwell, BMAC, Walla Walla
Becky House, American Financial Solutions
Charnell Morud, Verity Credit Union
Donna O’Conner, Hopelink
Elena Huizar, Attorney General's Office
Erin Lopez, DFI
Jennifer Quiroz, Financial Empowerment Network
Jeremy Yonaka, Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
Jerell Jones, Credit Revolution Education Directors
Kristen Navaluna, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Linda Taylor, Urban League
Lisa Jones, NW Access Fund
Liz Myntti, Lower Columbia Community Action Program
Lynn Willis, United Way Pierce County
Mary Vargas, Tacoma Community House
Minda Michelle Mattox, WSECU
Phillip Godinez, Kitsap Community Resources
Rose-lee Young, Umpqua Bank
Ryan Davis, Financial Empowerment Network

Financial Empowerment Trainer’s Task Force
Becky House, American Financial Solutions
Carmen Marttila, Junior Achievement
Charnell Morud, Verity Credit Union
Devin Stubblefield, ICF & Change Machine
Donna O’Conner, Hopelink
Jared Schapiro, Workforce Snohomish
Kaitlin Ortiz-Casper, Harborstone Credit Union
Liz Myntti, Lower Columbia CAP
Lydia Assefa-Dawson, King County Housing Authority
Lynn Willis, United Way Pierce County
Mandy Lee, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department
Minda Michelle Mattox, WSECU
Phillip Godinez, Kitsap Community Resources
Thushari Gooneratne, JPM Chase
Tierra Bonds, Take Charge Credit Counseling

Homeownership & Foreclosure Prevention
Tom McKay, Northwest Justice Project (NJP)
Linda Taylor, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

EITC and Free Tax Campaign 
United Way of King County

Jennifer Quiroz

Jennifer Quiroz

Executive Director

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis

Director of Training & Coalition Building

Mymy Bhatia

Mymy Bhatia

Program & Engagement Coordinator

Becky House

Becky House

Board President

American Financial Solutions

Jamie Kaku

Jamie Kaku

Board Treasurer

HomeStreet Bank

Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor

Board Secretary

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

John Kim

John Kim

Past Board President

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority

John Babauta

John Babauta

Board Member

First Tech Federal Credit Union

Marcy Bowers

Marcy Bowers

Board Member

Statewide Poverty Action Network

Paul Knox

Paul Knox

Board Member

Knoxworks Consulting

Molly Morris

Molly Morris

Board Member

Rural Resources

Todd Pietzsch

Todd Pietzsch

Board Member

BECU

Cristina Serra

Cristina Serra

Board Member

WaFd Bank