Our Boards

Guiding and planning for today and tomorrow.

Our Board of Governors ensures that eliseo mission and purpose are represented in everything we do. Through effective planning and oversight, they provide guidance to continuously strengthen our programs and services.

We are looking for you! 

Our Board of Governors is looking for new members. One of the best resources of potential new board members is the collection of personalities that each one of us has in our own lives.  Although the perfect board member is difficult to define, I would like to share with you some of the characteristics we are looking for.

Presently we are in need of three board members.  We need a minimum of one Lutheran.  Preferably we would like individuals with back grounds in architecture, engineering, IT, the law, or education (teachers at all levels and administrators).  Ideally we would like members under the age of 60 and we would value diversity in gender and ethnic backgrounds.

You may know many individuals that might be interested to serve on our board.  If you identify any potential board members that meet these characteristics, I would ask you to inquire about their interest.  If they are receptive, let me know via email and the Governance Committee will do the rest.  Thank you for your attention.


For More Information Contact:

Ron Kempe, Governance Committee Chair

Board of Governors

At large kathryn nelson

Kathryn Nelson


Pierce County Superior Court Judge | Retired

At large janet monroe

Janet Monroe

Vice Chair

Franklin Pierce School District | Retired

At large lynn riegel

Lynn Riegel


Whitman College

At large janis graves

Janis Graves


American Lake Credit Union

Chair ron kempe

Ron Kempe

Immediate Past Chair

Retired Lutheran Pastor

At large joseph anderson

Joseph Anderson


Sound Physicians

At large steve duncan

Steve Duncan


Retired Physician

Vice chair daniel hoffman

Daniel Hoffman

At Large

Senior Financial Advisor
Main Street

Ex officio kevin mcfeely

Kevin McFeely

Ex Officio

President & CEO

At large jessie mckenzie

Jessie McKenzie



Board of Trustees

The eliseo foundation supports the mission of eliseo to make life better for our residents.

We are a senior community where residents find kinship, fun, and belonging. We are the only nonprofit campus in Pierce County that participates in Medicare and Medicaid, while still offering a full spectrum of quality care and services at an affordable price.

Over 50% of our Health Care Center residents have outlived their savings and rely on eliseo and Medicaid for their daily needs. With the decline in government reimbursements, we must write off over $1 million in uncompensated care each year.

We maintain the mission we were founded upon 80 years ago to serve "any and all in need."


Ed Larson
Stephanie Schramm
Vice Chair

MadCap Marketing
Founder and CEO