Board of Directors
Jay Miller, President, is President and Founder of Alchemy Real Estate. He is also heading our facilities committee, and is involved in the development effort. Jay has chosen to work on behalf of The Healing Center because his mother died of cancer when he was a young adult, and he was her primary caregiver during her illness. He understands how valuable services like ours would have been for himself and his siblings. Jay is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Rebecca Soukakos, Secretary, is the former Executive Director of The Healing Center. She came to The Healing Center in June 2005, as a client after the death of her fiancé. Rebecca volunteered as co-chair for annual auctions and the first May Day Walk. After graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2008, she was hired as the development director in 2010 and the executive director in 2012. Prior to The Healing Center, Rebecca was a supervisor for United Airlines, and a labor and employment mediator volunteer in King County. She also raised funds for the Hereditary Disease Foundation. She is certified to practice law in Washington.
Shawn Hintz, Previous President, is a Senior Partner and consultant with PRIME Asset Consulting, the institutional consulting division of UBS Financial Services, Inc. Shawn is a current board member for Cancer Lifeline and is involved with other organizations including Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, and The Heuga Center. He is focusing his efforts on fund development and marketing for The Healing Center. Shawn received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and received further accreditation from the Investment Management Consultants Association at the Wharton School of Business.
Kim Kelly has a background in advertising and marketing, with an emphasis on film and video production. She comes to the Healing Center as a former volunteer facilitator for Children Grieve, Too – a grief and bereavement program. She currently volunteers for The Healing Center as a facilitator for two of the kids’ groups that meet monthly. As the mother of two young children, and having lost her own mother at the age of six, Kim understands the importance of the Center’s mission to support grieving families in their time of need. Kim is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Samantha Temple Neukom first reached out to The Healing Center in 2005, after having moved to Seattle. Prior to her move, she participated in thirty-five hours of Dougy Center training in New York City and volunteered with Heartbridge, a grief support organization for kids. She first experienced the need for the kinds of services The Healing Center offers when she was a child of eight and her father died. Samantha is also a mother of a funny, fantastic daughter, and runs her own consulting practice helping brands as varied as Microsoft, Redfin, Classmates, and others figure out why they exist, who they should talk to, what they should say, and where/when they should say it. She is a member of SVP (Social Venture Partners) and an active volunteer with their grantees, primarily in the area of youth development.
Kyle Granderson is a new addition to our board! Bio coming soon.