Domenica Lovaglia – President
Domenica Lovaglia is very serious: She seriously digs Seattle. In Domenica’s eyes, Seattle isn’t a just a city. It is a tapestry of interwoven neighborhoods — each with its own style and culture. In 2002, inspired by the diverse architectural landscape of Seattle that you can only see by air, Domenica launched her next adventure in real estate. As a realtor, Domenica is known for building lasting relationships with clients based on successful transactions in real estate as well as a foundation of trust and collaboration.
Her love of Seattle begins at home…in and around Delridge, where she has lived for the past 12 years, enjoying all the wonderful resources and delights the area has to offer. Domenica brings a background in Business, Facilitation, Community Building, Housing, Event Coordination, Leadership and a fantastic sense of humor to the table.
Domenica has been involved in Youngstown Cultural Arts Center since it’s inception and she sees it as one of the most important elements of the area. She is thrilled to continue to serve the area by serving on the DNDA board.
Chris Langeler – Vice President
Chris is originally from Portland, Oregon. He has lived in West Seattle since 2014. He serves as the Executive Director of the West Seattle Helpline, an organization that provides emergency support and homelessness prevention services for at-risk families in West Seattle. Previously, Chris served as the campaign manager for Speaker Frank Chopp and Representative Brady Walkinshaw in Washington’s 43rd legislative district for the 2014 election cycle. He has spent most of his career in the non-profit sector, including in children’s mental health services, working with incarcerated youth, and developing resources for policy development to support low-income individuals and families.
Chris is active in local and state politics, enjoys writing, playing, and listening to live music, plays soccer and basketball, and formerly taught hip-hop dance to young children in after-school enrichment programs. He’s an avid fan of The West Wing television series and the Portland Trailblazers basketball team.
Leslie Collins – Treasurer
Leslie has over 25 years of experience in budget development, financial planning, program development and project management, with 7 years of experience administering complex competitive grants. With a Master of Public Administration, her background includes management of local government agencies and technology projects. Leslie oversees operations, technology management and financial management for Arts Corps.
Miki Naganuma – Secretary
John has a passion for serving low and moderate income families and building the communities in which he works and lives. He currently works with various non-profit organizations to defeat poverty, end homelessness, and fight institutional racism. John also works in financial programming initiatives, using his experience to help individuals and families develop budget strategies and build financial acumen. If he isn’t at work or volunteering with local organizations, John enjoys spending time around the Pacific Northwest with his family and friends. During his eight-year career at HomeStreet Bank, he has held various positions from supervisory roles to investment services and retirement needs analysis. Before joining HomeStreet, John gained banking experience through mortgage and retail banking. When asked about inspiration, John immediately said that his comes from his son—to be a better person, a better father, and to create a better world for his future.
Charles Creech Jr. is the owner and head instructor of Washington Shito Ryu Karate Academy, which has three locations – Seattle, Renton and Bellevue. He is also an instructor at South Seattle Community College in the Department of WorkSource Education. He retired after spending 27 years in community service for the YMCA, that targeted youth and families in neighborhoods around the country including Seattle, WA; New Haven, Conn; Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA; Asheville, NC; and Greensboro, NC.
Erin is a Marketing and Communications professional with an extensive history of events marketing and planning, nonprofit communications, strategic planning and media relations. She is currently working with her clients to help their marketing dreams and aspirations become reality. She loves living in West Seattle and is thrilled to be a part of the Board of Directors of DNDA. Erin believes deeply in giving back to this community, in particular to the areas of arts and youth education. She is excited by the strides DNDA is making to help Delridge thrive and grow, instilling a sense of place for all who live and visit the area.
She loves animals, in particular dogs, and can often be found hula-hooping while brainstorming. She is a creative and inventive chef, often bringing various cuisines together in the kitchen to make crazy-good meals.
Kehau is an energetic property manager with more than 15+ years of experience in the field. She is well versed in the ins and outs of housing and also brings her experience in training staff in policies and procedures and software programs to the DNDA Board. Kehau is passionate about children and families. She believe in DNDA’s mission to help create community through housing solutions.