The Financial Capability Summit featured recognized thought leaders who are excited to share their insight with you on the latest research, strategies, and approaches to stop the cycle of poverty.


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Karen Dove | Executive Director | ANEW

Karen Dove is the Executive Director of Apprenticeship & Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW). ANEW is a 38-year-old nonprofit with a mission to improves people’s lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family wage careers.  ANEW is the oldest continuously running pre-apprenticeship program in the country with an emphasis on recruiting women into the construction and transportation trades. 

Dove comes to ANEW from Montana where she led programs and advocated for policies focused on building economic security for all.  Ms. Dove is a dedicated servant leader and has a passion for social justice issues. Throughout her career, she has utilized her entrepreneurial spirit to create and implement new and innovative programs aimed at moving people toward family wage jobs.  Ms. Dove is committed to developing collaborative partnerships resulting in systemic change.  When not serving her community, Ms. Dove likes to spend time on the beach.  Her three children are her proudest accomplishments.

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Ernesto Fonseca | Chief Executive Officer | Hacienda CDC

Ernesto Fonseca joined Hacienda as CEO in April 2017, bringing his passion for community development and a belief in the power of connecting families to opportunity. Ernesto’s own story reflects the potential that can be unleashed by investing in all our community members. Raised in a poor but loving family in central Mexico, Ernesto watched his parents take advantage of educational opportunities and their own initiative to build careers in construction and nursing. They passed on their values of hard work and education to their children, and Ernesto embraced those values to gain a foothold in this country by initially working in kitchens and restaurants as he pursued his educational goals, culminating with a Ph.D from Arizona State University in Environmental Design and Planning. During his time in Phoenix, he spearheaded initiatives to assess the health impacts of community development including gentrification, access to public transportation, and affordable housing, and helped to create the Stardust Center for Affordable Homes & the Family.

Ernesto believes it is Hacienda’s job to help all families access the critical ingredients they need to achieve their goals: a stable, affordable home, a healthy family life that allows youth to learn and grow, opportunities for economic success, and access to affordable health care and healthy neighborhoods. He believes in the power of social enterprise to bring increased investment into breaking the cycle of poverty. He joined Hacienda because he shares the same values and experiences with this community, and is eager to empower families to flourish like his own has. He hopes you will join us in building an Oregon where all Oregonians can reach their full potential.


Bill Henkel | Executive Director | Community Action of Skagit County

Bill Henkel is Executive Director of Community Action of Skagit County, a multi-service nonprofit agency that touches the lives of over 34,000 per year, helping about a quarter of Skagit County’s population by stabilizing lives, equipping families to exit poverty, and strengthening our community. Bill first joined Community Action in 1999, and has served as its Literacy Program Manager, Community Services Director, and, since 2008, Executive Director. He has also served as the founding Director of the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, a coordinated, communitywide approach to ending homelessness. Bill served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, at the time the second poorest country in the world. He earned a BA in Economics from William and Mary, and an MA in Communication and Writing from Oregon State University.

He serves or has served on many boards locally and regionally, including the WA State Community Action Partnership (past President); Futures Steering Committee (3-state regional partnership that includes TPA); WA State Coalition for the Homeless; Home Trust of Skagit; Skagit County’s Population Health Trust; Mount Vernon Chamber’s Board; Skagit County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee; Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County Strategic Planning Advisory Committee; Skagit County Mental Health Advisory Committee; Skagit County 1/10th Behavioral Health Allocations Committee; and many other local and regional boards. He is also a member and current community services chair on the Skagit-Mount Vernon Rotary. He is especially interested in initiatives that encourage and link collaborative efforts to move local individuals, families and our community itself toward prosperity.


Ted Piccolo | Executive Director | Northwest Native Development Fund

Ted is the founding Executive Director of the Northwest Native Development Fund. The only Native Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) in Eastern Washington. The NNDF serves the Colville and Spokane Indian Reservations. Ted has grown the NNDF from creation and one employee to $2 million in assets and 4 employees and also helped to create over 400 jobs, return millions of dollars to the Reservation community.

Ted is also an entrepreneur himself and is the owner of Image Communications and has been in the marketing and advertising business since 1995 and continues to maintain close relationships with some loyal customers.

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Anne Price | Prseident | Insight CCED

Anne E. Price is the first woman President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. She previously served as Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at Insight from 2011 to 2016. Anne is an experienced researcher, advocate and trainer.  She has spent 25 years in the public sector working on a wide range of issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development and higher education.  Prior to joining the Insight Center, Anne served as Project Director for California Tomorrow’s Community College Access and Equity Initiative. Anne also spent several years at Seattle’s Human Services Department where she served as the Community Development Block Grant Administrator and Strategic Advisor to the Director.

Anne holds a B.A. in Economics from Hampton University and earned her M.A. in Management and Policy Analysis from the New School’s Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in New York City.


Dave Willard | Vice President, Clean, Safe and Outreach Operations | Downtown Seattle Association

After a 20-year career in Naval Aviation Maintenance, Dave Willard joined the Downtown Seattle Association Team in 2005. After a 10-year stint leading the Safety Ambassador programs, he was promoted to the Vice President of Operations in 2016. He now leads a 115-member team of ambassadors who provide cleaning, graffiti removal, customer service and street outreach services to downtown Seattle. He is passionate about team building, operations management and employee engagement. Nothing brings him greater joy than seeing one of his team members achieve new success. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Social and Civic Entrepreneurialship.  He and his wife of 30 years have two grown sons and two amazing granddaughters.

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Dion Willis | PC/Job Training Instructor, Community Jobs | YWCA

Dion Willis is a Computer/Job Training Instructor and Life Skills coach for the YWCA Community Jobs Program. He facilitates Job Training classes, Job Club workshops, Life Skills classes as well as Beginning PC trainings for WorkSource and other DSHS clients. He facilitates a financial awareness course known as Money Mechanics through the YWCA. Working with The Prosperity Agenda to elevate the importance of Financial Stability, he was a member of the design team and participating facilitator for "Power Packs" aimed at multi-generation financial awareness.

Dion has completed the Financial Coach Training given by Prosperity Agenda representative Devin Stubblefield. He continues to attend WorkFirst provided trainings and relating seminars to enhance his facilitation expertise and build relationships for valuable resources for those in need of financial capability enhancement and stability.   Dion began his journey as a front desk clerk through the Community jobs paid internship program, was hired as a full time employee as an administrative assistant with the WorkSource Operator’s Team and eventually transferred into the Instructor position within 1 year of employment.

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Devin Stubblefield | Lead Consulting Trainer | The Prosperity Agenda

A dynamic leader in the field of financial capability, Devin has 23 years experience working with financial institutions and social service agencies.

His work in coaching was launched after the financial crisis of 2009 when the Washington Asset Building Coalition was tasked with establishing new coaching interventions to be adopted by non-profit organizations throughout the state. This led to an opportunity for Devin to partner with The Prosperity Agenda to serve as the lead consulting trainer. With The Prosperity Agenda, he passionately delivers Financial Coaching, Career & Life Coaching and Family-Centered Coaching training programs around the country, equipping front-line staff to use a coaching approach as an effective intervention to empowering families and individuals to move out of poverty.



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