Meet the Team

Terri Inglis

Executive Director

Terri joined Peoria Home May 2019 and comes with an extensive track record in business, and having held key nonprofit leadership positions. Most recently, Terri spent a decade at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, growing that nonprofit into one of the region’s most respected animal welfare organizations. After stepping away from the executive director role there, she continued to support the local nonprofit community in a consulting capacity, advising and assisting with business and board development, marketing communications, and operational and program improvements.

Kusum Batey

Program Director

In the summer of 2015, Kusum joined Peoria Home as a volunteer and in April 2018, was hired on as the Program Manager. Her background is in domestic violence, mental health, chemical dependency, homelessness and trauma. She has worked in social services for the last 16 years and has a BA in psychology from The American University in Cairo. Kusum speaks Arabic, Hindi, Phadhi, a north Indian Himalayan dialect, fluently.

Lisa Lessard

Case Manager

Lisa has a background in criminal justice, life coaching, victim advocacy, program management, and counseling. She sees herself as a constant learner. She digs deep with those she works with to empower them and help them become who they are intended to be.  Lisa is very effective in helping those she works with to identify barriers and overcome them. She has Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a Life Coaching specialty and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.



Founder & Board President

Paula Newman-Skomski / Forensic Nurse Examiner, Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse

Board Vice President

Sylvia Anderson / CEO, Everett Gospel Mission

Board Secretary

Laura Patton Ballard / Retired, Family Practice Physician

Board Treasurer

Marie Wolfanger / Sr. Project Management Consultant, Bradson Consulting

Board Members

  • Tresa Myers / Management, Kate Spade
  • Patrick Clark / Retired, Physician & Mental Health Counselor
  • Betsy Rivera / Attorney, Seattle & Shoreline Community Colleges

Interested in a role with the Peoria Home Board of Directors?  Send your inquiry to