The Equity Alliance of Washington is a "housing and community economic" initiative implemented to work for the collective wellbeing of the Black community across Washington State. Our mission is to elevate the social and economic realities of Black families. Our methods are to:


Build Housing - We know that success starts with having a stable and safe place to live. We develop and build housing that is of the highest quality and speaks to the cultural and family norms of the Black community. We build spaces of community and of safety that lead to the ability for individuals to think of future goals and dreams.


Enriched Services — We will join with our families and individuals to provide support through services with the intended purpose of helping families and individuals improve their "quality of life" through setting reasonable and attainable goals, gaining new knowledge for the journey through life skills classes, and addressing issues of "internalized oppression."


Economic Growth — We will join with our families and individuals to attain knowledge and implement methods for the purpose of acquiring assets for economic growth.


Create Community — In the "spirit of the village," all residents will be expected to work with and support each other as appropriate to create community and join with staff to ensure that the apartments, buildings, and grounds remain in top quality condition for the collective health and safety of all residents.

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FAME-EAW Board Members

Michael Reichert


Administrative Assistant: Mary C. Brown

Pastor Carey G. Anderson


Doreen Cato


Bill Hallerman

Assistant. Treasurer

Regina Bigby


Evelyn Thomas Allen

Executive Director

Kea Johnson 

Business Operations Manager

Candace Dickson

Financial Manager

Our dedicated FAME-EAW board members are passionately committed to advancing our “housing and community economic” initiative and tirelessly working towards uplifting the social and economic realities of Black families across Washington State.” then below add the list of board members


Rogelio Riojas/Jesus Sanchez

Administrative Assistant: Kristina Hoeschen

Joe Burrell

Michael D. Williams

David Sarju

Severin Wandji

Christopher Sanders

Desley A. Brooks


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Hi my name is Darasavanh Kommavongsa, I am the Residential Services Coordinator for FAME-EAW- Village Spirit Services Division. I am a certified Case Worker through Seattle Central Community College through SSPA program through Catholic Community Services in 2023. I am a Psychology major and my minor is Business Administration. I'm a Seattlite. I came to Seattle Washington when I was eight and a half years old from a war torn country. I have two children two girls, one is 25 years old and graduated from Western University. One is 19 years old who is currently attending Seattle Central Community College. I have some college experience and plan to go back to school in the fall of 2024. I am originally from Laos but was raised in the state of Washington.

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Hi, my name is Pauline Gary. I’m the Village Spirit Services Manager of the FAME-EAW/Village Spirit Services Division as of February 1, 2024. I moved to Washington from Mississippi in 1989. I have two children a girl who is 33 years old and a boy who is 23 years old, and a God daughter who is 24 years old. I have been working under Mrs. Evelyn for so many years, I’m glad to be back with her.

I received my Associate's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in June 2009. I also finished my Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and my Minor in Information Systems in November 2012 from Ashford University and also received my Master of Business Administration (MBA) Specialization in Information Systems in 2014 from Ashford University.

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FAME-Equity Alliance of Washington Takes a Significant Step Forward

FAME-EAW is thrilled to announce a major milestone in our journey as a non-profit organization. Our "Village of Spirit Services" Division has successfully transitioned from Catholic Community Services to FAME-EAW, marking a significant step towards our independence.

We proudly welcome the division and its two full-time employees to our official team, enhancing our capacity to serve the community under this service umbrella. This expansion signifies a new chapter for FAME-EAW as we grow and evolve in our mission to promote equity and empower individuals.

We extend heartfelt gratitude to our community partners for their invaluable support throughout this journey. As we embark on this new chapter, FAME-EAW remains committed to advancing equity and serving the needs of the community. With a renewed sense of purpose, we are poised to make an even greater impact.