Who We Are

Together Center creates access to human services, so people can find help when they need it. Tens of thousands of people from throughout East King County seek services at Together Center, a regional facility. One of the first multi-tenant nonprofit centers in the nation, Together Center works collaboratively to improve efficiencies and to lower barriers to finding help.  We build partnerships to meet gaps in services and provide information, referral and other assistance to ensure all people can find help when they need it. Here people find help and services at 20+ essential human service agencies and other critical resources. Our inclusive campus is designed to improve housing stability, promote personal agency, elevate health equity, and deliver essential whole-person support across our community.


We envision a healthy, housed and thriving community where people are easily able to access multiple compassionate support services on one campus.


Together Center makes lives better by helping people find the assistance they need. We do this by co-locating a large array of programs and affordable housing on one campus and connecting people to these and other resources. We build a collaborative and knowledgeable association of service providers working together to empower people and our communities.

Our Staff

Our dedicated staff are committed to our mission, our community and our member agencies to ensure their success at the Together Center.

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    Kim Sarnecki

    Chief Executive Officer
    ceo@togethercenter.org        (425) 869-1174

Kim Sarnecki joined Together Center in November of 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Kim was hired to lead the transformation of Together Center from single-story strip mall on 2.47-acres of nonprofit owned land into a new campus for human services and affordable housing. Together Center partnered with Inland Group and Horizon Housing Alliance to redevelop the property, and in September of 2023 hosted a celebratory community Grand Opening of the new Together Center topped by 280 units of affordable housing. Kim led the project from RFP through Grand Opening and beyond.

Kim is thrilled to be part of an organization with a rich history of human service collaboration, community connection, inclusion and innovation. She is knowledgeable and passionate about place-making and community building and thoroughly enjoys working with the amazing group of nonprofits co-located at Together Center to continue to empower people and our communities. Kim brings a wealth of experience, including most recently as the Director of Administration and Real Estate for Tides Converge, the largest shared-space nonprofit center in the country. Kim has a passion for creating spaces for belonging. A book to which Kim is a contributor, Shared Space and the New Nonprofit Workplace, was awarded the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s 2019 Terry McAdam Book Award. Kim lives with her wife, dog and cat in Issaquah and enjoys spending time hiking, kayaking and reading with her family, including twin granddaughters.

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    Marisa Flores

    Community Manager
    operations@togethercenter.org   (425) 869-6699

Marisa joined the Together Center team in September 2021 and brings with her over 10 years of project management experience. As a Redmond resident, she is excited to be part of an organization in her city that seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all people and Eastside non-profits. She's delighted to have the opportunity to support her team and community by creating meaningful connections that help bring positive, lasting change.

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    Jared Stewart

    External Engagement Manager
    external@togethercenter.org        (425) 558-9144

Jared joined Together Center in March of 2024 as the External Engagement Manager. He is thrilled to be part of a team that embodies a holistic approach to human services and promotes housing stability in King County. Jared brings over 10 years of experience in the communications field and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Central Washington University with a minor in Gender Studies. Jared values diverse perspectives when receiving feedback or problem-solving and he strives to bring a spirit of inclusivity to his work in content creation.

When Jared’s not in the office, he likes to grab a book and explore the forests, mountains, and coasts of Washington state. Jared has hiked across the country twice but has yet to finish “War and Peace.”

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    Skylar Hansen

    Operations & Events Coordinator
    skylar@togethercenter.org (425) 448-1524

Skylar joined Together Center in January 2024 as the Operations & Events Coordinator.  With a background in theater and more than 15 years bringing people together through unique and engaging events, her goal is to educate and guide customers to enhance the value of their events across the entire event life cycle, from pre-event planning, to onsite experience and post-event follow-up.  Previously, Skylar worked in various event, administrative and operations roles for non-profit theater and museum organizations, and most recently worked at Amazon leading production operations across 6 corporate event spaces on the Seattle campus.  Skylar is excited for the opportunity to spark new connections, enhance community engagement, create meaningful experiences, and collaborate with the knowledgeable association of service providers and changemakers at Together Center.  A Washington native, she recently moved to nearby Sammamish after living in Seattle for 17 years. In her free time, Skylar enjoys getting outside to explore all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer with her husband and young daughter, cooking, gardening, and making her own pottery at a local pottery studio.

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    Lisa Lustgarten Payne

    Resource Navigation Coordinator and Facilities Assistant
    lisa@togethercenter.org       (425) 869-6699

Lisa joined Together Center in November of 2022, helping the team navigate the final months before the new campus opened the following year. With a diverse background in Project Management, Event Planning, and operations, Lisa is thrilled to be a part of an organization aimed at helping both community members and other change-focused non-profits. Being able to connect with people face to face and offer help, a smile, (and hopefully even a laugh) is truly the best part of her day. A native of the Eastside, she spends her free time doing anything outside…hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, playing with dogs, spending quality time with her son and family, and dancing at festivals in the summertime.

Board of Directors

Our Board is made up of a diverse group of business leaders, community advocates, and non-profit professionals who are all dedicated to the continued stewardship of Together Center as a community asset.

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    Angela Kennedy

    Community Advocate

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    John Rittenhouse

    Community Advocate

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    Al Chambard

    Community Advocate

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    Andy Pletz

    Community Advocate

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    Rob Odle

    Community Advocate

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    Bruce Follansbee

    Consulting Partner, ERA Group

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    Umar Shavurov

    Change Management Consultant, Ordo Leadership

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    Byron Shutz

    Community Advocate, former Redmond City Council

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    Janet Richards

    Project Management Consultant, Equity Advocate

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    Sudeshna Sathe Dixit

    Community Advocate

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    Melissa Stuart

    Philanthropy Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
    Councilmember, City of Redmond

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    Joe Welch

    Architect, Launch Consulting

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