Sven Nelson


Sven Nelson has been a resident of Pierce County for several decades. After attending Pacific Lutheran University – he returned to the county after law school and has worked in the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office since the mid 90’s. During his 24+ years as a prosecutor – Sven has spent over half of his career prosecuting sexual assault cases which is what connected him to this outstanding agency. Sven is currently a board member and Treasurer of Rebuilding Hope.

Jennie Griek

Vice President

Jennie Griek has lived and worked in Pierce County for the last 20 years. She joined the Rebuilding Hope board because she values the agency’s mission to confront the social dynamics which foster sexual assault and abuse. Jennie is the Development Director for Greentrike, a nonprofit focused on building a child-centered community and champions play based learning for children and their caregivers.

Chris Bixby


Chris Bixby moved to the South Sound in 2017. As a survivor of sexual abuse, he is passionate about helping people recover from their trauma. He is a Senior Wealth Advisor with Mariner Wealth Advisors with over 20 years of tax and estate planning experience. Chris lives in Yelm, and is the father of two boys.

Allison Mattson


Allison Mattson grew up in Idaho and moved to Washington state three years ago. She joined the Rebuilding Hope board because she has a heart for empowering women worldwide that’s rooted in her faith, and a passion for contributing to change in our community. She is also volunteer director of marketing for S H E | Style Her Empowered, a nonprofit creating education and employment opportunities for underserved girls and women around the world.

Lisa Blackmore


Lisa Blackmore is a photographer who specializes in creating imagery for non-profit organizations. When she’s not behind the camera, you can find her enjoying Pacific Northwest beaches with her energetic kids. Lisa serves on Rebuilding Hope’s Board because she loves to bring people in her community together for a cause.

Christine Gleason


Christine Gleason has lived and worked in Pierce County most of her life. She joined the Rebuilding Hope board because she values the agency’s work in the community – supporting people at their most vulnerable points and altering their trajectory in a positive way. Christine owns Perk Public Relations, a small business focused on helping organizations communicate effectively.

Rachel Romano


Rachel is a bestselling author, social justice advocate, public speaker and multidisciplinary trainer with over a decade of dedicated experience to better educating the public on the impacts of sexual assault and abuse as well as how communities can better respond to and, ultimately, end sexual violence. Rachel currently works as the Director of Strategy and Communications at Microsoft and is a newcomer to the Tacoma/Pierce County community. We are honored to have Rachel’s support towards leading and governing Rebuilding Hope!

Heather Van Mill


Heather Van Mill is a Gulf War Era veteran of our U.S. Armed Services and has served in the sexual assault service field for 25 years. Since 2005, Heather has served as Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Manager and Sexual Assault Repsonse Coordinator for the U.S. Air Force’s McChord Field.

Adrienne Wentworth


Adrienne is a former employee of Rebuilding Hope who went on to serve as a Crime Victim Advocate with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Adrienne now serves as a Community Victim Liaison with the Department of Corrections.

Katt McKnight


Katt McKnight is a sexual assault survivor with professional experience as a rape crisis advocate on the East coast. Katt works as an Implementation Manager at Vera Whole Health and is passionate about bringing her professional and lived experiences to serve the Board and Pierce County community.