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.

Nicole Stephens

Vice President

Nicole Stephens first connected with Rebuilding Hope in 2015, when she attended one of the agency’s Basic Sexual Assault Awareness Trainings. That same year, Nicole began serving on the Washington State Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Best Practices Advisory Group as a Survivor Representative, which she continues to this day. The group has successfully passed legislation for a victim bill of rights, forensic kit tracking system, requirement for trauma-informed education for law enforcement and more. Nicole is also the Epic training leader for Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, heading a team that is responsible for training and supporting all users of the healthcare operating system.

Patrick Lewis


Patrick Lewis has been in the banking industry for the past 30 years and has volunteered with many non-profit organizations along the way. In addition to his position on Rebuilding Hope’s Board, Patrick is currently Treasurer of the Pierce College Foundation Board and is President-Elect of the Foss Waterway Seaport Board. He also recently retired as President of Puyallup Playcare Center, after serving on their board for the past 12 years. Patrick is also past president of the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Olympia Rotary.



Amy McIntyre brings over a decade of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to the Board. She has a strong background in addressing issues such as sexual violence, intimate partner violence, trafficking, immigrant considerations and reproductive coercion. Previously, Amy served as a community advocate in Forks and worked as an advocacy specialist at the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. She now holds the position of Bilingual Victim Services Supervisor at the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, where she continues to provide comprehensive support to survivors.

Jeff Katz


Jeffrey Katz is a Lieutenant with the Tacoma Police Department. He has experience conducting and supervising patrol operations and violent crime investigations including homicide, sexual assault and child abuse as well as managing community policing efforts. Jeff has seen first-hand the immense positive impacts Rebuilding Hope and similar advocacy organizations have for survivors, especially in their capacity to provide person-focused, long-term support beyond the limitations of the justice system.



Drawing from extensive experience in finance, including investments and retirement plans, as well as an understanding of both corporate and nonprofit accounting, Robin Stice brings a strategic perspective to Rebuilding Hope’s financial management and growth. As a board member, Robin hopes to further the agency’s mission to help individuals and their families recover from the trauma caused by sexual assault, and to empower them to find their voices without fear of stigma.



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.

William Muse


Hailing from Tacoma, William joins Rebuilding Hope’s Board as a career veteran with Tacoma Police Department, including 15 years of experience as a Special Assaults Investigator, spanning sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence and child abuse cases. William’s history of working collaboratively with agency staff to connect survivors and families impacted by sexual violence with our continuum of support services inspired his decision to join the Board of Directors in 2022, combined with his fervent belief in the agency’s mission. Through his Board service, William continues to advocate for survivor support services while also bridging gaps between community and system responses to violence.

John Neeb


In 2022, John Neeb retired from a 30-year career as a Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, much of which was spent prosecuting sex offenders and helping survivors and their families through the court process. In addition to Rebuilding Hope, John currently serves on the boards of the Neeb Family Foundation and the Washington Homicide Investigators Association. John also recently began working with a group that assists local law enforcement agencies with investigating cold homicide cases. John carries on the legacy of his mother, Barbara Neeb, who served on Rebuilding Hope’s board for 20 years.

Kara Sanchez


Stemming from a lifelong interest in law and criminal justice, Kara joins Rebuilding Hope’s Board as a 17-year veteran of the legal field and long-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kara was drawn to serving as a Board member after years of experience prosecuting sexual assault cases and seeing both the impact such crimes have on survivors and the community, as well as how Rebuilding Hope’s services can improve outcomes for survivors and the community. Kara also has a passion for animals and animal rescue services.



From leading survivor-centered initiatives at college to professional victim-survivor advocacy and, now, violence prevention coordination at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Kyra is a passionate ambassador for survivor voices across the South Sound. Kyra chose to serve as a Board member as she found Rebuilding Hope to actively respond to the unique needs of survivors while also holding itself accountable to the community the agency serves. Kyra also enjoys hiking, paddleboarding and exploring hidden treasures of the PNW that bring her joy and excitement.

Paula Williams


A Tacoma native, Paula Williams moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. While living in LA, Paula worked as a model, producer and head of production until moving back to Pierce County in 2020. Paula was one of the original silence breakers in the case against Harvey Weinstein, after which she became a proud #MeToo activist and women’s advocate. In her work with Rebuilding Hope, Paula hopes to continue her sexual assault advocacy on a local level, helping make a difference in the place where she grew up.