Equity and social justice have been at the very foundation of my vocation and life journey for the past 20 years. My personal and professional experience has been driven by the belief that the resources exist for all people to thrive, and public private partnership are critical to ensuring equitable access to housing, education and employment. On a deeply personal level, I know the impact of refugee resettlement. My father arrived to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam, and as the daughter of a refugee, I continue to learn the stories of my family and community. The mission and work of Tacoma Community House aligns perfectly with my life journey, professional experience and life work. I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of Tacoma Community House.
The Executive Search Committee was comprised of not only board and staff members but members of the community as well to ensure that they would find the right fit for the role. After an extensive search, they chose Aimee Khuu to lead Tacoma Community House into the future.
Prior to assuming her new role Aimee was the Chief of Health Equity for Providence Home and Community Care. She has over 15 years of national and international nonprofit leadership experience as well as a proven track record of successful program growth. Her other areas of expertise include advancing DEI inclusion strategies and policy implementation.
Aimee is an ardent advocate for immigrant issues and human rights. She currently serves on the board for Southwest Youth & Family Services, which is committed to providing necessary resources for low-income youth and their families.
She has also been an English Language Acquisition (ELA) teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is also fluent in Spanish, having spent time in Argentina, Guatemala, and Mexico across her volunteering efforts, working, and her studies.
Aimee has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington.
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About Tacoma Community House
As one of the longest, continuously operating social service agencies in Washington State, Tacoma Community House (TCH) was founded by Methodist women in 1910 in the small room of a private home in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. Tacoma Community House originally served a couple dozen neighborhood children. Today, Tacoma Community House has improved the lives of generations of immigrants, refugees, and other (predominantly low-income) community members, and now homeless youth through its five core programs of Immigration, Housing, Education, Employment, and Advocacy. Annually Tacoma Community House Serves approximately 3,500 adults and youth from the U.S. and over 100 other countries.
About Valtas Group
Valtas Group works as Interim Executive Directors, supporting organizations in times of transition and helps organizations navigate uncertainty during leadership change. We lead the search process in partnership with the board and staff leadership, as consultants for recruiting and search to support organizations identify the ideal Executive Director or leader.
Furthermore, Valtas Group partners with board members and senior nonprofit leaders on a variety of strategic consulting assignments. We offer comprehensive resources to guide your transition needs. Contact us to learn about our executive interim and placement services.
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