123 E. 96th St.
Tacoma, WA 98445
Our Leadership

As a nonprofit organization, KWA holds in high regard the stewardship entrusted to the agency to manage funds and our team.  Our funders and community partners trust us to create safe and accessible programs that best serve our communities. KWA is committed to the best practice in governance, accountability, and transparency. Meet our leadership below.

Peter Ansara
Chief Executive Officer


Jay Kang
Deputy Director
Operations & Development

MiYeoung Lee

Social Services

Suzanne Pak

Community & Behavioral Health


Hwaja Lee

Donald Tilley, Jr.
Human Resources

Peter Ansara
Chief Executive Officer
“I am excited to return to this agency that was my home for nearly seven years, and help guide the continued growth of programs and services for those who need it most.”
Peter Ansara, CEO of KWA, is a well-respected executive in the community with more than two decades of experience and success in multiple markets and industries. As the CEO, Ansara oversees all aspects of KWA’s operations including administration, management, program development, and financial controls. Ansara has a proven track record in overseeing programs focused on in-home care, low-income housing, domestic violence, healthcare, and other human services programs. Prior to his return to KWA, Ansara served as the Director of Human Services for Pierce County. Ansara holds multiple professional certifications, earned a B.A. in business administration from Columbia College and a Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. In 2002, Ansara retired from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years of service.