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.

“I stand in awe every day at the kindness and compassion emanating from our organization as we work diligently to serve communities in eleven counties.  It is a humbling honor to lead an effort that touches so many, so deeply."

Troy Christensen, Executive Director


Jay Kang
Deputy Director
Operations & Development

MiYeoung Lee

Social Services

Suzanne Pak

Community & Behavioral Health

Larry Burgher
In-Home Care

Position Open
In-Home Care


Hwaja Lee

Donald Tilley, Jr.
Human Resources

Troy Christensen
Executive Director, KWA

Troy Christensen is Executive Director of the Korean Women’s Association in Tacoma, Washington. KWA, established in 1972, works across eleven Western Washington counties – supporting 10,000 clients a year. Troy works alongside the 17 person Board of Trustees to ensure services and programs function at optimum level, reaching as many people in need as possible.

Troy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in music performance, and graduate degrees in counseling, clinical psychology, and health administration. He has one daughter, Alisyn, who lives in Liverpool, England where she is trying to launch a career in orchestral conducting.

Troy spends his professional and volunteer time advancing racial and gender equity. He and his husband of two years, Randy, live in South Tacoma with their two dogs Boomer and Scampy. Troy was born and raised by a single mother in Oregon and moved to Tacoma when the US Army stationed him at Fort Lewis in 1987.