about us

about us

Community-Minded Enterprises transforms communities in Washington State while advancing diversity and inclusion of marginalized populations so that all people have an opportunity for equitable health, education, and safety.


John Hindman, LICSW

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Jan Thoemke

Chief Operating Officer

Dan Sigler

Chief Financial Officer

Ian Cunningham

Chair – Retired Insurance Agent and Broker

Janet Schmidlkofer

Treasurer – General Manager, K&N Electric

Chris Francovich, EdD

Secretary – Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University

Tade Ayeni, EdD

Director of Leadership Education and Assistant Professor, Washington State University

Kerra Bower

Owner/Director, Little Scholars Development Center – Founder, Raze Development Center

Gabby Calcaterra 

Amber Jasmin

CFO, The Jasmin Group

Bob Lutz, MD, MPH

Regional Medical Officer, WA Dept of Health Enterprises

Sage Swanson

Associate Wealth Consultant, Evergreen Gavekal

We focus on connecting you with the services you need, and making sure your voice is heard by program providers on a regional and state level.

We lead statewide outreach to low-income, multi-ethnic and marginalized communities, through partnerships and direct communication. We work with individuals in a variety of innovative programs, to help you overcome barriers that stand between you and your goal of reaching your full potential.

And we give the community a voice through digital media at Community-Minded Television.

At our core, we are a community-focused organization and we value family life and flexibility. These values are at the foundation of our outreach efforts and the work environment we provide for our dedicated staff.

  • Embracing inclusivity, diversity, and equitable practices at all levels of the organization.  
  • Building partnerships to reduce barriers that prevent access to equitable health, education, and safety.  
  • Ensuring there is a community voice through digital media. 
  • Providing the early learning communities with access to the best practices for our families furthest from opportunities to succeed. 
  • Advocating for services that promote opportunity for families recovering from the ravages of addiction.
To learn more about our work,  view our 2022 Annual Report