Andrea Caupain, Chief Executive Officer

For the past 17 years, Andrea has worked passionately to make a positive impact on issues of racial equality and poverty. As Centerstone’s Chief Executive Officer since 2008, she has built a strong foundation for future growth by effectively leading the organization through critical change and innovation. She brings a strong sense of leadership and vision to Centerstone, an agency with a long legacy serving the community and providing lifeline services to the poor. Prior to Centerstone, she worked for four years for the Washington State Governor’s Commission on African-American Affairs, providing analysis and development on strategic legislative projects. Her work has also involved legislative casework for the Washington State House of Representatives. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Evergreen State College.


Leon Garnett, Chief Operations Officer

Leon is responsible for oversight of all agency programs and setting and evaluating company policy. Under his leadership, he has expanded Centerstone’s food and housing programs and managed the planning phase and pilot of the Financial Education Program. He joined Centerstone as a program manager in 2004. Originally from Georgia, Leon earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Morehouse College. He brings a team-oriented approach and develops data-driven strategies to ensure Centerstone programs fulfill the mission of the agency and address the needs of the community.


Elaine Bolieu, Accounting Manager

Elaine is responsible for the management of the agency’s fiscal affairs and assures the compliance of the agency’s fiscal department with accepted accounting principles and grant requirements. She joined Centerstone in 2015 and is an accomplished accounting professional with broad experience in non-profit organizations. Her areas of special interest and expertise include audits, regulatory reporting and compliance, financial statement preparation and review, and process development and documentation for accounting procedures and internal controls. Originally from Olympia, WA, Elaine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Saint Martin’s University. She is a Washington State CPA.


Board of Directors

  • Kevin Dawson Jr., President
  • Elisa Waidelich, Vice President
  • Terry Easter-Hairston, Treasurer
  • Vienna Tong, Secretary
  • Susan Bloch
  • Colleen Fulp
  • Kat Plimpton
  • Elizabeth Roy
  • Rocale Timmons
  • Dorian Waller