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.
Kurt Maass, Consulting Chief Financial Officer
Kurt advises and supports the Chief Executive Officer on all financial matters, including grant compliance, performance accountability, cost controls, and process improvement. With over 30 years of experience, Kurt’s career has spanned executive positions at AT&T Mobility and senior consulting engagements at Ernst & Young. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Design from Antioch University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University. He is active in the community and has acted as Trustee, Treasurer, and past Board President of The Bear Creek School for 13 years. Kurt is a collaborative leader, consistently making key contributions to Centerstone’s financial sustainability.
Board of Directors
- Kevin Dawson Jr., President
- Dale Morris, Vice President
- Tee-Ta Walker, Secretary
- Susan Bloch, Treasurer
- Cecil Miles
- Ismaila Gibba
- Colleen Fulp
- Darryl Heard
- Vienna Tong