Board of Commissioners

The Housing Authority of Thurston County is governed by a six member Board of Commissioners.


Board Members

Jay Goldstein – Chair
(Term - 11/22/2022 - 2/29/2024)

Commissioner Goldstein’s background includes attorney, business owner, and service on other boards. He has considerable professional real estate law experience, including law relating to real estate acquisition and development.

Joelene Gioulis - Vice Chair
(Term - 12/18/2018 - 12/11/2023)

Commissioner Gioulis is the Administrator of a multi-location Thurston County health care provider Earlier in her career she held an administrative position with the Department of Corrections. Her background in both of these areas is meaningful in overseeing programs for our clients.

Aaron Quitugua – Commissioner
(Term - 11/21/2023 - 2/28/2026)

Commissioner Quitugua is a corporate auditor with responsibility for auditing compliance with complex federal regulations.  He has a passion for assisting vulnerable neighbors through organization efforts and private actions.  His spouse serves as an officer in the US Army Reserve.  When his spouse was on active duty and deployed overseas, he was the homeland parent for their children.  He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Washington.

Lisa Vatske - Commissioner
(Term - 11/22/2022 - 2/28/2025)
Commissioner Vatske has extensive state government technical and management experience primarily focused on affordable housing capital subsidies. She also has held positions in the community development field,  held the position of chief financial officer for a small business, and has served on several local boards. She earned a BBA Finance from the University of Massachusetts and is a long-time Thurston County resident.

Jim Cooper - Commissioner
(Term - 4/4/2023 - 4/4/2028)
Commissioner Cooper is the President and CEO of United Ways of the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, Commissioner Cooper serves as a Member of the City of Olympia Council and is a US Army Veteran. Commissioner Cooper has over two decades of nonprofit, corporate, and government leadership experience working with community organizations, governments and businesses to achieve positive outcomes for people and the environment.

Khamla Martin - Commissioner
(Term - 9/28/2023 - 2/27/2025)
Commissioner Martin has extensive professional health care services experience; in directly providing patient services and in administrative functions. Much of Commissioner Martin's work has been dedicated to serving people with special needs, including those recovering from chemical dependency and survivors of domestic violence. Received education in counseling and nursing from Centralia Community College and South Puget Sound Community College; additionally, obtained formal educations and certifications in a range of topics including trauma informed care and dispute resolutions. Commissioner Martin is fluent in multiple languages.


Board Meetings

Recent Board Minutes