2017 Executive Board Election Candidate Profiles
Region One Delegate – AFH is located in one of the following counties: Chelan, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Douglas, Grant, Adams Lincoln, Whitman, Spokane
Kim Erwin – I own Kimberly’s Cottage AFH with my husband Mark since February 2007. My mission is to care for and improve the quality of life for 6 elderly residents through the end of life, a place where they will be cared for with dignity and respect. I first became involved in our AFH association in June 2007, one of the smartest business decisions I could make. It has allowed me to be involved in the changes in regulations, have my voice heard, and better understand my business. My passion for this vital service is strong and I ask for your vote. I have held the following Spokane Chapter positions: Secretary, VP and Delegate.
Region Three Delegate – AFH is in one of the following counties: Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan
Write In – There is no candidate running for this position. Please feel free to “Write In” an eligible AFH Council member of your choice for this position.
Region Four Delegate – AFH is located in one of the following counties: King
Dorothy Schlimme – Dorothy is a multiple adult family home provider in Auburn, WA. She was elected Vice Chair of the Board of AFH Council, she also served five years as President of the South King County Chapter. AFH Council and its chapters advocate for the needs and care for vulnerable adults through the support of adult family homes. Dorothy is a popular and effective spokesperson, representing the AFH Council in various settings and with the Washington State Legislature.
Dorothy formerly chaired the Long Term Care Ombuds Program (LTCOP) Advisory Council due to her expertise in the care of seniors, the LTCOP and DSHS Licensing Department recommended Dorothy to co-present and author a curricula, training others how to run a successful adult family home business. This Adult Family Home Administrative Training is a 5-credit course at Highline Community College.
Dorothy and her husband operate two adult family homes in Auburn and has received numerous awards in Residential care on professional excellence. They both have three wonderful girls.
Frank Velasquez – Member of AFH Council since 2007. AFH provider since 2006. Board of Directors for two years 2012-2013. Vice president for South King County Chapter for three years. Retired from USPS – Supervisor in 2001. Retired from USAF (MSgt) in 1998. Currently owner/provider and Resident Manager for Edgewood Manor AFH in Kent, WA. Education, AA, General Studies 2017, AA degree in Fire Science in 1991, AA degree in Education instruction 1993. BA degree Management – University of Phoenix 1981. BS in Religion – Liberty University – 2012. Married 24 years to Elvira (Elvie) Velasquez, RN. Five children and 8 grand children.
At Large Delegate Seat Ten – AFH is located: Statewide
Bonnie Bruce – For 20 years I have been the proud owner of ALMOST LIKE HOME AFH in Vancouver, WA. I was elected Co-President of the Clark County Chapter from 2009 until 2014. I have been a board member and legislative chair from 2009 to present. I helped pass HB 1935, which protected AFH’s from discrimination in home owners associations. I have spent many days and long hours in Olympia fighting for adult family home providers and our residents. I have created long lasting relationships with legislators and testified on behalf of our industry many times. I would like the opportunity to serve another term for you. I will continue to dedicate my time and be passionate to our mission. I humbly ask for your vote.
Jeremy Davis – Jeremy was born and raised in Eastern Washington in the small town of Moses Lake. He was always intrigued by how things worked, especially technology. As a teen, he went from sweeping floors to the manager of a local computer store. As his knowledge and talent in technology grew, so did his career and he spent over twenty years in IT.
During this time he supported his wife, Shawna, in her career and business in her adult family home. As her business grew, Jeremy knew that his time immersed in IT would be coming to an end. With the expansion of Sand Ridge Home Care, Jeremy’s experience in business management, team building and finance would be better utilized within our own business. So in 2015 he made the leap to become the Director of Business and began steering his family’s future at Sand Ridge Home Care. Jeremy feels that with his vast experience in business and IT, he would be an asset to be shared with the AFH Council and its members. He believes that through technology we can help to bring efficiencies to the AFH industry.