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Lisa Straudinger

Executive Director

Lisa Staudinger was born in Chicago and raised in New York City. She moved west in the early ‘90s and lived and raised her children in Eastern Washington. Lisa moved to the “wet side” to be closer to family after her grown sons settled along I5.

Her background in the nonprofit world includes having previously served as Executive Director of the Tri-Cities, WA affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and helping found the Greater Leavenworth, WA area Habitat affiliate. Working for Family Promise represents a return to nonprofit service work, her career passion, after 14 years as an administrator and science editor at a U.S. national laboratory.

Lisa knows what being economically fragile and housing-insecure is firsthand; working to offer families in dire situations a hand up is close to her heart.


Administrative Assistant



Sara Wallace
Case Manager

Sara Wallace is a Southern California native. She and her two young daughters relocated to Longview in the summer of 2019.  Family Promise is Sara’s second term with the Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network, a national service program aimed toward providing support to local nonprofit organizations to help improve lives and meet the needs of others.  Sara has worked with various non-profit organizations in Cowlitz County, giving time and effort to strengthen the community and give back to the place she now calls home. Sara brings a great variety of professional experience to her work as Case Manager. 

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Richard Shuren

Office Volunteer pro tem

Richard Shuren and his wife, Debbie, moved to Longview, WA in May of 2003. After 42 years working as a research forester for various companies and in many locations in the Pacific Northwest, he retired in April of 2018. Richard and Debbie have two children, three grandchildren and are actively involved with Grace Bible Fellowship and Family Promise of Cowlitz County.