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Board Biographies

Members of Thrivers Action Group come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and are unique in their experiences, vocations and educational levels, standing proudly as proof that surviving domestic violence is possible.

They are all survivors and have a passion to help others experiencing domestic violence by stepping out of their own comfort zones and telling their stories.

Mary Guiberson M.A.

TAG allowed me to turn my life of pain and trauma into a lesson for others; as well as supporting system change. And I believe that when you share in-story, you are able to reach others on collective level, people relate to story. And, it is a great opportunity to be part of a Supportive Community…
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Trese Todd

Trese began working as a legal secretary in 1984 at Perkins Coie – only 3 weeks after she literally ran for her life from Tennessee to Seattle because her abusive husband would “never let her go.” She subsequently filed for divorce, petitioned the court for a protective order, and began to rebuild her life. Decades later, Trese’s 20-year-old daughter was in a 4-month long abusive relationship. That was when Trese decided to “take action” …
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Nancy Slater

Nancy Slater

Nancy Slater is a native Washington who has spent her life in Olympia, Port Townsend and Seattle. She has always considered community involvement an important part of her life beginning with PTA. She enjoyed her 33 year member in Soroptimist, a world wide women’s service organization where she held offices on the local, district and regional levels.
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Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter is currently a designer for a Seattle-based real estate home staging company. She also has an extensive 11 year background in the film and video industry and worked on countless television, commercial, corporate, and independent feature film productions. In 1990, Sandra received her AA Degree from Seattle Central Community College in Applied Video Communications.
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Lucie Persson

Lucie Persson

Lucie decided in 1987 to give back to her community once she was safe to help those who experienced domestic violence. She started volunteering at New Beginnings. In doing so found out so much more about the dynamics of what she experienced. She served on the board of New beginnings and volunteered at shelter.
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