Commissioners

Commissioners

Janis Flauding, Chair [term: 8/08/08 to 8/16/18]

Ms. Flauding was first appointed to THA's Board in 2008. She and her two children have been residents of New Salishan since April 2006. She brings to the board an accounting background and a history of community leadership. She is a member of the Salishan Shine Project, Garden Project, Safe Streets, Community Kitchen, and National Night Out Committee. She also participates on special committees for THA. Ms. Flauding is proud to be a part of the future of the Housing Authority.

Dr. Minh-Anh Hodge, Vice Chair [term: 09/23/14 to 08/15/19]

Dr. Hodge is Director of the Second Language Acquisition, Elementary Education and Leadership for the Tacoma School District in Tacoma, Wash. In this role, she directs the development, implementation, coordination and review of programs for limited English speaking students, including the State Transitional Bilingual, Emergency Immigrant, Refugee Assistance, and Title III projects.  In addition, she oversees the district’s International Education and Indian Education programs.

For over 25 years, Dr. Hodge has designed, directed and implemented programs serving language minority students and parents. Prior to her current post, she served as an Instructional Director to supervise the overall operations of 14 elementary schools and to conduct performance evaluations of these principals. Since this past school year, she has limited this scope to four schools in order to focus her assistance and support to the district’s Superintendent in matters relating leadership development and diplomatic relations with district administrators and community leaders. 

Dr. Hodge is a native of South Vietnam, a past Title VII Bilingual Education Fellow, and a doctoral graduate of the University of Washington.  She is extremely active in community activities and has served on numerous boards at the local, state and national levels. She is intensely passionate about serving the needs of immigrant students and families and has worked tirelessly to ensure equal access, equal opportunities, and equal voices in all arenas for these communities.  

Dr. Arthur C. Banks, Commissioner [term: 8/05/15 to 8/05/20]

Dr. Banks was reappointed to the Board in 2015. He is a pastor at Eastside Baptist Church in Tacoma. Dr. Banks is a member of the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance. He serves on the Board of Directors for the William Factory Small Business Incubator. He is active with the North Pacific Baptist Convention and American Leadership Forum. He also served as the first organizing President of Hilltop Action Coalition and chaired the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance's Committee to rename K Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Stanley Rumbaugh, Commissioner [term: 08/16/12 to 08/16/17]

Mr. Rumbaugh was appointed to the Board in 1998. He was the founding partner of the law firm of Rumbaugh, Rideout, Adkins and Wallace where he practiced until his election to the Pierce County Superior Court in 2012. Stan served 10 years as Trustee on the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees and has served as a director of the World Trade Council, member of the Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors, and on the boards of many other public, private and professional organizations. 

Derek Young, Commissioner [term: 8/23/16 to 8/22/21]

Mr. Young was appointed to the Board in 2015. Aside from being a partner at Seasonal View LLC, he works part time with the University of Washington Tacoma and is the publisher for Exit133, a hyperlocal news and discussion website focused on civic engagement and change in Tacoma, Wash.

Mr. Young is a proven leader, entrepreneur and program manager with over 17 years of experience in process development, program management, risk management, and communications strategy across a variety of industries with clients around the world. Program portfolio manager. Pragmatic IT project manager. Global marketing framework process developer. Significant experience working with teams and audiences from across a wide range of backgrounds. Innovative developer of retention and engagement programs using all available channels. Award-winning running enabler. Possesses a highly contagious entrepreneurial and community spirit.