Ethnic Support Council is a grassroots organization established in 1989 to work toward meeting the needs of our growing, diverse community.

About ESC

Ethnic Support Council was formed in the 1980s, when compassionate community members witnessed the challenges Vietnamese and Cambodian refugee families faced while trying to adjust in the community. Services were established to assist refugees with education, social services, and employment. Today, the ESC celebrates the success of past clients and families while continuing to serve the diverse population, many from the Latino community and most recently migrants from the Pacific Islands.

Board of Directors

The Ethnic Support Council Board of Directors meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. To become a member call (360) 751-4427 or email us.

Cindy Lopez Werth


(360) 751-4427

Huyen Truong

Vice President

(360) 751-4427



Tina Smith


(360) 751-4427

Marlene Taylor

David Vasquez

Linda Beattie


Elle Couto


Bill Reade

Executive Director

(360) 751-4427

Jovita Potter

Bilingual Services Manager

(360) 751-4427

Lisa Zepeda

Office Assistant

(360) 751-4427

Sally Hembree

Outreach Coordinator

(360) 751-4427

  • Malcolm Forbes

    Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

  • Robert Alan
    Cultural Differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diverstiy brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity  
    Robert Alan
  • Wesley Scott Johnson

    A great organization! Connects newcomers to the community. Helps them to become successful members of our community.


    Wesley Scott Johnson
    Board Member
  • Andrea Crenshaw

    Excellent organization that brings people together, raises cultural awareness, and bridges cultural differences.

    Andrea Crenshaw
    Community Member