ANSILBoard and Volunteers

Program Director, Board Members and Volunteers

Executive Director

Tobaski Snipes

Tobaski, a father of two and retired Army helicopter pilot, is passionate about community improvement. A Tri-Cities implant since 2016, originally from North Carolina, now enthusiastically calls Kennewick home. Has a philosophy that if everyone becomes the best version of themselves, that will lead to better homes, better communities, better cities, better states and ultimately a better country.

A successful businessman, coach and inspirational speaker that gives lots of time serving the community. Is a SARC (Support Advocacy and Resource Center) board member, a mentor with the Juvenal Justice Center, and also volunteers many hrs for other organizations.


Lisa Colville

Lisa is the program grant writer, Volunteer and Mentor Training and Coordinator. She's a loving mother of 6, grandmother of 2 and owns Lisa Colville Insurance Agency.


Raquel Pennywell

My name is Raquel Pennywell a single mom originally from the SF Bay area been in Tri Cities 5 years this Oct. I'm an active Board member at ANSIL ( A New Start in Life) a shelter for at risk young adults. My son and I both volunteer on a regular basis at ANSIL. My goal at ANSIL is to make an impact on my community by helping out however and wherever I can help my community get a hand up!


Crystal Willingham

Board Member since 2018, Crystal's primary responsibilities are website management and digital media.

Vice President

Tim Sullivan

Voluntary Board Member

Floreine Turlington

A servant Leader, an intelligent Learner, an impromptu Artist, a nurturing Mother, a loving Wife, an existential Philosopher, a proud PMP, and a creative Game Changer. A compassionate, optimistic, and a passionate person. She believe in platinum rule: “Treat others the way they would like to be treated.” She has a diverse and vast experience in training and adult education. Educating, informing, and training people is not just a career but a passion & a vocation for her. She presently work at the Hanford Site as the TOC Engineering training and qualification coordinator.

Voluntary Board Member

David Phongsa

David is a Small Business Owner who believes in giving back to his community & our youth. He’s dedicated to seeing growth & succession at ANSIL.


Michelle Spier

Service Center Volunteer


Sugar Frausto

With us since our founding, Sugar Frausto is one of our veteran team members. She brings her years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.


Gary Zambrano

Licensed Cosmetologist

I'm a Proud Libra and a licensed cosmetologist in California and Washington state for the last 8 years. I take passion in my craft and am blessed to be able to give back. Been an ANSIL volunteer for over 2 years and I've done about 700 free haircuts for our clients and I love it.


Claudia Schmidt

Clothing Donation and Distribution Volunteer "Claudia's Closet"


Camille James

Clothing Donation and Distribution Volunteer "Claudia's Closet"


Eric Meakins

I grew up in a farming community where it is common for the community members help out those that are struggling. I enlisted in the military, completed my MBA, and work in the Tri-cities where some co-workers showed me the homeless issue and got me involved in helping those in need.


Steven Ghan

Service Center Volunteer


Cheyenne Brown

Cheyenne Brown joined ANSIL | A New Start In Life with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.


Abbie Corrigan


a new start in life

An innovative solution to homelessness for young adults in Kennewick, WA


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