Voting will close at 5pm on April 12, 2024.

The AFH Council is conducting a Special Election to fulfill a recently vacant At Large (Statewide) position on its Executive Board for the remainder of 2024. All member homes in good standing are eligible to vote for a single candidate. Members with multiple homes can vote once per each member home’s license number.

Please note that the successful candidate from this Special Election will only hold the At Large position until December 31, 2024, but will have an opportunity to run again in the regular 2024 Executive Board Election.

About the AFH Council Executive Board

Composed of 11 members across Washington’s seven regions, the board’s main purpose is to ensure that the Council:

  1. Achieves appropriate results for the membership at an appropriate cost (as specified in Board Ends Policies), and
  2. Avoids unacceptable actions and situations.

The Board commits itself and its members to ethical, professional, and lawful conduct, including proper use of authority and appropriate decorum when acting as Board members. Click here for more information on board member responsibilities and qualifications.


Statewide (All Regions)


Adryana Gawlik

A Beautiful Sunset, LLC‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Vancouver

Adryana’s journey displays a blend of academic excellence, professional competence, and a heartfelt dedication to serving her community, particularly its most vulnerable members.

Graduating suma cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Political Science, Adryana demonstrated a profound understanding of societal dynamics. Since 2009, she has channeled her expertise into the realm of business development consultancy, specializing in strategic development. Her strategic insights and innovative approaches have helped numerous small business owners navigate challenges and achieve sustainable growth.

However, it’s Adryana’s passion for advocating for the elderly and vulnerable members of society that truly sets her apart. Her role as an Adult Family Home Provider since 2020 speaks volumes about her commitment to providing compassionate care and support to those in need. Beyond her professional endeavors, Adryana has dedicated herself to various volunteer activities, tirelessly working to uplift and empower marginalized sectors of society.

Adryana’s connection with seniors extends far beyond her professional responsibilities; it’s a lifelong commitment deeply rooted in her personal values and her love for her own grandparents. Her biggest aspiration is to make a positive impact on the lives of others and her community.

Amber Martinez

Amber Martinez

Lola Kay AFH‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Yakima

My name is Amber D. Martinez. I was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, But well traveled. I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years. My field of specialty is Emergency Medicine, Hospice and Hospital Administration. I purchased my first Adult Family Home in 2019. 

Over the past 4 years I’ve done 2 CHOW and 1 additional Adult Family Home constructed from the ground up and will eventually build a fourth. My homes specialize in dementia, mental health and Intellectual Disabilities.

By 2025, the Adult Family Home market in the United States is expected to grow from $100 billion to $225 billion. As a result, the need for “improved quality care” is in high demand. 

My passion as an Adult Family Home provider is to promote quality of care and advocacy for the elderly and vulnerable adults . Ultimately, my hope is that the Adult Family Home industry will advance its reputation for providing outstanding quality care and rapidly evolve with the changing of times. I’d appreciate your vote for Executive Board Member at Large, I’m excited to have the chance to serve our growing industry!

Behailu Tafese

Bee Adult Family Home LLC ‎ |‎ ‎ Marysville

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Endrias Wolderufae

A Home Like AFH‎‎ LLC ‎ |‎ ‎ Marysville

I am mainly interested on the board member position because I do hope to help out our community who run homes with there variety of needs and concerns and also since all of my experiences are  related to state funded resident ( with my multiple homes  I serve the DDA and HCS residents ) with that I could bring our issues and challenges to the boards attention and find solutions to them and also in the process, I would like to gain as much knowledge as possible.

Make your voice heard by submitting your vote!

Members with multiple homes can vote once per each member home's license number.

Special Executive Board Election Voting Form

16 Responses

  1. Our industry needs leaders that have the experience of running successful Adult Family Homes and are ready for the task of advancing our national AFH agenda in the midst of challenges ahead.

  2. Endrias is the full knowledge and skill in this industry with experience of running afh with and resourceful fir our community. We need him in the counsel

  3. Adult family home need good leadership and representative. For plans moving forward

  4. Our industry requires Leadership with wisdom, integrity and skills. We need a visionary Leader.

  5. I strongly advocate for Endriyas as he is motivated to serve the community. His profound knowledge and accommodating nature make him an ideal candidate.

  6. I strongly advocate for Endrias as he is motivated to serve the community. His profound knowledge and accommodating nature make him an ideal candidate.

  7. Endrias is a person who can make a difference with his positive attitude and energy for our community and others.

  8. I vote Endrias because as he is motivated to serve the community. With positive attitude profound knowledge

  9. I strongly advocate for Endriyas as he is motivated to serve the community. His profound knowledge and accommodating nature make him an ideal candidate.

  10. I strongly advocate for Endriyas as he is very motivated to serve the AFH community, he is dedicated.

  11. Indrias Wolderufare is a powerful male who is always ready to share ideas you wish to know about Homecare industry. At the time of distress he is one powerful Provider who gives advice, confidence, help , guidance, support and walk with you to the end.

  12. I strongly advocate for Endrias as he is very motivated and can represent our community. Our community needs leadership and I believe he is the person for the job.

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