Board of Directors

The CFI Board is made up of volunteers from the community and consists of not less than 51% of people who experience disability in accordance to rules set by our main funding source. Some board members are professionals; others represent our consumers and youth. We strive to have diversity in as many areas as possible and to represent each of the eight counties in which we serve. Our board is active in major fundraising.

If you are interested in joining our board, please contact CFI’s director at 253 582-1253 x1 or the board president.

Roster - February 2017

Ryan Nabors - Treasurer

Second Term Began 2/2016

Ryan served in the United States Coast Guard from 1995-1999. He was stationed at the US Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, Training Center Yorktown, Virginia and Training Center Cape May, New Jersey. Ryan served as a Damage Controlman 3rd Class Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard. After serving in the military he attended South Puget Sound Community College, Pacific Lutheran University, Troy University and Thomas Edison State College. Ryan has served on the (VAAC) Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and the Disability Issues and Employment Committee, and currently serves on the (SILC) Washington State Independent Living Council. Ryan has been active in several (VSOs) Veteran Service Organizations. Ryan is currently employed with Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. He appreciates how amazing it is working with leaders in the disability community and how rewarding it is. Ryan is married to his wife, Huong, and they have a daughter named Sophia.


Luke Byram - Secretary

First Term Began 10/15

Luke is a youth representative on the board. He participated in our summer youth workshop and and came back as a youth peer support leader.

Before becoming a member of CFI's board,he became active on the Tacoma Disability Commission. Luke has attended the national conference on independent living in WA DC where he has been active in promoting youth with disabilities and with talking to our representatives and senators.

Currently Luke is attending college in Tacoma.


Bob Tincher - Member

Third Term Began 9/2016

Spiritually enchanted; thoroughly immersed in theater of life. Head injured (TBI) in 1978. TBI relatively unknown then. Approximately five years of experimental rehab (experience is true knowledge). This allows for intuitive understanding CFI's mission. How magically wonderful life is. Seriously, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and aliens are among us. Ain't life grand!


Allie Weitzel - Member

First Term began 1/17

Allie is a business owner and visionary for non-profit organizations. Her professional skills include accounting; payroll;business development; communication; and she is multi-lingual (Spanish and Bahasa Melayu)


Jennifer Boutell - Member

First Term began 2/2017

Jennifer has a diverse background including legal; education; grant writing; free-lance writer; and special event developer and coordinator. Currently she is an Internship Coach with the Tacoma Public Schools.