Financial and Property Managers
Financial Managers for Ohana manage the financial affairs for specifically assigned clients, which includes budget preparation, cash flow management, bill-paying, oversight of domestic employee compensation, investment monitoring, income tax return coordination, and other financial issues unique to given clients' circumstances. They work closely with the persons involved with the management of our clients' care to ensure that each client's unique needs and preferences are upheld in the process of managing the financial affairs.
Ohana's Property Manager assumes responsibility for oversight of our clients' real and personal property; timely payment of real property taxes, insurance premiums, and mortgage payments; management of maintenance and repairs to real property; coordination with contracted property managers for multiple-dwelling buildings; inventory of our clients' personal possessions; and management of storage units and safe deposit boxes.
Lynn M. Tilger, CPG
SENIOR Financial Manager
Lynn came to Ohana in 2011 with approximately 20 years of experience in bookkeeping, office management, and property management positions that also involved financial reporting, budget management, tax reporting, audit facilitation, event organization, and property management. She has worked as an on-call bank teller as well. In 2016, after 5 years of superb performance for Ohana, Lynn was promoted to the position of Senior Financial Manager, and in that role she provides oversight and training for our financial management staff.
Lynn holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Norwegian, as well as a Washington State Teachers Certification.
Tara S. Prakasa
Tara joined Ohana after completing her legal degree while serving in several different internship and externship positions. She has served as a legal intern for a private attorney and the Civil Rights Justice Center. She also served as a legal extern with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program and as a mediation extern with the King County Superior Court. In these roles she obtained a wide variety of experience with legal research and analysis, client relationships, and dispute resolution. She has also worked with a local company as a legal business analyst to improve decision making, marketing, and financial reporting.
Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior with a Minor in Human Rights from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law.
Tammy L. Williams
Tammy joined Ohana after spending many years working in the fiduciary industry, first as a home care site supervisor assisting clients with living independently and providing oversight and coaching to staff, then as a client service manager handling clients financial affairs. Her duties included managing communication with clients, staff, and outside agencies including DSHS, Social Security, and Section 8. She also worked as a payroll assistant for an in-home care agency, managing payroll records and compliance.
Tammy obtained an Associate of Arts from Cascadia Community College in 2003 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Anthropology from Washington State University in 2005.
Jerry M. Krane
Jerry began his career as a project manager for an environmental engineering firm in Chicago, working there for several years before pursuing a law degree. After completing law school, and initially working as a law clerk, Jerry moved to Seattle, where he worked at the KCBA Family Law Mentor Program and as an associate attorney at a local practice primarily in the area of real property boundary disputes prior to joining Ohana. At the time Jerry joined Ohana, he also served as treasurer of his local elementary school PTA.
Jerry has Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Kailani M. DeVille
Originally from the island of Kaua'i, Kailani moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend college. After graduating from college and working briefly in a contract paralegal role for a real estate company, Kailani joined Ohana as a financial manager. Kailani has always been very active in government and non-profit service, working as an intern for the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission in Oregon, an administrative assistant with the Oregon Alliance of Children's Programs, an intern for a senator in Washington D.C., and as a database manager intern for the Kaua'i Department of Parks & Recreation. Kailani brings that same level of commitment and service to her work at Ohana.
Kailani holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Willamette University.
Colin B. Slote
Colin joined Ohana after working for nearly 20 years as a senior trust officer with a local fiduciary company. Between leaving his former company and joining Ohana, Colin helped a friend manage and upgrade the operations of a family business. Colin brings much experience with trust administration, estate administration, guardianships, power of attorney agency relationships, and court-supervised accounts to Ohana.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University. He obtained a Certified Trust Financial Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association in 2016. Colin’s community contributions include involvement with the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Wallingford Senior Center.
James ("J.R.") Page worked for several years as a claims examiner, administrative hearing officer, and personal representative for clients with a wide range of physical and psychological impairments. As an attorney, J.R. served for many years as a Rating Veterans Service Representative for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle. Prior to that, he worked for a law firm in Chicago in the areas of estate planning and real estate and elder law. J.R. brings a passion for advocating for clients along with a strong legal foundation to his work at Ohana.
J.R. holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Connecticut College and a Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Catherine H. McCarthy
Catherine McCarthy joined Ohana in 2009, bringing valuable experience in property management, real estate and accounting. In her property management roles, she has been responsible for collection of and accounting for rents, inspection of units for tenant compliance, leasing of vacant units, coordination of maintenance and repairs, on-site management of a complex, accounts payable for multiple properties, and monthly financial reporting. She has been licensed as a real estate agent as well. Catherine's accounting experience ranges from simple bookkeeping duties to tax reporting and preparation of financial reports. Catherine has primary responsibility for all client property.
Catherine has a Bachelor's Degree in Law and Justice, with a Minor in Psychology. She completed the GAAP of Government Accounting seminar in 1992, and the Fundamentals of Assessor's Office course in 1991.
Andrew G. Hilen
Assistant Property Manager and bookkeeper
Drew started with Ohana in 2017 and brings with him knowledge and experience from the banking industry, as well as, expertise in property and financial transactions gained through a family enterprise. His background includes conservation research for municipal government, hospitality and family business ownership and management, as well as, outdoor education and recreation. He has worked for REI, Patagonia, Seattle City Light, as well as Outward Bound. When not at work he is either at home with his wife and three boys, or planning his next outdoor adventure. Drew assists with management of client property, in particular with personal possessions and vehicle. He also assists with our accounting department functions when not engaged on property matters.
Drew earned a BA in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College and an MA in Policy Studies from University of Washington, Bothell.