Reynelda Solitaire Joins the Northwest Chapter Board

Professional headshot of a woman05/24/2023 — The Northwest Chapter is thrilled to welcome Reynelda Solitaire to the Northwest Chapter Board.


Reynelda Solitaire, from Tacoma, WA, is the oldest of five siblings, with family roots in the south and military backgrounds. Reynelda started college at the University of San Francisco and lived in the Bay Area for three and a half years, which she considers her second home. Upon her return to Washington, Reynelda completed her BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with an economics concentration and a minor in Business at the University of Washington. 


She is currently a small business owner of Solitaire Professional Services, which provides business operations support for mental health therapists. Her prior work experience includes five years as an Athletic Director for her alma mater, Foss High School, and 15+ years of administrative support and youth development work with organizations that include the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and MetroParks Tacoma.


Reynelda was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in December 2018 and has since been on a journey to understand more about IBD and be an advocate for those most underserved. She became involved with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Northwest Chapter in June 2022 as a volunteer with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. Reynelda is passionate about helping the chapter create more inclusive and supportive opportunities for BIPOC patients. She is also an ambassador with the Color of Crohn's & Chronic Illness (COCCI).


In her spare time, Reynelda enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, cooking, volunteering in her community, and helping out at her friend's ice cream shop, Creamy Cone Cafe, in South Seattle.