Our Board

Richard de Sam Lazaro
Chair, Expedia
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Richard
de Sam Lazaro

Chair, Expedia

Richard de Sam Lazaro joined the Child Care Resources board in 2018. Richard grew up hustling salmon and cleaning boats on the docks of South Puget Sound before beginning a career working for Democratic elected officials in Western Washington. He first connected with CCR while working for US Senator Patty Murray, who taught him that access to high quality childcare and early learning is critical to addressing the widening social, economic, and health disparities in Washington state. Richard currently serves as Government Affairs Manager at Expedia and lives in Seattle with his wife, Madeline.

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Vivien Savath
Vice Chair, BERK Consulting
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Vivien
Savath

Vice Chair, BERK Consulting

Vivien Savath is a Senior Associate at BERK Consulting, a 30-year old firm focused on Pacific Northwest policy issues including housing, public health, land use planning, and of course, education and early learning. She sees high-quality accessible child care as a root concern for economic and gender justice. Vivien holds a B.A. in economics with a minor in statistics from Dartmouth College and an M.P.A. from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Vivien originally hails from New York State and has made Seattle her home for the last decade with husband Chip and son Boone.

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Laura Kneedler
Secretary, Northwest Center Kids
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Laura
Kneedler

Secretary, Northwest Center Kids

Laura Kneedler is the Vice President of Education & Therapy Services at Northwest Center, where she leads a talented team of teachers, therapists, and support staff to serve over 600 children annually. Through programs of early intervention therapy and inclusive early education, Laura and her team provide a comprehensive approach to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities in the classroom, community, and home setting. Laura joined the CCR board in 2017. She has worked with CCR as a provider and believes strongly in CCR’s mission to provide access to high-quality care for all children. She holds a BS in Education/Health & Human Development from Montana State University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Concordia University.

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Lindsay Coates
Treasurer, Zillow
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Lindsay
Coates

Treasurer, Zillow

Lindsay Coates works for Zillow as corporate counsel and received her law degree from Seattle University.  Lindsay has two young daughters attending an intergenerational daycare program that she learned about from CCR’s website. As a fulltime working mother, she values the important role that childcare plays in the lives of our children. Lindsay lives in Seattle and joined the board in 2016. She is excited to support CCR in helping foster quality childcare throughout the community.

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Aubrey Beals
City Year
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Aubrey
Beals

City Year

Aubrey Beals is a development professional at City Year, having also worked at Summer Search and on the advancement team at the University of Washington. As a former teacher, youth development nonprofit leader, and Master of Public Administration, she deeply believes that quality child care leads to strong education outcomes, productive citizens, and equitable communities. Aubrey lives in West Seattle and joined Child Care Resources’ Board in 2017. She is eager to support CCR as it engages families and caregivers to provide all children in our community with quality early learning experiences.

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Rebecca Benavides
Microsoft
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Rebecca
Benavides

Microsoft

Rebecca Benavides is the Director of Legal Business for Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs department.  Over the years she has dedicated her time to programs focused on assisting and empowering women and children impacted by domestic violence.  Rebecca believes that supportive child care and strong early education programs provide every person with the autonomy to realize their full potential and positively impact their community.  Rebecca has a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.   She joined the CCR Board in 2019 after relocating to the Seattle area with her husband and two daughters.

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Vincent Duffy
The Learning Tree
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Vincent
Duffy

The Learning Tree

Vincent Duffy is recently retired from his work at The Learning Tree Montessori Preschool and Child Care. Vinnie joined the CCR Board in May 2013 “because I think that a provider’s voice might be helpful and because I am interested in giving back to an organization that has helped me and my program.” Vinnie has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Washington and a Child Care Director's Certificate from North Seattle College. He volunteers with a number of community organizations including The Children’s Alliance.

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Roshini Durand Mootoosamy
D’Artagnan Consulting
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Roshini
Durand Mootoosamy

D’Artagnan Consulting

Roshini Durand Mootoosamy is a Principal Consultant at D'Artagnan Consulting, a firm that specializes in transportation funding policy and advises government agencies and private firms around the world. Roshini has a Masters in Information Systems Engineering from the Universite de Technologie de Troyes (France), and graduated with an MBA from the UW Foster School of Business. Roshini was born and raised in Mauritius, and worked 15 years in Europe before moving to Washington state. After her time spent in Africa, Europe and North America, she is convinced that access to high quality early education sets the stage for academic success and helps women live more financially sustainable lives. Besides serving on the board of Child Care Resources, she actively supports the YMCA Accelerator program and education Francaise Greater Seattle (EFGSeattle). She lives in Bellevue with her husband and her three children, and enjoys outdoor activities and exploring the US with her family. 

 

 

 

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Tafona Ervin
Graduate Tacoma
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Tafona
Ervin

Graduate Tacoma

Tafona Ervin is an advocate for equitable education. With more than 10 years of service in education and several years of experience traveling nationally and learning from numerous educational systems, Tafona has a proven track record of successfully applying national promising practices locally.  
 
Serving as the Executive Director for the Foundation for Tacoma Students, Tafona partners with more than 270 community partners who make up the Graduate Tacoma movement, aligned around a shared vision and community-built goal to support Tacoma’s youngest residents from cradle to career. She has become a champion in her community advocating for STEAM education and training for under-represented populations, serves on a statewide equity roundtable task force, the WA State Kaiser Permanente Community Advisory Board, and is currently a doctoral student with Washington State University.  
 
Most of Tafona’s career has been in higher education – student affairs and enrollment services mainly. She believes that when children succeed in school and life, the benefits for the broader community are great. Furthermore, when a city is able to rely on the skills and talents of its citizens, everyone thrives.  
 
Tafona is supported by her husband, who is also invested in education, two young sons - currently enrolled in public education, and a 10-month old baby girl. Tafona is a product of the community in which she lives, work, and play. Having grown up impacted by poverty, the first in her immediate family to graduate high school, go onto college and obtain both an under-graduate and graduate degree, Tafona holds center that the possibilities education can provide are endless.  
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Adrianne Keffeler
Child Advocate
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Adrianne
Keffeler

Child Advocate

Adrianne Keffeler joined the Board in June 2012 as the next step in her passionate work with children and families. She was introduced to CCR in 2001 when researching child care options for her first child. Adrianne has a Master of Education degree from the University of Washington, was a school counselor for nine years and a leader of Newborn PEPS Groups for six years, and served as President of the PEPS Board. She is currently a member of SVP. “After completing my term on the PEPS Board, I am eager to continue volunteering with a well-respected organization that focuses on the areas I am most passionate about: children, education, equality and family support.” 

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Evelyn Lemoine
Child Advocate
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Evelyn
Lemoine

Child Advocate

Evelyn Lemoine spent 25 years at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 2016 as VP of Human Resources. Previously she worked for the City of Seattle for nearly 17 years in HR management roles and staffed a former mayor. She has served on advisory boards of nonprofits and chaired the nominating committee for the board of a major regional health care organization. As a volunteer for United Way, Evelyn founded and co-chaired a committee that funded nonprofits serving infants, young children and their families. She was also the founding co-chair of a community coalition bringing voice to underserved populations and youth. She holds a degree in Business Administration from City University.

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Matthew Mauer
Office of the Lt. Governor
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Matthew
Mauer

Office of the Lt. Governor

Matthew Mauer joined the Child Care Resources Board in 2019. Matthew grew up in the South Sound and joined the U.S. Coast Guard right out of high school where he spent nine years and had two overseas deployments. Afterwards, Matthew worked for Senator Patty Murray as her King County Veterans Affairs Director and eventually moved over to Vulcan as a Government Affairs Associate. Matthew is currently the Director of External Affairs for Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib and lives with his husband Jobie and their dog DeeDee in central Tacoma.

 

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Carter Osborne
WE Communications
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Carter
Osborne

WE Communications

Carter Osborne joined the Child Care Resources board through a unique UW program in 2018 - an experience that solidified his excitement for CCR's mission and values. He re-joined the board in January 2020 as a full time board member. Carter grew up in the quiet suburb of Lake Forest Park, WA before leaving to attend college in sunny California. He finished his Masters in Public Administration in 2019, which inspired him to confront the challenges, inequities, and opportunities facing the childcare industry throughout Washington. Carter currently works at WE Communications, offering PR and Communications consulting to Microsoft, Intel, and other tech companies/nonprofits. 

 

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Brian Stout
Consultant
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Brian
Stout

Consultant

Brian Stout works as an independent consultant at the intersection of progressive philanthropy and movement-building.  His background is in international conflict mediation and international development, with experience in the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors.  He most recently spent two years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation here in Seattle, and previously served for five years with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, DC and overseas.  Brian has a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Amherst College and a MA in conflict management from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  In addition to Child Care Resources, he serves on the board of directors for the international human rights organization Humanity in Action, and is a member of the Truman National Security Project.  Brian enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

 

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Adam Teal
WA State Gambling Commission
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Adam
Teal

WA State Gambling Commission

Adam Teal joined the Board in April 2019 with the desire to help continue CCR’s growth in Pierce County. In previously practicing family law for nine years, Adam saw first-hand the difficulty families had finding quality, affordable child care.  It was this experience that drew him to CCR, hoping to give all children the proper head start they deserve, regardless of their background. Adam holds a B.A. from Western New England University in his home state of Massachusetts, and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a Staff Attorney for the Washington State Gambling Commission, and lives in Tacoma with his wife.

 

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Brooke Williams
Child Advocate
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Brooke
Williams

Child Advocate

Brooke Williams joined the Child Care Resources Board in 2015 to help ensure that all children have a great start. She is a community volunteer with a background in law and public policy, and she is generally reading or talking about books when’s she’s not . Outside of CCR, she is serves on the board of the Progress Alliance of Washington, and volunteers with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle Clemency Project, and United Way of King County. Brooke holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. She lives in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle with her husband Josh, son Reed, and their beloved elderly dog Bailey.

 

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Phone: (206) 329-1011

Our Executive Staff

Natalie Lente
Chief External Affairs Officer
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Natalie
Lente

Chief External Affairs Officer
Email

Natalie currently supports CCR’s policy advocacy work, fund development, public relations, marketing, and communications. Natalie joined CCR as the Director of Family Services in 2016. She was responsible for supporting the Child Care Aware of Washington statewide call center, the Family Friend and Neighbor Program, the Homeless Child Care Program and CCR’s Subsidy Programs.
 

In 2020, Natalie took on the role of Chief External Affairs Officer for CCR bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in the human services and the public sector industries and decades of activism and anti-racism work. She has worked within many service systems including housing, mental health and chemical dependency services, HIV/AIDS early access education and prevention, family development, and domestic violence and sexual assault services.

Natalie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and began her career delivering direct services to chronically mentally ill adults (many of them homeless) and their families. She has a Masters’ degree in business with a focus on organizational development and is experienced in improving service systems for multiple agencies and programs.

 

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Courtney Nolen-Viducich
Chief Program Officer
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Courtney
Nolen-Viducich

Chief Program Officer
Email

Courtney has worked at Child Care Resources since April 2016. Courtney is a thought partner to the CEO to identify, assess, and develop Provider and Family Service programs ensuring the delivery of high level, quality, and impactful programs in service to CCR’s missional commitment to our youngest learners and anti-racism. Courtney has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from City University of Seattle and a Masters in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University. 

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Kathryn Flores
Chief Administrative Officer
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Kathryn
Flores

Chief Administrative Officer
Email

Kathryn has worked at Child Care Resources since December 1998. Kathryn is responsible for the financial functions and management information systems, including training, analysis and reporting associated with the information systems, and contract compliance and management. Kathryn has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from USC and a Masters in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to working at CCR, Kathryn held various financial management positions in corporate finance.

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Phoebe Sade Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
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Phoebe Sade
Anderson

Chief Executive Officer
Email

Phoebe joined CCR in 2012 to help the agency navigate unprecedented growth within the early learning field. She brought with her years of successful program development including innovative, pioneering work crossing both local, state and national perspectives.  With a laser focus on children and families, particularly within the realms of child welfare and education, Phoebe’s values center on servant leadership, working in community to build a better future and the belief that we must acknowledge, challenge, and eradiate racism for communities to flourish, for families to thrive and for our children to be able to reach all opportunities.  She has an Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington and is an ACC in Leadership Coach from the International Coaching Federation.

 

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Phone: (206) 329-5333

Our Early Learning Professionals Team

To email a team member, follow this convention: lastname@childcare.org (except when noted otherwise).

Adrienne Wingo
Adrienne
Wingo
EA Coach
206-713-1630
Amanda Cuthbert
Amanda
Cuthbert
EA Coach
Andee Church
Andee
Church
EA Coach
253-341-5777
Andrea Daniels
Andrea
Daniels
EA Coach
206-471-8091
Ayan Saleban
Ayan
Saleban
EA Coach
206-507-9774
Becky Sughrim
Becky
Sughrim
Infant Toddler Coach
206-459-1397
Bob Findlay
Bob
Findlay
EA Coach Lead
206-437-6875
Breeann Hufford
Breeann
Hufford
EA Technical Assistance Specialist
Ext. 253 or 206.471.8109
Bruna Vendramin
Bruna
Vendramin
Provider Services Program Specialist
Caryn Nelson
Caryn
Nelson
EA Coach Lead
253-651-9180
Charese Jones
Charese
Jones
Early Learning Services Director
Chelsie Rikard
Chelsie
Rikard
EA Coach
206-445-2224
Cheryl Madsen
Cheryl
Madsen
EA Coach
206-376-2536
Christina Cantino
Christina
Cantino
EA Coach
253-345-1836
Christine Barker
Christine
Barker
EA Coach
253-363-1218
Colleen Endrody
Colleen
Endrody
EA Coach
253-304-2496
Colleen Cope
Colleen
Cope
EA Coach
206-930-3787
Corey Snelson
Corey
Snelson
Evaluation and QA Manager
Ext. 285
Crystal Childress
Crystal
Childress
SPP Program Assistant
Deonta Wingfield
Deonta
Wingfield
EA Coach
Diana Velichko
Diana
Velichko
EA Coach
206-454-9195
DJ Miller
DJ
Miller
EA Coach
253-341-7127
Ebonee Hines
Ebonee
Hines
EA Coach
Estelle Rosatto
Estelle
Rosatto
EA Coach
206-452-9947
Evette Ramos
Evette
Ramos
EA Coach
206-573-3350
Fajar Farimin
Fajar
Farimin
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Lead
206-659-2229
Hamdi Malin
Hamdi
Malin
EA Coach
206-475-1071
Holly Nondorf
Holly
Nondorf
EA Coach
253-533-0272
Holly Uttecht
Holly
Uttecht
Infant Toddler Coach
Ian Kitts
Ian
Kitts
EA Coach
206-492-9817
James Nguyen
James
Nguyen
Mental Health Consultant
Jamileh Almasoud
Jamileh
Almasoud
EA Coach
206-445-2283
Janine Meyers
Janine
Meyers
EA Manager
206-643-4418
Jaymie Wakefield
Jaymie
Wakefield
EA Coach
253-331-8111
Julia King
Julia
King
EA Coach
253-341-6191
Karyn Pierre-Louis
Karyn
Pierre-Louis
EA Coach
Kathy Keefe
Kathy
Keefe
EA Coach
206-496-9794
Kaushiema Glenn
Kaushiema
Glenn
EA Coach
206-507-9770
Keena Gentry
Keena
Gentry
EA Coach
206-406-9109
Keturah Daniel
Keturah
Daniel
EA Coach
Kimberlee Boynton
Kimberlee
Boynton
EA Coach
253-651-4320
Kris Jones
Kris
Jones
EA Coach
206-713-2292
Laura Brosas
Laura
Brosas
EA Coach Lead
206-713-2739
Leah Breish
Leah
Breish
EA Coach
206-643-4419
Malyun Yusuf
Malyun
Yusuf
EA Coach
206-718-8559
Mandie Walters
Mandie
Walters
EA Coach
253-533-0269
Mardiya Aga
Mardiya
Aga
EA Coach
206-308-6686
Maricela Nyberg
Maricela
Nyberg
EA CCQB Specialist
206-475-2604
Marie Brain-Pyeatt
Marie
Brain-Pyeatt
EA Coach
253-307-3910
Melissa Pulaski
Melissa
Pulaski
EA Coach
206-376-2462
Michael Kasprzak
Michael
Kasprzak
EA Coach Lead
206-714-2747
Misti McKenna
Misti
McKenna
EA Coach Lead
253-861-5841
Nadia D. Bibbs-Cannon
Nadia D.
Bibbs-Cannon
EA Coach Lead
206-482-1488
Nadir Salaam
Nadir
Salaam
EA Coach
Nawal Osman
Nawal
Osman
EA Coach
253-345-0013
Nayeli Mercado
Nayeli
Mercado
Infant Toddler Services Lead
206-503-4070
Nico Chua
Nico
Chua
EA Coach
206-718-9799
Nicole Traore
Nicole
Traore
EA Coach Lead
206-305-6553
Patricia Coss-Maxwell
Patricia
Coss-Maxwell
EA Coach
206-549-5568
Polly Schmitt
Polly
Schmitt
EA Coach
206-643-4420
Rebecca Ross
Rebecca
Ross
EA Coach
253-345-1734
Regina Pittman
Regina
Pittman
EA Coach
206-773-7681
Reinette Arase
Reinette
Arase
ELC Technical Assistance Specialist
ext. 212
Robin Fransen
Robin
Fransen
Professional Development Specialist
Ext. 245
Ryan Frye
Ryan
Frye
EA Coach
206-376-2250
Sagal Mohamed
Sagal
Mohamed
EA Coach
206-471-8414
Sandra Taylor
Sandra
Taylor
Seattle Preschool HUB Coordinator
206-316-7630
Sara Gebeyehu
Sara
Gebeyehu
EA Coach Lead
206-714-2007
Sara McDowell
Sara
McDowell
Professional Development Manager
ext. 210 or 206-914-9124
Sarah Brady
Sarah
Brady
Early Learning Policy and Advocacy Manager
541-993-9185
Savannah Stannard
Savannah
Stannard
EA Manager
206-200-6218
ShaylaRose Johnson
ShaylaRose
Johnson
Provider Services Admin. Specialist
206-945-7472
Sohalia Ganje
Sohalia
Ganje
EA Coach
206-406-7382
Stacy Morrison
Stacy
Morrison
Early Learning Consultation Lead
ext. 260 or 206-714-1697
Susan MacCleary
Susan
MacCleary
EA CCQB Specialist
206-475-2616
Tabitha Curtis
Tabitha
Curtis
EA Coach
Tamara G Lamb
Tamara G
Lamb
EA Coach Lead
206-637-4004
Tamica Slater
Tamica
Slater
EA Coach
206-586-2195
Tess Foy
Tess
Foy
EA Coach
206-471-8104
Ulises Vasquez-Martinez
Ulises
Vasquez-Martinez
EA Coach
Valerie Willis
Valerie
Willis
EA Coach Lead
206-713-0127
Vivian Biesiedzinski
Vivian
Biesiedzinski
EA Coach
206-300-7360
Phone: (206) 329-5544

Our Family Services Team

To email a team member, follow this convention: lastname@childcare.org (except when noted otherwise).

Alexandra Barbaria
Alexandra
Barbaria
Family Engagement Specialist
206-300-8730
Ana Lucia Alzate
Ana Lucia
Alzate
Family Engagement Specialist
206-338-7570
Barbara Miller
Barbara
Miller
Data Lead/Family Resource Specialist
ext. 219
Claire Kenneally
Claire
Kenneally
Family Engagement Specialist - Allen Family Center
206-482-2551
Erika Washington
Erika
Washington
Family Call Center Specialist
ext. 263
Erin Lee
Erin
Lee
Family Engagement Program Manager
206-471-9360
Imani Raunig
Imani
Raunig
Family Call Center Specialist
Katie Kaiser
Katie
Kaiser
Family Services Program Manager
509-688-4890
Kimberly Hoang
Kimberly
Hoang
Family Engagement Specialist
ext. 267
Lisa Conley
Lisa
Conley
Family, Friend and Neighbor Program Manager
ext. 202
Mackenzie Jeter
Mackenzie
Jeter
Family Resource Center Specialist
Nasteho Jama
Nasteho
Jama
Family Resource Center Specialist
Nichole Flores
Nichole
Flores
EA Family Engagement Specialist
ext. 259
Norma Lobo
Norma
Lobo
Family Resource Program Manager
ext. 241
Rachel Rahman
Rachel
Rahman
Infant Toddler Coach
Terrie Yaffe
Terrie
Yaffe
Family Engagement Specialist
ext. 211
Tiffany Brace
Tiffany
Brace
Child Care Subsidy Specialist
206-338-7574
Yvette Torres
Yvette
Torres
Family Engagement Specialist
253-345-9724
Zeinab Hared
Zeinab
Hared
Administrative Reporting & Data Specialist
ext. 264
Zivit Shechter Nissim
Zivit
Shechter Nissim
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Program Coordinator
ext. 228
Phone: (206) 329-1011

Our Fund Development and Business Services Teams

To email a team member, follow this convention: lastname@childcare.org (except when noted otherwise).

Dane Nakagawa
Dane
Nakagawa
Senior Accountant
ext. 247
Donny Willeto
Donny
Willeto
Development Director
Fario Khan
Fario
Khan
Staff Accountant & IT Specialist
ext. 205
Frances Fournier-Diaz
Frances
Fournier-Diaz
Staff Accountant
ext. 262
Joanne Fong
Joanne
Fong
Communications Manager
ext. 269
Li Bernstein
Li
Bernstein
Controller
ext. 225
Lorina Person
Lorina
Person
Data & Reporting Administrator
ext. 218
Melissa Waters
Melissa
Waters
IT Administrator
ext. 230
Queniya Lassiter
Queniya
Lassiter
Human Resources Director
Sarah Gray
Sarah
Gray
Director, Human Resources
ext. 213
Victoria Nguyen
Victoria
Nguyen
HR Coordinator
ext. 283