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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Rebecca Benavides
Vice Chair, Microsoft
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Rebecca
Benavides

Vice Chair, 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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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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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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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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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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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

Courtney Nolen-Viducich
Chief Program Officer
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Courtney
Nolen-Viducich

Chief Program Officer
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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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Sarah Gray
Chief Human Resources Officer
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Sarah
Gray

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Sarah joined Child Care Resources in November 2018 and serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Child Care Resources (CCR). In her current role, Sarah is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, employee/labor relations, diversity and inclusion, compliance, recruitment, talent planning, learning and development, organizational development, compensation, benefits, and workforce planning. As CHRO, she has changed the function, culture, and impact of HR across the organization to support its business goals and growth. She leads a team focused on developing and implementing strategies that expand our work around anti-racist hiring practices and policies. As CHRO, Sarah partners with the CEO to provide strategic leadership with an equity lens by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team and shareholders. Sarah attended the University of Phoenix receiving her undergraduate degree in Human Resources and Business Management and a Master’s in Business Administration.

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Kathryn Flores
Chief Administrative Officer
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Kathryn
Flores

Chief Administrative Officer
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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
Chief Executive Officer
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Phoebe
Sade

Chief Executive Officer
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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
Alexis Reb
Alexis
Reb
FR Center Specialist
206-329-5333
Amanda Cuthbert
Amanda
Cuthbert
EA Coach
206-595-0039
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
Bob Findlay
Bob
Findlay
EA Coach Lead
206-437-6875
Bruna Vendramin
Bruna
Vendramin
Provider Services Program Specialist
206-735-5721
Caryn Nelson
Caryn
Nelson
EA Coach Lead
253-651-9180
Charese Jones
Charese
Jones
Early Learning Services Director
206-471-9355
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 Cope
Colleen
Cope
EA Coach
206-930-3787
Crystal Childress
Crystal
Childress
SPP Program Assistant
206-329-1011
Deonta Wingfield
Deonta
Wingfield
EA Coach
206-900-1098
Diana Velichko
Diana
Velichko
EA Coach
206-454-9195
DJ Miller
DJ
Miller
EA Coach
253-341-7127
Ebonee Hines
Ebonee
Hines
EA Coach
206-305-5015
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
206-595-7327
James Nguyen
James
Nguyen
Mental Health Consultant
206-584-6059
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
Jazmin Lopez
Jazmin
Lopez
Family Engagement Special
206-329-5333
Julia King
Julia
King
EA Coach
253-341-6191
Karyn Pierre-Louis
Karyn
Pierre-Louis
EA Coach
206-595-3688
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
Kerry McNamara
Kerry
McNamara
FR Center Specialist
206-329-5333
Keturah Daniel
Keturah
Daniel
EA Coach
206-305-5466
Kimberlee Boynton
Kimberlee
Boynton
EA Coach
253-651-4320
Laura Brosas
Laura
Brosas
EA Coach Lead
206-713-2739
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
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
206-305-5157
Nawal Osman
Nawal
Osman
EA Coach
253-345-0013
Nayeli Mercado
Nayeli
Mercado
Infant Toddler Services Lead
206-503-4070
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
Rashad Medley
Rashad
Medley
Child Care Subsidy Lead
206-329-5333
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
206-329-1011 ext. 212
Ryan Frye
Ryan
Frye
EA Coach
206-376-2250
Sandra Taylor
Sandra
Taylor
Seattle Preschool HUB Coordinator
206-316-7630
Sara Gebeyehu
Sara
Gebeyehu
EA Coach Lead
206-714-2007
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
206-329-1011 ext. 260 or 206-714-1697
Susan MacCleary
Susan
MacCleary
EA CCQB Specialist
206-475-2616
Tabitha Curtis
Tabitha
Curtis
EA Coach
206-329-1011
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
Early Head Start Program Coordinator
206-471-8104
Tiffany Brace
Tiffany
Brace
Sub & Billing Specialist
206-329-5333
Ulises Vasquez-Martinez
Ulises
Vasquez-Martinez
EA Coach
206-584-7936
Valerie Willis
Valerie
Willis
EA Coach Lead
206-713-0127
Phone: (206) 329-5544

Our Family Services Team

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

Alexis Reb
Alexis
Reb
FR Center Specialist
206-329-5333
Barbara Miller
Barbara
Miller
Data Lead/Family Resource Specialist
206-329-5544 Ext. 219
Erika Washington
Erika
Washington
Family Call Center Specialist
206-329-5544 Ext. 263
Hawa Ali
Hawa
Ali
FR Center Specialist
206-329-5333
Kimberly Hoang
Kimberly
Hoang
Family Engagement Specialist
206-329-5544 Ext. 267
Lisa Conley
Lisa
Conley
Family, Friend and Neighbor Program Manager
206-329-5544 Ext. 202
Margaret Heard
Margaret
Heard
206-329-5333
Mariana Vega
Mariana
Vega
FR Center Specialist
206-329-5333
Nasteho Jama
Nasteho
Jama
Family Resource Center Specialist
206-329-5544
Nichole Flores
Nichole
Flores
EA Family Engagement Specialist
206-329-5544 Ext. 259
Rachel Rahman
Rachel
Rahman
Infant Toddler Coach
206-329-5544
Yvette Torres
Yvette
Torres
Family Engagement Specialist
253-345-9724
Zeinab Hared
Zeinab
Hared
Administrative Reporting & Data Specialist
206-329-5544 Ext. 264
Zivit Shechter Nissim
Zivit
Shechter Nissim
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Program Coordinator
206-329-5544 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
206-329-1011 ext. 247
Donny Willeto
Donny
Willeto
Development Director
206-305-5015
Frances Fournier-Diaz
Frances
Fournier-Diaz
Staff Accountant
206-329-1011 ext. 262
Li Bernstein
Li
Bernstein
Controller
206-329-1011 ext. 225
Liz Schondelmayer
Liz
Schondelmayer
Communications Coordinator
616-335-1683
Lorina Person
Lorina
Person
Data & Reporting Administrator
206-329-1011 ext. 218
Melissa Waters
Melissa
Waters
IT Administrator
206-329-1011 ext. 230
Victoria Nguyen
Victoria
Nguyen
HR Coordinator
206-329-1011 ext. 283