Jill Pavlus joined the Child Care Resources board in 2021 after relocating to the Pacific Northwest from Texas for a new role at her firm. As the daughter of educators, Jill has a long history of advocacy and support for youth education and learning coupled with a true passion for diversity, equity and inclusion. It was these interests that drew her to the mission of Child Care Resources and she's thrilled to be able to bring this energy in tandem with her business consulting and governance background to share perspective with the CCR organization. Jill currently serves as a Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and lives in Seattle.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
de Sam Lazaro
Richard de Sam Lazaro has been a member of the Child Care Resources board since 2018. After growing up in Olympia, Richard moved to Seattle in 2011 to work with elected officials and candidates in Western Washington. He first connected with CCR while working for US Senator Patty Murray, who taught him that access to high-quality child care is critical to addressing our state’s social, economic, and health disparities. Richard serves as Senior Director of US Government Affairs at Expedia and lives in Seattle with his spouse, Madeline, and their dog, Josie.
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.
Secretary, 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.
The Learning Tree
Vincent Duffy is retired from a career as a preschool teacher and director. 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 is currently a Family, Friend and Neighbor provider as well as a Tree Ambassador with the Trees for Seattle Program.
Vice Chair, Graduate Tacoma
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.
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.
Treasurer, Child Advocate
Brooke Williams joined the Child Care Resources Board in 2015 when her child was graduating from child care to kindergarten, and somehow that kiddo just started 7th grade! She is a community volunteer mostly working in politics and policy, but is always happiest when reading or talking about books, ideally during the Seattle Public Library’s Summer Book Bingo season. Outside of CCR, she is serves on the boards of the Progress Alliance of Washington and Women Donors Network and volunteers with the Seattle Clemency Project. 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 family.
Chief Program Officer
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.
Chief Fund Development Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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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