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Our Team

Board of Directors

Ceil Erickson

Board President

Stephanie Thomsen


Scott Caldwell


Jordan Lyon

Fund Development Committee Chair

Arty Christianto

Board Member

Janice D'Amato

Board Member

Ryan Groshong

Board Member

Jim Pugel

Board Member

Sadé Smith

Board Member

Executive Leadership

Elizabeth Whitford

Chief Executive Officer

Jackie Jainga-Hyllseth

Chief Program Quality Officer

Program Quality: Statewide

Sheely Mauck

Associate Director of Statewide Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities

Ka’ohe Wong

Program Quality Associate Director

Kelly Riffer

Coaching Services Manager

Lindy Ah Sam

Quality Division Coordinator

Mayka Chang

Program Quality Administrative Assistant

Porter Eichenlaub

SEL Program Manager

Jarrod Hamerly

Data and Evaluation Manager

Michal Crkon

Data and Scheduling Administrator

Program Quality: King County

Leah Bui

Housing Education Project Manager

Jeff Chandler

King County YDPQ Coach

April Miller

King County YDPQ Coach

Sebastian Wilson

King County YDPQ Coach

Program Quality: Pierce County

Holy Chea

Pierce County Program Quality Manager

Rosalinda Castro

Senior Expanded Learning Opportunities Coordinator

Lynda Llavore

Pierce County YDPQ Coach

John Tibbetts

Pierce County YDPQ Coach-Coordinator

Program Quality: Spokane County

Benjamin Baird

Spokane County Program Quality Manager

Maria Johnson

Spokane County YDPQ Coach-Coordinator

King County "Best Starts for Kids" Project

Omana Imani

King County Expanded Learning Opportunities Systems Director

Lisle Bertsche Kehr

King County Grants Manager

Lex Gavin

BSK Program Quality Coordinator

Community Workshops and Customized Training

Bill Wells

Statewide Training Manager

Nerrisah Townsend

School-Age Professional Development Coordinator

Clara Rosebrock

Professional Development Administrative Assistant

Bridge Conference and Feed Your Brain Grant

Shannon Ginn Robinson

Special Projects Manager

Refugee School Impact Program

Pang Chang

Refugee School Impact Program Director

Policy and Advocacy

David Beard

Policy and Advocacy Director

Communications and Fundraising

Danielle Baer

Communications and Development Director

Delphi Locey

Communications and Development Manager

Shirley Lu

Data Systems Coordinator

Finance and Operations

Christina Hannan

Director of Finance and Operations

Tom Bardwell

Executive and Operations Coordinator

Justin Davis

Assistant Controller

Cheryl Hernandez

Finance and Administrative Assistant

Coaches and Trainers

Amelia Layton

Daisy Catague

Joseph Colón

Tracy Flynn

Angie Malorni

Karen Summers