Meet the Staff
Jim has been serving the children, youth, and families of Washington state in a variety of roles for over 40 years. He is a state licensed mental health and chemical dependency counselor. Jim has also been instrumental in advocating for the passage of multiple pieces of legislation focused on preventing and ending youth homelessness across Washington state.
Erin’s commitment to serving vulnerable youth and young adults began by supporting young leaders advocating for reforms based on their experience in the foster care and homelessness systems. She received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington, with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management.
Matt is a civically engaged young professional with a background in bringing adults with barriers to employment to job training and housing. He has served on Seattle's Disability Commission twice and chaired the King County Young Democrats.
Sully strives to create communication campaigns that make an impact and authentically represent the community’s voice. She is driven by a deep passion to create a more equitable world. Sully has a Master’s degree in Communication from Florida State University.
Elysa’s career serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness spans more than nine years. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and master’s degree in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University. Elysa is excited to bring the service provider lens to A Way Home Washington’s work.
Anchor Community Initiative Project Director
Liz is an award-winning international researcher. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Washington. Equity and social justice lenses guide Liz’s data and evaluation work.
Liz Harding Chao
Anchor Community Initiative Data Manager
Dorothy has worked closely with local King County Shelters to help stir youth and homeless adults into housing. She has received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin. She is excited to bring her Project Tracking and Task Management skills to help end youth homelessness nationwide.
Anchor Community Initiative Administrative Coordinator