Working together, we can prevent and end youth
homelessness and write a new future for Washington’s youth.

Meet the Staff

Anne (she/her) has supported a wide variety of political, nonprofit, and academic causes. She championed Texas children and families’ voices by electing more women to state and local office. She looks forward to bringing her administrative expertise to A Way Home Washington. Email:
Anne Bradley

Executive Assistant

Ashley (they/them) is a passionate social justice advocate with a decade of experience in program and systems level work to empower young people and end youth and young adult homelessness. They received their Masters of Education in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard University. Email:
Ashley Barnes-Cocke

Coaching & Improvement Manager

Deonate (he/him) brings 9 years experience as a direct service provider working with youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and foster care. Deonate is also an advocate for legislative change and systemic reform for the benefit of youth and young adults. Email:
Deonate Cruz

Community Engagement Coordinator

Elysa’s (she/her) 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. Email:
Elysa Hovard

Anchor Community Initiative Project Director

Erin’s (she/her) 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. Email:
Erin Hatheway

Deputy Director

Jim (he/him) 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. Email:
Jim Theofelis

Executive Director

Liz (she/her) 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. Email:
Liz Harding Chao

Data & Evaluation Director

Megan (she/her) has a background working with substance abuse and problem gambling clients who ranging in ages of 12-70 years old. She has a passion for social justice and equity for all people. Megan received her Master in Public Administration from Seattle University. Email:
Megan Johnson

Student Stability Manager

Sully (she/her) 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. Email:
Sully Moreno

Communications Director