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

Our Team

Hånna (She/Her) brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in continuous improvement methodology, including teaching it and other data analytics skills. She comes to us from the healthcare sector in Denver where she was most recently building COVID-19 dashboards to support the pandemic response.
Hånna Andress

Data Solutions Manager

Terrell (He/Him), Has a strong passion for amplifying youth voice. He has over 8 years' experience working with and alongside Youth and Young Adults experiencing homelessness. He received his Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University. Email:
Terrell Berry

ACI Coordinator: Clark County

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

Grants & Finance Manager

Jesse (he/him) has 8 years' experience in social work, working with youth and young adults. He also has a passion in politics and has ran for seats on his tribal council and the Port Angeles School Board. He wants to keep pushing his political goals in order to ignite change in our system.
Jesse Charles

ACI Coordinator: Jefferson & Clallam Counties

Tasha (she/her) comes to A Way Home Washington from healthcare, where she has extensive expertise in patient advocacy and complex programming under workers’ compensation and disability. She is guided and galvanized by her own lived experience and honored to lend her administrative acumen to help end it for others.
Tasha Croydon

Executive Operations Coordinator

Deonate 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

Interim Director of Strategic Communications

Cecily (she/her) brings over a decade of experience working alongside young people and communities on advocacy and system change. She received her Masters of Social Work from University of Washington. Email:
Cecily Ferguson

Anchor Community Initiative Director

Julius has an 11+ year career working to end homelessness for youth and young adults in communities across WA state. Most recently Julius served as the ACI Coordinator in Spokane for the last year. He has a passion for the principals of diversion and ensuring that everyone has training and support available to be the best neighbor they can! Email:
Julius Henrichsen

Prevention and Diversion Training Manager

Jasper (They/Them) honed their administrative and people skills in public-facing roles in corporate environments, including REI and Starbucks. They bring a passion for working with young people experiencing housing instability and lived experience as an LGBTQ youth in the system. They also bring expertise and a passion for writing and filmmaking.
Jasper McQuillen

Program Operations Coordinator

Elisha (she/her) brings her analytic mind and determination to end youth and young adult homelessness to the data and evaluation team. She aims to interrogate systems of oppression and work towards turning those systems on their head. She has an education in human and social services and a background in direct service work with young people. Elisha is driven by the possibilities for young people when communities are supported to make radical changes.
Elisha Pritchett

Director of Data and Evaluation

Dan (he/him) brings a decade of experience working with homeless young people in Whatcom and Skagit Counties as a youth worker and a case manager. He is dedicated to boosting youth voices and fixing the systems that have served them so poorly. Email:
Daniel Reese

ACI Coordinator: Whatcom County

Anjali (she/her) has 9 years of experience coaching and serving youth and young adults, and managing youth employment programs for youth experiencing homelessness. She is passionate about creating equitable access, opportunity, and resources for young people. She has a BA in Comparative History of Ideas with a focus in Social Justice in Public Education from the University of Washington. Email:
Anjali Riddick

Prevention & Diversion Training Manager

Tammy (She/Her) has a shared passion for community service and homeless youth prompted her to expand her career and skills in Data entry and Program Management. With her lived-experience as a homeless youth during her time in Alaska , she has devoted her life to helping others that are going through similar experiences. Email:
Tamera "Tammy" Riles

Data Coaching Manager

Kiki (She/They) brings a wealth of experience working with youth and young adults to access housing and advocate for system improvement, with previous experience as a community organizer, engagement coordinator, trainer and service provider. Kiki is passionate about supporting folks in thinking critically about system norms and disrupting barriers within access to housing. Email:
Kiki Serantes

Training & Engagement Director

Libby Teerink (she/her) has nurtured a drive to end youth and young adult homelessness from her own lived experience and over five years spent in youth development and advocacy. Libby is passionate about investing in youth voices, promoting systemic change, and leading with integrity. She looks forward to strengthening communities and celebrating their successes in the work that she does. Email:
Libby Teerink

ACI Coaching & Improvement Manager

Megan (she/they) brings 8 years of experience working directly with youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness and foster care. She is excited to advocate for young people and communities for system change. She received her Bachelor of Criminal Justice from University of Washington and a Bachelor of Social Work from Pittsburg State University. Email:
Megan Toney

ACI Coordinator: Thurston County

Merica (she/her) brings over 25 years of leadership experience and a passion for nonprofit work. As the former interim COO of YouthCare and Hugo House, Merica brings a wealth of experience and expertise to A Way Home Washington. Email:
Merica Whitehall

Interim Executive Director

Mateo (they/them) graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Family & Human Development and certificates in LGBT Studies and Human Rights. They have since completed a Master's of Social Work and Juris Doctor program at the University of Washington. They also bring over 10 years of combined experience in project management, consulting, facilitating, teaching, and community organizing. Email:
Mateo Hernandez

ACI Coaching & Improvement Manager