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.
Data Solutions Manager
Terrell Berry (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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Communications Manager
Zane (He/Him) has an extensive background in the arts and his passion for social justice and racial equity began during his dancing career as speaker and community advocate. He is thrilled to bring his teaching experience with youth, creative program approach, and operational excellence to our work. Email: email@example.com
Program Operations Manager
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACI Coaching & Improvement Manager
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: email@example.com
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.
Program Operations Coordinator
Julie (She/Her) brings a strong commitment to community collaboration, advocacy, and racial equity. She received her JD from Suffolk University Law School and has held high-impact roles with the MA State Office of Affirmative Action, MA Office of the Attorney General, and Bay Area Legal Aid. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Data Coaching Manager
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Tamera "Tammy" Riles
Data Coaching Manager
Isaac (they/them) has championed equity, courageous innovation and fierce compassion in their work. Focusing heavily on youth development and engagement for the past 5 years, they are excited to support communities in elevating young people in our communities. They received their Masters of Social Welfare from the University of Kansas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACI Coaching & Improvement 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: email@example.com
Training & Engagement Director
Ben (he/him) has spent 25 years serving The People — as a journalist, lobbyist, policy analyst, community leader, strategist, messenger, and equity-driven, progressive movement-builder. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Sung Henry
Strategic Communications 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: Lteerink@awayhomewa.org
ACI Coordinator: Skagit County
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: email@example.com
ACI Coordinator: Thurston County
Selena (they/them) is an avid social justice advocate with lived experience. They started the ACI work as a young person in their community attending Core Improvement Team meetings. Since then, they have worked within services, developing a high-quality Youth Action Board and engaging young people in their community in the ACI. They are passionate about involving Youth and Young Adults (YYA) in closing disproportionality gaps and changing systems to better support YYA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACI Youth Engagement Coaching Manager