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

Our Team

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: jpatino@awayhomewa.org
Julie Patiño

Executive Director

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: abradley@awayhomewa.org
Anne Bradley

Grants & Finance Manager

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: abarnes-cocke@awayhomewa.org
Ashley Barnes-Cocke

ACI Project Director

Brennon (they/she/he) is excited to bring a decade of experience in education, public health, and anti-violence work in service of young people at both program and systems levels. They hold a Masters of Education in Education Policy & Management from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Brennon is excited to bring theory, practice, and lived experience to their work. Email: bham@awayhomewa.org
Brennon Ham

ACI Coaching & Improvement Manager

Born and raised in Washington, Azia (she/her) is devoted to making her home state a place where every young person has the opportunity and support to pursue a life of their choosing. She comes from a background steeped in participatory action, peer-learning, and creative facilitation in the homeless-response and social justice spheres. The values of honesty, exploration and equity drive her work on a daily basis. Email: aruff@awayhomewa.org
Azia Ruff

ACI Coaching & Improvement 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: isanders@awayhomewa.org
Isaac Sanders

ACI Coaching & Improvement 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: cferguson@awayhomewa.org.
Cecily Ferguson

ACI Coaching & Improvement 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: zellis@awayhomewa.org
Zane Ellis

Program Operations Manager

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

Program Operations Coordinator

Leeze Castro (they/them) is passionate about housing justice, queer liberation, and racial equity. At 18, they got involved in advocacy and activism with their local YAB. Having experienced housing instability between the ages of 15 and 21 through high school and college, Leeze is eager to explore what radical support can look like for students and others experiencing homelessness.
Leeze Castro

Student Stability Fellow

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: dreese@awayhomewa.org
Daniel Reese

ACI Coordinator: Whatcom County

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: tberry@awayhomewa.org.
Terrell Berry

ACI Coordinator: Clark County

Megan (she/her) 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: mtoney@awayhomewa.org
Megan Toney

ACI Coordinator: Thurston County

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
Libby Teerink

ACI Coordinator: Skagit County

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: lharding@awayhomewa.org
Liz Harding Chao

Data & Evaluation Director

Vishesh (he/him) is a guy from India on a quest to learn more about how to use his technical skills to bring a positive change in the society. He is interested in predictive modelling and the scientific study of data--through a lens of racial and social equity. Vishesh completed his Bachelors in Information Technology in India and his Masters in Management Information Systems at the University of Texas. Email: vjain@awayhomewa.org.
Vishesh Jain

Data & Evaluation Manager

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

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: triles@awayhomewa.org
Tamera "Tammy" Riles

Data Capacity Building 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

Data Capacity Building Coordinator

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: kserantes@awayhomewa.org
Kiki Serantes

Training & Engagement Director

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: ariddick@awayhomewa.org
Anjali Riddick

Prevention & Diversion Training Manager

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: bhenry@awayhomewa.org
Benjamin Henry

Strategic Communications Director

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: dcruz@awayhomewa.org
Deonate Cruz

Strategic Communications Coordinator