Parent me the strength and support I need to imagine what it is like to become a strong, healthy parent.

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please contact Mark Buckley, Executive Director, at:

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Parent Trust for Washington Children is proud of its volunteer Board of Directors. The Board serves the community and agency by providing leadership, resources, oversight and inspiration to the staff.

The 2016/2017 Parent Trust Board is:

Blythe Keller
Senior Account Executive – Regence BlueShield

Steve Abramowicz
Senior Vice President, Investments – UBS Finanical

Sandra Welander-McCartney
Educational Consultant – Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Alex Nazarco
Regional Private Banker – Wells Fargo

Edie Sonne Hall
Manager, Environmental Affairs – Weyerhaeuser Company

Jennifer C. Bryant
Patient Engagement – Providence

John Curley
Auctioneer – John Curley Auctions; Host – KIRO Radio

Kate Hinely
Community Volunteer

Shari McClure
Director, Strategy & Business Development – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Andrew Repanich
Attorney, King County Department of Public Defense

Sharon Kaye Shumpert
Resource Development Manager, Healthpoint CHC

Shannon Smith
Managing Partner – Belltower Consulting

Judy Wright
Community Volunteer

Niomi Zinn
Planner – City of Burien


Community Ambassadors:

Laura Smith Brown
Community Volunteer; Former PTWC Board President

Bill Brown
Community Volunteer; former President, Green Diamond Resource Company; Former PTWC Board President

Bernie Dorsey
Founder of PTWC’s Conscious Fathering program; Director of Outreach at Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Health Services

Jim Gregson
Broker, Parker Smith & Feek; Former PTWC Board President

Ian Goodhew
Deputy Chief of Staff, King County Prosecutor’s Office

Van Katzman
Principal, Ascent Law Partners LLP; Former PTWC Board Member

Darryl Laferte
Systems Analyst, Tommy Bahama, Inc.; Former PTWC Board Member

Shirley Low Chow
Robert KP Chow, MD; Community Volunteer; Former PTWC Board President

Eric Pettigrew
WA State Representative – 37th District, and Democratic Caucus Chair; Director of Community & Business Relations, Regence

Dale Reiger
Former PTWC Board President

Martin Siegel
Physician: Swedish Hospital, and The Polyclinic; Community Board Member – Swedish; Professor of Medicine, UW

Penny Simkin
Co-Author of PTWC’s “Pregnancy, Childbirth, and The Newborn”;  Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Birth Counselor