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 2014/2015 Parent Trust Board is:

Blythe Keller
Supervisor, Account Management, Regence

Elisabeth Cagle
Bel Red Energy Solutions

Lookman Adebola Olusanya
Finance Manager, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Inc.

Edie Sonne Hall
Environmental Affairs Manager, Weyerhaeuser Compane

Leslie Annis
Senior Technical Recruiter, World Vision

Jennifer C. Bryant
Business Development – Access, Swedish Medical Group

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

Vlada Edwards
Senior Tax Advisor, BDO USA, LLP

Kate Hinely
Community Volunteer

Karin Kidder
Director of Marketing and Communications, Bellevue Art Museum

Sandra McCartney
Literacy Consultant, Developmental Studies Center

Brian Rogers
Technical Architect, Hitachi Data Systems

Taunya Sell
Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Nikolina Spasikova Risteska
Community Volunteer

Drew Spencer
Independent Software Consultant

Community Ambassadors:

Laura Smith Brown
Community Volunteer; Former PTWC Board Chairperson

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

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 Chairperson

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

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