Upcoming Events

Staff Leadership

President & CEO

Michael Hatzenbeler

 

Chief Financial Officer

Mac MacKellar-Hertan

 
 

Director of Development

Jessica Michels

 

Director of Employment Services

Gina Solberg

 
 

Director of Community Living

Amal Grabinski

 

Director of Fabrication

Garry Vandekieft

 
 

Full Staff

Administration and Development

Amy Logan

Relationship Manager, Grants, Administration and Development
I grew up in Edmonds and live on North Beacon Hill with my husband, son, daughter, and our Whipador (Whippet + Labrador) puppy, Abby. I graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington and managed grants for a local early intervention center for the past 10 years. I’m thrilled to contribute my expertise in grant funding to help support PROVAIL’s programs. When I’m not working, or raising kids and a puppy, I help run our board game store & bar on Capitol Hill. I love writing, solving problems, and making connections; all of which I get to do writing grants at PROVAIL. I also love any excuse to put on a costume – Comicon & Halloween are our favorite family holidays.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
on Capitol Hill attending arts events, playing at Cal Anderson Park, eating dinner, or hanging out with friends.
Fun fact about me:
When we got married my husband and I both retired our surnames and picked a brand new one – Logan!

Kristina De La Torre

Events Coordinator, Administration and Development
Born and raised in Long Beach, California, I spent much of my youth swimming on a club swim team and for my high school. I ventured out to rural Iowa to attend a small liberal arts college called Grinnell. I swam and played water polo for all 4 years there as well as had the opportunity to study abroad in Ghana. I moved to Seattle two years ago to pursue a career in events and just came from an all-inclusive catering company as a wedding and event planner. I hope to eventually become a study abroad adviser at a university and travel the world.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
....running around South Lake Union or at Chucks/ Stoup watching a football game. I can often be found with my dog-like cat on my lap, doing a crossword puzzle. If not that, cooking or baking something extravagant and gluten free
Fun fact about me:
Recently ran my first half-marathon and I am learning to speak Spanish so that I can say my last name properly :)

Melanie Ministerio

Marketing and Development Coordinator , Administration and Development
I grew up and still currently live in the Shoreline neighborhood. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Washington with Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Diversity. Before coming to PROVAIL I had an internship with King 5 Evening Magazine as a Television Production Intern and was the President of the Filipino American Student Association at the University of Washington (FASA).
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I am a huge foodie and enjoy exploring new restaurants around the Seattle area. I am also an avid fan of Pokemon and animals.
Fun fact about me:
I once owned a 20 pound cat.

Page Britain

Revenue Accountant , Administration and Development

Christina Roth

Junior Accountant , Administration and Development

Ellen Leblond

Accountant 3, Administration and Development

Jessica Michels

Director of Development, Administration and Development

Max Jordan

Office Assistant, Administration and Development
I was born in Denver, Colorado. Moved to Seattle in 1998, living in Woodinville which is 30 minutes away from Seattle. Went to Hollywood Hill and Cottage Lake Elementary, went to Timbercrest Junior High and Woodinville High School. I am a big Railroad Train Fan which I guess you can call me a Rail fan enthusiastic, I’m a GODZILLA fan, love Disney movies, I like to sing mostly Disney and Christmas Songs,I am big on Football and I’m a big Seahawks and Broncos fan.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Hanging out at home, working at my new job MV Transportation, doing Wranglers sessions which is just Bowling and Singing, hanging out/getting together with friends and family relatives, planning my next trip/visit out to see my Colorado Jordan Family, going to Portland/Seaside to see my Oregon relatives, volunteering at Portland’s Holiday Express Trains in December, always trying to go to a Seahawks, Broncos and Mariners games, going to train events and watching TV and movies.
Fun fact about me:
When I was 4 or 5 years old, I got to drive an actual Burlington Northern Diesel Locomotive, I was in 2 fun musicals in High School (Seussical Junior Year and Hello Dolly Senior Year), and I got to do a training session day with some of the Seahawks players with my Wranglers group. :)

Chris Beatty

Human Resources Manager, Administration and Development
Love to be out doors. . . hiking, biking, spending time with family.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
same as above
Fun fact about me:
I have a twin sister.

Shelleen Delaney

Senior Accountant, Administration and Development
I love my job, my home and my life. What else is there?
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Staying busy by spending time with my family, friends, pets.
Fun fact about me:
I am an arts and crafts person and I love to create things that can be enjoyed.

Malia Jezierny

HR/Payroll Specialist, Administration and Development
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
kayaking, spending time with friends, going for walks.
Fun fact about me:
I divide everything by 3!
 

Community Living Program

Yankuba Jawara

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Dawda Jawara

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Abigail Lake

Program Assistant 2, Community Living Program
I grew up in my aunt’s AFH and started working there when I was 12. I loved being able to make a difference in the residents lives every day. I have a toddler at home and a poodle named Archie. I have a huge family, mostly from California but everyone has been migrating up to Washington over the years! I love the sun and going to the beach. I am a hard working mother who loves working with others and making a difference in the world around me. I am a musician of voice and a theater nerd at heart.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
....going on adventures with my son and my friends, cooking, singing, reading and sun bathing!
Fun fact about me:
I am the kind of person who LOVES paperwork!

Yonatan Boset

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Koko Mambureh

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Mutee Ameen

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Malia Soares

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Jennifer Hallman

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program
I'm from eastern WA (Tri Cities) but have lived in Seattle for the past 12 years and I absolutely the beauty and diversity here. I first stared working with individuals with disabilities back home (Tri Cities) when I was only 20 years old. I started with Walsh and Associates, now Ambitions, in the Community Living Program where I immediately became program director for the residential home I was working in. I enjoyed what I did so much that I then became a volunteer at The ARC of Tri Cities where I assisted children with a wide range of disabilities in community integration . When I moved to Seattle in 2006 I went into business for myself where I starting a small software company, I also went back to school and earned my AA degree in Business Administration. After a few years of doing that I found myself not as satisfied as I had hoped, so I then closed my small company and went to work for a company called AtWork! in Bellevue. There I was a Community Access Specialist, I assisted those with disabilities into their community (we just got to go have fun)... I truly enhanced the quality of life for others and that's my true calling. I have now been working with/for non-for-profits for 10 plus years and I this is where I will continue my career.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
In my free time I love to spend time with my family, I have a boyfriend of 8 years and 2 young nephews we are raising ages 12 and 13. We enjoy boating,concerts and neighborhood BBQ. My boyfriend and I also love to travel as much as possible.
Fun fact about me:
I lived in Mexico for 3 years when I was younger and was once fluent in Spanish.

Mohamed Banya

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Jay Hamade

Team Coordinator for House 12, Community Living Program
I grew up in Los Angeles among a multi ethnic household. I was always interested in art and music, and would go on to study visual art in college and play music in various bands. I became interested in PROVAIL after working with developmentally disabled adults in an educational and care setting.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I enjoy writing songs, painting, reading, and being outdoors.
Fun fact about me:
I am a Tarot card reader

Erin Blood

Team Coordinator , Community Living Program

Nan Houston

Program Assistant, Community Living Program
I love working at PROVAIL because I get to work with all different kinds of people. I love the energy that comes from people with different outlooks and background coming together and working towards a common goal. I feel most comfortable in environments where everyone is not the same.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
camping, skiing or just hanging out with my husband and two daughters, unless I am reading a book by myself.
Fun fact about me:
I have lived in England, Saudi Arabia, China and Taiwan, and hope to live abroad again some day.

Hilda Briseno

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program
Hard working, responsible and fun person...
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
with my family
Fun fact about me:
love to try new things!!!

Lamin PF Manneh

Senior Team Coordinator, Community Living Program
I love serving my community, laid back unless a strongly held value is under threat, interested in understanding and helping people.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Hmmm, confidential?? I am thinking about my bosses and Kelly.... out with kids, wondering around town, watching sports-Gibril may dispute this but I play soccer and Volley ball sometimes. undisclosed restaurant!
Fun fact about me:
From an Atlantic Ocean town but don't know how to swim.

Gibril Bojang

Senior Team Coordinator, Community Living Program
I am reserved but have strong opinions. I love movies and sports. I like to travel too.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
At home watching tv
Fun fact about me:
a soccer enthusiast

Abdoulie Faal

Program Manager, Community Living Program
I enjoy spending time with my family, my friend and going to the gym.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
at home, at the gym or at My friend's house.
Fun fact about me:
I am mostly a home body

Yankuba Faal

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program
I like to treat others as I would love to be treated
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Spending time with my family
Fun fact about me:
I still have this unrealistic dream of one day playing in the NBA as a professional basketball player.

Kemo Kanteh

Team Coordinator, Community Living Program
I am a Gambian by birth and happily married with kids.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Playing soccer or scrabble and drinking Chinese tea called attaya with friends
Fun fact about me:
I like taking a leading role in whatever I do or participate in

Kathy Earl

Senior Team Coordinator, Community Living Program

Lisa McIvor

LPN, Community Living Program
I have been a nurse with Provail for the past 24 years and I love how my work has such a basis in the fostering of independence, wellness and wonderful quality of life for the clients we serve. It has taught me so much that community, art and joy are key elements in my own life as well.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
a book store!
Fun fact about me:
I am addicted to chocolate and shoes.

David Simbolon

LPN, Community Living Program
I am a family man with 4 children. I love being a nurse and dedicated to my work
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
spending time with my wife and children.
Fun fact about me:
I love outdoor stuffs, such as fishing and hunting.
 

Employment Services

Jen Tabiando

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I was born and raised in Seattle. I went to Washington State University for college then came back to Seattle because I could not imagine living anywhere else. I love all that Seattle and the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
hanging out with my husband and my dog Bentley at Greenlake or Magnuson dog park.
Fun fact about me:
I have a degree in Art History and studied for a summer in Paris.

Melanie Workhoven

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I am passionate about empowering people and everything I've done professionally has been about enabling and uplifting others. I have had a life-long love affair with the arts and I find the indomitably of the human spirit a constant inspiration.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
endeavoring to please and entertain my cat, going for long walks and doing theatre.
Fun fact about me:
I once worked with Mary Tyler Moore!

Anna Conroy

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I am born and raised in Seattle and have a huge extended family who all live here too. I graduated from the University of Washington with Psychology and Spanish degrees.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Out having fun with my friends and family!
Fun fact about me:
I lived with a family in Ecuador for four months in 2014 and became fluent in Spanish!

Joe Puhlman

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I'm a native Washingtonian who grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley. I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in History in 2015. I'm just another fresh-faced, wide-eyed 41 year old college graduate looking to make the world a better place. I currently live in Everett with my lovely wife of four months, and our three cats and two dogs. I enjoy reading and writing, watching television, and following football, baseball and mixed martial arts.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Hitting one tennis ball after another, over and over and over, for the world's most relentlessly energetic dogs.
Fun fact about me:
I absolutely hate macaroni and cheese and have refused to eat it since age three.

Devan Kato

Transition Specialist, Employment Services
I was born and raised in the Seattle area. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Sociology. I’ve been a huge Seahawks, Mariners, and Sonics fan (before the Sonics were stolen by Oklahoma City) since I was little. I love traveling, watching movies, and am a huge history buff!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Spending time with my girlfriend and our dog, watching and playing sports, hanging out with family and friends, or reading.

Hannah Moore

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I love to travel, learn, and to get out into the world and experience everything that this life has to offer. I think that spending time in nature is important and that everyone who can should try to spend time outdoors every day. I feel privileged to be working at Provail. Every shift and every person is different. I am so happy to have the opportunity to experience the challenges and triumphs that we encounter every day, these truly make life interesting and exciting!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Watching Netflix with my pug, cooking, reading, swimming, skiing, traveling, exploring, hiking, standing in the rain, or spending time with friends and family.
Fun fact about me:
I have been gifted more pug-related items than any one person should legally be allowed to possess. Also, I spent most of my childhood living a sailboat in the South Pacific.

Lauren Orichio

Program Manager, Employment , Employment Services
I grew up in New Jersey, and moved out to Seattle for Americorps a few years ago. I was previously a special education teacher, and am thrilled to be on a new journey working in supported employment! Lover of dogs, mountains, beer of the PNW, a good documentary, and spending quality time with pals. Self proclaimed serious chocoholic.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Exploring all that I can of the pacific northwest, attempting to ride my bike through hilly Seattle, or reading my way through the Game of Thones series.
Fun fact about me:
I had a pet chinchilla named Button for 10 years.

Cassondra Yi

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
Currently I live in Kenmore with my husband and 4.5 lb dog. I have lived in the same corner of the Pacific Northwest most of my life. When I was little I used to dream of living anywhere but here, but keep finding myself coming back. Before working for PROVAIL, I worked for several different hotels and restaurants in a variety of roles, because I wanted to help make other people happy. After completing my bachelors degree in 2015, I realized I need a change of pace, and discovered supported employment! I am a quirky, fun loving person, who is always ready to laugh and enjoy life. I love all things pink and glittery. The most important thing to me is my family.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
hen I’m not at work, people can find me at home, curled up with a new book
Fun fact about me:
I have a piggy bank collection, that I use to sort all of my loose change.

Andrea Potter

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I have grown up in the DD community and always strived to be involved in Social services. I have worked with adults who live with disabilities off and on since the age of 16, with over 2 years in the Employment Sector. I recently graduated from Highline College as a Certified Employment Professional. I have 4 cats: Sammi, Nikki, Bandit and Emma. I have been happily married to my best friend Kevin for almost 3 years, together for 7. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, photography and spending time with my family and friends. I am compassionate and care about the world around us. I want to be a part of making the world a better place.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Either with my Canon camera at different photo shoots or hanging out with my ca
Fun fact about me:
I love cooking, and can cook a variety of dishes from homemade Chicken and dumplings, homemade spaghetti, to homemade chow mein and shephard’s pie.

Sarina Clark

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I was born and raised in Minnesota and just recently moved out to Seattle for my husband's work. I enjoy hiking, camping, breweries, and traveling to new destinations. I obtained my Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in Public Health Education. I feel very blessed to have a job that I look forward to everyday and that I constantly get to make a meaningful impact on people's lives. There's nothing better than that!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Running, doing yoga, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or exploring the PNW with our Golden Retriever pup.
Fun fact about me:
I had 6 wisdom teeth taken out and have one more that came in late.

Jean Hodgson

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I spend time devising ways to be involved in my teenage daughter’s lives in a fun way they enjoy. We have 3 chickens in our backyard, 3 mice in a glass cage, two small aquariums of fish (with snails & translucent frogs) and our Dingo is named Tonks.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
On Lummi Island
Fun fact about me:
For someone who doesn’t drink very much, I’ve been to a Winefest in Heidelberg, Oktoberfest in Munich (Munchen), yet I prefer the beer in Prague (Praha).

Wayne Fjelstad

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
Wayne is a native of eastern South Dakota, who graduated from Montana State University, then moved to Washington State in 1983. He is a former banker, financial advisor, and CEO who has interests in helping people develop their skill sets, coaching, teaching, and advising. He makes his home on a small farm just outside of Snohomish, WA and his hobbies include fly fishing, skiing, hiking, and operating a small vineyard and winery.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
At our little farm working on projects, remodeling, building, or with family and friends in beautiful downtown Snohomish. This year, we’ll be planting our first grove of Christmas trees.
Fun fact about me:
Most of my family is in Norway, I’ve traveled there, and am learning to write and speak Norske! Ok, it’s a slow process, but I’ll get there!

Anna Eggink

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I am a born and raised Washingtonian who loves to travel. One of my favorite places to visit is my motherland, the Netherlands. I am a UW graduate who has a passion for helping others, Seahawks, and dogs. I love to organize, read books, and anything that sparkles! I also enjoy being behind my camera to capture moments, sunsets, and my dog.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Hanging out with my family, boyfriend, or my (veryyyy spoiled) Silver Labrador, Lily.
Fun fact about me:
My eyes change color!

Tyler Reutimann

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
Originally from Mercer Island with parents that went to UW, I chose to attend Wazzu and obtain my Bachelors in Political science graduating in 2013. I returned to live in Seattle and became a Paraprofessional and Varsity Football coach at Mercer Island High School. I love all Seattle sports and being spontaneous. Go Cougs!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
at Stevens Pass skiing, at Lake Chelan golfing, in Seattle frolicking or on the sidelines coaching. I also love talk radio!
Fun fact about me:
I am not only a citizen of the United States but also Switzerland.

Katie Horton

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I was born and raised in Eugene Oregon (Go Ducks) and moved up to Washington for college where I graduated with a degree in Organizational Communication. I am passionate about theater, painting, coffee, and tacos.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
With my friends at coffee shops or Molly Moon's ice cream, or doing something crafty.
Fun fact about me:
I was on the golf team in high school, and I was really, really bad at it.

Chelsea Rowland

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Alex Townsend

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Samantha Seek

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Shannon Smith

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Lauren Petry

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I was born in Sacramento, California, but have been in the Seattle area for most of my life. I worked as a preschool teacher for five years before moving on to working one-on-one with students with special needs in the Lake Washington school district. I am so excited to now be working for PROVAIL! I love yoga, reading, hiking, baking, country concerts and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, trying out new restaurants, and going on as many adventures as the day will let me!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Basking on a beach for two months out of the year, and on my couch for the other ten.
Fun fact about me:
I love animals, but they don’t seem to love me- I’ve been bit by a dog, a monkey, and a blind deer.

Danielle Biddick

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I was born in Michigan but did a majority of my "growing up" in the PNW. I graduated in 2014 from Western Washington University with a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology. After graduating I spent about a year teaching English in Sevilla, Spain, while also traveling around Europe as much as possible. Soon after I returned from Spain I began working for the Shoreline Transition Program. I loved the type of work that I was doing in the Transition Program so much that it brought me to PROVAIL. My idea of a good time involves being with my friends and family and going on new adventures. Whether it's a hike or a vacation, I love to explore places I've never been and try new things.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
...hopefully in the sun!
Fun fact about me:
I was born on Valentine’s Day. AKA the holiday most people hate. Although, because it doubles as my Birthday... I give all those haters a reason to party.

Claude G. Bullock III

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I grew up in Long Island, New York and moved to Tri Cities (Richland) in high school. I love to be outdoors exploring the Pacific Northwest with friends and skiing in the winter. I have a one year old German Shepherd that is quite a menace and keeps me busy with training. I just completed my Master’s at Oregon State University in Applied Ethics (philosophy). I am a very passionate and outspoken individual that tries to find the good in everything. I try to be as lively and pleasant to be around as possible but I also enjoy serious conversations and getting work done.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
....on the mountain skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, barbecuing and just hanging out with friends.
Fun fact about me:
Although I have nice teeth now, I use to have a fake tooth on my right lateral (second tooth from the right). I use to be able to take my tooth out with my tongue and freak people out but now it is permanent and I cannot do it any more.

Amanda Leslie

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I am originally from the east coast and recently moved to Seattle. I grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and then moved to Vermont where I received a degree in business from the University of Vermont. After graduating, I worked at an Adaptive Sports program at Bolton Valley Ski Resort before deciding to move to the west coast and join the PROVAIL team!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
...people can find me hiking or swimming with my chocolate lab.
Fun fact about me:
I am Swedish citizen and speak fluent Swedish.

Katie McDaniel

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Nancy Novak

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I came to PROVAIL with 2 years of job developing under my belt with another non-profit that specialises in supported employment. I have a background in human services with a degree in Recreation from Seattle Pacific University. I have worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Department of Corrections using my degree. I have two children, David age 22 and Laura 19 and I currently live in Lakes Stevens where I relocated from 15 years living in Monroe. I volunteer as the Secretary for the Board of the Aquafest Committee which is Lake Stevens big summer festival. I also do Marketing for the Lake Steven’s Ankle and Foot Clinic attending chamber meetings and other community events.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
...you will find me watching my daughter's college volleyball games, riding my bike on the Centennial Trail or spending an evening out listen and dancing to live Blues bands with friends.
Fun fact about me:
I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in WA state where my parents managed a fishing and camping resort for 25 years. As a child I was able to raise two pet deer, the deer followed me everywhere and they would jog on the beach with me too!

Holli Lawrence

Transition Specialist, Employment Services
I started at PROVAIL in April of 2015. I was hired as an Employment Consultant and was offered a position as a Transition Specialist after a few months. Before working for PROVAIL I worked for Snohomish School District for 8 years working in the Life Skills Classroom. I enjoy helping others and the rewards and challenges that come with this job keep me excited about coming to work each day.

Heather Shin

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I am a Seattle native and graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Disability Studies. I have several years of experience working with people with disabilities. Some of my experience includes being a registered behavior technician using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and also being a program lead for older adults with disabilities and seniors, developing programs and organizing community outings. In my spare time, I enjoy watching horror movies and playing the guitar.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
....applying a generous amount of makeup inspired by drag queens, or baking cheesecakes and/or cookies.
Fun fact about me:
I speak four different languages including: English, Korean, Japanese, and Sarcasm.

Megan Black

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I am passionate about social justice and services, with an emphasis on disabilities, homelessness, gender, LGBT rights and health education. My interest in diverse cultures has taken me to six continents and instilled me with a solid understanding of how to interact with multi-cultural, non-Western communities. A Michigan native, I spent the last 10 years living on the west coast, and am enjoying getting to know Seattle as a recent transplant.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Exploring the Seattle region and traveling abroad; hiking and bicycling; attending social justice-oriented events and meetups; sewing and making art; and having fun with family and friends.
Fun fact about me:
I recently swam in the Antarctic Ocean, accomplishing a personal goal of swimming in all five oceans.

Jessica Reyes

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Cameron Sybertz

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Janet Hammerman

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I grew up in LA, moved to Puget Sound in 1992. I got a degree from UCSB in psychology but ended up pursuing other avenues in the Marketing/PR field. I volunteer my time as a Parks and Arts Commissioner, I am the Communications Chair of the Mukilteo Youth Coalition and I am Vice Chair of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. My husband and I have 2 wonderful teenage boys.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
When I have free time, you will find me out on our boat, playing tennis, skiing, reading and traveling.
Fun fact about me:
A fun fact is that before my husband and I had kids, at age 30, we decided to quit our jobs and travel. We spent 3 years away - 2 in our motorhome around the US and 1 year in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands aboard a 43' sailboat.

Pete McBride

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Jiselle Dela Cruz

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I was born and raised in Guam and moved out to Seattle in 2009 to attend Seattle Pacific University. I graduated with a special education degree with a minor in psychology. Since moving to Washington, I've come to love so many things. From hiking to discovering new restaurants/ brewery's, I'm all in.

Gauri Kamat

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I am Gauri (pronounced: g aw ree), originally from India and been living in the Seattle area since 2011. Love photography, music and beach vacations.My 4 year old son and my husband continue to be the reason for my happiness!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I look forward to spending time with family and watching my favorite shows.
Fun fact about me:
I am startled easily.

Phil Baca

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I am from originally from Northern California but have been living in Seattle for 15 years now. Most of my work experience is in restaurants where I have worked in all areas of restaurant operation. I especially enjoyed my years as a manager where I was able to work with individuals and help them develop themselves both professionally and personally. I very much enjoyed that and now am applying that same experience to working with the people that I work with now.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I spend most of my time with my wife and three kids, although I also enjoy soccer, movies, and drawing.
Fun fact about me:
My degree is in computer animation; knowledge that I only use now for my personal forms of expression.

Tiffany Newberry

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I grew up in the Seattle area for the first part of my life and then moved to Southern Washington to our families old dairy farm for all of middle and high school. I previously was a Dental Assistant for several years before I decided to finish my Human Services Degree at Western Washington University. I fell in love with being an Employment Consultant after accepting an internship with an organization. I then accepted a position with the same organization once my internship was over. I have been in the Vocational field ever since and i'm very excited to be a part of the PROVAIL team!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
During the winter, I love to snowboard. Over the summer or when its not rainy out, I love hiking, camping and spending time at the lake! I absolutely love coffee and reading!
Fun fact about me:
My husband and I are renovating our home all by ourselves!

Alysa Haas

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Colin Pappajohn

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Rachel Schmidt

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
Originally from Southern California, I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Business Degree. Having recently moved to Seattle, this is my first career job, but I have substantial background working with people with disabilities, children of all ages and customer service.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I'm a Young Life leader for Ballard High School
Fun fact about me:
I have a deep love for traveling having most recently spent time in Australia

Rachael Bomar

Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I have lived in the PNW my entire life, and I refer to Snohomish as my hometown. I graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a degree in Community Psychology. My background is mostly in working with "high risk" youth. For the past three years I have volunteered at a camp geared toward helping children with family members struggling with addiction. While I love being at this camp and plan on continuing to volunteer for it, I chose to work full-time for PROVAIL because it is a much more positive and uplifting environment to be in. I've always had a desire to impact people's lives in a way that could help them achieve their full potential and best, happiest selves.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I enjoy being outdoors, reading a good book and spending time with my family.
Fun fact about me:
Fun fact about me is that I love Harry Potter and even own a model of Sirius Black's wand.

Brenda Felder

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Katie Royster

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Samantha Waehlte

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Danielle Haw

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Ryan Lawson

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Lindsey Riley-Payne

Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Karen Streeby

Employment Consultant, Employment Services

Toni Evans

Transition Specialist, Employment Services
I love to travel and scrapbook!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
With my family and friends.

Michael Goodwill II

Manager of Transition Services, Employment Services
I am Northwest born and raised. I wish we had recess at work and I live vicariously through my boys. I grow tomatoes and sweet peas in my garden every year.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
rough housing in the living room with my boys.
Fun fact about me:
I am the Tangletown Golden Tee Champion.

Anne-Marie Lake, CESP

Program Manager, Employment Services
I am a Certified Employment Services Professional and came to the field of supported employment after two decades of working in other fields, I've found this work to be fulfilling, with a friendly and supportive extended community. I grew up close by on Bainbridge Island and have lived in the Seattle area all but two years of my life. I live with my family in Mountlake Terrace and am a member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Directing the choir at church, or playing with my grandson! I also enjoy camping and hiking in the summer, and am getting into acting in local community theater as a new hobby.
Fun fact about me:
I've been a professional singer, radio broadcaster and fitness instructor at different times in my life.

Brian Chapman

Transition Specialist, Employment Services
I'm pretty easy going and like to bring humor to any situation I am in. While I am not quitting my day job any time soon you can come see me at the laugh factory Saturdays.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Watching Hockey or Soccer.
Fun fact about me:
I'm excellent at math.

Kim Lappala

Program Manager, Employment Services
I hate being late, but if it were up to me, we'd all be on island time. It's a much more laid back and natural way of life. I love to travel and hope to someday live on either Kauai or Lopez Island where I can finally live on island time.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
in or very near a body of water: pool, lake, ocean, whatever, as long as it's wet.
Fun fact about me:
Shortly after getting married, my husband and I bought a 27 foot sailboat and lived on it for a year and a half with our two cats.

Blake Konrady

Specialisterne Employment Manager, Employment Services
I am a born and raised Seattleite who loves this area and the great outdoors. My wife and I live in Capitol Hill and love hiking, community events, reading, sports of all types (Teams from the University of Washington are my favorite), and spending time with family and friends.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
likely somewhere in the Seattle area.
Fun fact about me:
I lived and taught in the Kurdish City of Sulaimanyeh in Northern Iraq for one year.

Inga Van Valkenburgh

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I am passionate about social justice and my work at PROVAIL. I also love traveling, reading, and playing with my dog.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
working in my garden.
Fun fact about me:
I consider chocolate to be one of the major food groups.

Jake Sturm

Program Manager, Employment Services
I enjoy camping with my wife, taking my boys ( 2 yr old lab mix and 11 yr old pug) to the park, and hitting some dirt trails on my bike.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
On an adventure somewhere!
Fun fact about me:
BBQ'er extraordinaire!!!

Su Chase

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I have lived in Seattle for most of my life and traveled abroad for the remainder. People say I am not shy telling the truth. I love Seafair, with ALL the noise, crowds and enthusiasm Seattle offers for this event!!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
enjoying what we have here in the Northwest!!!!
Fun fact about me:
I love to discover people's stories.

Jessica Gendreau

Recruiting Coordinator, Employment Services
I love life, my soon to be hubby, my family, my friends, country music, dresses, traveling, coffee, chocolate, seafood and laughing!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
with family or friends
Fun fact about me:
I am a certified Event Coordinator in Washington State.

Teresa Zuniga

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
Chicago girl, born and raised. Love sports and deep dish pizza. My professional motto as of right now: ABC - Always Be Coachin.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
at a good Happy Hour.
Fun fact about me:
Peace loving pacifist in real life. Mayhem making warrior in virtual world.

Elizabeth Shaar

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services
I am embarking on a new career as an employment consultant with PROVAIL. 25 years as a Dental Hygienist prepared me with the necessary people and negotiating skills needed in both fields!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
When I'm not at work you can find me at home puttering around in the yard and in my garden.
Fun fact about me:
I am considered a s'more connoisseur and expert among my friends and family!

Taylor Hayden

Program Manager, Employment Services
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
trying all of the restaurants on the Eastside or climbing fake rocks indoors.
Fun fact about me:
I love to travel... China is up next!

Nancy Anderson

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
I have a strong connection to the people PROVAIL serves. Some of the adults I support now I have know since they were your teens, through middle school and high school, as I was a Para educator.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
people can find me with family and friends, kayaking, biking, fishing and gardening

Jeremy Johnston

Senior Employment Consultant , Employment Services

Kim Whitcutt

Employment Consultant, Employment Services
 

Fabrication

Garry Vandekieft

Product Manager, Fabrication

Michell McCann

HR and Admin, Fabrication

Jan Graves

Buyer & Admin Support, Fabrication
I strive each day to have a positive influence in my workplace.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Enjoying outdoor activities, reading, gardening, on a scenic drive, spending time with friends and family, or using the computer to plan those activities.
Fun fact about me:
I'm still a kid at heart, and The Sims 3 & 4 are my favorite computer games
 

Seattle BrainWorks

Nicole Fullerton

Program Director, Seattle BrainWorks
I am a California girl born and raised in San Jose, but went to college in San Diego. I loved the weather and beach so much that I stayed for 10 years. I lived in Ireland for a short while, where I developed a passion for working with individuals with brain injuries. I received a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from SDSU and have been working with people with disabilities and helping them achieve their goals ever since.I love having new experiences and I will do just about anything that will make a good story. I travel as often as possible and am slowly making my way to each continent. A good book, some warm coffee and a pretty view combined make me a happy person.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Exploring my new surroundings in the PNW, trying out new recipes/restaurants, and spending as much time outside as possible.
Fun fact about me:
I can say “Cheers!” in 13 different languages.

Jake Sapp

Floor Coordinator, Seattle BrainWorks
I was born in Leadville, CO, but have lived in Kansas City, MO for most of my life. I came to Seattle for Graduate School at Antioch University to get my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling last year. My goal is to keep moving on with my education afterward, and to get my doctorate in Neuropsychology for clinical and therapeutic work. I am passionate about helping those in need, and believe that music therapy, in junction with neuropsychological therapy, shows much promise in making progress for those that have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I have been passionate about the brain for many years, but really began to discover my focus when my grandmother was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
...hiking, spending time with friends, and listening to my favorite vinyl albums.
Fun fact about me:
I collect vinyl albums, and can often be found trying my best to play bass along with whatever track to which I might be listening.
 

Senior Leadership

Brenda Chappell

Director of Clinical Services , Senior Leadership
I specialize in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, disabilities, and communication needs.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Hiking, cooking, and hanging out with my chickens (but not cooking my chickens...)

Mac MacKellar-Hertan

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Leadership
Born in Augusta, Maine and moved to rural East Winthrop at the age of 3. Farms, ponds, woods and lakes make up 99 percent of East Winthrop so I have a very strong appreciation of nature. Moved to Seattle for college attending UW as an undergrad. Several years later got my MBA in Finance and Marketing and have worked in finance for companies big and small, for profit and not-for-profit. Organizations that I have had the pleasure to work for are Brystol-Meyers Squibb, Walt Disney World, Prudential, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Treehouse and now for PROVAIL. I am the adopted dad of two amazing boys, who have grown up way too fast. I am now a proud dad to one 22 year old and one 15 year old. They keep me challenged and motivated every day. I love being a parent and seeing how they grow and change as they get older. We all like to travel and see new places.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
working on my house or having friends over for dinner. My house is a 15 year work in progress, and yes, progress can be seen! I also love to cook and luckily have friends who love to eat so we have fun dinners.
Fun fact about me:
I’ve gone both sky diving and scuba diving.

Sandy Gibb

Director of Manufacturing and Sales, Senior Leadership
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
At home (working on a project), at my cabin in Canada (working on a project), sometimes on my boat (working on a project), or fixing something for one of my kids.
Fun fact about me:
I like all kinds of music and occasionally play my guitar (when I'm not working on a project).

Gina Solberg

Director of Employment Services, Senior Leadership

Amal Grabinski

Director of Community Living Program, Senior Leadership
I’m from Portland originally, but have spent time in Morocco, Montana, China, and eastern Washington. I have a degree in Anthropology and have taught English as a second language, 7th grade social studies, and tourism English. I've been at PROVAIL since 1996 after intending to only stay a short time until my “real job” started – but apparently this is my real job! I’m a huge fan of underdogs, quirky people, and the kids that hung out under the bleachers. I like a good struggle and my goal is equality and equal opportunities for everyone. I tend to do things the hard way most of the time, but it seems to work out in the end.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
With my husband and son, enjoying life in the big city, eating at any of Seattle’s finest hole-in-the-wall restaurants, exploring the International District, working on my 5K time, or knitting while planning world domination.
Fun fact about me:
I love fast cars, love drifting cars, and take every possible opportunity to do donuts in an empty parking lot when no one is looking.

Mike Hatzenbeler

CEO & President, Senior Leadership
Mike has been with PROVAIL since 1995, when the agency was still known as United Cerebral Palsy of King & Snohomish Counties. He began as the agency’s Director of Development, became Executive Vice President in 1999 and CEO in 2002. He has over 25 years of non-profit experience in administration, fundraising, public relations, advocacy and community organizing. In addition to his work at PROVAIL, Mike has served on the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment and served as Founding President of the Washington State Community Employment Alliance from 2010-2012. He was one of the founders of Directors of Disabilities Organizations, an informal network of agencies that support people with disabilities and he serves on the Board of the Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority Board of Directors. Mike lives in North Seattle with his wife and three children, the oldest of which is his 21-yr. old adopted son with intellectual disabilities who recently completed his school-to-work transition process.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Working on one of many home improvement projects, at a baseball game somewhere or fishing somewhere. I hope to add harmonica playing to this list someday.
Fun fact about me:
I am a juggler, both figuratively and literally. I learned to juggle in high school, but have never progressed beyond bean bags or other small objects. Someday maybe I’ll be able to juggle nail guns or skilsaws.
 

Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic

Kelly Kuehl

Speech-Language Pathologist, Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
Kelly discovered her passion for speech/language pathology in high school through volunteering at a day camp for special needs children. There, she was introduced to a little boy who was nonverbal and it ignited a deep desire to discover a way to motivate him to communicate. Kelly began her career in the public school system in Denver, Colorado working with children spanning early childhood through high school. After five years of public school service, she decided to pursue home health full-time. She considers herself very blessed to have had the opportunity to be welcomed into the homes of persons affected by communication disorders. During the summer before transitioning to home health full-time, Kelly was a part of Adam’s Camp, a recreational therapy camp nestled in the Rocky Mountains for children with special needs. She was immersed in an environment with talented, dedicated therapists as part of an interprofessional team. More recently, Kelly was part of an interdisciplinary team with Creighton University where, in addition to working with children and families at the clinic, she taught Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy students about the importance of collaboration. She also got the opportunity to travel to the Domincan Republic and mentor students working with children at an autism treatment center. Throughout her career, she has worked diligently with children affected by a multitude of diagnoses including autism, apraxia, cognitive delays/disorders, and has extensive experience working with persons who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Kelly has been trained in principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, is PROMPT certified, and is a certified instructor in the Hanen Centre’s “It Takes Two to Talk” program and “More Than Words” program. Last year, she received an ACE award from the American Speech Language Hearing Association for outstanding achievements with continuing education. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Seattle two years ago but have lived in three other major US cities including Denver, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. I am taking courses to complete prerequisite requirements to apply for a master’s in nutrition program in a few years so that I can continue to provide holistic health care services to persons with special needs.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
...exploring the great outdoors with my loyal pup, Zoey, or traveling the world. I enjoy photography, running, yoga, reading, and cooking delicious meals.
Fun fact about me:
I created a “Bucket List” four years ago and have been working my way through life adventures and adding new ones along the way.

Zach Patnode

Intake Coordinator , Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
I grew up in Maple Valley and went to school at Western Washington University in Bellingham. I have a degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Pre-Healthcare Occupations. I've worked in adult day health, community living, supported employment services, and most recently in home healthcare operations. I love the role of clinical support and providing back-up for our therapists to help them do what they do best.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
I spend as much time as I can outside hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, river floating, and playing beach volleyball. If I have to be inside, I'll spend that time cooking, reading, and watching the Seahawks, Sounders, or Mariners.
Fun fact about me:
I spent the last two years living in Santa Cruz, California trying (and failing) to learn how to surf.

Jessica Offenbaker

Intake Coordinator, Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
I am a California native who was raised in Washington and I spend a lot of time back and forth between the two.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Spending time with my 6 nieces and nephews, reading, cooking and hanging with my 9 month old rescue pup Spencer.

Gabriel Laigo

COTA, Assistive Technologist, Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
Techie, cook, geek, creative, Christian, liberal, PROVAIL Lifer.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
with friends.
Fun fact about me:
I have a massive comicbook collection filling half my two car garage.

Donna Cole Wilson

Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
I specialize in augmentative and alternative communication. I love helping others discover their voice, and empowering them to express their individuality to the world!
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
Running
Fun fact about me:
I love creating and experimenting with fashion and cooking!

Trish Toole

Occupational Therapist, Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
I like walking on the beach, reading, watching movies, and fixing things.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
playing with my kids
Fun fact about me:
I make great Pizza on the BBQ

Andrea Mano

Assistive Technologist, Therapy and Assistive Technology Clinic
Andrea enjoys her work, of over 23 years, in the field of Assistive Technology, helping people with adapted telephones, adapted computers and tablets, as well as supporting the Speech Team with augmentative communication devices. She truly enjoys working at PROVAIL, and working with the PROVAIL clinical team and different departments. Her work at PROVAIL takes her throughout Western WA.
When I'm not at work, people can find me:
hanging out with family and friends!