Off-Campus

Robert Ludgate

Robert Ludgate


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Robert Ludgate (Siksika) is a development and facilitation specialist at the Alliance, where his roles include delivery and development of curriculum. 

Kelly Morrill

Kelly Morrill


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Kelly is a Developmental Coach working alongside Social Workers as they embark on their careers with DCYF. She loves to share her knowledge and experience to help build strong and confident workers, while developing safe outcomes for all children and their families.

Prior to coming to the Alliance, Kelly worked for the State of Washington for 10 years, starting at Parke Creek Treatment Center for Youth. Kelly has eight years of experience with DCYF as a CPS Investigator, FTDM Facilitator and most recently a Quality Practice Specialist.

Josephine Whittock

Josephine Whittock


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Professional Interests: 

  • Social psychology
  • Social learning & language use
  • Belongingness & community
  • LGBTQ+ studies

Tasneem Abdullah

Tasneem Abdullah


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Professional Interests: 

  • Behavioral Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Reading & writing 

 

Gracie Volyn

Gracie Volyn


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Gracie Volyn is a development and facilitation specialist for the Alliance. She will help develop curriculum and facilitate training and resource material for social workers and caregivers in the child welfare system. 

Maia Goodman Young

Maia Goodman Young


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Maia's work includes research on teacher education, teacher labor market issues, and teacher grading standards. 

Teresa Zarate-Castellanos

Teresa Zarate-Castellanos


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Teresa started her career in social work as a Family Services Coordinator (FSC) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center. This job ignited Teresa’s interest in working with children and their families, which has been her passion since.

Prior to coming to The Alliance, Teresa worked for the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) for 7 years. She primarily worked as a Child and Family Welfare Services worker, but also has experience working as a courtesy social worker and facilitating FTDMs.

Justin Hart

Justin Hart


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Justin has over a decade of experience as a technical project manager in software development and IT. He was also an English professor and administrator at multiple colleges and universities. He has a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, and undergraduate degrees and technical certifications from Bellevue College and The Evergreen State College.