Off-Campus

Margarita Arocho 

Margarita Arocho 


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Margarita Arocho (Margie) is originally from Puerto Rico and her primary language is Spanish. Margie holds a Professional Language Certificate (certified DSHS Bilingual) and has 27 years of experience working for Children and Family Services under various capacities. Within CA, she has primarily serving CPS and CFWS programs and has been a CFWS/FRS Supervisor for the past 5 years in the Moses Lake office. Margie has also worked for Children's Services in the states of Texas, Montana, Colorado and Washing! ton for the last 15 years.

Jessica Strawn

Jessica Strawn


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Jessica Strawn was born and raised in Glenwood, Washington and has lived in Ellensburg, Washington for the last fifteen years. She began her career with the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration in Ellensburg, Washington as a counseling intern in 1999. After graduating from Central Washington University in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in sociology and minors in ethnic studies and art history, she attended graduate school at Washington State University. She received her Master of Arts degree in sociology in 2003! with an emphasis on criminology, juvenile delinquency and communities.

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan


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Shannon Sullivan was born and raised in Pasco, WA and has always lived in Eastern Washington. Shannon has two children, a 21 year old daughter, Hannah, and a 17 year old son, Ryan. Shannon has been married for 23 years to her husband Kyle. They also have 2 Bern! ese Mountain dogs, Zeke and Winston. Shannon comes to the Alliance with approximately 24 years in social services in the public and private sector. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Business.

Natsumi Naito

Natsumi Naito


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Natsumi Naito is a Data Analyst at CEDR currently working on projects related to teacher preparation and teacher workforce outcomes. 

Colleen McGuire

Colleen McGuire


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Colleen comes to the Alliance with many years of CA experience. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from George Mason University, Colleen entered the United States Army where she received further training as a therapist and psychometrist.

Wendy Tanner

Wendy Tanner


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Wendy worked for Community Youth Services in Olympia for 16 years, serving in several different capacities, leaving the agency as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  She also worked for 4 years for Valley Cities Behavioral Health in Federal Way as a Clinical Services Director.  She has experience serving youth and young adults in the foster care system, runaway and homeless youth, national service programs, employment, crisis response, housing, peer services and co-occurring disorder service delivery.  Wendy’s focus has been to improve service delivery by improving workflo

Shelby Russell-Hays

Shelby Russell-Hays


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Shelby's personal history with adoption sparked an interest in a career in Social Services from an early age.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pepperdine University, she began working for a private child placing agency in Pierce County as a Foster Care Case Manager.  In this position, Shelby provided direct support to Children's Administration (now DCYF), children in out-of-home care, and foster families.  Shelby became employed with Children's Administration in Pierce County as a Placement Coordinator, then transferred to the Vancouver office in Clark County in t

Taylor Shoecraft

Taylor Shoecraft


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Taylor comes to the Alliance with over 14 years of experience working with children, youth, and families, including 10 years working with DCYF Children's Administration. Taylor started with the Children's Administration (CA) in 2009. During her time at CA she worked in various programs including Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations, CPS Family Assessment Response (FAR), Children and Family Welfare Services (CFWS), and Afterhours Field Response. Taylor was promoted to supervisor in 2015.

Nicole Sadow-Hasenberg

Nicole Sadow-Hasenberg


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Nicole Sadow-Hasenberg joined POC in summer of 2017.  She is a health communications professional with extensive experience developing and implementing public health communications and education initiatives. Throughout her career, Nicole has worked in direct service, academia, and local government, all with the goal of enhancing or improving the health of vulnerable populations.

Lisa Sinnett

Lisa Sinnett


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Lisa began her professional social services career in 2000 in Whatcom County at the Birch Bay House, a Crisis Residential Center for At-Risk Youth.  In this position she assisted in developing both the program being offered to the residents and families as well as the training program for staff.