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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.

Micah Kurtz

Micah Kurtz


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Micah has worked or trained in child welfare since May 2008, as a family preservation therapist for two years, a CWTAP intern on the Office of Indian Child Welfare in Seattle for two years, and then five years for Children's Administration as a line worker and supervisor in the Kent and King West offices, in Child and Family Welfare Services.

Sherry Colomb

Sherry Colomb


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Sherry comes to the Alliance from a case management background with the Okanogan County Area Agency on Aging (AAA). She first became involved with child welfare in 2005 when Sherry and her husband Bill became licensed foster parents. They fostered for 12 years and have 2 adopted children. Sherry began working with the Alliance as a foster parent co-trainer before joining the Alliance in 2016 as the Child Welfare Trainer for the Wenatchee area and Okanogan County. Sherry’s desire is to help equip foster parents through education and information.

Michael Tyers

Michael Tyers


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Michael has over 40 years’ experience managing programs for children, youth and families, including program management at Children’s Administration, Deputy and Regional Administrator for Juvenile Rehabilitation, and a Clinical and Executive Director of a non-profit organization.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State.  He has been a leader in systems integration with a focus on building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. He has extensive experience in clinical and adm