Off-Campus

Phoebe Terhaar

Phoebe Terhaar


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Phoebe serves as a Forefront liaison to six of our schools in the FIS project. She was previously the Student Assistance Prevention Coordinator at the Snoqualmie Valley School District, as well as the team lead for the Mt. Si High School's suicide prevention team.

Morris Miller

Morris Miller


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Morris graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Inter-disciplinary arts and sciences from the University of Washington Tacoma in 1999. Morris has worked with Children's Administration for 12 years. Morris has experience in several different program areas including Child and Family Welfare Services, Family Recovery Court, Family Voluntary Services. Morris was the Region 3 trainer for Building Bridges Prejudice Reduction training for Children's Administration and more recently the facilitator for Family Team Decision Making meetings.

Amanda White

Amanda White


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While completing a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Human Development and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology at Washington State University in 2001, Amanda discovered the field of Child Welfare. There she was propelled into the MSW program at Eastern Washington University and participated in the CWTAP Program, graduating in 2004.

Sandra Surface

Sandra Surface


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Sandy began her work with the State of Washington in 1995 with Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration and then went to Children’s Administration in 1999 as a Child Protective Services (CPS) social worker in the Everett office.

Marivel Rojas

Marivel Rojas


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Marivel Rojas comes to the Alliance with over 20 years of social work experience working with children and families; 17 years of which she acquired at Children’s Administration.  During her time at Children’s Administration (CA) she worked in various programs.

Patty Orona

Patty Orona


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Patty began her experience providing direct services to families through the Division of Developmental Disabilities and then licensing as a foster parent in the early 80’s. In the 20 years licensed as a foster parent, Patty sat on Executive Board for FPAWS (Foster Parent Association of Washington State) and the Advisory Board for the Ombudsman.

Cara D. Mbaye

Cara D. Mbaye


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With a heart for her extended family, Cara’s social work journey began in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. Cara’s goal back then was to learn the Child Welfare system and get her extended family out of foster care. Twenty plus years later Cara continues to find a reason to labor in the Child Welfare field.

Chris Kerns

Chris Kerns


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Chris has been with Children's Administration since 2004. Chris has worked as a case carrying social worker for 6.5 years in CPS and CFWS. Chris supervised the CFWS unit in Mason County for nearly two years years before working in the Office of Risk Management as a Constituent Relations Specialist for a year and then as the statewide Permanency Planning Program Manager for two years. Chris obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Boise State University in 2001 and her Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University in 2004.

Robert Judd

Robert Judd


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Robert has been with the Human Services field since 1998.   He has been with the State for 15 years working with Child Protective Services, Foster Care Licensing, Home and Community Services, and DLR/CPS.  He was also a supervisor for four and a half years. 

Gracia Hahn

Gracia Hahn


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Gracia began her journey in social work while completing her Bachelor of Social Welfare degree through University of Washington, Tacoma. Gracia completed her BSW degree at UWT in 2006. Gracia went on to complete her Master of Social Work degree through the University of Washington’s Advanced Standing program in 2010. Gracia was also a CWTAP student.