Off-Campus

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.

Marie Fujii

Marie Fujii


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Marie began her career in Child Welfare in 1996 initially as a Child Welfare Services Social Worker.  During her time with DCFS, Marie worked in a number of roles, including a supervisor for the Family Voluntary Unit, CAMIS Trainer and an Area Administrator for the Region 2 Smokey Point office and Centralized Services.

 

Marie began working for the Alliance in May 2015. Marie is passionate about providing quality training for the CA workforce and caregiver communities. Marie received an MSW from University of Washington in 1996.

Daniel Estes

Daniel Estes


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Daniel earned his Bachelor’s from the University of the State of New York (Regent’s Program), and went on to earn a Master’s in Public Administration from City University.  At the same time he has worked for the State for over 33 years, the last 26 were with Children’s Administration (CA).  While with CA he has been a CPS Social Worker, CFWS Social Worker; Intake Social Worker; Social and Health Program Manager; Social and Health Program Consultant; and most recently, an Intake Social Service Specialist Supervisor.

 

Charina Carothers

Charina Carothers


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Charina has 9 years of experience with Children's Administration and began with the agency as an Afterhours staff.   She most recently worked as Supervisor for Children's Administration supervising Child and Family Welfare Services (CFWS), Child Protective Services (CPS), Family Assessment Response (FAR), Family Reconciliation Services (FRS), Indian Child Welfare (ICW) and other specialty programs. Prior, she was Social & Health Program Consultant in the Family to Family Program, and a CPS and CFWS social worker in ICW.

Theresa Burton

Theresa Burton


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Theresa is a graduate of the Child Welfare and Training Program (CWTAP) through the University of Washington School of Social Work. She began working at Amara Parenting and Adoptions Services for five years as she completed her BA and MSW in Social Work. Theresa then went on to work for Children's Administration as a Child and Family Welfare Services (CFWS) social worker, and in 2008 promoted to a supervisor in Child and Family Welfare Services (CFWS), Child Protective Services (CPS), and Family Assessment Response (FAR).

Maria Polyak

Maria Polyak


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Maria completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Child and Family Studies from Portland State University and began her career in child welfare supervising a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Clackamas County, OR. After advocating for children within the child welfare system, Maria wanted to make a greater impact with families and children and began working for Children’s Administration in 2010 as a CPS investigator. In 2012 Maria completed the CWTAP program through Eastern Washington University and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Greg Uberuaga

Greg Uberuaga


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Greg has over 25 years of experience working in Child Welfare. Greg has an MA from Western Washington University. In addition to having worked in the Child Protrective Services (CPS), Family Reconciliation Services (FRS), and Intake programs within Children's Administration, Greg was previously a CAMIS and FamLink Trainer for Children's Administation.