Program Manager Slalom Consulting Board member since 2015
It is important that children who can’t voice their needs be represented in our community. Being on Wonderland’s Board means I have the opportunity to work alongside people that share my passion for helping children and their families in a truly meaningful way.
Board member since 2018
I am a big believer in the importance of early intervention, and I am in awe at the positive impact of Wonderland services. I also think it is vitally important to give back to the community, so being able to play a small role in the continued growth and success of Wonderland is a very gratifying experience.
Carl Cornish, Treasurer
Finance Director Intellectual Ventures Board member since 2009
Shama Moktan, PhD, Secretary
Alumni Parent Board member since 2018
I saw first hand the impact of Wonderland’s work when my youngest son received services for 10 months. From our evaluators to our therapist and family resource coordinator, everyone was so helpful and positive. My son was able to overcome all his developmental delays, and for that we are very grateful to Wonderland and its amazing staff. What I really like about Wonderland is not just all the great work they are doing in early childhood intervention but also, how they incorporate families to be a part of the process. This is so vital for a successful program. When I was presented the opportunity to join the board of directors at Wonderland, I was eager to step in to support and further its mission, and more importantly, to provide a voice for families who are directly impacted by Wonderland.
Office & Billing Consultant Board member since 2002
I am proud to be an original founding member of Wonderland and have served on the board on and off for 45 years. To see Wonderland grow over the years and to serve so many children, to see the care the staff provides is truly inspiring. Wonderland provides very specialized care for children with special needs and our staff make a difference, truly enhancing the lives of many children and their families.
Peter Kollros, MD
Doctor of Neurology
Seattle Children’s Autism Center Board member since 2011
I have always thought it important to volunteer and to model community service for my children and younger colleagues. I have served as a Cub Scout leader and on boards for an independent school and a small medical research fund, as well as participated on numerous committees and councils.
As a child neurologist, I have worked with children with special needs for over 35 years. It is immensely gratifying to see and to be part of the wonderful work that Wonderland is doing providing services to children and their families. But one of the best parts of this work is that I get to meet and learn from other board members and Wonderland staff, amazing and talented people dedicated to helping children with special needs. I believe that Wonderland is truly remarkable and the best organization of its kind. It is an honor to serve as its president of the board of directors.
Christina Barzare, MSW
Alumni Parent Elementary Support Specialist, Mukilteo Elementary Board member since 2013
I am the mother of two young girls that received services from Wonderland – I know firsthand how Wonderland services tangibly change the lives of children and families. Wonderland provides the highest level of service, meeting families and children where they are, literally, and meeting the needs of the child and the family. I am also a Social Worker, and I believe all children deserve access to Early Intervention services. It is a gift to see your child grow and be successful. Being on the Board of Wonderland Child and Family Services, I have the opportunity to work toward giving underserved and underrepresented families that gift, too.
There were no organizations like Wonderland to turn to when our son and niece were young. Our lives and especially theirs would have been so much easier had we been given the guidance, knowledge, and understanding that Wonderland provides. Knowing firsthand the importance of early intervention and seeing the enthusiasm and dedication of Wonderland’s team inspired me to volunteer and become an active board member.
Kristi Kiyonaga, MD
Pediatrics The Everett Clinic, Shoreline Board member since 2016
As a pediatrician I see the critical importance of early childhood development. I collaborate with parents to ensure that each child is growing and developing to their highest potential. Wonderland offers exceptional, family-centered early-intervention services to my patients, and this is why I joined the Board of Directors.
As a former client, I can testify to the importance of early intervention in the immediate lives and future selves of children with developmental delays or disabilities. I’m excited to see more children come through and continue to thrive as I have. It’s a pleasure to watch how Wonderland has grown since my time, and I’m honored to be a member of the Wonderland Board of Directors and give back to an organization that helped my family and myself so much over the years.
I came to know Wonderland through attending several Wonderland events at the invitation of a colleague. I had volunteered at other organizations previously but sought board membership at Wonderland because I love what the organization represents. I am thankful to be part of this special organization and for the opportunity to give back and help families in need.
I have attended many Wonderland events over the past several years and I love what the organization does to help our community. I sought board membership at Wonderland because I wanted to be able to give back to children and families in need, in a more meaningful way.
I have always been a proponent of fairness and of helping those who are in need. This has been a guiding light through my endeavors in the business world and with my philanthropic work. In the spring of 2018, I asked myself, “How can I make a significant positive impact on the lives of those most vulnerable in our society?” The answer for me was Wonderland. As a board member I have the benefit of learning and seeing firsthand the work being done in the community by Wonderland, and it continually inspires me. Working with fellow board members and staff who do such essential work is a highlight in my life.
I became a Board member after being an active member in the Justin Van Hollebeke Memorial Golf Tournament. The importance Wonderland plays in the lives of kids inspired me to get more involved. My insider perspective lets me see how effectively Wonderland uses funding and grants to provide early-intervention services to so many children.
Project Manager, Anderson Specialties LLC
I am involved with Wonderland because a friend of mine received services from this outstanding organization over 30 years ago, and today she is thriving! She showcases the importance of early intervention and the impact it can have on the lives in our community. I am so proud to be on the Wonderland board to further this mission in our community.
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