Board of Directors Rosie Cobos
About Our Board of Directors
Peter Kollros, MD, President 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.
Bob Dhaens, Vice President Practice Area Director, Slalom Board member since 2015
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.
Stacy Taylor, Treasurer Sr. Program Management Consultant Radius Inc. 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.
Nancy Eastwood, Secretary Alumni Parent VP Eastwood Real Estate Board member since 2010
Barbara Murray, Founder Office & Billing Management Consultant Community Volunteer 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.
Carl Cornish Finance Director Intellectual Ventures Board member since 2009
Carol Brock Retired Real Estate & Office Management Executive Board member since 2014
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.
Amy E. DeForeest Alumni Parent Personal Risk Advisor Willis Personal Lines Board member since 2014
Amy E. DeForeest
In the Spring of 2011 my beautiful baby girl was born 12 weeks early and spent more than 14 weeks at Swedish Hospital. I was frightened as any new mom would be when I finally brought her home, but I also feared for what her future held. Would she be developmentally or physically disabled?
Our pediatrician suggested I contact Wonderland for an assessment to be sure I was giving my baby every chance at success. These wonderful people were a part of our lives for Caitlin’s first three years. Fortunately, she has not had any long lasting effects and is a happy, healthy almost 5 year old, but not every child is so fortunate. I jumped at the chance to dedicate my time and energy as a board member and ambassador for this amazing organization that has already given me so much.
Christina Barzare Alumni Parent Current University of Washington Master in Social Work Student Board member since 2014
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 Developmental Center, I have the opportunity to work toward giving underserved and underrepresented families that gift, too.
Sean Casady Director of Human Resources Booking.com Board member since 2015
My older brother is developmentally disabled, so I have seen first-hand the positive impact early intervention has on the developing child, as well as the child’s family and community. I joined Wonderland’s Board of Directors to help ensure the children, families and communities Wonderland touches see the same kinds of benefits that my family and I have experienced.
Erika Anderson HR, Boeing Corporation Board member since 2016
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.
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.