Michelle has lived in and traveled to many places around the world, including: Malaysia, Guatemala, Israel, Thailand, and Costa Rica, and hopes to experience many more. Born in Berkeley, California, she has found her forever home here in Seattle. She has been a “helper” since very early on and has vivid memories of helping her mom, a physical therapist, every Friday at the senior center where she worked. At age 15, one of Michelle’s closest friends was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and she had the honor to being part of his journey for the next nine years before he lost his battle to the disease. He inspired Michelle with his grace and joy, despite the challenges faced, which reinforced her passion for helping others. These life experiences, among others, led to getting a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She’s worked in the social service field for over 20 years as a therapist, case manager, investigator, child interviewer, victim advocate, preschool teacher, and non-profit manager, while raising two lovely girls she’s proud to call her daughters.
Alexandra Lundy, M.S., CCC-SLP
Alex first became interested in speech-language pathology, while working as a behavior technician for children with autism. She found joy in discovering how to enter a child’s world and to teach communication. She pursued a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Oregon. After graduating, she worked in center-based early-intervention programs, pediatric clinics, and a school setting. She enjoys adventuring in the mountains and on the water with her very active pup.
Gabrielle Maya Nonast,
Family Support Supervisor
Gabrielle Maya Nonast
Gabrielle loves the work that supports families, strengthens their bonds, and connects us all in our common challenges. As a parent of a child who has been helped by therapies to reach his development goals and as a child of aging parents, she has appreciated the moments where people come together in shared understanding and/or support of one another. She is passionate about working with families to connect with the supports they need to do the difficult, yet beautiful work of caregiving. She grew up in Northern California and has lived along the stretch of land from Southern California to the Seattle area. She enjoys adventuring with her kids, hiking and running in the woods near her home, reading and watching movies, and singing frequently, but poorly.
Akila Osakwe, LMHC
Behavioral Health Supervisor
A native New Yorker, Akila moved to Seattle in 2006, where she spent five wonderful years before being recruited for a community health role in tribal healthcare in Alaska. She has worked in most areas of behavioral healthcare, including crisis intervention, addiction/recovery, suicide prevention, and serving individuals, families, and couples, in addition to holding administrative roles. A proud mother of two energetic children, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking them on fun-filled adventures. When the opportunity presents itself, she enjoys salsa dancing with anyone who might join her.
Katherine Zintel, M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Therapy Supervisor
Katherine is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential and helping parents better understand their children. Katherine brings knowledge and skill to supporting children and families at the clinic from her experience as an in-home support specialist, residential treatment staff member, support staff in an alternative school, and therapy aide in a pediatric occupational therapy clinic. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and moved to the Pacific Northwest as a young adult. She finds enjoyment in having coffee on her front porch, hiking and backpacking, cooking with her husband, and laughing with her son.
Family Support Specialist & FASD Clinic Coordinator
A native Seattleite, Solé has always had a passion for working with children and families. She spent a great deal of time in her youth babysitting and caring for her mammoth-sized extended family, as well as families in her neighborhood. Solé has worked in many administrative roles, including an office administrator position with Wonderland for the last two years. She looks forward to taking the skills she has gained over the years and applying them to her new position on the Boundless Team. The opportunity to support children and families impacted by prenatal substance exposure speaks to her heart. Growing up, she has experienced the impacts of drug addiction and prenatal substance exposure in her family. Solé believes these experiences will help her support other families in her new role. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kickboxing, yoga, gardening, reading great books, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends – including her nine-year-old husky Jenna.
Andrea Whipple, M.S., CCC-SLP
Andrea began her studies in education for the deaf and then broadened to speech-language pathology after observing others in the field and realizing that was the career for her. She has a passion for helping children communicate and connect with their family and the world around them. She has worked with children in both school and early-intervention in-home settings. Andrea grew up on a small farm in Spokane, WA and has lived in the Seattle area for the past 6 years. Outside of working with children, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest by hiking, camping, and cycling with her husband and friends.
Family Support Specialist
Tiara graduated from Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, with a B.S. in psychology. She played two years of college volleyball and studied abroad in Oslo, Norway. During her studies abroad, Tiara completed an internship in early childhood development and child abuse prevention. Before coming to Wonderland, she worked for an organization serving low-income families on TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Tiara loves to travel, coach/play volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. Some of her favorite places she has traveled to are Costa Rica, Spain, and Greece.
Sarah Lemke, M.S., OTR/L
Sarah is returning home to Washington after graduating from Eastern Michigan University and earning her master’s degree in occupational therapy. Sarah is drawn to occupational therapy by its opportunities to creatively support children of all ages and their families through evidence-based practice. She also enjoys developing resources to educate and empower families. Sarah is an avid traveler, and she enjoys the outdoors, her daily yoga practice, and caring for her plants. Her favorite days are spent cuddled up with her cat, a cup of coffee, and a good book.
Hannah McIlroy, M.S., OTR/L
Hannah has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She was born in Washington, studied psychology at the University of Washington, and worked as an ABA behavior technician. Hannah has experience with hippotherapy, sensory, and feeding interventions. She values play-based and family-centered therapy and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing soccer.
Nicole Parot, M.S., OTR/L
Nicole has lived in California and Texas but calls the PNW her home. She went to Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree and received her graduate degree from the University of Washington. Nicole always knew she wanted to be in the medical field and decided that occupational therapy was the best fit with its mix of science and creativity. Nicole has a passion for helping children live their best lives and supporting their families. She has experience working with children of all ages and loves finding the spark of joy in each child. Nicole enjoys reading, going on walks, and spending time with her husband and their young son.
Sophie Reynolds, M.S., OTR/L
Sophie is a Bothell native who has always had a passion and desire to work with children. Prior to graduate school, Sophie volunteered for two years in a Head Start classroom, providing support to children with prenatal substance exposure, trauma, and adverse life experiences. She became interested in becoming an occupational therapist after working as a floortime therapist for children with autism spectrum disorder. Sophie is a registered behavior therapist and has experience with aquatic therapy, early intervention, sensory regulation, and feeding interventions. As an occupational therapist, she uses a holistic approach in helping children and their families reach their fullest potential. She finds enjoyment in fashion and outside walks, cooking for family and friends, and spending time with her dogs.
Child & Family Therapist
Jenn graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A in public health, early childhood-family studies, and M.A in child and adolescent psychology. She grew up in Granger, WA, and has lived in the Seattle area for the past eight years. Jenn has always had a passion for working with families and wanted to pursue a career in mental health. Prior to joining the team, she worked for an organization researching and implementing interventions in schools that serve low-income families. While working in research, she also worked in an intensive outpatient program for OCD, providing cognitive behavioral therapy to young children. Outside of work, Jenn loves to travel, hike, and spend time with family and friends.
Boundless Intake Coordinator & Program Assistant
Amy grew up in Lake Tapps, Washington. She developed a close relationship with her grandparents when she was little and later cared for them as they aged. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western Washington University. She found that working with people became her passion, and she developed an appetite for helping others, especially if it included working with their pets. She enjoys taking the extra time to listen and has built long-lasting relationships with clients, friends, and family. She is recently engaged and spends most of her time doting on her precious dachshunds, Sully and Quincy.
Callie Swayze M.S., CF-SLP
Callie is from Atlanta, GA. From the age of 16, she knew that she wanted to be a speech pathologist and work with children and families to improve their quality of life and access to communication. She attended the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ’em!) for her undergraduate degree and received a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Washington. While having a wide range of interests within speech pathology, Callie found her passion in helping children and their families. She has worked with children with autism, selective mutism, speech and language delays, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and many more populations. Callie loves living in Seattle and spends her weekends trying new restaurants, hiking, skiing, and hanging out with her wonderful friends.
Child & Family Therapist
Alex spent his childhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota. From a young age, Alex was drawn to helping those around him. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Evergreen State College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. Alex spent eight years working with youth, families, and caregivers involved in the child welfare system. He consistently formed deep, trusting relationships with families based on respect, non-judgmental understanding, and empathy. Alex is passionate about helping children, families, and adults identify patterns in their own lives, learning and implementing new skills, and make lasting changes in their lives. He enjoys spending time adventuring with his partner and his 10-year-old stepdaughter, hiking, cooking, going to art exhibitions, pedal boating, and canoeing.
Erin Olson, Ph.D
Hope RISING Clinic Consultant
Erin Olson. Ph.D. has a doctoral degree from the University of Washington. She has completed supervised training experiences with UW Center for Human Development and Disability, UW Parenting Clinic, UW Autism Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Professionally, Erin provides educator and parent trainings, consults with local schools, conducts research regarding evidence-based practices, and co-created the Boyden Autism Center at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. In addition to her private practice, she currently teaches assessment and diagnostic coursework in the UW School Psychology Department and is an interdisciplinary diagnostic team member at the UW Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network (FAS- DPN).
Julia Bledsoe, MD
FASD Clinic Consultant
Julia Bledsoe, MD
Julia Bledsoe, MD, is a board certified pediatrician at the Pediatric Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt and the Center on Human Development and Disability at UWMC and a UW professor of General Pediatrics. She also works as a faculty pediatrician at the UW FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) Clinic, the longest standing FAS center in the US. Dr. Bledsoe co-directs the Center for Adoption Medicine and specializes in adoption medicine: the care of children and families touched by adoption. She strives to create active partnerships with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Bledsoe earned her M.D. at the UW. She lectures and teaches on topics related to international and domestic adoption, especially as these overlap with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Julian Davies, MD
Pediatrician FASD Clinic Consultant
Julian Davies, MD
Julian Davies, MD, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, where he co-directs the Center for Adoption Medicine and works at the longest-running FAS clinic in the country. His interest in adoption, foster care, and FASD began in Russia, where he started a summer arts and clown camp for Russian orphans. He now has a pediatric practice where 2/3 of his patients were fostered or adopted. Dr. Davies created an online resource for pediatrics and adoption (www.adoptmed.org) and presents on a variety of topics at regional and national conferences. He lives in Seattle with his wife and four bold-flavored children.
Julie K. Gelo
FASD Clinic Consultant
Julie K. Gelo
Julie Gelo is the legal mother to 13 children ranging in age from 14 to 52. Julie and her husband are licensed foster parents with Ina Maka, a private foster care agency with United Indians of All Tribes. Eight of Julie’s children have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Related conditions. Julie has been the Family Advocate for the Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network core team at the University of Washington for 23 years. She is also a foster parent co-trainer with the Resource Family Training Institute with the Department of Social and Health Services. She is the Executive Director for the Washington State affiliate to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS Washington State) and the co-founder of the FASt Friends FASD Community Support Network.