Mary’s career supporting those in need began on the grade school playground, where she regularly challenged and deflated bullies. Thirty years of toiling for The Man helped her develop a broad range of eclectic skills, from editing and publishing, to marketing, and business management at for-profit companies such as Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, 38 Studios, and TOR Books/St. Martin’s Press. She stepped away briefly mid-career to raise two boys who are now men and author twelve novels, as well as study and practice extensively as a certified integrative life and executive coach. She is thrilled to be using the full breadth of skills she’s acquired over her career in her daily work at Wonderland. In recent years she’s turned her sights on golf, a fickle game.
Michelle Stiller Bradley, LMHCA, IMH-E®
Chief Program Officer & Infant Family Specialist
Michelle Stiller Bradley
Michelle has worked in social services for over 30 years as a therapist, case manager, investigator, child interviewer, victim advocate, and in leadership roles, while raising four spirited children, one of whom has FASD (the inspiration for Hope RISING Clinic). She became a “helper” early in life 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 in the face of great adversity, strengthening her passion for helping others. Because of these life experiences, among others, Michelle pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Michelle has been a part of Wonderland for ten years and is looking forward to may more!
Chief Investment & Partnership Officer
Liz Flores-Marcus is a passionate advocate for increasing opportunities and resources for underserved youth. She grew up in the Bay Area and spent many afternoons at her mom’s occupational therapy clinic. Liz worked at a summer camp in Minnesota serving individuals with disabilities as a teenager. In her first nonprofit job, she assisted undocumented students seeking legal status. Since moving to Seattle in 2014, Liz has worked on behalf of organizations with missions ranging from increasing college access to international development. Liz takes a community-centric approach to fundraising and is excited to apply her skills and experience at Wonderland. Liz enjoys volunteering in her community, serving as board secretary for the South Seattle College Foundation and mentor for LGBT+ youth. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful hiking trails.
Chief Financial Officer
Wentina had her first lesson in budgeting in third grade during a family trip to Disneyland — perhaps that’s why working with numbers takes her to a happy place. Since those elementary days, she has gained more than 20 years of financial and management experience in the non-profit sector with leadership roles at King’s Schools, Grist, and Clark Nuber, to name a few. It brought her great joy when she could help foster the crucial strategies, dynamics, and collaboration within an organization to reach mission goals and make an impact. Outside of the office, Wentina serves various small institutions consulting on accounting and management matters and working with children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and her church. A few other things in Wentina’s happy place are her wonderful husband, two goofy sons, puzzles, Frisbee, sleep, cooking, eating, parades, power ballads, and making lists… ahh, that felt good.
Human Resources Manager
Sarah has been working in the field of human resources for over 17 years. Her experience includes benefits administration, annual enrollment processes, compensation, recruiting, HR systems, and work with diverse employee populations. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in leadership from the University of Puget Sound. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, including several recent adventurous trips in their motorhome.
Brigette has been involved in the fundraising world ever since she was a child volunteering at the gala auctions hosted by an organization where her aunt was the CEO. Her first paid fundraising gig was a student caller in the University of Washington’s Annual Giving office – it was falling in love with this job that made Brigette decide to pursue a career in fund development. Having worked primarily at educational institutions – elementary, high school, and college – Brigette is excited to be putting her skills to work for Wonderland and the families we serve.
When not working, you will likely find Brigette at Husky Stadium, on a beach in Hawaii, watching her sons’ flag football and soccer games, or scoping out neighborhood home sales, construction, and remodels.
Courtney has a degree in early childhood education and has worked in various education settings, including being a nanny, a program supervisor at a daycare, and an educator at a children’s museum. She has met her husband while working as a nanny (he was the family uncle), and her charges soon became her nieces. Throughout her career, Courtney gained proficiency in bookkeeping skills that she is now using in her position as Wonderland’s operations manager. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and their chocolate lab, Andi. During the spring and summer months, you’ll often find her fishing or touring Washington wine country.
Katya grew up in Latvia, a beautiful Baltic country with evergreens and annual rainfall rivaling Seattle. Interested in understanding how the human mind works, she earned a BA in psychology and later an MBA in marketing from the University of Southern California. She has over 15 years of marketing experience across different industries, including video games, hospitality, and medical insurance for pets. As a mom of three kids, she is excited to bring her marketing skills to a non-profit that supports children and their families. Katya loves endurance running, taking lessons in classical ballet, and introducing her kids to the joys of hiking on local trails.
Shandi grew up in British Columbia and has lived in Washington for the past fourteen years. She has previously worked as a clinical operations coordinator for a busy medical practice. After having her son, she developed an interest in child development and decided to switch careers. She is excited to join the Wonderland team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer loves to use her talents to help others. Her experience includes positions at local nonprofits in youth development, healthcare, and the environment. Jennifer is excited to contribute her skills in tracking details, contract compliance, and database management to helping expand Wonderland’s services to more children and families. In her free time, she is a life-long learner and enjoys reading, crafting, and, most of all, spending time with friends and family.
Medical Billing Coordinator
Daisy obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, with her career focus centered around the medical field and early education. Most recently, she worked as a family service and enrollment specialist at a local non-profit. She was first introduced to Wonderland in 2018 while actively participating in Play & Learn sessions with her daughter. When her daughter started receiving early support services from Wonderland, Daisy noticed an immediate improvement in her speech. These positive experiences with Wonderland motivated Daisy to become involved in the organization that made a significant difference in her family’s life.
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Hannah’s heart is truly in non-profit work. After earning a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Western Washington University, she relocated to the Bay Area where she worked on a political campaign and then for an environmental/political organization. Realizing she wasn’t cut out for a life in politics, Hannah decided to go back to school. In 2011 she graduated from Tulane University with a Master’s of Science in International Development. Since then, she has spent a summer interning in rural Italy, run a successful farmers market, and worked on food access issues.
Hannah spent her childhood in Alaska, where long days of roaming wild and free inspired her love of the outdoors. When not in the office, you can find her gardening, cooking, canning, foraging, fishing, hunting, or tending livestock with her husband and son on their little farm.
Val Weiyu Wang, MA, SHRM-CP
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Ambassador
Val Weiyu Wang
Val was born in a fishermen’s town on the East China Sea and grew up in Shanghai. Led by her curiosity and deep appreciation for different world languages and cultures, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in English and later a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington. She loves cultivating a culture of inclusion and respect through her work on DEI, and she is passionate about creating an equitable experience for everyone. In her free time, you will find her teaching dance, doing yoga, meditating under a tree, or traveling all over the world for food and dance festivals.
Family Resources Coordinators
Family Support Manager, Family Resources Coordinator
A native Washingtonian, Mandy began her career working with the elderly as a medical aid for five memorable years. After she and her husband had their own daughter she developed a deep interest in childhood development and became drawn to work with children and families. She jumped at the chance to join the Wonderland team and truly loves coming to work every day to provide support to Wonderland’s caregivers and children. Mandy also brings a decade of customer-service experience in the hospitality and property management industries. She enjoys getting outside as much as possible, where her family snowboards, camps, hikes, rock climbs, and most of all, surfs. Yes, surfing in our local frigid waters!
Family Resources Coordinator
Andrew was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved to Washington state in 2018 and fell in love with the area. After a brief time back in New Mexico, he and his family moved to Seattle again in 2021. Andrew graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor of science in family and child sciences, and he is passionate about empowering families to have fuller lives. He has worked in student ministry, front office support, and early support for infants and toddlers and finds joy in helping others. Andrew loves reading books, hiking, watching and reviewing movies, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Family Resources Coordinator, Autism Navigator
After high school, Kylie attended Linfield College with the goal of becoming a nurse. During the summers when she was home from school, Kylie worked at Camp Prov, a day camp for children with special needs and their siblings. While working at the camp, Kylie realized she was passionate about working with children with challenges and decided to make a career change. She transferred to Colorado State University and earned a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Professions. Kylie worked as a registered behavior technician at the Providence Boyden Family Autism Center and found a love for supporting children with autism and their families. Kylie also has experience working as an assistant teacher in an ECEAP preschool where she supported children’s social and behavioral needs. Outside of work, Kylie enjoys fitness, attending baseball games, baking, being in the sun, and spending time with friends and family.
Shelby Hanson, IMH-E®
Family Resources Coordinator Supervisor, Classroom Coordinator, Infant Family Specialist
From fundraising with the Seattle chapter of the March of Dimes to a long stint in the pediatric therapy department at Swedish First Hill, Shelby has always had a heart for advocating for kids with special needs. In her spare time, she cheers on her own two kids and especially enjoys driving around the state watching them play and her husband Jay coach soccer and basketball. She also enjoys volunteering with children’s ministries at her church, making her nieces and nephews laugh, and cuddling her elderly Schnauzer, Effi. Shelby has a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology from Western Washington University and is happy to be serving families in the communities near her beloved hometown of Edmonds.
Family Resources Coordinator
Leila was born and raised in Seattle. She graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and moved back to Seattle, excited to start her new life. She has always loved working with kids – after college, she worked in a preschool program for two years. Outside of work, she enjoys camping and being outdoors, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Charissa Matthias, MA, IMH-E®
Family Resources Coordinator, Infant Family Associate
Charissa has always called the greater Seattle area home! Over the course of her career, she has developed her passion to support individuals and families in many ways. After receiving her master’s in counseling, Charissa worked as a mental health therapist and a school counselor for many years. Combining her love of helping others and her love of young children, she enjoys being a resource for Wonderland families. Outside of work, Charissa loves spending time with her daughter, friends, and extended family.
Family Resources Coordinator, Bridge Coordinator
Marsha is a born and raised Washingtonian! She has been passionate about working with children and parents and has seven years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She has been working as a preschool teacher and as a family educator for immigrant and refugee parents in South Seattle. Outside of work, Marsha loves international travel, and she tries to explore two new countries every year.
Family Resources Coordinator, Intake Coordinator
Skylar has lived in Washington state most of her life, with over 20 years in Snohomish County! She graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in human services. Skylar has been passionate about working with and supporting children and families in the community. She has over five years of experience in early childhood education as a family support advocate in the ECEAP program. Outside of work, Skylar loves spending time with her husband, their two kids, and their puppy. She also enjoys going on hikes and reading great books!
Susanna Wong, MA, LaBA, IMH- E®
Family Resources Coordinator, Autism Navigator, Para-educator, Infant Family Specialist
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Susanna graduated from Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in finance and worked many years in marketing until she became a full-time mom. She discovered her love and passion for working with young children when she volunteered at her son’s preschools and Cub Scout unit. Susanna went back to school and get a bachelor’s degree in human development and an early childhood education certificate from Washington State University. She taught preschool for three years. She is currently completing the practicum for her master’s degree in special education (applied behavior analysis) from Arizona State University. In her spare time, Susanna likes spending time with her family, traveling, discovering new restaurants, hiking, and going to Zumba class with her friends.
Sarah Zanders, MA, LMHCA,
Family Resources Coordinator Supervisor, CHERISH Coordinator, Para-educator, Infant Family Specialist
A Puget Sound native, Sarah’s love for working with children started at a young age as a babysitter and nanny in her hometown of Sammamish, Washington. In high school she participated in the Running Start program at Bellevue College and worked at the preschool on campus. Sarah went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Washington State University and taught 1st grade in Lacey, Washington and preschool in Bellevue, Washington. Sarah later earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. She has worked with children and families for over 20 years in many different capacities, from early childhood education to trauma-focused counseling and social work. Sarah has spent the past six years dedicated to working with children, adolescents, and families who are systems involved. Sarah lives in Bothell with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, painting, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Early Support Therapists and Educators
Therapy Manager, Special Educator
Jenna is a proud product of the Midwest, which comes out in her connections with others and commitment to her work. Education and working with people with developmental disabilities have been two recurring themes throughout her life experiences. In 1998 Jenna joined a lifetime friend on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle, which led to a move two months later. Flash forward 10 years and Jenna was walking across a stage accepting her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington. Jenna has additional training in promoting social emotional development, visual impairments in young children, and screening for Autism. In her spare time, Jenna finds joy in spontaneous experiences with her “partner in crime” (son), working in the yard, and spending time together as a family.
Christine Babcock, OTR/L, IMH-E®
Occupational Therapist, Infant Family Associate
Christine studied Early Childhood and Family Studies and has a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington. She first fell in love with occupational therapy as a volunteer at an early-intervention center in 7th grade. Christine loves partnering with parents to discover a child’s unique strengths and how to support their full potential. She is passionate about children in the foster care system and is in the process of becoming a CHERISH therapist. Christine grew up in Southern California but has called the Pacific Northwest her home for the last 13 years. When Christine is not working, she enjoys running, backpacking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kristi joins the Wonderland team with 16 years of experience as a physical therapist across the lifespan and in a variety of settings. She is a native Seattleite and attended Seattle Pacific University before moving to Montana for graduate school. Kristi is excited to take her career into the field of early intervention. She is passionate about education and the coaching model that Wonderland uses for empowering families to actively participate in their child’s progress. She loves the challenge of finding innovative ways to help children reach their full potential. Outside of work, she stays busy with her husband and three kids, volunteering at schools, coaching soccer, gardening, cooking, and traveling.
Sarah grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has lived in the Seattle area for the past four years. Her passion for working with children and helping people is what led her to her career as a speech-language pathologist. She enjoys helping children communicate with their families and the world around them. Sarah completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She is excited to be a part of the Wonderland team and to be able to support children and their families throughout their journeys. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with friends and family.
Growing up, Rebecca always had an interest in working with people and was fascinated by the intricacies of communication. Through an introductory course during her freshman year, Rebecca discovered a passion for speech-language pathology. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Washington. Rebecca is excited to be part of the Wonderland team and to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, baking cookies, and exploring Seattle area coffee shops.
Hannah Currie, OTR/L
Hannah’s passion for working with infants and toddlers stems from the thrill of watching children develop their own personalities and gain developmental skills. She is dedicated to helping families grow together by delighting in the little things that reveal how their child is learning and growing. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys preserving fresh local produce, as well as hiking, gardening, cooking, and sewing. Hannah is now very busy raising a toddler with another little one on the way.
Hannah DeJong, M.A., CCC-SLP, IMH-E®
CHERISH Speech-Language Pathologist, Infant Family Specialist
Growing up in Iowa, Hannah first became interested in working with children and their families by working as a respite and camp counselor for children with disabilities. She studied speech pathology and Spanish at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and enjoyed spending a semester in Spain learning a new language. After earning her Master’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Iowa, she worked in a pediatric clinic and in the school setting before moving to Seattle with her husband. Hannah likes to spend time outdoors and explore new places to hike in Washington. She also enjoys cooking, reading good books, and gardening.
Piper is a Colorado native who relocated to Washington a few years ago. She studied speech-language pathology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado before completing her graduate degree in medical speech pathology at the University of Washington. Piper lives in North Seattle with her fiancé and loves to explore the area on her bike. When not biking, she loves to garden as well as read murder mysteries.
Devon Lawrence, MAT
Growing up in Maryland, Devon first became interested in working with children with special needs through her volunteer work with a 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program. She moved to Charlottesville where she stayed for both her undergraduate and graduate schooling. Devon earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and spent a year gaining experience in early-intervention services and preschool special education. She moved to Seattle with her husband and worked for her first five years teaching a special education preschool classroom. In her spare time, Devon enjoys visiting family and friends, reading books, watching movies, baking, and rowing.
Yuling Liu, OTR/L
A former teacher in China and the U.S., Yuling has always known that she wanted a career that enables her to help people. She decided to pursue an occupational therapy degree from the University of Washington because it combines all her interest in teaching, early-childhood development, and medicine. Yuling is excited to be part of this dynamic team with a passion for supporting children and families from diverse cultural background to reach their greatest potential in their daily life. When Yuling is not working, she is busy raising her toddler twin daughters. She enjoys cooking, travelling and exploring outdoor activities. She speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.
Kris Marion, M.S., CCC-SLP, IMH-E®
Speech-Language Pathologist, Therapy Supervisor, Infant Family Specialist
Kris finds great reward in helping caregivers and children learn to communicate more successfully with one another. She is grateful for the opportunity to know, teach, learn from, and collaborate with Wonderland families, and has facilitated years of parent education classes using The Hanen Program curriculum. Kris has worked with children and families in many settings (home, public school, clinic-based, and private-practice sectors) and has almost 20 years of experience and training in a wide variety of communication disorders. Kris is one of Wonderland’s early intervention team therapy supervisors and is a mentor for clinical fellows at Wonderland through ASHA’s Clinical Fellowship program. She also participates in Wonderland’s Equity Change team to support positive change in the areas of workplace diversity, cultural understanding, and equity practices. She stays busy raising her three school-aged children, enjoying hot yoga, and pursuing various hobbies such as writing, crafts, and gardening.
Anna Meline, M.S., CF-SLP
Anna was born and raised in France. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders and a minor in special education. She moved to Seattle to attend graduate school and received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Washington. Anna strongly believes in the early support services for young children. She particularly enjoys collaborating with families to help their children flourish and interact with their environments to the best of their abilities. In her spare time, you can find Anna book browsing in local bookstores, building Legos with her two young sons, or making crepes for her family.
Occupational Therapist, Infant Family Specialist
Rachel believes wholeheartedly in families and the power of home-based early-invention services. Raised on the East Coast, she earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy there but has called Seattle home for the last ten years. She enjoys the culture of the Pacific Northwest and all the activities it offers, from skiing to mountain climbing, although recently has been sticking close to home, enjoying the little things with her husband and baby daughter.
Kristen Shaw, M.S., CCC-SLP, IMH-E®
Speech-Language Pathologist, CHERISH Lead, Therapy Supervisor, Infant Family Specialist
Kristen studied English, Linguistics, and Speech Science, and has a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She loves language in all its forms (she once competed in a crossword puzzle competition), and has spent most of her life working and volunteering for, or just enjoying, language causes. She has worked at a publishing house, translated Middle English poetry, taught English to adults, and helped run a reading program for teenagers. She became interested in Speech Language Pathology after reading the book The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, a memoir about finding new ways of communication after a stroke. She lives in Seattle with her husband and sons and still reads Middle English for fun.
Natasha Utevsky, MSW, LSWAIC, IMH-E®
Child & Family Therapist, Infant Family Associate
Natasha was born and raised in Seattle but has lived in Portland and Spokane as well. She is happy to be back home near her family and lifelong friends. With a graduate degree in social work and an undergraduate degree in psychology, Natasha’s focus is on using best practices to connect with and improve outcomes for children and families. Natasha believes that positive early childhood experiences lay the foundation for happy and healthy adolescence and adulthood. She is also passionate about food, friends, camping, live music, and a good book, especially science fiction.
Jane Witmer, M.S., OT/L
Occupational Therapist, Therapy Supervisor
Jane originally became an occupational therapist with an early-intervention focus to combine her interests in science and art, but she was surprised to discover how much pleasure she also finds in meeting and getting to know Wonderland’s children and their families. Jane is passionate about nurturing strengths and building on positive assets. She has found this particularly challenging recently as she nudges her two sons toward adulthood. Jane and her family peacefully coexist with one dog and two cats in a much-loved and remodeled home. She finds solace in outdoor activities like biking, hiking, camping, and gardening.
Alafia Zaveri, M.Ed.
Alafia was born in Mumbai, India, and has lived there for the first 25 years of her life. She moved to California after marrying her husband. One year later, they moved to Seattle for their love of the great Pacific Northwest. In 2020, Alafia became a mom, and this new journey has made her realize the importance of having resourceful people around to support new parents. She first entered the field of special education in India over a decade ago. She fed her curiosity in early childhood education by receiving a master’s degree in early childhood special education from the University of Washington. She worked in an inclusive preschool classroom for two years as the head teacher at the UW Experimental Education Unit. Alafia loves traveling, and on weekends, you can probably find her camping, hiking, biking, or taking a road trip.
Hope RISING Clinic Team
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, MA, 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.
Jessi Crowley, LMHCA, MA
Mental Health Therapist
Jessi grew up in the Pacific Northwest and received a master’s degree in counseling from Northwestern University. She has worked with children in many different capacities – as a camp counselor, a toddler group leader, a wilderness therapy staff, and most recently, a therapist. Jessi enjoys working with kids because of their resilience and their joy and wants to help them feel supported in their developmental journey. When not working, Jessi enjoys playing and coaching Ultimate Frisbee and soaking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest outdoors!
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.
Madison Kranse, MSW, LSWAIC
Child & Family Therapist
Madison was born and raised in Colorado. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social work from Colorado State University and a master’s of social work with a concentration in health and wellness from the University of Denver. Madison chose Washington as her home and continues to love every second of living in the Pacific Northwest! In her free time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, and paddle boarding. Madison is looking forward to making more memories in Washington and exploring every bit of the state. She is passionate about her work with families and loves all the different dynamics that come with them. Madison strives to give her best to everyone she meets.
Sarah Lemke, M.S., OTR/L
Sarah earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University. She was drawn to occupational therapy by its creative opportunities to support children of all ages and their families. Sarah has most enjoyed her experiences in pediatric mental health, developing resources to educate and empower families. She also enjoys traveling, yoga, and caring for her plants and her rambunctious cat.
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.
Stephanie Parent, M.S., CF-SLP
Speech‐Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow
Stephanie grew up in Maine before moving to Boston. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in inclusive education. She was especially interested in language and the cognitive aspects of communication, so she decided to pursue a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Emerson College. Stephanie strongly believes in supporting the whole family and enjoys collaborating with caregivers. Stephanie is looking forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, reading, and trying new restaurants.
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.
Jennifer Salgado, MA, LMHCA
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.
Family Support Specialist & Program Administrative 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.
Alex Tarasar, MSW, LSWAIC
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.
FASD Evaluation Coordinator & Intake Coordinator
Gen was born and raised in California and moved to Washington a decade ago. She has ten years of experience working in the education field and recently worked at a school-based health center in Seattle. Gen is passionate about helping children reach their fullest potential. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hanging out with her family, fishing, crocheting, or reading. She is thrilled to be joining the Wonderland team.
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.
Jessica Womack, OTD, OTR/L
Jessica enjoys helping children meet their full potential! She was introduced to occupational therapy while teaching dance and yoga to people of all ages and abilities and received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University. She is passionate about understanding how neurology, sensory systems, and connection impact identity, safety, and function, especially as a foster/adoptive mother and an adoptee. When not working, Jessica is busy with her family, which includes her husband, three kids, six alpacas, four goats, two dogs, and one llama.