Chief Executive Officer, she/her
Mary Ellen 领导着 70 多名员工，并与 19 名成员的董事会密切合作，以实现 KCSARC 的愿景和使命。玛丽·艾伦 (Mary Ellen) 一直是改变性侵犯服务领域（包括预防、教育和受害者倡导）的有远见的领导者。她与主要企业、公司、地方政府和组织建立了伙伴关系，以便受害者及其家人能够发表意见。 KCSARC 因有效和创新的服务而享誉全国。
Mary Ellen 拥有明尼苏达大学的咨询硕士学位。她是“明天的领导力”和 Alki 基金会的项目毕业生。她目前在西雅图大主教管区审查委员会任职。过去的董事会职责包括精神疾病药物依赖监督委员会和 2018 年西雅图警察局长搜查委员会、华盛顿性侵犯计划联盟、性犯罪者管理委员会、妇女资助联盟和西雅图金县市政联盟
Larraine oversees, leads and plans client services programs, and supports a team of directors in clinical, advocacy, and prevention services. She started at KCSARC in 2007 as Clinical Manager, overseeing and supervising KCSARC’s therapists until joining the leadership team in 2022. She remains committed to providing research-based, leading-edge and high quality services for trauma survivors.
Prior to KCSARC, Larraine provided evaluation and therapy services for children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems.
Larraine received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington. Larraine is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the State of Washington. She is also a Child Mental Health Specialist.
Larraine is a professional member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Karen 于 2018 年 8 月加入 KCSARC，领导筹款和沟通团队创建、实施和评估该机构的私营部门筹款活动。
Karen 职业生涯的大部分时间都在非营利组织工作，包括在西雅图儿童剧院 (SCT) 工作 19 年，在那里她担任教育总监，后来担任董事总经理，负责剧院的所有行政职能，包括开发和营销。
Karen 曾在当地、国内和国际上任教，并曾是康沃尔艺术学院和西雅图大学 MFA 艺术领导计划的兼职教员。 Karen 是 Winifred Ward Memorial Fund 的董事会主席，是美国儿童剧院基金会董事会成员和副总裁，是太平洋西北地区结束性交易扶轮社的成员。此外，Karen 还是年轻观众剧院 (TYA/USA) 的前董事会主席。
Anne 负责监督财务、人力资源和行政人员。在 2017 年加入 KCSARC 之前，她曾在华盛顿州最大的移民倡导组织 OneAmerica 和 OneAmerica Votes 担任相同职务。在过去的 20 年中，Anne 曾在 Bexar 县家庭司法中心、圣安东尼奥和 Bexar 县联合之路、家庭服务中心、波音公司和墨西哥裔美国人团结委员会等组织担任财务和项目管理职位。
Agustina oversees and provides supervision for all of KCSARC’s therapists and parent educators. She joined KCSARC in 2015 as a bilingual therapist at KCSARC, part of the Dando Voz (Our Voice) team that provides KCSARC’s services to clients in Spanish. Agustina also co-chaired the agency’s Anti-Racism and Equity Initiative.
Agustina is passionate about serving those who have experienced trauma, especially those in marginalized communities. She believes in bringing evidence-based practices to life in ways that are culturally relevant and honor clients’ communal and personal wisdom.
Following a diverse career in education, languages, and parenthood, Agustina obtained her master’s in social work from the University of Washington.
Laura directs all client advocacy services, including KCSARC’s 24-hour Resource Line, legal advocacy and client support/intake programs. Prior to 2022, Laura managed the Resource Line, supervising and coordinating the advocates who staff the line and who provide support, crisis counseling and resources to callers.
Laura joined KCSARC in 1990 as a Child Advocacy Specialist after working several years as a Family Support Specialist in the Midwest. Laura has a Bachelor of Science in counseling and psychology. After 18 years providing comprehensive intake services, medical advocacy, parent education, and as a resource line advocate herself, she joined the management team in 2008.
Gurpreet oversees the day-to-day activities of the agency. She ensures the departments she manages are performing efficiently and effectively and works with agency leaders on project planning. Prior to joining KCSARC, she held an Operations Role for 7 years and previously worked as a Practice Administrator for an Anesthesia group who provided services to two large community hospitals.
Gurpreet holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management and a CMPE (Board Certified Medical Practice manager) Credential.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and cooking.
Kim provides supervision and coordination of the 24-hour Resource Line and the advocates that staff the line to support and provide crisis counseling and resources to callers.
Kim joined KCSARC in 2001 as a Client Care Specialist, Case Manager and Parent Educator. In this capacity, she was the first point of contact for clients seeking services after they have been sexually or physically assaulted.
Prior to working at KCSARC, Kim was a para-educator in a local school district working with children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She also has a business/banking background.
Megan has been with KCSARC since 2000, first as a legal advocate and then as manager of the legal advocacy program. She oversees a team of 20 legal advocates, including three legal advocacy supervisors, who assist clients as they navigate the criminal justice process. She and her team manage an overall caseload of about 1,200 at any given time, and assist over 2,500 survivors each year.
Megan also provides statewide and countywide trainings on legal advocacy, sexual assault and the criminal justice process, and participates in several statewide legislative work groups advocating for victim rights and sexual assault awareness.
Prior to KCSARC, Megan was a residential supervisor and counselor working with youth involved in long-term treatment for criminal, behavioral, and mental health issues. Megan has long been an advocate for youth, with experience implementing the positive peer program, group therapy and recreational therapy.
Megan has a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an interdisciplinary in criminal justice.
Chris oversees KCSARC’s prevention education program, a cornerstone piece of KCSARC’s mission to end sexual assault by shifting norms and behaviors that contribute to violence.
Chris began his career at KCSARC in 2002 as a prevention education specialist. In 2009 he left to attended graduate school at the University of Washington, earning a master’s degree in social work. Chris returned to KCSARC in 2016 as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and worked for five years as a trauma therapist, serving children and adult victims of sexual assault and abuse. In 2021, Chris jumped at the opportunity to apply a clinical lens to KCSARC’S prevention and education work in his current role.
In addition to KCSARC, Chris has worked as a counselor at Youth Care, a clinical care consultant with the Alzheimer’s Association, a mental health clinician for Full Life Care and a social worker for Providence Hospice of Seattle.
Laurel joined KCSARC in 2017, and oversees agency communications strategy, media relations and public policy. Prior to relocating to the Seattle area from New England, she was a communications consultant for nonprofits seeking to change public policy in the areas of affordable housing and homelessness, children’s oral health, gun violence, economic justice and taxation. Laurel’s background also includes public relations and advertising account management at agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.