Meet Our Step By Step Family

Every day, we walk alongside moms who sacrifice and work hard to break out of cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect and fight to provide a better future for themselves and their children.

Together, we are helping them make it happen.


 

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Krista Linden

 
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EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Stafford Loveland

Staff is retired from Boeing as an engineer in defense analysis.  He has a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Physics, and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern Illinois. He also has an MS and a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Florida.

David Lawson

Dave has a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Economics, graduated Cum Laude. He has 25 years of experience as a HR Generalist in organizations with both domestic and international markets. He is a VP of Human Resources at Franciscan Health Systems.

John David Terry II

John graduated from Tarkio College in 1974, received his JD at University of Puget Sound in 1977.  John was a partner with Williams & Terry from 1980-1990. John went on to be CEO at Law Offices of John David Terry II P.C. from 1990-2009.  John is retired.

Bill Brantley

Bill graduated from UW in 1967 with a BA in Business. Bill became a CPA in 1969.  Bill started his own CPA firm, Brantley, Janson and Yost, in 1975 where he worked until he retired in 1995.  Bill has served on many boards throughout his career, most recently for The Red Cross. He has also worked with World Vision, which included service in Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania.

Dan Shin

Dan graduated from University of Toronto in 1997 with a BA in Economics.  He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with his JD in 2000.  He has been a member of the WA bar since 2009.  Dan is a business and real estate attorney at Inslee Best.

DebRA Saint

Debbie is the Nurse Coordinator for Congregational Health Ministries at Franciscan Health System. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and over 30 years of experience in maternal-child health. 

Katrina Asay

Katrina was a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 30b from 2011 to 2013. She served as the Mayor of Milton, WA from 2003-2010 and on the Milton City Council from 1995-2003. She also works as a tax preparer and is a licensed real estate agent.

Peter Beckwith

Peter is General Counsel for South Sound 911.  He received his law degree from Seattle University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Washington State University. Previously, he served as the president of the Auburn Public Schools Foundation and was recognized by the Business Examiner’s 40 under Forty program as an outstanding South Sound community leader under the age of forty.

 

STAFF & FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM

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Alexis Carruthers

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

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Robyn Wiebe

SOUTH END DIRECTOR

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MARIA Ramberg

NORTH END DIRECTOR

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Gail Danforth

NORTH END DIRECTOR

 
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DENISE GERKEN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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ANNmarie Mathews

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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LOUANNE NILSON

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

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NAOMI GERA

EVENTS COORDINATOR

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PENNY HOWARD

BOOKKEEPER

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Heather Volkers

HOUSING BILLING COORDINATOR

 

OUR CASE MANAGERS

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Becky Hoffman, MA, LMFT

253.564.4135

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Cheri Jacobsen, RN, BSN

253.740.0239

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Debra Mead, BHS

253.514.0552

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Rebecca Dikeman, RN

253.365.3435

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Kris Garling, RN

253.677.3693

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Ellie Hagey, RN

206.450.8842

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Erin Steppan, BHS

509.230.6339

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Gail Danforth, BSW, BHS

206.604.2968

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Maria Ramberg, RN

425.210.9848

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Meridee Heimlich, BHS

253.948.8272

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Lola Marshbank, RN

253.377.0630

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Linsey Singleton, MA, BHS

253.224.7534

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Sarah Brockes, BHS

206.940.5417

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Robyn Wiebe, BHS

253.861.1662

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Vicki Carlson, RN

425.770.8569

Nancy Helm, BSN, IBCLC

253.486.2204

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Christine McClendon, RD

484.273.2780‬

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Krista Koeplin

206.915.9485

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Shannon Schaefer

253.678.3941

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Lily Hilen

206.949.2612