Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supports the work of CCYJ and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.

Board members serve as trusted advisors to the President & CEO and ambassadors for CCYJ in the community. Meet our Board of Directors and learn why they joined the CCYJ Board.

Dan Shih, Chair
Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
CCYJ is focused on improving outcomes for the most vulnerable populations: youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems or at immediate risk of entering those systems. These kids have so much potential, and we as a society need to do much better for them. I’m involved with CCYJ because we are focused on making the maximum impact by improving, reforming, and rethinking approaches to give these at-risk kids the foundation they need to thrive.

Shawna Deane, Vice Chair
Senior Corporate Counsel, Innovative Interfaces
I joined CCYJ to help change the experiences of young people in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to meet their unique needs. Foster and homeless children, LGTBQ+ children, and other marginalized communities all experience these systems differently and CCYJ seeks to change the systems with data driven analysis to find innovative solutions that work to meet these needs and advocate for policy change to address the root causes of children and youth entering these systems. When children and families can thrive, the whole community benefits.

Mark Maleng, Secretary
Regional Sales Manager, Trident Seafoods
My dad’s mission and goal was to prevent kids from entering the criminal justice system, so that they could have the opportunity to reach their full potential. I joined CCYJ’s board to honor my dad’s dream. The work CCYJ does on systems reform helps at-risk children and youth avoid the criminal justice system while also providing them the resources, support system, tools, and guidance they need to navigate this complex world.

Megan Wells, Treasurer
Managing Director, Ankura
When I initially talked to Justice Bridge before I joined the board, I told her that I have a son on the autism spectrum, so I know what it is like to advocate for someone that doesn’t always have his own “voice.” Many of the children we serve don’t have an advocate, and that is where CCYJ comes in. It is important work to give these kids a voice, and I am proud to do it.

Intisar Benge
Lobbyist, McBride Public Affairs
I joined CCYJ because I believe in its mission and vision. I firmly believe that when children feel safe and valued, they are more able to reach their full potential. Showing children who are negatively impacted by systemic barriers that they are important and that someone genuinely cares can make a life-long impact. CCYJ provides a unique platform to meaningfully and sincerely impact the lives of vulnerable children and families, and I am honored to serve on its Board of Directors.

Jon Bridge
Chairman/Counsel Emeritus, Ben Bridge Jeweler
I have always harbored a life obligation to make the world just a little bit better. The way to do that is to protect and nurture our youth – – the generation to come, to make sure that those who are left behind and unsheltered are given the same opportunities and safety as those whose parents can care for them. CCYJ is designed to help those youth by modifying the systems that we live under to serve our foster youth, our LGBTQ+ young people and those who are trafficked and manipulated improperly. CCYJ was founded by my better half, Bobbe Bridge to do just that, and I’m proud to support and be part of the organization.

Benjamin Danielson
Clinical Professor, University of Washington
CCYJ cherishes youth, cherishes all youth; particularly the youth most impacted by our harmful systems. CCYJ doesn’t shy away from the complexity of contexts that lead to this harmful impact. And, CCYJ unequivocally names the fundamental role racism plays in causing harm to youth. CCYJ knows that those most impacted have the best solutions for changing our systems for the better. CCYJ has the inspiring audacity to bridge gaps in our shared understanding – as well as gaps in our complicated systems – to help make sure youth who have faced much hardship see and can attain a bright, fulfilling future.

Matthew Diggs
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
I joined CCYJ because it is an organization focused on vulnerable youth at critical inflection points in their lives.  As a former federal prosecutor, I saw first-hand the lifelong impacts of the welfare, juvenile justice and foster care systems as children and teenagers became adults.  CCYJ addresses the unique needs of young people as they work to avoid and navigate systems too often created and administered without a child-centric focus.  I am eager to work with an organization seeking to reform these systems and create a better future for children in Washington State.

Tal Eidelman
Product Manager, Google
Children and youth have limited control over their circumstances and outcomes, especially when they’re facing the welfare and juvenile justice systems. Having volunteered with CCYJ before joining the board, I got to meet amazing people who do an incredible job at creating fair opportunities for young people who are at these vulnerable situations.

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Terri Green
Director of Advancement,  Hillel University of Washington
For over 25 years, I have worked as a leader in the not-for-profit sector.  I hope that my expertise in successful grassroots fundraising, community building, and major donor campaigns will help CCYJ fulfill its mission and fulfill my desire to directly support social justice work in our community.

Davina Inslee
General Counsel, Global Health Labs
I have two children and I wish that all children have the same opportunities to develop and grow as my own. I am involved with CCYJ because its mission and work is directly impacting the ability for our most vulnerable children to receive those opportunities.

Natasha Khanna
City of Seattle, Assistant City Attorney
I joined CCYJ because of my own personal experiences as an adoptee. I am passionate about ensuring that children are able to thrive in every way, whether it is working directly with them to make sure they meet their developmental milestones or working to keep them out of the criminal justice system, just like I was given the chance to thrive.


Rachel Sottile, President & CEO

Judge Anne Levinson (ret.), Board Member Emeritus, Judge (ret.)