Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.) │ Founding President/CEO
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After nearly 20 years as a judge, State Supreme Court justice, and child advocate, Bobbe Bridge knows how systems work—and don’t. Since founding CCYJ in 2006, she has been the driving force behind our organization’s strategic leadership, developing and implementing innovative, evidence-based, sustainable reforms in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Justice Bridge works to build critical community partnerships among leaders and stakeholders who work together for breakthrough results in system change. She currently co-chairs the Washington State Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care, and has been honored with numerous awards for her civic involvement, philanthropy, and service to children and youth.
Gina Cumbo │ Project Director
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The center of Gina’s work is her commitment to breaking generational cycles of poverty to make a positive impact in the lives of children and youth. As Project Director, she oversees our efforts for LGBTQ, CSEC, and gang-involved youth, coordinates the Family Advocacy Center project, and staffs the Washington State Becca Task Force. With CCYJ since 2008, Gina previously represented adults and children as an attorney for the Snohomish County Public Defender Association and in private Social Security disability practice. She holds an interdisciplinary BA from Fairhaven College of Western Washington University and a JD and MSW from the University of Michigan.
Leila Curtis | Project Manager
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Leila re-joined CCYJ in January 2018 as a Project Manager for Girl’s Court and the BECCA Task Force. From 2008-2011, Leila served as staff member to the statewide BECCA Task Force and as Models for Change Truancy Project Coordinator for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she assisted with coordinating the development of recommendations for statewide truancy system reform and with implementation of a truancy-reduction pilot program in King County. Leila was briefly employed at CCYJ in 2010 as Project Coordinator, overseeing development of a truancy-related pilot program in the Seattle Public School District and a truancy bench book. In 2012, Leila joined the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and worked in Juvenile Court from 2014-2017. Leila graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, 2006. She also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington College of Education, 2004.
Alisha Evans-Goldie │ Social Worker, Family Advocacy Center
As Social Worker for CCYJ’s Family Advocacy Center, Alisha helps parents and caregivers connect with services and navigate the child welfare system. Alisha has a decade’s worth of experience in the juvenile justice, mental health, and child welfare systems. Alisha started her career at Seattle Children’s Home’s (SCH) McGraw unit. After five years with SCH, she joined Navos caring for adults with emotional and psychological issues. She then went on to a five year tenure with the State of Washington as a Child and Family Welfare Service specialist, CPS/FAR investigator, and CHET screener before joining the team at CCYJ. Alisha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.
Bev Falgione │ Director of Development
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As Director of Development, Bev is responsible for all aspects of philanthropic revenue generation for CCYJ.
Robbin Hastings │ Finance Manager
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In her role as Finance Manager, Robbin provides leadership and promotes a culture of fiscal stewardship at CCYJ. She is responsible for the development and execution of financial systems, policies, and procedures. Her duties include funds management, forecasting and budgeting, financial reporting and analysis. Starting at CCYJ in January 2016, Robbin is a certified public accountant with extensive experience and a diverse background serving nonprofit organizations as well as individuals and corporations. Formerly an auditor with KPMG, Robbin holds a BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University (cum laude). Robbin is also a businesswoman, owning her own small firm since 1992.
Maria Howard │ Director of Operations
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Better lives for kids isn’t just a tag line for Maria, it’s the inspiration for everything she contributes at CCYJ. Maria provides executive support to the CEO, manages human resources, coordinates IT support, and oversees office management. She has 12 years of experience in legal administrative services, including more than a decade as a legal secretary for corporate law firms. Maria previously executed database accuracy and integrity as a corporate data steward. She holds a BA in Law and Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement from Central Washington University, and is a loyal volunteer of 10 years for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Lisa McCaul│ LINC Project Coordinator
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Lisa brings 15 years of experience in the private and public sector to her role as LINC Project Coordinator, leveraging her extensive background in data management, event coordination and administrative assistance with a heavy emphasis on reporting, communications and organization. She holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University and has a passion for understanding social justice issues and being an example of change within broken systems.
Melanie Nadon │ Project Coordinator
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Melanie began working with CCYJ in 2016 as an intern for the Commission on Children in Foster Care and as a student research assistant for her Master’s Degree Capstone Project with the Family Advocacy Center. Now as a Project Assistant, she is conducting the initial research phase of CCYJ’s Military Youth project, coordinating the formation of a Youth Advisory Council for CCYJ, and assisting in the development of the Girls Court project. Melanie holds a BA in Gender, Law, and Policy and Speech Communication from the University of La Verne and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
Nicholas Oakley │ Sr. Project Manager, eQuality & Project Respect
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For Nicholas, doing youth justice work for a living is a privilege. He empowers CCYJ’s efforts for LGBTQ and CSEC youth by bringing together groups of stakeholders to implement groundbreaking protocols. Prior to joining CCYJ, Nicholas represented youth and families in dependency, juvenile offender, education, family and criminal law matters as an associate attorney at Carey & Lillevik, PLLC. He holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a JD from the University of Washington School of Law. Nicholas is also a volunteer mentor with If Project, which provides support to incarcerated women as they prepare to re-enter the community.
Kim Ong │ Project Coordinator
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CCYJ Project Coordinator Kimberly Ong’s work is grounded in being a vehicle for positive impacts and highlighting local solutions and resources to empower healthy communities. Starting with CCYJ as an intern for the Commission on Children in Foster Care in 2015, Kim now works primarily on CCYJ’s projects revolving around improving system responses to commercially sexually exploited children and young people who encounter or are otherwise subject to the mandatory attendance and at-risk youth laws and court. She holds a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Washington, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
Grete Schultz │ Staff Attorney, Lawyers Fostering Independence
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As LFI Staff Attorney, Grete is working to expand our program outside King County, helping young people who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness access the legal resources and support they need. Grete has over five years’ experience working as a public defense attorney in Pierce County, as well as one year working at Redfin. She is passionate about working with youth and young adults, and is highly successful in supporting LFI clients, volunteers, and partner organizations. Grete holds a BA in Sociology from Seattle University and a JD from the University of Idaho.
Laurel Simonsen │ Managing Attorney, Lawyers Fostering Independence
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As LFI Managing Attorney, Laurel directs the LFI program and helps young people in King County, who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness, access the legal resources and support they need. Before joining CCYJ in 2017, Laurel advocated on behalf of parents and children involved in dependency, termination, family law and administrative proceedings as an associate attorney at Carey & Lillevik, PLLC. Laurel holds a BA and a JD with a concentration in Public Service from the University of Washington. In her personal time, Laurel supports justice for women and girls as a volunteer attorney for Legal Voice.
Anica Stieve │ Lead Project Manager, Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs
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Anica thrives on working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in the private and public sector—a skill aligned with her work with the multijurisdictional Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) and multidisciplinary intervention team Youth LINC. Anica is inspired by the project’s many partners and the work they do for youth and families. Joining CCYJ in January 2013, Anica brings knowledge of mental health law and community services from intern work for King County Crisis and Commitment Services, part of the Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division. She holds two BA degrees from the University of Washington, in Sociology and Law, Societies and Justice.
Margaret Terry │ Major Gifts Manager
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Margaret has over 15 years of experience in comprehensive fundraising for both statewide and national organizations previously working with Thrive Washington, the American Medical Women’s Association, Child Care Aware and numerous regional coalitions in the early childhood and health fields. She is pleased to join the team and excited to see how her experience in collaborative fundraising and systems change can help to expand the impact of CCYJ.
Stephen Vanderhoef │ QLaw Foundation Sher Kung Fellow
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Vince Vaielua │ Project Manager, Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs
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Vince has 15 years of experience as a youth advocate and gang intervention specialist. Before joining CCYJ, Vince was the founding director of Project 253, a youth empowerment and community engagement organization and Tuff Love Intervention, a high risk youth mentoring program. He also was involved in the City of Tacoma’s implementation of OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model.