Amara Staff - Amara

Amara Staff

Best for Babies Pierce County

Julie Hoffman
Best for Babies Program Coordinator

Chief Executive Officer

Scarlett Aldebot-Green
Chief Executive Officer
206.260.1701

Chief Program Officer

Jason Gortney
Chief Program Officer
206.395.4931

Communications & Outreach

Kari Hanson
Family Outreach Coordinator

Katie Ferguson
Communications & Partnerships Manager

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Fathi Karshie
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
amara@amarafamily.org
206.260.1709

Finance & Administration

Dong Nam
Chief Financial Officer
amara@amarafamily.org
206.260.1704

Dinah Slattery
Staff Accountant

Emily Sigler
Compliance and Administration Manager

Kelly Lenard-Holcomb
HR Manager

Steve Hill
Operations Coordinator

Foster Care Services

Nicole Mazen
Chief Program and Policy Officer
amara@amarafamily.org
206.260.1720

Anne-Marie Holloway
Foster Care Specialist

Brenda Bobadilla
Foster Care Specialist

Brittney Lee
Kinship Retention & Support Specialist

Cristina Tzintzun
Kinship Retention & Support Specialist

Danielle Hammond
Child Screening and Family Support Specialist

Deborah Collins
Associate Director of Foster Care

Deshanna Brown
Foster Care Specialist

Jenna Abbassi
Foster Care Specialist

Jennifer Diaz
Family Time Visitation Specialist

Jenny von Veh
Child Placement Coordinator

Katie Biron
Family Connections Program Manager

Kristen Wilson
Foster Care Specialist

Kristina Bates Greene
Foster Care Services Supervisor

Mari Halpert
Foster Care Specialist

Maria Mello
Foster Care Specialist

Martha Buchta-Spevak
Family Time Visitation Specialist

Mary Schlichter
Foster Care Services Supervisor

Michelle Lopez
Family Time Visitation Specialist

Michelle Perry
Family Time Visitation Specialist

Quenby Delgado
Foster Care Specialist

Sarah Hasbrook
Foster Care Specialist

Trey Rabun
Associate Director of Kinship and Community Services

Tricia Lambie
Foster Care Services Supervisor

Veronica Houff
Foster Care Specialist

Philanthropy

Ruth Tollefson
Chief Philanthropy Officer
amaragiving@amarafamily.org
206.438.3938

Carrie Bassett
Donor Relations Officer

Melinda Lowe
Individual Giving & Events Officer

Post-Adoption Services

Kara Andersen
Family Support Specialist

Rena Konomis
Post-Adoption Program Manager

Program Impact & Evaluation

Julianne Bukey Peterson
Associate Director, Program Impact and Evaluation

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