Asia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Western Washington University where she studied race-relations, criminology, and law. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Washington. While in graduate school, she completed internships at Seattle Municipal Court and The Defender Association and independently engaged in research related to racial stereotypes of adolescent gang membership and the negative implications these biases often have on youth and communities of color. She graduated with an MSW concentrating in Policy and Administration and has continued to remain passionate about research and its implications on policy development and implementation, particularly as it relates to racial justice and the overall criminal justice system. Asia's work at PBHJP centers on Juvenile Justice reform policy and evaluation.
Sashya Clark works for the King County Division of Youth Services. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Sashya has worked with adolescents in a variety of professional capacities including mental health, youth mentoring and advocacy, and community building. She is especially interested in adolescent identity development, youth empowerment and social justice.
Reina Galvez is a Mental Health Practitioner with a License in Mental Health Counseling. She completed her Masters of Social Work from Walla Walla University in 2006. Since then, she has worked in various community mental health settings primarily serving low-income minority populations with a specific emphasis in providing services to children, youth and their families. Her personal passion and interests are in working with underprivileged families.
Spencer Hensley is a Research Study Coordinator in the division, working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) and various other projects. He received his B.A. in Psychology at Gonzaga University in 2009.
Alyssa Hook is a Research Study Coordinator working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Alyssa graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and relocated from the central coast of California to work in the division. She has previous experience in two undergraduate research labs at Cal Poly, and looks forward to pursuing graduate school in the field.
Jessica Leith coordinates the HB 1088 Workforce Initiative projects and HB 2536 projects. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Jessica is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Medical Family Therapist. She has worked as a clinician in a variety of settings including community mental health, corrections, and medical settings. Recently she has focused on developing mental health clinicians and services in Cambodia which is a primary passion of hers. Locally, Jessica is interested in social justice initiatives related to the promotion of mental health among underserved and culturally diverse populations.
Marcy Pareira is the Lead Practitioner at King County Division of Youth Services. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Vermont in 1996. Since then, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital, public defense, and community mental health. Marcy is especially interested in crisis intervention, social justice, and advocacy for persons with mental health issues.
Ryan Parigoris is a Research Study Assistant on the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Ryan graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Clinical Psychology in 2015 and moved to Seattle shortly after. He is interested in research and practice relating to increasing access to evidence-based, culturally competent mental healthcare for historically marginalized populations, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the future.
As Project Manager of the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), April directs development and dissemination of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System and it's associated technologies. She coordinates various research and evaluation projects which focus on community based services and interventions for children and families, with a major focus on Wraparound Services. She also works closely with the national partners such as The Institute for Innovation & Implementation providing support to the TA Network and Systems of Care sites across the country. April received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Education at the University of Montana, and her Master of Public Health from Oregon State University. She is passionate about children's mental health and particularly interested in ways PBHJP can affect public policy and improve the quality of life for families.
Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, MSW, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Jennifer earned her Doctorate in Social Work at Washington University in Saint Louis where she taught Evaluation of Programs and Services and researched nonprofit management, implementation of innovations, and children's mental health services. She also has a BA from Wellesley College and an MSSW from Columbia University. She has previous experience with internal performance measurement and management within a large youth development and child welfare organization in New York City, and as a caseworker and supervisor at a foster care prevention agency.
Andie Uomoto is a Research Study Coordinator with the Creating Connections project. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She has worked extensively with children and families throughout her undergraduate career and hopes to continue to serve children of diverse populations in the future.