YouthCare is grateful to the following individuals for committing their time and energy to serving on our Board of Directors and leading us in our mission to end youth homelessness.

Board of Directors

Board Chair

Karen F. Jones, JD, Community Advocate

Board Vice-Chair

Ken Robertson, One Eighty/Leisure Care

Board Secretary

Francesca Peri Wermlinger, Starbucks Coffee Company 

Board Treasurer

Marlena Torres, Children’s Home Society of Washington 


  • Alyssa Mehl Alcantara, Seneca Real Estate Group
  • Beau August, Metzler Real Estate 
  • Erin Coomer, Community Advocate
  • Farron Curry, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Heidi Dettmer, NHL Seattle
  • Representative Mary Lou Dickerson (retired), Community Advocate
  • Stephanie Fiano, Forum Solutions LLC
  • Carmen Hudson, Recruiting Toolbox
  • Alyssa Mehl Alcantara, Seneca Group
  • Greg Moye, Russell Investments
  • Pashtana Rahman, Seattle Bank
  • Mark Solomon, Seattle Police Department
  • Hugh Straley, MD, Community Advocate
  • Nick Straley, JD, Columbia Legal Services
  • Matthew Turetsky, JD, Matt Turetsky Mediation / Arbitration
  • John Zmolek, Verity Credit Union

as of April 22, 2021

YouthCare Bylaws

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