Many individuals and partners contribute to Help Me Grow Washington, and many more are working in the day-to-day efforts to improve systems for our communities. This is not an exhaustive list of Help Me Grow contacts, but a chance to see some active participants.

All Team Members

Action Team Leads

Core Team

State Affiliate Staff

Sub-Affiliate Organizing Entity

Angelica Rivera

Communications Coordinator

WithinReach

Brittany Hartikainen

Action Team Lead: Policy & Advocacy

Washington Communities for Children

Central Washington Help Me Grow

Yakima Community Foundation

Yakima and Kittitas counties

Chris Gray

Manager of Pregnancy & Early Childhood Programs

WithinReach

Jackie Litzau

HMG Network Manager

WithinReach

Jenée Myers Twitchell

Action Team Lead: Data Collection & Analysis

Washington Communities for Children

Jenny Nakata

Action Team Lead: Coordinated Access

Washington Communities for Children

Jesse Gritton

Director of Systems, Partnerships and Linkages

WithinReach

José Villalobos

Director of Programs

WithinReach

Julia Kagochi

Action Team Lead: Equity

Washington Communities for Children

Kai Horton

Community Engagement Manager

WithinReach

Keri Foster

Special Projects Coordinator

WithinReach

King County Help Me Grow

Seattle-King County Public Health, Best Starts for Kids-Help Me Grow

Lark Kesterke

Senior Manager of Systems

WithinReach

Linden Obel

Action Team Lead: Family and Community Outreach

Washington Communities for Children

Northwest Early Learning Help Me Grow

Northwest Early Learning Coalition

Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties

Pierce County Help Me Grow

First 5 Fundamentals

Rachel Hall

Washington Communities for Children State Lead

Washington Communities for Children

Samantha Thompson

Senior Manager of Coordinated Access

WithinReach

Sarah Holdener

Help Me Grow Lead

Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families

Sarah Salomon

Senior Manager of Evaluation and Impact

WithinReach

Sharon Beaudoin

Chief Strategy Officer, Statewide Director

WithinReach

Skagit County Help Me Grow

United General District 304

Soleil Boyd

Action Team Lead: Data Collection & Analysis

Washington Communities for Children

Susan Barbeau

Executive Director

Washington Communities for Children

Taryn Essinger

Senior Manager of Community Engagement

WithinReach

Taylor Caragan

Action Team Lead: Child Health Care Provider Outreach

Washington Communities for Children