Our Advocacy Committee members are nonprofit leaders who are committed to increasing awareness and stable, equitable funding so that all children and youth can have their holistic needs met

“That’s what YDEKC brings – a point of view that encourages all youth serving nonprofits to work together toward big picture, holistic outcomes.”

-Kelly Stockman McKee, Friends of the Children Seattle


Ranna Daud | Executive Director | After-School All-Stars Puget Sound

James Miles | Executive Director | Arts Corps

Louis Garcia | President and CEO | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

Beratta Gomillion | Executive Director | Center for Human Services

David De la Fuente | Executive Director | Communities in Schools of Kent

Mike Heinish | Executive Director | Kent Youth and Family Services

Susan Brown | Executive Director | Kids Co.

Lauren Frederick | Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator | The Mockingbird Society

Marilyn Littlejohn | Director, Education and Special Programs | Refugee Women’s Alliance

David Beard | Policy and Advocacy Director | School’s Out Washington

Steve Daschle | Executive Director | Southwest Youth and Family Services

Dawn Rains | Chief Policy & Strategy Officer | Treehouse

Shoshana Wineburg | Public Policy and Communications Manager | YouthCare