Meet the team that helps bring hope to families and children.

Clinic Team

Clinic Manager, Speech-Language Pathologist

Alexandra Lundy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Alex first became interested in speech-language pathology, while working as a behavior technician for children with autism. She found joy in discovering how to enter a child’s world and to teach communication. She pursued a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Oregon. After graduating, she worked in center-based early-intervention programs, pediatric clinics, and a school setting. She enjoys adventuring in the mountains and on the water with her very active pup.
Family Support Supervisor

Gabrielle Maya Nonast, MSW, LSWAIC

Gabrielle loves the work that supports families, strengthens their bonds, and connects us all in our common challenges. As a parent of a child who has been helped by therapies to reach his development goals and as a child of aging parents, she has appreciated the moments where people come together in shared understanding and/or support of one another. She is passionate about working with families to connect with the supports they need to do the difficult, yet beautiful work of caregiving. She grew up in Northern California and has lived along the stretch of land from Southern California to the Seattle area. She enjoys adventuring with her kids, hiking and running in the woods near her home, reading and watching movies, and singing frequently, but poorly.
Behavioral Health Supervisor

Akila Osakwe, LMHC

A native New Yorker, Akila moved to Seattle in 2006, where she spent five wonderful years before being recruited for a community health role in tribal healthcare in Alaska. She has worked in most areas of behavioral healthcare, including crisis intervention, addiction/recovery, suicide prevention, and serving individuals, families, and couples, in addition to holding administrative roles. A proud mother of two energetic children, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking them on fun-filled adventures. When the opportunity presents itself, she enjoys salsa dancing with anyone who might join her.
Occupational Therapist, Therapy Supervisor

Katherine Zintel, M.S., OTR/L

Katherine is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential and helping parents better understand their children. Katherine brings knowledge and skill to supporting children and families at the clinic from her experience as an in-home support specialist, residential treatment staff member, support staff in an alternative school, and therapy aide in a pediatric occupational therapy clinic. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and moved to the Pacific Northwest as a young adult. She finds enjoyment in having coffee on her front porch, hiking and backpacking, cooking with her husband, and laughing with her son.
Mental Health Therapist

Jessi Crowley, LMHCA, MA

Jessi grew up in the Pacific Northwest and received a master's degree in counseling from Northwestern University. She has worked with children in many different capacities - as a camp counselor, a toddler group leader, a wilderness therapy staff, and most recently, a therapist. Jessi enjoys working with kids because of their resilience and their joy and wants to help them feel supported in their developmental journey. When not working, Jessi enjoys playing and coaching Ultimate Frisbee and soaking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest outdoors!
Family Support Specialist

Tiara Huffaker

Tiara graduated from Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, with a B.S. in psychology. She played two years of college volleyball and studied abroad in Oslo, Norway. During her studies abroad, Tiara completed an internship in early childhood development and child abuse prevention. Before coming to Wonderland, she worked for an organization serving low-income families on TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Tiara loves to travel, coach/play volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. Some of her favorite places she has traveled to are Costa Rica, Spain, and Greece.
Child & Family Therapist

Madison Kranse, MSW, LSWAIC

Madison was born and raised in Colorado. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and social work from Colorado State University and a master's of social work with a concentration in health and wellness from the University of Denver. Madison chose Washington as her home and continues to love every second of living in the Pacific Northwest! In her free time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, and paddle boarding. Madison is looking forward to making more memories in Washington and exploring every bit of the state. She is passionate about her work with families and loves all the different dynamics that come with them. Madison strives to give her best to everyone she meets.
Occupational Therapist

Sarah Lemke, M.S., OTR/L

Sarah earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University. She was drawn to occupational therapy by its creative opportunities to support children of all ages and their families. Sarah has most enjoyed her experiences in pediatric mental health, developing resources to educate and empower families. She also enjoys traveling, yoga, and caring for her plants and her rambunctious cat.
Occupational Therapist

Hannah McIlroy, M.S., OTR/L

Hannah has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She was born in Washington, studied psychology at the University of Washington, and worked as an ABA behavior technician. Hannah has experience with hippotherapy, sensory, and feeding interventions. She values play-based and family-centered therapy and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing soccer.
Occupational Therapist

Nicole Parot, M.S., OTR/L

Nicole has lived in California and Texas but calls the PNW her home. She went to Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree and received her graduate degree from the University of Washington. Nicole always knew she wanted to be in the medical field and decided that occupational therapy was the best fit with its mix of science and creativity. Nicole has a passion for helping children live their best lives and supporting their families. She has experience working with children of all ages and loves finding the spark of joy in each child. Nicole enjoys reading, going on walks, and spending time with her husband and their young son.
Child & Family Therapist

Jennifer Salgado

Jenn graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A in public health, early childhood-family studies, and M.A in child and adolescent psychology. She grew up in Granger, WA, and has lived in the Seattle area for the past eight years. Jenn has always had a passion for working with families and wanted to pursue a career in mental health. Prior to joining the team, she worked for an organization researching and implementing interventions in schools that serve low-income families. While working in research, she also worked in an intensive outpatient program for OCD, providing cognitive behavioral therapy to young children. Outside of work, Jenn loves to travel, hike, and spend time with family and friends.
Boundless Intake Coordinator & Program Assistant

Amy Sencenbaugh

Amy grew up in Lake Tapps, Washington. She developed a close relationship with her grandparents when she was little and later cared for them as they aged. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western Washington University. She found that working with people became her passion, and she developed an appetite for helping others, especially if it included working with their pets. She enjoys taking the extra time to listen and has built long-lasting relationships with clients, friends, and family. She is recently engaged and spends most of her time doting on her precious dachshunds, Sully and Quincy.
Speech-Language Pathologist

Callie Swayze M.S., CF-SLP

Callie is from Atlanta, GA. From the age of 16, she knew that she wanted to be a speech pathologist and work with children and families to improve their quality of life and access to communication. She attended the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ’em!) for her undergraduate degree and received a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Washington. While having a wide range of interests within speech pathology, Callie found her passion in helping children and their families. She has worked with children with autism, selective mutism, speech and language delays, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and many more populations. Callie loves living in Seattle and spends her weekends trying new restaurants, hiking, skiing, and hanging out with her wonderful friends.
Child & Family Therapist

Alex Tarasar

Alex spent his childhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota. From a young age, Alex was drawn to helping those around him. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Evergreen State College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. Alex spent eight years working with youth, families, and caregivers involved in the child welfare system. He consistently formed deep, trusting relationships with families based on respect, non-judgmental understanding, and empathy. Alex is passionate about helping children, families, and adults identify patterns in their own lives, learning and implementing new skills, and make lasting changes in their lives. He enjoys spending time adventuring with his partner and his 10-year-old stepdaughter, hiking, cooking, going to art exhibitions, pedal boating, and canoeing.
FASD Evaluation Coordinator & Intake Coordinator

Gen Valenzuela

Gen was born and raised in California and moved to Washington a decade ago. She has ten years of experience working in the education field and recently worked at a school-based health center in Seattle. Gen is passionate about helping children reach their fullest potential. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hanging out with her family, fishing, crocheting, or reading. She is thrilled to be joining the Wonderland team.
Family Support Specialist & FASD Clinic Coordinator

Solé Weber

A native Seattleite, Solé has always had a passion for working with children and families. She spent a great deal of time in her youth babysitting and caring for her mammoth-sized extended family, as well as families in her neighborhood. Solé has worked in many administrative roles, including an office administrator position with Wonderland for the last two years. She looks forward to taking the skills she has gained over the years and applying them to her new position on the Boundless Team. The opportunity to support children and families impacted by prenatal substance exposure speaks to her heart. Growing up, she has experienced the impacts of drug addiction and prenatal substance exposure in her family. Solé believes these experiences will help her support other families in her new role. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kickboxing, yoga, gardening, reading great books, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends – including her nine-year-old husky Jenna.
Speech-Language Pathologist

Andrea Whipple, M.S., CCC-SLP

Andrea began her studies in education for the deaf and then broadened to speech-language pathology after observing others in the field and realizing that was the career for her. She has a passion for helping children communicate and connect with their family and the world around them. She has worked with children in both school and early-intervention in-home settings. Andrea grew up on a small farm in Spokane, WA and has lived in the Seattle area for the past 6 years. Outside of working with children, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest by hiking, camping, and cycling with her husband and friends.
Occupational Therapist

Jessica Womack, OTD, OTR/L

Jessica enjoys helping children meet their full potential! She was introduced to occupational therapy while teaching dance and yoga to people of all ages and abilities and received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University. She is passionate about understanding how neurology, sensory systems, and connection impact identity, safety, and function, especially as a foster/adoptive mother and an adoptee. When not working, Jessica is busy with her family, which includes her husband, three kids, six alpacas, four goats, two dogs, and one llama.
Pediatrician, FASD Clinic Consultant

Julia Bledsoe, MD

Julia Bledsoe, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician at the Pediatric Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt and the Center on Human Development and Disability at UWMC and a UW professor of General Pediatrics. She also works as a faculty pediatrician at the UW FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) Clinic, the longest standing FAS center in the US. Dr. Bledsoe co-directs the Center for Adoption Medicine and specializes in adoption medicine: the care of children and families touched by adoption. She strives to create active partnerships with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Bledsoe earned her M.D. at the UW. She lectures and teaches on topics related to international and domestic adoption, especially as these overlap with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Pediatrician, FASD Clinic Consultant

Julian Davies, MD

Julian Davies, MD, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, where he co-directs the Center for Adoption Medicine and works at the longest-running FAS clinic in the country. His interest in adoption, foster care, and FASD began in Russia, where he started a summer arts and clown camp for Russian orphans. He now has a pediatric practice where 2/3 of his patients were fostered or adopted. Dr. Davies created an online resource for pediatrics and adoption (www.adoptmed.org) and presents on a variety of topics at regional and national conferences. He lives in Seattle with his wife and four bold-flavored children.
Family Advocate, FASD Clinic Consultant

Julie K. Gelo

Julie Gelo is the legal mother to 13 children ranging in age from 14 to 52. Julie and her husband are licensed foster parents with Ina Maka, a private foster care agency with United Indians of All Tribes. Eight of Julie’s children have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Related conditions. Julie has been the Family Advocate for the Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network core team at the University of Washington for 23 years. She is also a foster parent co-trainer with the Resource Family Training Institute with the Department of Social and Health Services. She is the Executive Director for the Washington State affiliate to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS Washington State) and the co-founder of the FASt Friends FASD Community Support Network.
Psychologist, Hope RISING Clinic Consultant

Erin Olson, Ph.D

Erin Olson. Ph.D. has a doctoral degree from the University of Washington. She has completed supervised training experiences with UW Center for Human Development and Disability, UW Parenting Clinic, UW Autism Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Professionally, Erin provides educator and parent trainings, consults with local schools, conducts research regarding evidence-based practices, and co-created the Boyden Autism Center at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. In addition to her private practice, she currently teaches assessment and diagnostic coursework in the UW School Psychology Department and is an interdisciplinary diagnostic team member at the UW Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network (FAS- DPN).

Administrative Team

Executive Director, CEO

Mary Kirchoff

Mary’s career supporting those in need began on the grade school playground, where she regularly challenged and deflated bullies. Thirty years of toiling for The Man helped her develop a broad range of eclectic skills, from editing and publishing, to marketing, and business management at for-profit companies such as Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, 38 Studios, and TOR Books/St. Martin’s Press. She stepped away briefly mid-career to raise two boys who are now men and author twelve novels, as well as study and practice extensively as a certified integrative life and executive coach. She is thrilled to be using the full breadth of skills she’s acquired over her career in her daily work at Wonderland. In recent years she’s turned her sights on golf, a fickle game.
Chief Program Officer

Michelle Stiller Bradley, M.A., LMHCA

Michelle has lived in and traveled to many places around the world, including: Malaysia, Guatemala, Israel, Thailand, and Costa Rica, and hopes to experience many more. Born in Berkeley, California, she has found her forever home here in Seattle. She has been a “helper” since very early on and has vivid memories of helping her mom, a physical therapist, every Friday at the senior center where she worked. At age 15, one of Michelle’s closest friends was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and she had the honor to being part of his journey for the next nine years before he lost his battle to the disease. He inspired Michelle with his grace and joy, despite the challenges faced, which reinforced her passion for helping others. These life experiences, among others, led to getting a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She’s worked in the social service field for over 20 years as a therapist, case manager, investigator, child interviewer, victim advocate, preschool teacher, and non-profit manager, while raising two lovely girls she’s proud to call her daughters.
Chief Investment & Partnership Officer

Liz Flores-Marcus

Liz Flores-Marcus is a passionate advocate for increasing opportunities and resources for underserved youth. She grew up in the Bay Area and spent many afternoons at her mom’s occupational therapy clinic. Liz worked at a summer camp in Minnesota serving individuals with disabilities as a teenager. In her first nonprofit job, she assisted undocumented students seeking legal status. Since moving to Seattle in 2014, Liz has worked on behalf of organizations with missions ranging from increasing college access to international development. Liz takes a community-centric approach to fundraising and is excited to apply her skills and experience at Wonderland. Liz enjoys volunteering in her community, serving as board secretary for the South Seattle College Foundation and mentor for LGBT+ youth. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful hiking trails.
Chief Financial Officer

Wentina Hurtado

Wentina had her first lesson in budgeting in third grade during a family trip to Disneyland — perhaps that’s why working with numbers takes her to a happy place. Since those elementary days, she has gained more than 20 years of financial and management experience in the non-profit sector with leadership roles at King’s Schools, Grist, and Clark Nuber, to name a few. It brought her great joy when she could help foster the crucial strategies, dynamics, and collaboration within an organization to reach mission goals and make an impact. Outside of the office, Wentina serves various small institutions consulting on accounting and management matters and working with children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and her church. A few other things in Wentina’s happy place are her wonderful husband, two goofy sons, puzzles, Frisbee, sleep, cooking, eating, parades, power ballads, and making lists… ahh, that felt good.
Operations Manager

Courtney Teno

Courtney has a degree in early childhood education and has worked in various education settings, including being a nanny, a program supervisor at a daycare, and an educator at a children’s museum. She has met her husband while working as a nanny (he was the family uncle), and her charges soon became her nieces. Throughout her career, Courtney gained proficiency in bookkeeping skills that she is now using in her position as Wonderland’s operations manager. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and their chocolate lab, Andi. During the spring and summer months, you’ll often find her fishing or touring Washington wine country.
Marketing Manager

Katya Turnbow

Katya grew up in Latvia, a beautiful Baltic country with evergreens and annual rainfall rivaling Seattle. Interested in understanding how the human mind works, she earned a BA in psychology and later an MBA in marketing from the University of Southern California. She has over 15 years of marketing experience across different industries, including video games, hospitality, and medical insurance for pets. As a mom of three kids, she is excited to bring her marketing skills to a non-profit that supports children and their families. Katya loves endurance running, taking lessons in classical ballet, and introducing her kids to the joys of hiking on local trails.
Human Resources Manager

Sarah Karty

Sarah has been working in the field of human resources for over 17 years. Her experience includes benefits administration, annual enrollment processes, compensation, recruiting, HR systems, and work with diverse employee populations. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in leadership from the University of Puget Sound. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, including several recent adventurous trips in their motorhome.
Executive Assistant

Shandi Gillespie

Shandi grew up in British Columbia and has lived in Washington for the past fourteen years. She has previously worked as a clinical operations coordinator for a busy medical practice. After having her son, she developed an interest in child development and decided to switch careers. She is excited to join the Wonderland team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Administrative Coordinator

Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer loves to use her talents to help others. Her experience includes positions at local nonprofits in youth development, healthcare, and the environment. Jennifer is excited to contribute her skills in tracking details, contract compliance, and database management to helping expand Wonderland’s services to more children and families. In her free time, she is a life-long learner and enjoys reading, crafting, and, most of all, spending time with friends and family.
Medical Billing Coordinator

Daisy Morado-Sanchez

Daisy obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, with her career focus centered around the medical field and early education. Most recently, she worked as a family service and enrollment specialist at a local non-profit. She was first introduced to Wonderland in 2018 while actively participating in Play & Learn sessions with her daughter. When her daughter started receiving early support services from Wonderland, Daisy noticed an immediate improvement in her speech. These positive experiences with Wonderland motivated Daisy to become involved in the organization that made a significant difference in her family’s life.
Marketing & Events Coordinator

Hannah Osborn

Hannah’s heart is truly in non-profit work. After earning a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Western Washington University, she relocated to the Bay Area where she worked on a political campaign and then for an environmental/political organization. Realizing she wasn’t cut out for a life in politics, Hannah decided to go back to school. In 2011 she graduated from Tulane University with a Master’s of Science in International Development. Since then, she has spent a summer interning in rural Italy, run a successful farmers market, and worked on food access issues.
Hannah spent her childhood in Alaska, where long days of roaming wild and free inspired her love of the outdoors. When not in the office, you can find her gardening, cooking, canning, foraging, fishing, hunting, or tending livestock with her husband and son on their little farm.