Call: (206) 937-7680
Email: info@swyfs.org
Office: 4555 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

Leadership

Meet the dedicated individuals driving our nonprofit’s mission forward – our passionate leadership team. 

Interim Executive Director

Kim Loveall

Kim Loveall comes to SWYFS with over 30 years of experience in fundraising, board development, fiscal management, human resources, and visionary leadership to her role as Interim Executive Director. Kim has worked with organizations of varying size, both in terms of staff and budget, and has been recognized for her excellent leadership, energy, interpersonal skills, capacity to listen thoughtfully, and her true love for the work. 

Email: Kloveall@swyfs.org 

Operations Associate eD

 

 

August Rowe

Advancement Associate ED

Jim Laugen

Jim Laugen comes to SWYFS with extensive fundraising and nonprofit management experience.  Having served in leadership roles with Pacific Science Center, Children’s Home Society of Washington and Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Jim is often described as a “builder” by colleagues.  Away from work, Jim can be found in his garden (he specializes in topiary & daffodils) or traveling with his husband Peter.

Email: jlaugen@swyfs.org

Program Associate ED

Bryan Hayes

Bryan Hayes joined SWYFS in 1999 as the parent education coordinator for the Family Center. He was promoted in 2003 to the position of education center director, where he manages the Teen Parent GED Program and the High School Re-Entry Program for high school students who have fallen behind in their school credits, dropped out or been suspended or expelled. Bryan has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and earned a Program Administration Certification at City University. He is well-known in the southwest Seattle youth community, having worked for many years in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Late Night Program, coordinating and supervising recreation, education, and cultural programs for teens and young adults at risk of disruptive behavior.

Email: bhayes@swyfs.org

Sr. Director of Special Initiatives

 

 

Leslie Galloway

Leslie Galloway has been with Southwest Youth and Family Services in various administrative capacities since January 1993, holding increasingly responsible positions since then. She has been in her current position of Director of Administration since 2006, either managing or directly performing all those tasks and responsibilities that keep a successful organization running. Though her current position offers little scope for her degree in Forestry from the University of Washington, she is an invaluable resource for all things flora related, including dispensing high-quality gardening advice and landscape assistance to coworkers. Leslie attributes her longevity at SWYFS to her love of the complexity, fast pace and ever-changing scope of her work, and the occasional opportunity to maintain the grounds.

Email: lgalloway@swyfs.org 

Counseling Center Director

 

 

Ben Berger

Board of Directors

Discover the guiding force behind our nonprofit’s strategic direction – meet our esteemed Board of Directors. 

Marika Rausa

Marika Rausa

Board President

Eileen Norton

Eileen Norton

Board Treasurer

Kayla Epting

Kayla Epting

Board Member

Laura Figueroa Ware

Laura Figueroa Ware

Board Member

Mark Wirschem

Mark Wirschem

Board Member

Sherry Elane Williams

Sherry Elane Williams

Board Member

Pete Spalding

Pete Spalding

Board Member