Bridgeways is guided by a team of volunteer community leaders whose values, passion, expertise, and vision coalesce to ensure our work is meeting vital community needs now, and far into the future.
Board of Directors
Monty Vizcaya is a retired military aviator. After his service, Monty worked in the Middle East for the largest aviation maintenance and repair facility in the region. He currently owns Vizcaya LLC, which focuses on unmanned consultation. Additionally, Monty is a substitute teacher who enjoys working with a wide range of students, helping them overcome challenges. Monty spends his time between Hawaii and Washington State.
Olivier is a locally-based pilot with Horizon Airlines. He’s been grateful to experience an array of gratifying volunteer experiences through his workplace. Olivier sought a deeper kind of engagement opportunity, as his roots solidify and his career progresses… and he found it at Bridgeways. Olivier expressed that “volunteering with an organization that centers on mental health issues is important to me for two reasons. In the industry that I work in, mental illness is a very difficult issue to talk about. Mental illness is also something that has touched me personally as depression has run in my family for multiple generations.”
Lynn is an experienced Finance Director with a career both in the non-profit and the for-profit business sector. Currently she works as the Finance Manager for DESC in Seattle, but has previously held a position at Bridgeways as the Director of Finance and Administration and then later as the Chief Operating Officer. “Bridgeways’ mission resonates with me having a family member who lives with mental illness and the struggle to remain integrated with society.” When not enmeshed in numbers or playing with her new granddaughter you can find her planning her next travel adventure.
Kari is a writer, mother of two and founder of The SELF Project, which works to increase community and resilience for teens and tweens. Kari joined Bridgeways’ board because she wanted to put her community engagement and event planning knowledge to work. “The unique model of supporting housing and sustainable employment struck me as a particularly effective way to help adults living with mental illness. And my previous advocacy for marginalized individuals, and work in social justice feels like a strong fit for the organization,” says Kari. She is the author of two recent books and teaches educators and parents how to support adolescents as they face the unique challenges of this time in their lives. Kari loves cooking, exploring the Pacific Northwest’s outdoor spaces, and is learning to play mah-jongg (slowly).
Sharon learned about Bridgeways as part of a team of project volunteers from Leadership Snohomish County, Reflecting on her work during the project, Sharon observed that “In working with staff and clients to document their stories, the recurring message of hope was profound and pervasive. Though it can seem a small or even simple thing, for any individual who has lived without hope for an extended period of time, when it is supported to be able to reestablish itself . . . life can take on new meaning.” Sharon is the Family and Juvenile Court Improvement Program Manager with the Snohomish County Superior Court. She coordinates the Unified Family Court; facilitates the “Table of Ten;” and, works every day with families whose children are in State custody (“dependency” cases in the courts) – where addiction and mental health issues are present in more than 90% of cases. A competitive rower since 1978, Sharon continues to row a single racing shell (built in the same year) and strives to be on the water, in the mountains hiking, cycling, or in the garden – usually with her husband, Jean.
Andrea joined in February, 2020 Bridgeways, continuing an acclaimed career in health care. Beginning as a speech/language pathologist and, over the span of 15 years, Andrea obtained her MBA and founded MOSAIC Rehabilitation in King County. MOSAIC’s array of services included physical and occupational therapy, behavioral health, psychology and counseling services. Andrea has received accolades for her entrepreneurial acumen from the Puget Sound Business Journal, American Business Awards, and 425 Magazine, among others. She’s been a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the Seattle Children’s Hospital Autism Guild, and serves on the Board of Directors for Manos Unidas, a nonprofit school for special needs children in Cusco, Peru.
Roger has more than 45 years’ experience in the Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare service fields. He received his Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University at Los Angeles, specializing in community mental health and is currently a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He has been a Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation, a national accrediting body for behavioral health and other children and family service organizations and was on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers. Prior to joining Bridgeways, Roger has been part of the leadership teams for Ryther, Therapeutic Health Services, and Accelerator Branch of YMCA of Greater Seattle.
Briana joined the Bridgeways team in January 2020 as the HR manager and moved into the HR Director role shortly after. Briana has worked in Human Resources at a variety of social services and healthcare organizations. She brings a passion for helping connect people and business together and enjoys being an integral part of the strategic vision of an organization. Briana’s skills in HR reflect a true generalist capability; from recruiting to benefits, performance management to employee relations, she has done it all and so an HR department of one is a perfect fit! In her spare time, Briana enjoys playing the cello and has been a member of the Everett Philharmonic for many years.
Tiffany has been on board at Bridgeways since 2010. During her tenure with the company, she has touched just about every facet of every program and business unit. She was initially hired as a Mental Health Assistant for the Intensive Outpatient Program Bridgeways operated at the time. After two years in this role, she was promoted to Data Integrity Specialist for clinical services, overseeing our electronic medical records system. By 2014, Bridgeways was evolving away from outpatient mental health services, toward supportive services. At this point Tiffany transitioned into our manufacturing social enterprise (having worked in manufacturing “in a previous work life”), becoming the Quality Coordinator. In 2017, Tiffany was promoted into the Shipping/Receiving and Materials supervisor role, overseeing the support operations group, ensuring jobs shipped on time, materials were ordered, and the shop was being loaded with production orders to meet customer commitments. By 2018 she was again promoted to Support Operations Manager – keeping all her previous supervisor duties while taking on the Planning and Purchasing department. Finally, in April, 2019 Tiffany was once again promoted – to Director of Manufacturing. She now leads a team that includes four direct reports (Production Manager, Support Operations Supervisor, Shop Load Analyst, and Facilities Coordinator) and three Manufacturing Supervisors.
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