Meet Our Leadership

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

Kari O’Driscoll – President

Serving since: 2016
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.

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).

Brien Akers

Serving since: 2019
Brien got know Bridgeways in 2016 when he was CEO of another Puget Sound-area social enterprise. Now retired, Brien felt an affinity for Bridgeways’ mission and impact, in part, because of his past experience in our field.
Brien got know Bridgeways in 2016 when he was CEO of another Puget Sound-area social enterprise. Now retired, Brien felt an affinity for Bridgeways’ mission and impact, in part, because of his past experience in our field. Brien shared that “mental illness is often a silent disease. People who live with it can feel like the world is walled off to them. I like that Bridgeways takes that on and creates a place where a person with a different resume can find opportunity.” Previously, Brien spent 32 years at Boeing – retiring in 2012 as Director of Supply Chain Management of the 787 Program. Brien enjoys spending time with his young granddaughter and engaging in outdoor activities, especially hiking, backpacking, and bicycling. Previous community service includes Junior Achievement (instructor for 2nd, 7th and 12th grades) as well as church community activities.

Olivier Goudreau

Serving since: 2020
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 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.”

David Grout

Serving since: 2017
David worked as a Certified Professional Guardian for 18 years, helping to protect the legal, social, and medical interests of clients who required “decisional support” due to cognitive or physical limitations that impeded their ability to exercise these rights alone.

David worked as a Certified Professional Guardian for 18 years, helping to protect the legal, social, and medical interests of clients who required “decisional support” due to cognitive or physical limitations that impeded their ability to exercise these rights alone. Having worked alongside many people who were debilitated by symptoms of mental illness, he shares that, “Finding an organization focused on providing a dignified employment for people living with mental health concerns was refreshing and heartwarming.” David owns two companies related to decorative lights: LiteClipStrip, which manufactures installation systems for commercial and residential Christmas lighting systems, and Silvaire Lighting, a commercial Christmas lighting installation and service company. He is very active with a bluegrass band, the Weavils – performing regularly at music festivals, corporate functions and weddings, and he’s a huge Seattle Storm fan.

Giovanne Schachere

Serving since: 2020
Currently a probation officer with Snohomish County District Court, Giovanne indicates that “I’ve watched Bridgeways from behind the scenes for a long time.

Currently a probation officer with Snohomish County District Court, Giovanne indicates that “I’ve watched Bridgeways from behind the scenes for a long time. I’ve referred several people to Bridgeways supportive services in the past.” Prior to his role with Snohomish County, Giovanne was the part-time staff director for the City of Edmonds’ Diversity Commission. Giovanne’s heart for service, diversity, and inclusion, has led him to serve on several boards and commissions related to children and family social services.

Sharon Smith Leroy

Serving since: 2019
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.

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. 

Staff Leadership

Andrea Duffield – CEO

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.

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.

Sharone Krahn – Director of Finance and Administration

Sharone joined Bridgeways in July of 2016 as Sr. Staff Accountant. Bridgeways was her first experience in the non-profit arena. Sharone graduated from UCSB in 1997 with a BA in Business Economics, with an emphasis in Accounting.

Sharone joined Bridgeways in July of 2016 as Sr. Staff Accountant. Bridgeways was her first experience in the non-profit arena.  Sharone graduated from UCSB in 1997 with a BA in Business Economics, with an emphasis in Accounting.  Sharone’s 20+ years in Accounting span manufacturing, hospitality and retail. Her skills and experiences in fiscal accounting, inventory control and training support the key strategic goals and mission of Bridgeways. In August 2019 Sharone was promoted to Accounting Manager and in April 2020 promoted Director of Finance and Administration.

Roger Iino – Director of Clinical Services

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.

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 Lamb – Director of Human Resources

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.

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 Kostelyk – Director of Manufacturing

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.

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. 

Jeff Patterson – Director of Development and Marketing

Jeff joined Bridgeways in March of 2017 to help build a new revenue stream for the company to support all facets of the mission: individual donations, grants, and corporate gifts – and to raise Bridgeways’ profile in the community through community engagement efforts and focused relationship building.

Jeff joined Bridgeways in March of 2017 to help build a new revenue stream for the company to support all facets of the mission: individual donations, grants, and corporate gifts – and to raise Bridgeways’ profile in the community through community engagement efforts and focused relationship building. Jeff has almost twenty years’ experiece raising philanthropic support for missions that have been primarily focused on independence and self-sufficiency for people experiencing barriers to success due to disability or marginalization. Jeff is a member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood, where he is Program Chair and is the vice-president of the board of directors for Steel Magic Northwest (steel pan orchestras for youth and adults).

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