We believe in the inherent strength and potential of our communities to facilitate change and therefore we recruit board members and employ staff from communities that we serve to ensure cultural relevancy and linguistic integrity. All staff are bilingual and/or bicultural, and many were previously involved with us as a volunteer, client and/or intern. Our staff speaks Tagalog, Ilocano, Vietnamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Spanish, Cantonese and Japanese. Other languages available through trained Natural Helpers include: Burmese, Chinese dialects, Filipino dialects, Hmong, Korean, Samoan, Tongan, Laotian, Tamil, Telugu, Khmer, Punjabi and Thai.
Katrina Pestano, Community Organizing Program Manager
Chelsea Sharma, Finance & Operations Manager
Nat Yocum, Development Coordinator
Candace Kwan, Operations Coordinator
Priya Rai, Queer Network Program Coordinator & Anti-Human Trafficking Organizer
Ash Priya Nair, Health Care Outreach Coordinator & Anti- Human Trafficking Community Organizer
Nikki Caintic, Community Organizer
Neelam Khaki, Peaceful Families Taskforce Coordinator
Additionally, we have 7 advocates that provide support for survivors. For confidentiality reasons, we have not listed the names and emails of our advocates. If you have a question regarding our advocacy services, or would like to speak with an advocate, please call 206-325-0325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.