Management

Mike Heinisch

Executive Director

Mike Heinisch has been Executive Director of Kent Youth and Family Services since 1999. He is a state Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Children’s Mental Health Specialist. During his previous tenure at Highline West Seattle (now Navos) Mental Health Center as Director of the Children and Family Division, Mike developed the Highline Consortium, a collaboration of 18 […]

Nathan Box

Director of Development and Community Relations

Nathan Box is the Director of Development and Community Relations for Kent Youth and Family Services. He is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications. After graduating, he worked at UCO for 4 years as the Coordinator of Commuter Student Services before […]

Laurie Peterson

Watson Manor Program Director

Laurie started with Kent Youth and Family Services as a counselor in 1996 and has held her current position as Watson Manor Program Director since 1997. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Laurie has focused her professional career on serving youth and young adults through counseling, education, leadership development, […]

Cyoon McBride

After School Program Director / IT Manager

Cyoon’s passion for working with youth and families started in 1996 when he began working as a volunteer with AmeriCorps. Cyoon then worked for the City of Renton Parks and Recreation before coming to work with Kent Youth and Family Services. Cyoon graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Seattle. He then attended the University of […]

Theresa LaRonde

Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Center Director

Theresa has been with Kent Youth and Family Services since 1991. She was born in Yukon Territories, Canada and relocated with her family to Washington when she was only six months old. Attending K-12 grade in the Highline School District, Theresa calls South King County her home. In 1985 Theresa earned a Bachelors Degree from […]

Paula F. Frederick

Director, Behavioral Health Programs

Paula has been working in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse clinical Management for over 25 years. She is licensed in both mental health and Substance Dependency counseling- and currently is the Director of the Youth and Family Service programs for Kent Youth and Family services for the past year. She earned her […]

Dee Ashmore

Administrative Director

Dee is the Administrative Director at Kent Youth and Family Services. She has been at KYFS since December of 1995. She was previously with United Way of King County for ten years working at the Good Neighbor Center in Renton. She and her husband Steve make their home in Fairwood and have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

Board of Directors

Vicki Foege

Board Member

Vicki is the Community Relations Manager for Homestreet Bank.

Naomi Knoll

Board Member

Naomi is a student at Kent Meridian High School.

Rona Popp

Board Secretary

Rona Pop has been on the KYFS Board since 2014, and is currently the Secretary.

Tamar Zere

Board Member

Tamar Zere has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since January 2014

Cynthia Boyd

Board Member

Cynthia Boyd has served on the Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since January 2014.

Lesley Hogan

Board Member

Lesley Hogan has been serving on the Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since April

Pastor Jane Prestbye

Board Member

Pastor Jane Prestbye has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since 20

Anil Abraham

Board Member / Audit Committee Chairperson

Anil Abraham has been serving on Kent Youth & Family Services Board of Directors 2003. Anil ser

Mike Mathews

Board Member

Mike Mathews has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since 1993. He h

Israel Vela

Past President

Israel Vela has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since 2007. Israe

Chuck Adams

Board Treasurer

Chuck Adams has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since 2011. He is

Brandy Reed

Board 2nd Vice President

Brandy Reed has been a member of KYFS since 2009. She is the Board 2nd Vice President and a member

J. David Huhs

Board 1st Vice President

J. David Huhs has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since 2006. He

Ken Thomas

Board President

Ken Thomas has been serving on Kent Youth and Family Services Board of Directors since 2011. He is

Honorary Board Members

3 Comments

    • Richard Johnson

      To All: I’m writing to you to say that I’m somewhat confused that you would back Valley Cities plans on building a Rehab clinic next to a Library and one block from a school? Wouldn’t it be a better location away from neighborhoods and next to industrial areas? I would ask that you not support financially towards this project and think about the children who will be near this facility, Sincerely, Richard Johnson

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    • angelina shinault

      hello, I would like to attend some anger management classes this summer. will their be some?

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      • Nathan Box

        Angelina, I believe there will be, but for more information please call 253-859-0300 or email info@kyfs.org.

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