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“The staff truly care about the kids. I love that my daughter works on her homework there and also loves the after-school activities PLUS getting outside and getting more exercise. I mostly work with the teachers. They are just outstanding!”

–Launch Parent

 

ON-SITE STAFF, TWELVE SEATTLE-AREA LOCATIONS

Each of our locations is overseen by an on-site program director who is assisted by a program specialist. All staff members participate in continuing professional development to ensure they are current on industry best practices as well as state and federal licensing requirements. Our teachers and program directors are passionate about their work and the diverse populations they serve.

Seven of our twelve program directors have their bachelor’s degree; nearly half of them also have their master’s degree. Half of our teachers have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.

LAUNCH EXECUTIVE STAFF, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE (SOUTH SEATTLE)

To reach a member of our staff via phone, please call our admin office at (206) 726-7972.

Theresa Alfonso Mendez, Early Learning Director

Matt Clarich, Director of Human Resources

Isis Lara Fernandez, Expanded Learning Opportunities Director

Flow Francisco, Finance Supervisor

Mia Freidenburg, Operations Assistant

Angela Griffin, Executive Director

Jo Hamer, Training & Events Director

Rehana Lanewala, Director of Development & Marketing

Angelina Liang, Finance Assistant

Sydney Lu, Enrollment Coordinator

Laura Nicholson, Director of Operations

Aly Spada, Human Resources Generalist

Shannon Thomas, MNPL, Director of Finance

Deedee Tran, Finance Assistant

Clara Walton, Development & Marketing Assistant

Briana Wentworth, Executive Assistant

REGIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Capitol Hill Regional Program Director: Melissa Swarner

Central Seattle Regional Program Director: Alfonso Campos

Beacon Hill Regional Program Director: Brent Dumlao

South Seattle Regional Program Director: Lisa Crouch

West Seattle Regional Program Director: Kim Lee

PROGRAM SITE MANAGERS

Beacon Hill Program Site Manager: Coco Hinojosa

Delridge Community Center Program Site Manager: Jessica Habbe

Hawthorne Program Site Manager: Connor McCormick

Highland Park Program Site Manager: Mindy Johnston

Kimball Program Site Manager: Rainer Adkins

Leschi Program Site Manager: Rachel Roberts

Madrona Program Site Manager: Dan Story

Maple Program Site Manager: Katie Childs

Miller Annex Program Site Manager: Jennifer Volkirch

Montlake Program Site Manager: Y’ves Nichols

Rainier Community Center Program Site Manager: Tereza Rush

Sanislo Program Site Manager: Megan Bissonette

LAUNCH ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE LOCATION:
5950 6th Ave S, Suite 109
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 726-7972
Fax: (206) 726-1318