Our Leadership

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Chris Jahrman, AtWork! CEO

Chris Jahrman has over 35 years of leadership experience working for companies throughout the Northwest.  He led the sales program for PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company which was named one of the best insurance companies in the United States by Forbes, Consumer Reports, and U.S. News.  He has received numerous leadership and innovation awards including the first of such awards for PEMCO and for Delta Dental.  He was the first Director of Patient Experience for the Delta Dental network of companies and is frequently sought out for his experience with establishing Voice of the Customer programs and transitioning call centers into true contact centers.  Chris is a graduate of Franklin College, Marshall School of Business, and Seattle University’s Executive Leadership Program.  He has been on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network and Richard Hugo House, the Development Committee for Humanities Washington, and has voluntarily helped several Northwest nonprofits with developing strategic plans and operational effectiveness.

Chris lives in Federal Way with his wife, Lisa, and they have five adult children scattered about the country.  In his free time, Chris is an avid published writer and has recently been featured in a short story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

His passion is to help others do more than they dreamed possible.

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Goodwill, Director of Mission Services

Michael Goodwill

Director of Mission Services

Chris Brandt

Director of Government Affairs
John Viniotis

John Viniotis

Director of Operations
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Alexandrea MacIndoe

Director of Advocacy & Marketing

Our Board of Directors

Board Member

Becky Bisbee, Board Chair

Becky Bisbee joined the Board in 2016 after retiring from The Seattle Times, where she was the Business Editor for 16 years. She worked in a variety of reporting and editing positions at newspapers in Maryland, California, and Texas before moving to Washington in 2000. Becky graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She also serves on the Board of Directors at The Arc of King County. She lives in Bellevue with her husband and daughter, who has significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her son lives and works in the Bay Area of California. She enjoys bicycling, hiking, gardening, and baking.
Board Member, Greg Russell

Greg Russell, Vice Chair

Greg Russell is a partner in the Bellevue-based law firm of Peterson Russell Kelly Livengood. For more than 30 years, Greg has represented a broad range of business clients providing a wide variety of services including external general counsel representation, corporate finance, real estate, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and all aspects of general business advising work. Greg is committed to being an influential and active member of society, a trusted legal advisor, and most importantly, a dedicated father and husband. He has served as a volunteer lawyer for Eastside Legal Assistance Program and has been a board member and officer with the Downtown Action to Save Housing.
AtWork! Board Member Susan Paine

Susan Paine, Vice Chair

Susan Paine joined the AtWork! Board in 2020. She has retired from working in the City of Seattle where she worked in a variety of management roles. She has a BA from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University. Susan grew up in Seattle and moved to Edmonds in 2002, in 2006 she was appointed, then elected to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. She was elected to the Edmonds City Council in 2019.

She has two grown daughters who live in the area. Susan is easily distracted by birds and other wildlife.

Board Member

Michael Reph, Treasurer

Michael Reph is a commercial insurance broker with AssuredPartners. Mike helps middle-market companies and non-profits mitigate their professional liability, management liability, cyber liability, and property risks.  He has been an insurance broker for eight years and was previously a commercial banker.  Mike graduated from Gonzaga University (BA) and Seattle University (MBA).  He has been actively involved in the Developmental Disability community for over 10 years via Circle of Friends.  Mike lives in Woodinville with his wife and five young children.
Board Member

Kristin Estes

Kristin Estes joined the AtWork! board in 2018 and has been a part of the telecommunications and software industries for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in business and has held leadership positions at T-Mobile, Salesforce, and other smaller start-up companies. Working with large and small teams, her focus is to create meaningful experiences and valuable products for customers. Kristin lives in the Kirkland area with her husband where they enjoy giving back to their community and local high schools. Kristin enjoys sports, travel, and spending time with their three college-aged children.
Board Member Steve Ferreira

Steve Ferreira

Steve Ferreira was born with cerebral palsy in Taipei, Taiwan in 1988.  He graduated from Bellevue College in 2013, with an Associate’s Degree with a concentration in Communications.  He is currently attending Central Washington University to obtain his Certificate in Accessible Studies.

As a motivational speaker, Steve aims to raise disability awareness within every community he addresses.  In November of 2011, he started a non-profit called Beyond Disabilities.  In addition, to his motivational speaking, Steve has been involved in athletics and has competed Internationally, earning the bronze medal in shot put in 2008 and the gold medal in discus in 2010.

Board Member

Jason Flores

Jason Flores is the Vice President of Marketing for Ultimate Italy Tours. He develops their comprehensive marketing plan including branding, video media, and social media, and manages their event partnerships such as the King County Public Library System. Jason specializes in increasing sales both with and through company partners. His previous experience includes companies such as ProLango Consulting, Northland Communications, and Honeywell. Jason received both his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA in Marketing from Washington State University and currently resides in Kirkland, Washington. Jason joined the AtWork! Board in 2011 to provide support and guidance for their marketing and business development efforts.
Board Member

John Hemion

Former CPA, Bank VP and Bank Consultant

Jacalyn Holsted

Jacalyn is the owner of On Point Thinking working with companies to create, develop and execute marketing content programs that provide customer experiences that delight and capture heart and mind.  Following an extensive career in advertising, marketing, and account management with large technology companies and marketing agencies, Jacalyn started On Point Thinking and hosts a podcast “On Point Conversations” covering marketing and content topics. An advocate for the disability community, she lives near Fall City with her husband and daughter, who has intellectual and developmental disabilities.   She is also on the board of Lee Arts Foundation funding and implementing art, music, and cultural projects in the lower Snoqualmie Valley. She enjoys yoga, nature, creating, watercolor painting, and writing.
Chanel Keenan

Chanel Keenan

Chanel Keenan is a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Communication and a minor in Education. A passionate advocate for all. In October of 2020, she was named the first-ever Intersectionality Consultant for the newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken. Her role was created to ensure accessibility and inclusion throughout the organization and its partnering facilities. Chanel join the AtWork! Board in 2022.
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Sarah Meredith

Sarah has been in the Transportation Industry for approximately 25 years. Prior to that, she was in Real Estate property management. She got her start in transportation as a paratransit driver at The ARC of Ontario County in NY. After that, she realized transportation was a huge challenge while trying to advocate for her sister who had a TBI.

Her career experience ranges from running a 130-seat call center to managing multiple transit contracts in both rural and Urban environments. She has a BS in Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo. She also attended Southern New Hampshire University and Finger Lakes Community College (AAS).

She loves adventures, including skydiving, parasailing, and planning to do cage diving next year.

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Amy Staton

Amy Staton is the founder of Hello Sugar, a vibrant and delicious custom donut shop that opened its first location in June of 2018 in Spokane, Washington. She is also a Partner of Uno Mas Taco Shop which opened in July 2022. Amy first learned about supported employment when she hired a person served by AtWork! in 2019 as a “Donut Slinger”. Amy and her employee were featured as AtWork! Spokane Champion of Inclusion in 2021, and Amy joined the AtWork! Board of Directors in 2022. She is married with three children and two dogs.
Board Member

Toti Walia

Toti Walia is a health care attorney and assistant general counsel at Seattle Children’s, primarily focused on strategic transactions, regulatory compliance, medical staff, and contracting matters for the organization. She has practiced law for over 16 years; the last 12 of which have been in Washington after relocating from Texas. Toti obtained a B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University, a law degree from St. Mary’s University, and a master of laws in health law from the University of Washington. Toti is committed to supporting the missions of nonprofit organizations, both in her day job and as a volunteer. She adores her “urban farm” animals (rescue pup and kitties), and enjoys exploring new territories near and far, playing tennis, and honing her culinary skills and pun repertoire.
Board Member

Deb Zaha

Deb Zaha is the Regional Office Administrator for the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. She oversees all office operations for three locations, Seattle, Bellevue, and Portland. Deb received her degree from the University of Washington and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.