We’re passionate about what we do.

Our staff have unique strengths, education, and experiences that combine to serve Seattle’s homeless youth with as much compassion and expertise as possible.

Our Directors

Direct Service Team

Development Team

Our Board Members

Our Mascots

Job Openings

The Directors

Otherwise known as the fearless leaders, these two ladies steer the ship and keep the New Horizons crew safe and sane.

has climbed Denali and five other 6,000m peaks in the Andes and Himalayas

Mary Steele, J.D.

Executive Director

Lisa Hanscom, M.S.

Associate Director

The Direct Service Team

Otherwise known as the Magic Makers, these are the skilled, passionate people who design, implement and maintain our services for young people.

Joseph Seia

Director of Program Operations

Angie Merrill, MSW

Director of Client Care

Lindsey Thrower

Housing Director

Brian Garrison

Case Manager

Stephanie Miller

Case Manager

Yordanos Gebreamlak, MSW

Transitional Shelter Coordinator

Paige Dorsey

Drop-In Coordinator

Alex Buck

Youth Chaplain

Kim van der Giessen

Day Program Coordinator

Isabella Moliterno

Volunteer Coordinator

Alicia Raymond

Employment Program Coordinator

Jose de los Santos

Facilities Manager

The Development Team

Otherwise known as the Office Masterminds, these people keep the office running and attend to all things budgeting, communication, and administration.

Erin George

Development Director

Meredith Hastings

Marketing & Communications Manager

Steve McFadden

Finance Manager

David Jaeger, M.Div.

Operations Director

Nicole Parker

Administrative Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Nate Van Duzer


City Council Legislative Aide, City of Seattle

Heidi Kenoyer


Human Resource Business Partner, Amazon.com

Peg Achterman

Secretary & Recruitment

Professor of Communication & Journalism, Seattle Pacific University

Aileen Tsao

New Directions Committee

Attorney, King County Dept. of Public Defense

Janet Moore


Community Advocate

Dean Kato


Consultant, One Accord Partners

Ferenc Feher

Finance Committee

Firefighter, Seattle Fire Department

Matthew Garcia

Finance Committee

Audit Staff, Finney Neill and Company

Kim McCaulou


Deputy Director, LifeWire

Jen Ross


Community Advocate

Raedene Copeland


Associate Professor, Seattle Pacific University

Paul LaRose

Director of Emergency Shelters

Senior Director of Specialized Ministries, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Tamara Long


Assistant Director of Admissions, Seattle University

Thomas O’Ban


Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Maria Gross, Ed.D


Director of Teacher Certificate Programs, City University

Our Mascots

The glue that holds us all together.

Ginger Merrill Laird

Restorer of Calm

Milkshake “Milky” Dorsey

Sass Coordinator

Bentley Reynoso

Tennis Ball Manager

Penny Buck

Assistant Employment Coordinator | Jr. Chaplain

Because we are a faith-based organization, we require that all job applicants sign our Statement of Faith; however, only paid staff are required to sign this statement. We never refuse services to anyone based on religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or ethnicity, and we neither proselytize nor require anything (confession of a particular faith, listening to a sermon, etc.) of a young person before, during, or after providing services.

New HorizonsOur Staff