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YES welcomes new Trustees in 2020

Lidia Harding
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Youth Eastside Services (YES) Board of Trustees is a talented and committed team that cares deeply about the well-being of children, youth, and families in our community.

We are grateful and excited to have this diverse group of individuals join the board and bring their unique talents, expertise, and perspectives to YES.  Their skills coupled with those of the existing board members will enable us to continue to further our mission to support children, youth, and families in East King County who struggle with mental health and substance use issues, regardless of their ability to pay.

Here are our new Trustees, and why it’s important for them to serve on the YES board.

cortny bourbannaisCortny Bourbonnais
Business Strategist
Egencia, an Expedia Company

“I started attending the YES breakfast at a young age because of a close family friend and board member, Marilee McGuire. I was not only able to learn about the impact YES has on our community but the large need our community has for the services YES provides. In 2015, I joined the Youth Ambassadors group at YES, which allowed me to help with fundraising efforts and learn more about YES. This sparked my interest to get involved on a deeper level, so I am very excited to continue my involvement as a new Trustee for YES”.


Tim Clark
Director of Research & Portfolio Manager
Fulcrum Capital

” I chose to support YES because I wanted to give back to the community I reside in and YES is a noble cause. I am passionate about mental health and am a father of two young children.”



Gary CohnGary Cohn, PhD.
Community Volunteer
Retired 2019 as Superintendent, Everett Public Schools

“As a long-time educator, and previously a YES Trustee,  I chose to become involved again because I’ve seen first-hand the value provided by the YES staff, its philosophy and mission, and superb credibility within the community. Years ago members of our family depended on YES for support during very challenging times. It’s not often that an organization provides the opportunity for value-aligned community service, but also the chance to return the favor of support that you know helps families flourish”.


Shellie DowShellie Dow
Vice President, Operation Services, Support & Testing
Nintendo of America

“I wanted to join the YES Board of Trustees because I appreciate how YES surrounds and supports the entire family through a crisis”.



Bill GromleyBill Gromley
Vice President, Operations
Lease Crutcher Lewis

“My interest in YES stems from personal experience as a father and a desire to support an organization that can change the trajectory of a child’s life in a positive way. I have observed the important work performed by YES and I am excited to help support this important organization”.



Carmen Halstrom
Real Estate Agent
Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc.

“I choose to support YES because I have a passion to help kids in need.”



Ken Myhra
Senior Vice President
Boeing Employees Credit Union

“I sought out an opportunity because of the great work I have seen them do through Crosspath on a personal level.  In addition, I and my family believe strongly in, and have benefitted from mental health work and I want to be able to share and promote that in the community we live in.”


Megan Wills Kullnat, MD
Allegro Pediatrics

“I have been a table captain at the annual YES’ Invest in Youth Breakfast for the past six years. It’s the memory of that first breakfast that motivated me to participate on the Board of Trustees. As a pediatrician, I recognize the increasing threats to the physical and mental health of youth, and as a mother, I’m concerned about the challenges my own children may face someday. I am glad to be part of YES board of Trustees to help young people and families struggling with these increasing threats.”

Thank you Board Members who Retired in 2019

YES would like to thank these members of the YES Board of Trustees who retired from the board in 2019.

We extend our most sincere thanks to Terry Bask, Jerome Hewlett, and Mimi Ramsey for their leadership, perseverance, time, and generous support for so many years that helped guide our organization.

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