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Committee Member Profiles


Ron Murphy, Co-Chair

Ron Murphy has provided social work services to children, families and communities for over 35 years. He currently is the Senior Director - Strategic Consulting for Washington State for Casey Family Programs. Read more...

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan, Member

Judge Veronica Galvan was appointed to the City of Des Moines Municipal Court in 2007 after a rigorous selection process. Read more...

Dr. Susan Barkan, Member

Susan Barkan is the Associate Director of Research at Partners for Our Children, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, the University of Washington School of Social Work and private sector funding. Read more...

Darryl Cook, Member

Darryl Cook is the Supervisor of Planning, Program Development and Evaluation for the City of Seattle Human Services Department. He has over 20 years experience in public service at the State, Regional and Local level. Read more...

Toni Lodge, Member

Toni Lodge currently is Executive Director of the NATIVE Project/NATIVE Health Clinic in Spokane, Washington. Read more...

Rick Maib, Member

Rick Maib was born in Yakima, WA and grew up on the Yakima Indian Reservation where his family farmed. He is the founding Director of A Place Called Hope located in Gig Harbor, Washington which provides children and family services including adoptions, therapeutic foster care programs and evidence based practices for special populations. Read more...

Paola Maranan, Member

Paola Maranan is the Executive Director of the Children's Alliance, an organization she has been involved with since 1993. Read more...

Liz Mueller, Member

Liz Mueller has over 20 years of insight and expertise in working with Tribal related affairs. She serves in the elected capacity as the Vice Chair of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. She is the Director of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Social Services Division, and she has been instrumental in the development of their 24 programs. Read more...

Mary O'Brien, Member

Since 1986 Mary O'Brien has been Clinical Services Manager for Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic-Behavioral Health Services (BHS). She also is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who specialized in treating children and Hispanics. Read more...

Deborah J. Purce, J.D., Member

In May 2006, Deborah Purce was named Executive Staff Director for the Children's Administration within Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Read more...

Shrounda Selivanoff, Member

Shrounda Selivanoff, a veteran of the child welfare system, is a strong and passionate advocate for parents in the child welfare system. Read more...

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