Staff and Board Members

  Ann Muno, Staff   In 1995, Ann bought a low-fare airline ticket and boarded a plane for Beijing, China to attend the United Nations Women’s Conference, and has had the privilege of doing girl’s empowerment ever since .  Her social work experience spans the past twenty years, including work with schools and community organizations, and is rooted in a deep commitment to the next generation of girls. As a founder of Seattle-based Powerful Voices, Ann had the opportunity to see girls take hold of their potential and flourish, staff and volunteers create educationally exciting spaces for girls, and the community invest in girls' lives. Taking these discoveries and putting pen to paper, Ann published articles that capture what works to empower girls in academic, peer-reviewed journals including  Social Work in Education ,  Crime & Delinquency  and  After School Matters . Ann continues to lead the call as the Executive Director for The Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State. 

Ann Muno, Staff

In 1995, Ann bought a low-fare airline ticket and boarded a plane for Beijing, China to attend the United Nations Women’s Conference, and has had the privilege of doing girl’s empowerment ever since .  Her social work experience spans the past twenty years, including work with schools and community organizations, and is rooted in a deep commitment to the next generation of girls. As a founder of Seattle-based Powerful Voices, Ann had the opportunity to see girls take hold of their potential and flourish, staff and volunteers create educationally exciting spaces for girls, and the community invest in girls' lives. Taking these discoveries and putting pen to paper, Ann published articles that capture what works to empower girls in academic, peer-reviewed journals including Social Work in EducationCrime & Delinquency and After School Matters. Ann continues to lead the call as the Executive Director for The Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State. 

  Danielle Wilson, Board Member    Danielle Wilson is the Training and Capacity Building Coordinator at Treehouse, a nonprofit organization that supports youth in Foster Care. Danielle's experience working with girl specific programs began as a student at Washington Middle School with Girls Leadership. Her involvement in Girls Leadership and a strong connection to a network of women transformed her experience attending Garfield High School and earning her BA in Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington. Danielle's desire to improve the lives of others has guided her work. Prior to joining Treehouse, Danielle worked at the University of Washington and the United Negro College Fund in multiple capacities. She excels in public speaking and facilitating classes and trainings for a variety of age groups and demographics. She surrounds herself with loving people that provide her with strength and enjoys the comfort of quality time with dogs.    

Danielle Wilson, Board Member

Danielle Wilson is the Training and Capacity Building Coordinator at Treehouse, a nonprofit organization that supports youth in Foster Care. Danielle's experience working with girl specific programs began as a student at Washington Middle School with Girls Leadership. Her involvement in Girls Leadership and a strong connection to a network of women transformed her experience attending Garfield High School and earning her BA in Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington. Danielle's desire to improve the lives of others has guided her work. Prior to joining Treehouse, Danielle worked at the University of Washington and the United Negro College Fund in multiple capacities. She excels in public speaking and facilitating classes and trainings for a variety of age groups and demographics. She surrounds herself with loving people that provide her with strength and enjoys the comfort of quality time with dogs. 

 

  Morgain MacDonald, Board Member   Morgain MacDonald has been working in youth development for ten years, with a focus both on training and direct service. She began her journey facilitating Telling It, a creative expression program based at the University of Michigan serving homeless youth in the greater Detroit area. After relocating to the Seattle area, Morgain served as both a trainer and facilitator in the education department at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, working with youth throughout the Puget Sound region. Currently she serves as the Regional Diversity Manager for King County at Girl Scouts of Western Washington, where she has facilitated troops, developed cultural competency staff training, and works to expand and support diverse girls. Morgain believes in the advancement of youth through empowerment and leadership, and has focused her work on teaching tools that allow for personal reflection, growth, and social change.

Morgain MacDonald, Board Member

Morgain MacDonald has been working in youth development for ten years, with a focus both on training and direct service. She began her journey facilitating Telling It, a creative expression program based at the University of Michigan serving homeless youth in the greater Detroit area. After relocating to the Seattle area, Morgain served as both a trainer and facilitator in the education department at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, working with youth throughout the Puget Sound region. Currently she serves as the Regional Diversity Manager for King County at Girl Scouts of Western Washington, where she has facilitated troops, developed cultural competency staff training, and works to expand and support diverse girls. Morgain believes in the advancement of youth through empowerment and leadership, and has focused her work on teaching tools that allow for personal reflection, growth, and social change.

  Susan Waild, Board Member   Susan received her MSW from the University of Washington in 1976 and her BA from the University of California. In the 25 years she has worked for the Court, she has worked in diversion, court operations, and juvenile probation. Prior to working for the Court, Susan was the Director of Adolescent Group Care for Lutheran Social Services and Luther Child Center. Adolescents and the special need of girls involved in the juvenile justice system have been the focus of her work. Susan is a member of the State Quality Assurance Committee focusing on development and implementation of Washington State Risk Assessment tool. She also serves on the King County Systems Integration Committee developing protocols, cross systems training for staff and joint case planning for youth involved in both the dependency and juvenile justice systems. She served as Past Board President for the Institute for Family Development and previously served on the boards of Lutheran Social Services, The Children’s Alliance and Northshore Little League. 

Susan Waild, Board Member

Susan received her MSW from the University of Washington in 1976 and her BA from the University of California. In the 25 years she has worked for the Court, she has worked in diversion, court operations, and juvenile probation. Prior to working for the Court, Susan was the Director of Adolescent Group Care for Lutheran Social Services and Luther Child Center. Adolescents and the special need of girls involved in the juvenile justice system have been the focus of her work. Susan is a member of the State Quality Assurance Committee focusing on development and implementation of Washington State Risk Assessment tool. She also serves on the King County Systems Integration Committee developing protocols, cross systems training for staff and joint case planning for youth involved in both the dependency and juvenile justice systems. She served as Past Board President for the Institute for Family Development and previously served on the boards of Lutheran Social Services, The Children’s Alliance and Northshore Little League. 

  Barbara Carr, Board Member   Barbara Carr is the Juvenile Court Administrator for Jefferson County, Washington. Barbara’s contributions to juvenile justice work include serving as the chair of the Washington State Community Juvenile Accountability Act (CJAA) Advisory Committee for 10 years. The CJAA Committee promotes, advises and oversees the expansion, quality control and outcome research of state funded evidenced-based programs in Washington’s juvenile courts. Barbara is currently a Co-Chair of the Civil and Dependency Committee of WAJCA (Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators); serving on the Environmental Assessment Team that provides ongoing assessment and support to juvenile courts for better outcomes in evidenced-based programming; is a board member of Washington State CASA; and board member for the Jefferson County Y. Recently, Barbara was appointed to Governor Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families. Barbara resides in Port Townsend, WA where she enjoys a beautiful view from her office perch in Jefferson County’s circa 1890 courthouse. Her finding of meaningful purpose in this work comes from her interaction with girls throughout her years in the justice system, and by virtue of her experience as a mother to Samantha and now grandmother to Zoe.

Barbara Carr, Board Member

Barbara Carr is the Juvenile Court Administrator for Jefferson County, Washington. Barbara’s contributions to juvenile justice work include serving as the chair of the Washington State Community Juvenile Accountability Act (CJAA) Advisory Committee for 10 years. The CJAA Committee promotes, advises and oversees the expansion, quality control and outcome research of state funded evidenced-based programs in Washington’s juvenile courts. Barbara is currently a Co-Chair of the Civil and Dependency Committee of WAJCA (Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators); serving on the Environmental Assessment Team that provides ongoing assessment and support to juvenile courts for better outcomes in evidenced-based programming; is a board member of Washington State CASA; and board member for the Jefferson County Y. Recently, Barbara was appointed to Governor Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families. Barbara resides in Port Townsend, WA where she enjoys a beautiful view from her office perch in Jefferson County’s circa 1890 courthouse. Her finding of meaningful purpose in this work comes from her interaction with girls throughout her years in the justice system, and by virtue of her experience as a mother to Samantha and now grandmother to Zoe.

  Chris Simons, Board Member    Chris Simons is a sole proprietor of residential interior design business. Chris started this business 12 years ago after working for ten years as a Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Chris volunteers in schools and carious community efforts to help kids. As a business owner and a mother of twin girls, Chris is passionate about working to better the next generation of girls in our state.

Chris Simons, Board Member 

Chris Simons is a sole proprietor of residential interior design business. Chris started this business 12 years ago after working for ten years as a Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Chris volunteers in schools and carious community efforts to help kids. As a business owner and a mother of twin girls, Chris is passionate about working to better the next generation of girls in our state.

  LeeAnn Delk, Board Member    LeeAnn Delk is the current director of the Ridgeview Group Home, a girl-only residential center for girls committed to long term placement through the state Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration. As director, Ms. Delk has pioneered efforts to incorporate gender-responsive reforms in her facility. Through the Justice for Girls Coalition she provides training on working with girls through the Beyond Pink conference and the Criminal Justice and Training Commission and is a highly rated and impactful trainer in this area.

LeeAnn Delk, Board Member

LeeAnn Delk is the current director of the Ridgeview Group Home, a girl-only residential center for girls committed to long term placement through the state Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration. As director, Ms. Delk has pioneered efforts to incorporate gender-responsive reforms in her facility. Through the Justice for Girls Coalition she provides training on working with girls through the Beyond Pink conference and the Criminal Justice and Training Commission and is a highly rated and impactful trainer in this area.

  Sarah Cusworth Walker, Board Member   Dr. Sarah Cusworth Walker is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Walker is interested in sustainable structures for the promotion of knowledge exchange between research and policy/practice, particularly for public systems working with adolescent disruptive and criminal behaviors. Her work examines methods of evidence-based policymaking, including defining, monitoring and promoting EBP at the state level; programmatic efforts to integrate behavioral health intervention principles in juvenile justice settings (with a specific focus on gender, family-based approaches, and quality assessment); and approaches to adapting tested interventions for local contexts. She directs work at two research-to-practice centers: Evidence Based Practice Institute and the Center for the Study and Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE,  www.sajecenter.org ; co-director).   

Sarah Cusworth Walker, Board Member

Dr. Sarah Cusworth Walker is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Walker is interested in sustainable structures for the promotion of knowledge exchange between research and policy/practice, particularly for public systems working with adolescent disruptive and criminal behaviors. Her work examines methods of evidence-based policymaking, including defining, monitoring and promoting EBP at the state level; programmatic efforts to integrate behavioral health intervention principles in juvenile justice settings (with a specific focus on gender, family-based approaches, and quality assessment); and approaches to adapting tested interventions for local contexts. She directs work at two research-to-practice centers: Evidence Based Practice Institute and the Center for the Study and Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE, www.sajecenter.org; co-director).

 

  Wendy Heipt, Board Member   Wendy is an attorney who has been working to advance justice for women and girls for the last twenty years.  A native New Yorker, she began her formal legal career in Washington D.C., where she worked for a boutique litigation firm, representing plaintiffs in whistleblower, First Amendment, and discrimination lawsuits in both federal and state courts.  In Seattle, she was the litigation attorney at LegalVoice, where she oversaw a five state region and coordinated litigation efforts and attorneys in impact lawsuits, focusing on reproductive justice, lesbian rights, and girls’ sports equity.  She has also worked at the Center for Children & Youth Justice, where she concentrated her research and collaborative work on gender responsive and culturally appropriate programs for Washington state juvenile justice involved girls.  Wendy is a co-founder of the CAIR Project, the first independent abortion fund in the Pacific Northwest, a former Director of the Justice for Girls Coalition, and a board of trustees member at the Lake Washington School for Girls.  Wendy received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her J.D. from Harvard University Law School, and completed judicial clerkships in Honolulu, Hawaii and Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Wendy Heipt, Board Member

Wendy is an attorney who has been working to advance justice for women and girls for the last twenty years.  A native New Yorker, she began her formal legal career in Washington D.C., where she worked for a boutique litigation firm, representing plaintiffs in whistleblower, First Amendment, and discrimination lawsuits in both federal and state courts.  In Seattle, she was the litigation attorney at LegalVoice, where she oversaw a five state region and coordinated litigation efforts and attorneys in impact lawsuits, focusing on reproductive justice, lesbian rights, and girls’ sports equity.  She has also worked at the Center for Children & Youth Justice, where she concentrated her research and collaborative work on gender responsive and culturally appropriate programs for Washington state juvenile justice involved girls.  Wendy is a co-founder of the CAIR Project, the first independent abortion fund in the Pacific Northwest, a former Director of the Justice for Girls Coalition, and a board of trustees member at the Lake Washington School for Girls.  Wendy received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her J.D. from Harvard University Law School, and completed judicial clerkships in Honolulu, Hawaii and Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Coalition Members

Since its founding, the Coalition has brought together advocates, academics, policy-makers and groups working with girls from across the state to improve our work with girls.  Members include: 

Center for Children & Youth Justice

Spokane County Juvenile Court

Jefferson County Juvenile Court

Pierce County Juvenile Court

Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice

King County Juvenile Court

 Not pictured: Danielle Wilson, Chris Simons, Morgain MacDonald and Wendy Heipt

Not pictured: Danielle Wilson, Chris Simons, Morgain MacDonald and Wendy Heipt