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Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

  • Rebecca Carroll, President
    Rebecca Carroll, President

    Attorney at Law/Court Commisioner
    Rebecca is a solo practitioner serving clients in the areas of Elder Law and Adoptions in Whatcom, Island and Skagit Counties and a part-time Court Commissioner for Skagit County Superior Court. Rebecca previously represented clients in juvenile court cases (dependency, criminal, ARY/CHINS, GAL), civil commitments and civil/ criminal contempt. She has served as the CLE Chairperson for the Skagit County Bar Association, Skagit Superior Court GAL representative, volunteers with FSH MD and local food banks, served over ten years in volunteer leadership positions with PTSA in Anacortes and is a member of Leadership Skagit class of 2016. Rebecca received her BA in Economics from University of Washington and her JD from Seattle University.

  • May Haley
    May Haley

    Retired Faculty, Skagit Valley College
    May retired after 33 years of teaching math and GED courses to students. She has a passion for helping people who struggle by assisting them on a path to success. She enjoys volunteering for citizen scientist projects on the Salish Sea. She reports that it has been her pleasure to serve on the Youthnet Board of Directors since 2017.

  • Sharon Schell
    Sharon Schell

    Co-Owner, Schell Design Group
    Sharon joined the board in 2001 and is passionate about supporting at-risk youth and their families. A lifelong resident and business owner in Skagit County, she is a semi-retired partner in Schell Design Group. She enjoys exploring the beautiful Northwest, travel adventuring, growing dahlias, reading and spending time with her family and friends. It takes just one caring person to make a difference in the life of child. I feel privileged to serve on the board of directors and support Youthnet's powerful safety net for at-risk youth and their families.

  • Iris Carias
    Iris Carias

    Mount Vernon City Councilmember
    MVSD Migrant Program Educator
    BA Humanities and Education

  • Jackie Brunson
    Jackie Brunson

    Skagit County Treasurer

  • Noel Bain
    Noel Bain

    Noel is a major purchase consultant, a real estate investor, apartment owner, a University of Washington classified staff for the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and a distinguished Toastmaster. Noel's experience with nonprofits includes volunteering as a storyteller, President, board chairman and more. Currently I am working to create a house model where aging-out young adults could get the educational skill set and experiential opportunities to live productive lives and be outstanding citizens.

  • Ward Sparacio
    Ward Sparacio

    Health Care Technology Business Executive
    Ward Sparacio has worked in numerous executive roles within the medical imaging and technology industry for the past 30 years. He has served as a member of corporate and not-for-profit boards. As a former foster parent, licensed through Youthnet, Ward is committed to serving the children and families in our community that need a helping hand. He lives on Whidbey Island with his wife, two adopted boys and a farm full of critters.

  • Orlando Macias
    Orlando Macias

    Engineering Tech, Janicki / Full-time student, SVC
    Macias is a full-time student in pursuit of a degree in mechanical engineering all while putting his
    knowledge to the test working at Janicki. Macias strongly believe in family and being a productive
    member of his community. He currently serves on 3 boards and is always willing to help anyone
    who needs a hand or some advice.

  • Dan Hansen
    Dan Hansen

    Retired Psychotherapist
    Dan Hansen is a seasoned professional with a multifaceted background spanning decades of expertise in mental health counseling, program development, and community engagement. Armed with a comprehensive educational journey including a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Puget Sound, an M.A. in Political Science from Washington State University, and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, Dan's career has been marked by a commitment to improving mental health services and advocating for vulnerable populations. With extensive experience as a psychotherapist, psychiatric social worker, and certified crisis worker, Dan has worked across various settings including Optum/Everett Clinic Behavioral Health Program, Providence Regional Medical Center Hospital, and Volunteers of America Crisis Response Clinic. Beyond his clinical work, Dan has demonstrated leadership in community board positions, volunteer activities, and professional associations, contributing significantly to the field of mental health counseling and policy development. With a profound commitment to advocating for vulnerable populations and improving mental health services, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge in addressing the complex needs of youth in foster care and their families.

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