Carla Arnold, MSW, LCSW
Youthnet Executive Director
(360) 336-1610 ext. 201
Carla began a career in child welfare after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1985. After working in the field and realizing the many areas of need and with a desire to do more, she completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1993. Over the past 35 years Carla has worked with children, youth and families experiencing exceptional circumstances in both the public DCYF and private, non-profit sector and managed multiple foster care programs. In her current role as Executive Director at Youthnet, she continues to devote her professional life to the provision of caring and supportive services to her staff to achieve positive outcomes for youth and families and partnering with the community to help them build more healthy and successful lives.
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.
May Haley, President
Faculty, Skagit Valley College
Sherrie Marble, Treasurer
Senior Accountant, Port of Skagit
My name is Sherrie Marble. I am the Senior Accountant for the Port of Skagit. I have spent most of my life in the Skagit Valley. I attended grade school in Mount Vernon and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Washington University. I have been working as an accountant in some capacity since graduation in 1984. I have been married to Greg Eliason (also a Mount Vernon native) for 27 years and together, we've raised our three sons.
I was invited by a friend and co-worker to join the Youthnet board in 2018. They were particularly interested in my knowledge of finance. I discovered this to be an outstanding organization. I become continually more impressed with every aspect of Youthnet, as I learn more about all that they do to help our community and families. Their horizons expand beyond just Skagit county, to assist with Whatcom and Snohomish counties, as well. They are a very valuable asset to all of these communities and I am proud to be a part of such an organization.
Rebecca Carroll, Vice President
Attorney at Law/GAL
Skagit County Farmer's Market Manager
Tia Entrikin joined Youthnet in January of 2017. Foster care is what drew Tia to Youthnet in hopes to one day be a foster parent herself. Currently, Tia can be spotted on Saturdays at the Riverwalk Plaza managing the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. Before managing the market, Tia worked for the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club. With a marketing degree from Western Washington University and an event planning certificate Tia enjoys fundraising and helping with events that benefit Youthnet. Outside of volunteering and working Tia enjoys camping, crocheting, boating, and spending time with her husband Andrew and their 4 children.
Furlong Butler, Attorney
I was asked to join the Youthnet board by Kay Knott, one of the directors at that time shortly after my retirement from the Mount Vernon School District. I was the principal of the original Madison Elementary School for fifteen years and was in the education field for thirty-two years. During those years, I managed the Summer Migrant Program for elementary aged children for ten of those summers. Following the retirement, I worked numerous years with the local Educational School District which included several years as the principal of Index School District and working with several school districts while in the ESD's migrant program. I did spend several years after retirement teaching my favorite subject, algebra, during evening classes at the Skagit Community College as an adjunct professor. I have enjoyed being on the Youthnet board for more years then I can remember. I have seen growth and improvements under our current director and staff.
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.
Retired Business Owner
Joanne is a retired Anacortes High School Teacher. She is a very active volunteer in schools and community and has been a committed contributing Youthnet Board Member for an unprecedented 42 years!! In 2009, Joanne was the recipient of the Youthnet Legacy of Caring Award.
Janice Martin, Secretary
BS, Zoology Connecticut College
MS, Psychology Western Washington University
I am dedicated to bringing care, compassion and analytical skills to students, children and families facing challenges. During my career I served as Treatment then Executive Director of Skagit Youth Services which became Youthnet. Enjoying outdoor physical activities, creative art and gardening, now, in retirement.