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
Attorney at Law/GAL
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.
Furlong Butler, Attorney
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.
Mount Vernon City Councilmember
MVSD Migrant Program Educator
BA Humanities and Education
Washington State Department of Health - Health Services Consultant
With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Human Resources Management, Anusha Hewawasam has international experience as a family counselor in Sri Lanka and she also served in a national Job Corp pilot program serving low income and at risk youth, thereby transforming their lives. Anusha is passionate about serving marginalized youth in a caring and compassionate way, and she looks forward to continuing her community service work as a member of Youthnet's board.
Skagit County Treasurer
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.
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.