Executive Director, MA, LMHC
As Executive Director, Richard oversees all operations at RAYS. He joined RAYS in 1975 as a counselor and then served as Clinical Program Director and became the Executive Director in 1984. He has a Masters degree in counseling from Gonzaga University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, and has had a private counseling practice. He has served on the boards of the Executive Alliance, the South King County Council of Human Services, and the Children’s Alliance. He is a member of the Renton Rotary Club and the King County Human Services Alliance.
Director of Clinical Programs, MS, LMFT
Dipti Sarnaik has almost 25 years of experience in direct services in mental health programs with children, youth and families. In addition to her licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Therapist in Washington State, she is a Certified Supervisor in mental health, and a Special Populations Consultant working primarily with Asian populations. She has served as a consultant to many agencies in that capacity.
Substance Abuse Program Coordinator, CDP, LMHC
Steven is a Washington State- Certified Chemical Dependency Professional and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He has more than 25 years of experience in working with youth and families in a counseling capacity, with a specialty in outpatient substance abuse treatment for adolescents and young adults.
Victoria Rondel Swan
Director of Finance
Victoria manages the finance and accounting functions of the agency, and participates in the development and implementation of RAYS’ strategic plan. Prior to joining the RAYS staff, she worked in the fields of marketing, real estate development, management, and accounting for over 30 years. 11 years of this experience included working for a non-profit that supported at-risk youth in the Seattle School District. It was this experience that fostered in her a strong desire to make a difference in the non-profit world. Victoria was raised as a self-proclaimed military brat and traveled the world prior to settling in the Pacific Northwest in 1980.
Director of Strategic Relationships
Kristen (Kris) Raftis brings 25 years of business and nonprofit development experience to her role as Director of Strategic Relationships. Over her seven years with United Way of King County, Kris consulted with corporations and individuals to increase their community engagement through volunteerism and donations. She enjoyed working with the local sports teams on their collaborations with United Way and served as a member of the national United Way/NFL advisory committee. Kris holds a Master of Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. She has a passion for supporting youth and education and is a proud advocate for opportunities for young people. Kris leads development and communications at RAYS and works closely with the Executive Director to build and support strategic partnerships. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her two adult children, cheering for the local sports teams, attending theatre and live music performances and traveling.
Director of Early Childhood & Prevention Services
Priscilla Karwoski has been a Child & Family Therapist at RAYS for 9 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Before joining RAYS, she worked with underserved children and families on the west side of Chicago. As the Director of Early Childhood & Prevention Services at RAYS, Priscilla enjoys working with our Youth Development, Kinship, and Healthy Start programs, and specializes in counseling with young children.