RAYS leadership


Richard Brooks

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.

Dipti Sarnaik

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.

Steve Olson

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.