Interim Executive Director
Sue is part of Loveall Price Associates and joined RAYS as Interim Executive Director in November 2017. She has nearly 30 years of non-profit executive leadership at the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Her years as Chief Operating Officer of a $78m organization has prepared her well in all areas of management. While board development, strategic planning and fundraising are among her favorites, she brings a wealth of knowledge in fiscal management, organizational assessments, volunteerism and staff development (especially for executives). Sue has a proven track record of uniting staff and volunteers to blend best practices with cutting-edge thinking, adapting easily to different environments and ways of thinking. She leads other to think creatively about the future, all the while keeping a keen eye on all aspects of diversity and inclusion. Sue is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. Sue and her husband are avid fishermen, with a love of golf and exploring the world. Raised in the Seattle area, she and her family now live in South King County.
Interim Director of Clinical Programs, MS, MHP
Dana has almost 25 years of experience in direct services in mental health programs with children, Prior to coming to RAYS, Dana worked as a Child & Family Therapist, then as a Supervisor of therapists, and lastly as a Clinical Director at a Youth Agency for 20 years. Her experiences during these years provided opportunities to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. This included clients that had challenges at home, school, or work; and these challenges could be exacerbated by anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, low self-esteem, and stress – among others. Her work also included collaboration with doctors, school teachers/administrators, foster support personnel, and parents. She holds certifications in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
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.
Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Lindsay Hoffe, LMFT, has been with RAYS since 2011 starting as an intern and joining the staff in 2012. In her role as Assistant Clinical Director, Lindsay supervises clinical staff and interns, is the liaison with the Renton School District and is a leader on the primary care and behavioral healthcare integration team at RAYS. She also provides individual and family therapy and case management, with an emphasis on using art and the creative process in therapy. Lindsay graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a minor in Holistic Health. In 2012, she graduated from Antioch University Seattle with a MA in Psychology (Couple and Family Art Therapy).
Assistance Director of Clinical Services – Tukwila
Erica Laporte is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, having been with RAYS since 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Before moving to Washington in 2012, Erica worked for a nonprofit organization in Southern Arizona serving children with developmental and physical disabilities and their families. As the Assistant Director of Clinical Services she coordinates the school-based program in Tukwila. Another part of her role is overseeing staff and interns within those schools, and continuing to provide mental health counseling to youth and young adults at RAYS.