RAYS leadership

In June 2020, RAYS merged with Childhaven. Please visit their website for more details on leadership.The staff listed below are still part of the new merged organization.

Staff Leadership


Claudia Tanis

Director of Operations

Claudia brings over 20 years of experience working in all phases of non-profit management including serving as the Executive Director for of the Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac, WA. Her passion is to serve the most vulnerable young people within our community. With each organization she joins, Claudia’s goal is to leave a legacy of strong programs and services that outlast her tenure. Claudia lives in University Place with her husband, Rick, cat Madeline, and her beloved cairn terrier, Bella. Together Rick and Claudia have 5 adult children and just welcomed their 6th grandchild. While not at work she enjoys family gatherings, avidly rooting for the Seahawks, reading, hand embroidery, card making, and camping.

Angela West

Clinical Director

Since coming to the Seattle area in 2003, Angela has provided direct supervision to a variety of staff serving youth and families all over King County and have helped to create protocols and structure to the work of the CCORS Team. She is passionate about helping communities and service providers connect to better serve the families and individuals who need our support. While at CCORS, Angela worked with law enforcement, King County, schools, hospital social workers and a variety of agencies to ensure that families are being served in the best manner possible. She believes having a strong community connection is paramount to the work of community agencies. She currently resides in the Greenwood area with my 11 year old Shitzu, Teddy. Angela enjoys urban hikes, turbo kick, cooking, spending time with friends and is not above a good Netlflix binge!