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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

Pacific Treatment Alternatives becomes Sound Pathways

For more than 50 years, we have been dedicated to creating a safe and supportive place for our clients to become self-reliant, sober, and successful.

We know that our work is collaborative – we are successful when we work together as a community to support people in need. We are thankful to our community partners, our donors, and our clients for walking this path with us every day.

MISSION AND VISION

Sound Pathways (formerly Pacific Treatment Alternatives) is a force of hope and healing for at-risk families and individuals affected by alcohol or substance use disorders and mental health issues in Snohomish County. Each day, we honor, uplift, and guide our clients as they walk their individual paths toward recovery.

OUR VALUES

Sound Pathways’ values are at the very heart of our work. Every action we take on behalf of our clients and every interaction we have with our clients is grounded in these core values.

Debbie Graham, Executive Director

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Welcome to Sound Pathways. Or rather, welcome back to Sound Pathways. As Pacific Treatment Alternatives we have been a part of the Snohomish community for more than fifty years. Our work in supporting at-risk families and individuals facing alcohol and substance use disorders is woven into the very fabric of this community.

With every passing year, we learn more about how to best serve our community and continue to grow and evolve as a social services agency. Part of our recent growth has been to examine how we represent ourselves to the public. And while the name Pacific Treatment Alternatives benefited us for many years, it no longer fully represents who we are and what we do…

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Our Team

Our team of experienced, compassionate professionals is dedicated to meeting clients where they are on their journey and supporting them as they work toward a healthy, successful life.

Debbie Graham, LICSW

Executive Director

Debbie brings her lived experience and professional expertise to the leadership of Sound Pathways. She considers her work as Executive Director to be her way to give back to a community she lives in and loves.

Dr. Sheri Hill PhD, Med, CCC-SLP, IMH-E ™

Deputy Director

Sheri comes to Sound Pathways with two decades of trauma-informed early childhood mental health cross-system and policy consulting and training experience. That work is fortified by her front-line experience as a speech-language pathologist for the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program in Snohomish County.

Mo Lewis

Office Assistant

Mo’s desire to help people in need drew her to work for Sound Pathways. She grew up with “addiction all around her” and witnessed firsthand the lack of support for people facing substance abuse.

Maureen Hammer

Program Support Manager

Maureen keeps Sound Pathways systems and processes running smoothly so that the organization can best serve its clients and its community.

Tammy Southward

Program Assistant

Tammy provides support and service to Sounds Pathways and its clients in many valuable ways. She joyfully provides childcare to clients’ children when they are attending workshops or at appointments with their Case Manager.

Staci Camlin

ESTEEM House Manager

Staci came to Sound Pathways as an employee after she graduated from the PCAP program. As a former client with a history of homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health issues, Staci personally understands the value of the organization.

Deena Elliott

Amerigroup Case Manager

Deena believes that the team at Sound Pathways works with people to help them face and solve the challenges of addiction.

Jillian Allibone

Amerigroup Case Manager

Jillian has a passion for working with vulnerable populations. She joined Sound Pathways because she believes in meeting people where they are and is a strong proponent of harm reduction focused services.

Lisa Leavitt

Amerigroup Case Manager

As a certified peer counselor and a recovery coach. Lisa brings hope, faith, and lived experience to her position at Sound Pathways.

Candice Martin

Amerigroup Case Manager

Candice is a certified peer counselor and pharmacy technician who brings her years of experience as someone who has experienced domestic violence, interacted with CPS, and now as professional counselor to Sound Pathways.

Debbie McBrayer

PCAP Lead Case Manager

Debbie brings more than 20 years of experience working with children and families to every conversation she has with her clients. She works to create an open and trusting relationship with her clients and focuses on listening to what they need to be successful.

Toni Gardner

PCAP Lead Case Manager

Through active and nonjudgmental listening, Toni learns about her client’s situation and needs. She then focuses on providing her clients with options so that they can make the right choice for themselves and their families.

Jen Hall

PCAP Case Manager

Jen brings her experience as a young, single mom who struggled with addiction and her expertise in mental health to every client engagement.

Lori Brunt

PCAP Case Manager

Lori brings her lived experience to her daily work with clients. She spent much of her life homeless or in what she calls “questionable environments”.

Linesa Pleshette

PCAP Case Manager

Linesa was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. When she moved to Seattle eight years ago, she brought with her a passion for advocacy work.

Leslie Beckman

PCAP Case Manager

Leslie has worked with unhoused and substance abuse disorder clients in previous jobs, and it was there that she realized she had a desire and drive to help people overcome the obstacles often associated with those lifestyles.

Rose Lininger

PCAP Case Manager

Rose knows that consistently being present for clients through the good and not so good choices, through the wins and the ongoing struggles is everything. She knows because Rose has lived it from both sides of the table.

Shannon Smith

SSP Manager

Shannon believes that Sound Pathways’ role is to provide wraparound services without judgment. Recovery is not black and white. It’s a process and Sound Pathways is here to support people through the setbacks and successes along the way.

Jasmine Jones

SSP Outreach

Jasmine believes in meeting people where they are in their journey and showing them respect and understanding along the way.

Joe Dugan

SSP Outreach 

Joe was homeless for a decade before he found a new direction and changed his path. He has volunteered in outreach for more than a year and is excited to be stepping into a Sound Pathways outreach services role to support members of the community.

Jessica Thornton

SSP Outreach

Jessica brings her lived experience as a former Syringe Services Program client to her work at Sound Pathways.

Our Board

The Sound Pathways Board is comprised of professionals dedicated to the mission of our organization. Forty percent of our members have similar life experiences to those of the clients we serve, giving the Board an exceptionally intimate understanding of our clients and our work.

Sandra Krager

President

Owner, Brand Impact
Vice President, Vunetrix

Tim Murphy

Vice President

President, CareerpathsNW

Cris Simmons

Secretary

Evergreen Fire & Safety

Neil Weiss

Treasurer

Attorney

Mike Wisler

Board Member

Firefighter, Everett Fire Department

Jim Workman

Board Member

Career Firefighter, Everett Fire Department

Heather Ekins

Board Member

Embedded Social Worker

Brittany Tri

Board Member

Attorney

Donna Furchert

Board Member

Tribal Social Worker

Mike Krantz

Board Member

Sales Manager
Retired

Judianne Krantz

Board Member

Nurse | Small Business Owner
Retired

……Our job is to create a safe and supportive place for our clients to become self-reliant, sober, and successful. We know that every client walks their own path to recovery, and we honor, support, and guide those individual paths.

Our new name Sound Pathways speaks to the journey each of our clients takes as they work toward recovery. It speaks to the journey our staff takes as they partner with our clients. And it speaks to the journey our community takes as they partner with us.

Our tagline, A Way Forward, shines a light on the optimism we feel for our clients. For the strength, respect, and hope we share with them on their journey.

While our name and look have changed, we remain steadfast in our mission to aspire to give our clients and community hope for a better future and our vision to end substance abuse and generational trauma in Snohomish County.

Throughout this new website, you can learn about the challenges our region faces in addressing substance use; explore the evidence-based programs and services that support our mission, and meet the people who bring our mission and vision to life every day.

We’ve also created exciting ways to engage with us including a convenient online donation portal and ready-made social media donor campaigns as well as updated volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to many more years of walking beside our clients and serving our community. Together, we will always find a way forward.

Thank you,

Debbie Graham
Executive Director