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About Us

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.

Through our daily commitment, we offer unwavering support, empowerment, and guidance to those we serve, as they navigate their unique journeys toward achieving recovery and well-being.

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 serves as a beacon of hope and healing for at-risk individuals and families facing challenges related to alcohol, substance use, and mental health in Snohomish County.

We aspire to give our community hope for a better future.

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.

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.

Shannon Goforth

Executive Director

Shannon believes that Sound Pathways role is to provide effective, seamless wraparound services without judgment. And to respect, honor and support each person’s path to recovery. Shannon leads with determination and compassion by tapping into her own lived experience with addiction as well as her decades of work in recovery services.

Maureen Hammer

Project Manager, Marketing, Communications and Grants

Maureen joined Sound Pathways with the aim of assisting individuals and bolstering our community’s efforts to achieve lasting recovery success.

“I believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to make a fresh start, and we should offer support whenever someone reaches out for help.”

Mo Lewis

PCAP/Administrative 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.

Staci Camlin

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

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.

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.

Kyra Ripley, SUDP

FCS Program Manager

Whether working as a substance use disorder professional at Evergreen Recovery Center, on her medical missions in Kenya or through her small non-profit charity, Kyra has spent much of her professional life as a dignity builder in service to her community.

Lisa Leavitt

FCS Housing Case Manager

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

Hannah Salyer

FCS Housing Case Manager

Hannah’s background as a certified peer counselor, Navy veteran, medical assistant in the Department of Corrections, and personal life journey, brings a wealth of education, skills, and lived experience to her role at Sound Pathways.

Sabrina Donovan

FCS Housing Case Manager

As a Peer Counselor, Recovery Coach and SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Certified individual, Sabrina was drawn to Sound Pathways due to the services offered and the sense of community among its staff.

Ileta Adams

FCS Housing Case Manager

“Having a profound sense of compassion for both people and animals, I believe in the importance of showing empathy towards others and understanding the challenges they face. My own experiences with trauma and hardship have taught me the value of compassion, and I bring this perspective to my work at Sound Pathways.”

Jen Hall

PCAP Clinical Supervisor

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

Jennifer Ross

PCAP Case Manager

As a dedicated foster parent and guardian of two siblings Jennifer brings a compassionate understanding of trauma, attachment and healing to her work at Sound Pathways.

Deb Venable

PCAP Case Manager

As a case manager, Deb helps her clients remove barriers to support and personal growth and shows them how to navigate available systems so that they can be in charge of their own goals and their own futures.

Gina Carroll

PCAP Case Manager

In Gina’s role at Sound Pathways, she leverages her extensive education and experience to make a meaningful impact. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Beloit College and a Master of Education from National University.

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 she has lived it from both sides of the table. As a former client, Rose brings a depth of lived experience that she can share with her clients as well as her professional skills and tools to help every person she works with grow.

Stephanie Fahey

PCAP Case Manager

Among Sound Pathways’ values, Stephanie identifies most with “Connection” and “Respect.” She firmly believes that everyone should experience recognition and appreciation, and this is what fuels her determination to extend hope and support to others.

Kateri Mottaz

PCAP Case Manager

“My decision to join Sound Pathways is rooted in my passion for working closely with families over an extended period, offering them the essential assistance they require. I firmly believe that establishing a robust support network and nurturing a sense of community are fundamental to the success of clients, recognizing the importance of advocacy during challenging times, as everyone deserves someone in their corner.”

Jasmine Jones

HRC Program Manager

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

Jessica Thornton

HRC Community Outreach Specialist

“No two people walk the same path, which makes our harm reduction approach so essential to the success of our clients.”

Joe Dugan

HRC Community Outreach Specialist

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.

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.

Cris Simmons

President

Madrona Extinguishers

Ryan Collier

Vice President

Blacklabel IT

Sabrena Miller, SUDP

Secretary

Evergreen Health Monroe Recovery Center

TBD

Treasurer

Tim Murphy

Board Member

President, CareerpathsNW

Rina Maile Redrup, RN

Board Member

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Brittany Tri

Board Member

Attorney

Melinda Truax

Board Member

Inside Sales, ADI Global Distribution

Patrick Shay

Board Member

Retired

Sandra Krager

Advisory Board Member

Owner, Brand Impact

……Until just recently, I had an active client case load. As I move into this new leadership role, I will take my years of frontline experience with me as a guide and also as a reminder of the tremendous work in action by the Sound Pathways team.

I found my professional home at Sound Pathways because of the colleagues I stand side by side with, the community who generously supports and collaborates with us, and the clients who energize me every day. I know in my very bones that Sound Pathways is a force of hope and healing for the people we serve.

Whether it’s the start of a new year or the middle of one, every day we recommit to create a safe and supportive place for our clients to become self-reliant, sober, and successful.

As the new year begins, substance misuse numbers continue to rise, and our clients continue to face mounting barriers to housing, healthcare and other critical resources. We know it can be exhausting and frustrating to find much needed services, so we are implementing three new approaches to set our clients up for success. To bolster our programs’ effectiveness, we are:

Cross training staff so that they can seamlessly assist our clients across multiple programs.

Ensuring clients connect with outside resources by offering rides to appointments and more thorough follow through, when appropriate.

Partnering with healthcare providers to bring them to clients wherever they may be living.

Our work in supporting at-risk families and individuals facing alcohol and substance use disorders is both practical and personal. My own lived experience with addiction has always guided me at Sound Pathways and will continue to do so in my new role. When I was using, I did not feel worthy of being healthy. But the moment that feeling of worthiness was instilled in me, my life path changed. I know that together, as an organization and a community, we can help others change their life paths.

It is my honor to lead this incredible organization and to continue to serve this vibrant community. I am grateful to walk with our clients on their paths to recovery.

With hope and joy for the new year,

Shannon Smith
Interim Executive Director