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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 serves Snohomish County by providing wrap-around social services to at-risk community members addicted to drugs and alcohol with a focused purpose to reduce harm to our community and create safe pathways for suffering individuals to find healthy solutions to their problems and stop the cycle of abuse.

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

To end substance abuse and generational trauma in Snohomish County.

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.

Bill Bair

Office Manager

Bill finds one of the cornerstones of Sound Pathways to be most important to him – that respect and compassion are granted to everyone equally.

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.

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.

Anne Dalton

Amerigroup Manager

It is Anne’s job to ensure that fathers who have custody of their children or are looking to reunite with their children have the support they need to provide a stable home.

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.

Stacy Kaufman

PCAP Case Manager

Stacy meets each of her clients where they are on their path – no matter where that place might be. She provides a space where she can connect with clients and help them at the moment, free of judgment.

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.

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”.

Sarah Wheatcroft

PCAP Case Manager

Since Sarah was young, she wanted to build a career helping others, working to make a difference in the world. Early on, Sarah was drawn to psychology and learning about how people think.

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.

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.

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.

Meaghen Grant

SSP Outreach 

Meaghen advocates for, and supports, her clients with dedication and compassion.  She believes in always standing up for what you believe in, standing up for yourself, and standing up for others.

Cristine Morgan

SSP Outreach

Cristine chose to join Sound Pathways in part because her work and personal values align tightly with those of the organization – advocacy, community, compassion, connection, and respect.

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

Mike Krantz

Vice President

Sales Manager
Retired

Judianne Krantz

Secretary

Nurse | Small Business Owner
Retired

Neil Weiss

Treasurer

Attorney

Gina Wassemiller

Board Member

Social Service Worker

Brittany Tri

Board Member

Attorney

Heather Ekins

Board Member

Embedded Social Worker

Karrie Baker

Board Member

Manager, HEDIS®
Premera Blue Cross

Donna Furchert

Board Member

Tribal Social Worker

Tim Murphy

Board Member

President, CareerpathsNW

……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