HRC Community Outreach Specialist
“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.”
Ileta, with a rich background, joins Sound Pathways, holding certifications in Medical Receptionist from Everett Community College and Harm Reduction for the Peer Workplace from CDC & SAMHSA. Additionally, she has received Grief and Loss training from Washington Correctional Center for Women (WCCW), and she possesses certificates of completion from Drug Court, Everett District Court, and Evergreen Manor Treatment Center.
A longtime friend, who currently works as a Case Manager at Sound Pathways, referred Ileta to the organization. Witnessing her friends’ progress in life and recovery deeply inspires her, fueling her desire and passion to support others in their journey towards a clean, healthy, and stable life. As a recovering addict herself, she finds fulfillment in connecting with others who share similar experiences with addiction. Offering hope and proof that they are loved and cared for, approaching everyone with courtesy and kindness, respecting others and refraining from judgment are principles instilled in Ileta from a young age.
“Advocating for recovery is close to my heart because I actively practice it. Drawing from personal encounters with addiction, recovery, relapse, treatment, therapy, medical maintenance, relationships, domestic violence, shelters, Section 8, and various resources, I can provide valuable feedback and serve as a dedicated advocate for our clients.”