Robin Read has a Masters in Community-Based Public Health from the University of Washington as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in public and community health and is thrilled to be leading the Kittitas County Health Network. She is skilled in facilitation, community assessment, and organizational development. Robin believes that health and well-being are a basic human right. Raised in Kittitas County, Robin loves to read, hike, camp, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
Doug came to the Health Network in August of 2020 with 12 years of experience working in health education and health promotion at multiple institutions of higher education where he focused his work on substance use education, prevention, and recovery. He is a proud alum of Central Washington University (B.S.) and Montana State University (M. Ed.). He is committed to working with the passionate professionals in our community to create a healthier Kittitas County. Doug enjoys exploring Ellensburg with his family and bowling whenever he gets the chance.
Care Coordination Project Director
Although new to the PNW, Sue has fallen in love with our incredible community. She studied Education/Nursing at Arizona State University and has been working in public health and social services for the past 13 years. Sue has a passion for helping people cope with and overcome challenges so that they can live the healthy, happy life that they desire. When not working, she loves to fish, hike, rockhound, garden, and explore this beautiful area with her lab, Maggie.
Alicia comes to the Network with over 3 years of experience working with substance use and co-occurring disorders. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in Public Health. She has lived in Kittitas County since 2014 and absolutely loves the community she has become a part of. Alicia looks forward to collaborating with community members to increase access to care and wrap around services for individuals in our county. In her free time Alicia enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Care Coordinator and
SHIBA Project Specialist
Jessica is a Kittitas County native who graduated from Easton High School. She has been married to her husband Dave for the past 15 years and have four children together. They love the outdoors, particularly riding dirt bikes and side by sides, as well as traveling. In her spare time, she loves to travel, especially internationally. She has been to 15 countries, with the Philippines being the farthest away. She has two grandsons and is fortunate to have her family live mostly within Kittitas County.
Lead Community Health Worker
Teodora has earned a degree in general medicine at The University of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Her internship was in a general hospital as a SSA in Acapulco, Guerrero. She also worked at Chiliapa, Guerrero with the majority of the indigenous population. She has volunteered at planned parenthood for over 10 years as a promotora de salud in Ellensburg, Washington. Teodora’s main goal is to promote health in the Latino community by helping educate with scientific proof. She has been working outreach with the COVID-19 vaccine. She believes everyone should have equal rights with their healthcare. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Community Health Worker
Fatima Andraca is a first-generation Mexican-American who was raised in Kittitas Valley and is currently a full-time student at Central Washington University. She is majoring in Public Health, with a specialization in population health. Her work at KCHN has helped her develop skills in client services and non-profit organization work.Fatima is passionate about implementing equity and inclusion in her community, and she is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others. She believes that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare and that addressing the needs of underserved populations is essential to achieving this goal. In her free time, Fatima enjoys traveling and spending time with loved ones. She values the importance of building relationships and creating meaningful connections with those around her.
Care Coordinator / Community Health Worker
Gayle is a CWU graduate and a long time Kittitas County resident. Returning here after a stint in the Navy, Gayle has not left since. She enjoys making art as well as performance art. She has experienced first hand how art brings a community together while volunteering at local events. Gayle loves helping people and making connections with them. In her free time, she can be found hanging out with her family at home in the country.
Care Coordinator / Community Health Worker
Sascha is a Pacific Northwest native and graduated from Central Washington University in 2019. Sascha has experience working in social services over the last 4 years including direct client services and case management. Sascha is passionate about meeting members of our community where they are and coming up with creative solutions to move toward their next goal in life. When not at work, Sascha is a professional freelance musician and private teacher and frequently can be heard or seen around the Northwest playing in orchestras, big bands, jazz clubs, recording sessions and more.
Project Specialist -
CPWI Coalition Coordinator
Ruby is originally from the Yakima Valley and graduated from Central Washington University in 2023 with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Gender Studies. Ruby has three years of experience in community organizing and basic needs advocacy. She is passionate about the health of SOGIE and unhoused populations, and her goal is to help improve rural community health through building connections. She believes that substance use prevention and recovery are vital components of this goal. In her free time, Ruby loves to garden, ride her bike, and watch Sci-Fi.
Community Health Worker,
MarkAnthony has been in Kittitas County since 2018. He was born in the Philippines and moved to California in 1987. Since then, he has travelled the country having lived in five different states. His many life experiences have brought him to Ellensburg and has deeply integrated himself into the community. MA is proud to be in long-term recovery and shares his experience, strength, and hope with others across the world. Recovery has given him the drive, passion, and motivation to be of service. He is passionate about breaking barriers for all community members especially within the SOGIE community, but also to anyone struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. His free time is spent reading sci-fi, supernatural and mystery novels, going to the movies, spending time with his friends and family. He is a proud dad to his fur-baby, “Sebastian”.
Pediatric Care Coordinator and Children, Youth and Family Project Specialist
Tiffini is originally from Lake Chelan Washington and came to Ellensburg in 2019. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Public Health from Central Washington University. Currently, she is working towards completing her counselor education and training for licensure through Seattle University. Her research interests in maternal and child health brought her to work within foster care and the hospital setting where she became passionate about improving the outcomes for children and families in Central Washington. Tiffini is grateful for the experiences that have helped her gain a holistic philosophy of care for children and their families. In her free time, she enjoys writing, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends.
Behavioral Health Community Liaison
Pam is a native of the Pacific Northwest having grown up on the “West side” as the locals call it. Pam graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology and later attended Red Rocks Community College and received her certificate in Medical Assisting. Pam and her husband moved to Ellensburg 5 years ago after falling in love with the area when 2 of their 5 children (Pam has 3 boys and Rick has 2 girls) attended and graduated from CWU. Pam has over 20 years’ experience working in community health and has a firm belief that barrier free quality health care is a right not a privilege. For the past 3 years Pam has found her passion working in the area of substance use disorder, recovery and addiction medicine and looks forward to collaborating with community partners to reduce the stigma around substance use and mental health by providing resources and education. In her spare time Pam loves to craft, make home improvements, spend time with her family and enjoy the quiet and beauty of her life with her husband on their 2 acres with 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Carly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising from Kansas State University where she is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Mass Communications. She comes to the Health Network with 15 years of communication experience in both the public and private sectors as a graphic designer, media buyer, social media marketer and project manager. Originally from Puyallup, Carly has been given the opportunity to travel and live in many different places as a military spouse. Her and her husband just celebrated 15 years of marriage and have three beautiful (and sometimes wild) kids. Carly believes that family is everything and that there is no greater marker of parenting success than raising kind children. She feels that giving back to her community in as many ways as possible is important because it really does take a village.