“The staff truly care about the kids. I love that my daughter works on her homework there and also loves the after-school activities PLUS getting outside and getting more exercise. I mostly work with the teachers. They are just outstanding!”

–Launch Parent



Each of our locations is overseen by an on-site program manager who supports the teachers and ensures every child and family has the best possible experience. All staff members participate in continuing professional development to ensure they are current on industry best practices as well as state and federal licensing requirements. Our teachers and program site managers are passionate about their work and the diverse populations they serve. Our locations are supported by administrative and support staff in our Mount Baker office.

Contact information for Launch staff members can be found here.


Mari Offenbecher, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Pegarido, Chief People Officer

Laura Nicholson, Chief Program & Strategy Officer

Rehana Lanewala, Director of Development & Communications

Shannon Thomas, MNPL, Chief Finance & Administrative Officer


Alli Williams, Human Resources Specialist

Brent Dumlao, Regional Program Director

Clara Walton, Maple Program Site Manager

Colleen Grady, Accounts Payable Specialist

Damaris Waithira, Hawthorne Program Site Manager

Dan Story, Madrona Program Site Manager

Deedee Tran, Finance Assistant Lead

Esterlynn Rivera, Early Learning Director

Flow Francisco, Finance Manager

Isis Lara Fernandez, Expanded Learning Opportunities Director

Jerry Reed, Accountant

Jessica Habbe, Regional Program Director

Judea Howard, Enrollment Coordinator

Justin Pang, Kimball Program Site Manager

Kim Lee, Regional Program Director

Lewis Pham, Finance Assistant

Marlette Buchanan, Director of Program Services

Megan Bissonette, Sanislo Program Site Manager

Monica Lopez, Rainier Community Center Site Manager

Moss Bosch, Montlake Program Site Manager

Natisa Matte, Delridge Community Center Program Site Manager

Nick DeVogel, IT & Data Services Manager

Nicole Birge, Human Resources Generalist

Rachel Roberts, Leschi Program Site Manager

Sharail Butler, Miller Community Center Annex Site Manager

Steffi Luk, Beacon Hill Program Site Manager

Teresita Barradas, Highland Park Program Site Manager

Wendi Osborne, Cascade Vista Program Site Manager

3401 Rainier Avenue S, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 726-7972
Fax: (206) 726-1318