Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Meet the Team

At Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center, our goal is for you to lead the most fulfilling life possible. To help make that happen, our team partners with Seattle Children’s Autism Center


  • Gary A Stobbe, MD

    Gary A Stobbe, MD

    Program Director, Adult Autism Transitional Services

  • Mendy Boettcher Minjarez, PHD

    Mendy Boettcher Minjarez, PHD

    Executive Director, Seattle Children's Autism Center; Director, Applied Behavior Analysis Early Intervention Program

  • Micah Pepper, MPH

    Micah Pepper, MPH



Administrative Staff

  • Hjoyin Baek, billing analyst

  • Daniel Diaz, MT-BC, Operations Supervisor

  • Whitney Ferguson, CTRS/R, program coordinator II- volunteer coordinator

  • Nicole Gorman, MEd., program coordinator III – curriculum coordinator

  • Brittany Lewis, program coordinator II- intake coordinator

  • Bianca Rodriguez, Clinical Research Coordinator I

  • Rainee Selby, BA, family resources

  • Valerie Unger, program coordinator II

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Behavioral staff

  • Krista Endel, BCBA

  • Nicole Gorman, BCBA

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Instructing Staff and Classroom Assistants

Our instructors are experts on the class topic and share a passion for teaching adults with developmental disabilities. Instructors work side by side with center staff to create and teach courses to meet the varying needs of the wide spectrum of adults we serve.

  • Julie Banke - Instructor

  • Melanie Cates - Instructor

  • Kayla Choi - Classroom Assistant I/Administrative Support

  • Chris Covey - Classroom Assistant II

  • Sanne de Boer - Classroom Assistant I

  • Camille Dodson, Instructor

  • Karrin Grutz, Instructor

  • Deborah Hathaway – Instructor

  • Mikaela Henderson - Classroom Assistant II

  • Alex Johnston - Classroom Assistant II

  • Angela Maccarrone - Classroom Assistant I

  • Kayla Morrisey - Classroom Assistant III

  • Jillian Penny - Instructor

  • Michael Pham - Classroom Assistant III

  • Ellen Ruby, MT-BC, music therapist/Instructor

  • Patricia Waldrop - Classroom Assistant I

  • Mike Willen, MPS, LMHCA, AT, Art Therapist/Instructor

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Meet Your Team

Contact Us

Call 425-482-4274 or email us to learn more or to find out if the center is a good option for you.