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Sylvia Fuerstenberg
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sylvia has extensive previous experience as a Chief Executive in non-profit social service organizations. More recently, she has served as a consultant and interim executive, assisting social service agencies with successful leadership transitions.

Sylvia is excited to assist the Crisis Connections team in its stellar work assuring that our community is supported in this unprecedented time of crisis.

Sylvia and her husband have raised two amazing young adults here in the Pacific Northwest and cannot imagine living anywhere else.  She is an avid explorer of the world, she loves to hike and play music and sing in her free time.

One of the reasons that Sylvia was identified as our top choice is that the mission of Crisis Connections strongly aligns with her values.

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Cheryl Cooper
Chief Financial Officer

Lauren Rigert

Lauren Rigert
Senior Director of Development & Community Relations


Annette Lawson
Senior Director of Human Resources


Andrea Jackson
Senior Director of Contact Center Operations

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Robert (Neil) Olson
Senior Director of Clinical Operations

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Greg Browngoetz

Senior Director of Information Technology Systems

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Mike Nielsen
President of the Board

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Pam Mandel
Treasurer of the Board

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Clif Curry
Secretary of the Board



Angela Cronin
Sen. Bus. Program Manager

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Columbia Legal Services

Kim Gunning
Staff Attorney

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John Engber
Community Volunteer

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