Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 6:30PM via conference call.
All members are welcome to call in.
Please contact a board member for the number and entry code if you are interested in participating in a call.
Members can also request a digital copy of the meeting minutes, please contact a board member for the most recent copy.
Sofia Foster, CTRS/RPresident@wstra.org
Sofia is a graduate of Western Washington University where she received her BS in Therapeutic Recreation. While in school, she completed an internship at The Children’s Hospital in Richmond, VA working on an acute long term care unit for adolescents and eating disorders program. Post graduation she went to work at Seattle Children’s Home (SCH) now integrated with Navos, where she gained TR experience working with youth on a locked unit. While working at SCH Sofia had the opportunity to also work at Bailey Boushay House (BBH) which serves people in the community at the end of life. It is also a hospice/skilled nursing unit and Outpatient program for people living with HIV/Aids. During her time there she grew the program to include 3 TRs and integrated Recreation Therapy modalities into BBH’s Housing program. Follow her time at BBH, Sofia is currently pursuing her lifelong goal of helping as many people as possible by working part time at UWMC on the inpatient rehab unit and per diem for Harborview, Providence and Snoqualmie Hospitals. In her spare time Sofia enjoys line dancing, seeing live music, traveling, spending time with her five nieces and nephews, watching sports and checking out the best food in the city. Sofia is new to the board and eager to grow the WSTRA chapter and support TRs.
Rachel Field, CTRSpastemail@example.com
Rachel Field is a graduate of Winona State University where she received her BS in Therapeutic Recreation. While in school, she completed an internship at The Courage Center (now Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute) in Golden Valley, MN in the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Units. After graduation she worked at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota for two years on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit before moving out to the Pacific Northwest. Once she arrived in the Pacific Northwest she continued to work in a variety of mental health settings working with both at-risk youth as a Wilderness Therapy Instructor and in Inpatient Mental Health at Swedish Hospital. Rachel currently works at Harborview Medical Center on Acute Care, specifically working with pediatric patients and their families. Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, and taking her Black Lab “Axel” on adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Katie Rogers is serving as Secretary.
Hannah Spaulding, CTRStreasurer@wstra.org
Hannah earned her degree in Therapeutic Recreation from California State University, Sacramento in 2016. After completing her internship at Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services, she followed her passion for community recreation at the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, CA. Hannah later moved to Seattle and currently works for the City of Seattle's Specialized Programs. In her free time, Hannah enjoys playing golf, watching baseball, and exploring outdoors.
Olivia Van De Rostyne, CTRSeastfirstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia is serving as the East Side Representative
EWU Student Representative
WWU Student Representative
PO Box 1575
Renton, WA 98057