Meet the team!

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Sydney Bice

Sydney Bice, Family and Youth Partnership Coordinator

Sydney utilizes her platform and lived experience to empower and elevate youth and family voice as they navigate mental health, foster care, and juvenile justice systems. Fun fact about Sydney, she loves to explore the outdoors!

Shelley Keeble

Shelley Keeble, Parent Partner 

Shelley has many years of lived experience in the mental health system of care as a client and parent. As a parent and advocate, Shelley supports other parents with LGBTQ+ needs. Shelley uses her lived experience to support and empower families to self-advocate, ensuring their voices are heard in mental health, educational, and child welfare systems of care.

Michelle Gotfried

Michelle Gotfried, Housing Coordinator

Michelle has served families for the last seven years. She utilizes her lived experience from navigating large systems of care herself and now also supports her own children through their services. Michelle is a single mother of three children ages 8, 15 and 18. After work, she enjoys taking day trips with her kids, baking delicious desserts, and snuggling with her kitten.

Misha Lee

Misha Lee, Family Partner

Misha is very new to the team of peer work. However, she has experience navigating various systems of care with her own family and those in her community. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and will go to McGeorge School of Law afterwards. Her goal is to serve families seeking conflict resolution and help them build a better future for their children. 

Tye Cooper

Tye Cooper, Family Partner

Tye worked as a childcare provider for ten years before joining the team. Tye brings lived in experience in navigating the mental health system as a parent. Tye enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with her 14 year old son.

Charley Banks

Charley Banks, Family Partner

Charley joined the team with 23 years of professional wellness experience. Community support, volunteering, and interning via nonprofit work has always been essential for Charley. That is how her mother taught her the importance of community-connections and self-improvement. Charley combines her undergraduate studies in biology, lived-experience of family separation and reunification, ancestral wellness practices, and community building to her work as a Family Partner.