WA-PCJJ Members Roster

WA-PCJJ Members

Gordon McHenry, Jr., Chair
President - CEO Solid Ground
King County

Judge James OrlandoVice Chair
Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA) Representative
Pierce County Superior Court Judge 

Starcia Ague
Youth Member

Jeri Chavez 
Washington Defender Assoc. Representative
Mount Vernon, WA

Diana Cockrell
Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, DSHS 
Olympia, WA

Senator Jeannie Darneille
Washington State Senate
Pierce Co.

Dee Dunn
Juvenile Probation Counselor
Kitsap Co.

Mike Fenton
WAJCA Representative
Thurston Co. Juvenile Court Administrator

Bill Feyerherm, Ph.D.
Volunteer - Criminology Researcher
Friday Harbor, WA

Representative Noel Frame
Washington State House of Representatives
Seattle, WA

Drew Gibson
Youth Member

Sonja Hallum
Governor's Legislative & Police Office
Olympia, WA

Mike Hudson
Bellingham, WA

Christopher Jordan
Youth Member

Evelyn Maddox
Catholic Community Services
Tacoma, WA

Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis
Superior Court Judge
Whatcom County

Jim Pugel
WA Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Representative
Deputy Chief, King County Sheriff's Office

Marybeth Queral
Assistant Secretary, Rehabilitation Adm., DSHS
Olympia, WA

Tina Robinson
WA Prosecuting Attorney, Representative
Kitsap Co.

Kathleen Sande
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Representative
Institutional Education Program Supervisor

Eric Trupin, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Division of Behavioral Health

Seattle, WA

Amber Wederski
Youth Member
Kelso, WA


About the State Advisory Group

The WA-PCJJ provides collaborative leadership and direction and recommends innovative juvenile justice reforms and best practices for implementation.Through the strength of shared responsibility and leadership, the WA-PCJJ will partner key decision-makers from state, local and tribal governments, and non-profit organizations to:

  • Support its members in influencing the implementation of innovative reforms and best practices within their communities and organizations.
  • Support and enhance collaboration and coordination among juvenile justice, child welfare, education, mental health and related systems in which Washington’s children, youth and families are involved.
  • Ensure that across Washington state, evidence-based and promising practices are replicated and administered in a culturally competent manner.
  • Recommend and influence the adoption and implementation of system reforms and best practices to improve Washington’s compliance with the core requirements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  • Support the use of developmentally appropriate services for youth at risk of system involvement to help prevent youth crime.
  • Support the use of developmentally appropriate services and sanctions for system-involved youth to help prevent subsequent delinquent behavior and deeper penetration into the juvenile justice system.
  • Support the implementation of a continuum of programs, including delinquency prevention, intervention, mental health and substance abuse treatment and aftercare to address the needs of youth at risk of system involvement, and system-involved youth.
  • Develop recommendations for innovative juvenile justice reform, best practices, quality improvement, and accountability and strategies for their implementation in the systems and communities from which the members come.