WA-PCJJ Members Roster

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

Youth Representatives

Kevin Xavier Ferguson
Tacoma, WA
Iziah Reedy
Federal Way
Vaiyanen Major
Echo Glen Children's Center Representative
Isaac Miller
Green Hill School Youth Representative
Tyrique Hardnett
Naselle Youth Camp Youth Representative

Council Members

Jeri Chavez 
Washington Defender Association Representative
Mount Vernon, WA

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

Ada Daniels
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Representative
Institutional Education and Title I Neglected-Delinquent Program Supervisor

Senator Jeannie Darneille
Washington State Senate
Pierce County

Dee Dunn
Juvenile Probation Counselor
Kitsap County

Mike Fenton
WAJCA Representative
Thurston County Juvenile Court Administrator

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

Representative Noel Frame
Washington State House of Representatives
Seattle, WA

Sean Goode
Representing Focus on Preserving Families
Seattle, WA

Dulce Gutierrez
Yakima City Council member
Yakima, WA

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

Evelyn Maddox
Division of Behavioral Health
Tacoma, WA

Emma Medicine White Crow
Tribal Representative
Seattle, WA

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

Marybeth Queral
Assistant Secretary, Rehabilitation Administration, DSHS
Olympia, WA

Tina Robinson
WA Prosecuting Attorney, Representative
Kitsap Co.

Kathleen Sande
Representing Assisting Youth with Job Development
Bremerton, WA

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

Daniel Yourkoski
WA Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Representative
Police Chief, Normandy Park Police Department

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.