Contact & Staff

How to Contact Us


1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 160
Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 628-6975

(206) 628-6986

Job Seekers

If you are an interested participant or job seeker, you can learn about SJI’s program options and find out which community-based organization you should contact in the Job Seekers section of this website.


If you are an employer interested in recruiting graduates from Seattle Jobs Initiative or if you’d like more information, please contact Linda Helenberg at 206.628.6988 or

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media, please contact Robyn Schmitz at 206.628.6979 or


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SJI Staff Contact Information
Nick Codd Sr. Consultant
Hien Dinh IS Specialist
Senovia Ewers Grants Development Manager and Writer
Asha Fotos Sr. Project Manager
Linda Helenberg Sr. Project Manager
Bryce Jones Sr. Research Analyst
David Kaz Director, Consulting & Professional Services/Policy
John Kim Executive Director
Rick Krauss Lead State TA Consultant
Hongmei Li Sr. Accountant
Kim Michel-Clark Human Resources
Debbie Murphy Accountant
Joanne Ngo Database Administrator
Bri Nguyen Planning & Strategic Advisor
Kathleen O’Leary Sr. Project Manager
Shannon Presley Program Specialist
Robyn Schmitz Communications Specialist
Evan Smith Research Analyst
Bob Thibodeau Sr. Consultant
Sarah Thomson Associate Director of Programs
Danell Tobey Director of Finance & Technology
Elizabeth Unrath Contract & Compliance Manager
Thai Hang Vu Office Manager/Event Logistics Coordinator
Jeff Wendland Deputy Director – Operations