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State Office Team

Providing administrative and fundraising support to our programs across the state.

Cathy Bisaillon
President and Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Bisaillon

Cathy Bisaillon has been the President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002.  Her commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families dates back to her ninth birthday when she met her cousin, Beth Ann, who had Down Syndrome.  From that day when she and Beth Ann played the piano together, Cathy formed the attitude that all people deserve the opportunity to feel productive and included in their communities.  Read more.  

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Call Cathy: 360.981.9263


Charissa Manglona, PHR
Vice President of Human Resources

Charissa Manglona

Charissa is Easter Seals Washington’s resident expert regarding anything personnel or human resources related. She started working with ESW in 1999 in the Workforce Development program, and quickly earned a position on the program management team. With the growth of her own family, Charissa took a 2-year break from ESW and returned in 2005 to the State Office.  Today, she is a vital member of our Executive Leadership Team.  Read more.

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Call Charissa: 206.281.5700 ext. 102


Sandi Farkas
Chief Operating Officer

Sandi Farkas

Sandi is committed to the non-profit sector because she enjoys working with teams that are making a difference in people’s lives.  She has over 10 years’ experience in non-profit management, filling such roles as Interim Chief Operating Officer, Finance & Business Management Consultant, Director of Finance, Board Member and more.  At Easter Seals Washington, she oversees IT, Risk Management, Project Management, and bookkeeping processes.  Read more.

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Call Sandi: 206.281.5700 ext. 114


Summer McGrady
Vice President of Community Engagement

Summer McGrady

Who do we thank for Easter Seals Washington having a great website, a growing social media presence, and committed corporate partners?  Summer, that’s who!  She comes to ESW with over a decade of marketing and management experience, and she uses that foundation to bolster our organization at every opportunity.  Serving our mission for over 10 years in various capacities, Summer sees directing our marketing efforts as a natural fit with her core values and personality.  Read more.

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Call Summer: 206.920.7197


Dena Adkins Conley

Director of Human Resources

Dena Adkins Conley

Dena wears many hats and enjoys the variety that each day brings.  She contributes to employee retention and development by administering benefits and wellness plans; and she developed and manages the ESW Volunteer Program. 
Under her leadership, our organization is building a large, diverse volunteer force throughout the state.  Dena began her career with ESW in 2008 as an Administrative Assistant, was promoted to Office Administrator and later promoted to her current position.  Read more.

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Call Dena: 206.281.5700 ext. 107


Nate Johnson
Development Coordinator

Nate Johnson

Nate came to Easter Seals, and Washington, from Denver, CO and now provides development and marketing support to the team as our Development Coordinator. He brings over 5 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector on projects large and small and is always looking for creative ways to reach fundraising goals and increase Easter Seals Washington’s presence in the community.  When not at work, Nate enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and exploring our beautiful state.  Read more.

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Call Nate: 206.281.5700 ext. 105


Debbie Hayes
Administrator

Debbie Hayes

If you’ve been to the State Office, then you’ve met Debbie. Her title of Office Administrator highlights the many hats she wears, including receptionist, records keeper and accounts payable.  Debbie’s commitment to non-profit organizations has spanned her entire life, both as an employee and as a volunteer.  The value of volunteer service was engrained in her as a child, and she continues to give of her time through the Boys & Girls Clubs in Seattle and providing free income tax filing at a local community center.  Read more.

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Call Debbie: 206.281.5700

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