Director, Jane's House Child Development Center
Tomi joined the Easterseals team in April of 2018 as the Lead ECEAP Teacher. After eight months, she had the opportunity to move into a management role as the Assistant Director and Family Support Specialist. In November of 2019, Tomi was made the Program Director of Jane’s House. Prior to Easterseals, Tomi’s career began in Head start in 2013. Born and raised in Yakima, she graduated from Yakima Valley College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Tomi is married to her high school sweetheart, Fortunato, and is a proud mother to two beautiful girls. In her spare time, Tomi enjoys all things Disney, camping, and taking family trips.
Amanda Van Vleet
Director, Growing Years Child Development Center
Amanda began her Easterseals career as the Infant Lead Teacher in 2011 and became program director in May 2016. Amanda has a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from Eastern Washington University and over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. Amanda loves to cook and take road trips, and can often be found with her husband, Josh, loudly cheering on the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Director, Angle Lake Child Development Center
Mandy started working at Easterseals Washington in early 2023, having devoted her career to Early Childhood Education. She is a child advocate and early childhood Psychologist who places great value on inclusion. Mandy enjoys sailing, reading, and spending time with her loved ones when not at work or studying the ever-evolving world of child development.
Miranda joined the Easterseals team in May of 2022 as the Director of Workforce Development. Prior to Easterseals, Miranda worked in various disability advocacy roles over the past decade. Miranda is a Midwest transplant and moved to Washington in 2006. In her free time, Miranda enjoys spending time with her children, hiking, and trying to befriend wild animals.
Michelle joined Easterseals Washington in 2017 and hasn't looked back. The staff and participants at Gateway make every day a pleasure. She is grateful for this opportunity. Outside of work, Michelle spends most of her time with her grandchildren and enjoys gardening and cooking. Life is good!
Director, Camp Stand By Me
Scott is a veteran camp director with 22 camp seasons under his belt. He earned a bachelors degree in Recreation Administration from Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID) and is a graduate of the YMCA Executive Development Program (San Jose, CA). Scott has over 30 years’ experience working for a various nonprofit organization - including United Cerebral Palsy, Charterhouse Center for Families, and the YMCA. Scott most recently served as the Easterseals Central California’s Camp Harmon Director for eight years. Scott has been instrumental in establishing and managing a number of human service programs; including child care centers, day programs, rehabilitation centers and recreational camps while overseeing up to 175 staff members.