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State Office Team

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

Cathy Bisaillon

Cathy Bisaillon
President and Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Call Cathy: 360.981.9263

Dena Adkins Conley

Dena Adkins Conley
Vice President of Human Resources

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.

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Call Dena: 206.281.5700 ext. 102

Nate JohnoldNate Johnold
Marketing Director

Nate came to Easterseals Washington from Denver, where he worked in nonprofit community outreach. He brings over 9 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 Easterseals Washington’s presence in the community. When not at work, Nate enjoys spending time outside, skiing, golfing and traveling. 

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Call Nate: 206.281.5700 ext. 112

Jespah KojaJespah Koja
Office Administrator

Jespah started with Easterseals Washington in the fall of 2019 and likes the emphasis this organization has on helping others. As the Office Administrator, she handles accounts payable, office management, and troubleshooting computer issues. Her background in office management and bookkeeping started with an elective class in Accounting that she took in college as an Art major. When she is not at work, Jespah enjoys reading and spending time with her dog.

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Call Jespah: 206.281.5700 x103


Jesse Smith
Development Director

Jesse joined the team at Easterseals Washington after moving to Seattle from Portland, Oregon. With over 5 years' experience in development, fundraising and strategic communications, he brings new ideas for cultivating support, building lasting relationships, and growing the Easterseals community. 

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Call Jesse: 206.281.5700 x110


Tegest Tesgaye
Accounts Receivable

Tegest joined Easterseals Washington in October of 2017 and handles the accounts receivable for our three adult service programs. Born in San Jose and raised in Seattle, Tegest enjoys being outdoors with friends, family, and her dog when not at work. As a child of two Ethiopian immigrants who came to the US wtih nothing, Tegest knows first-hand the importance of helping your community.

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Call Tegest: 206.281.5700 x108

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