- Mike Gale
RPC board member since 2012
University of California at San Diego, BA, Animal Physiology, 1982
University of Kansas, MS Ed, Exercise Physiology, 1994
DeVry University, Information Technology, BS, 2001
Mike Gale was a Scrum Master and Agile Coach in the IT field and brings his leadership, organizational skills and follow-through to help Roanoke Park Counseling carry out its mission in the community. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse himself, he has a unique perspective on the issue and possesses a strong commitment to further RPC’s mission of providing for the needs of adult survivors of child sexual abuse and of raising awareness in the community.
- Russ Hanford
Private Practice, University of Washington
RPC board member since 2003
Stanford, BA, Economics, 1981
UW, MBA, Finance/Acctg, 1986
Emory, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2000
Russ Hanford came to Roanoke Park Counseling’s board looking for an opportunity to give back to his community. He uses his business training and skills in his position as treasurer. He supports RPC with his time because of the integrity and commitment of the staff and the courage and persistence of the clients RPC serves.
- Paige Hanley
RPC board member since 2018
University of Washington, MBA, 2019
Washington State University, BA, Business Administration, 2005
Paige Hanley is a survivor and former client of Roanoke Park Counseling. Having previously supported RPC through fundraising and speaking at events, she joined the Board of Directors in order to more directly impact other survivors. She believes deeply in the type of help that RPC is able to provide and is committed to making sure it remains available to future clients.
- Ruth Pappas
RPC board member since 2018
University of Washington, BA, Kinesiology, 1984
Eastern Washington University, BS, Physical Therapy, 1990
After practicing pediatric physical therapy for years, Ruth Pappas switched roles to stay at home mom and community volunteer. She joined Roanoke Park Counseling’s Board of Directors as she highly values their mission of providing services to adult survivors of child sexual abuse. She is honored and humbled to help support the amazing, unique services that RPC offers clients and the community.
- Wanda Yamashita
Eastside Baby Corner
University of Washington, BA, History, 2014
Wanda joined the board of directors in June of 2021. She has been an active volunteer for many nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound area. She enjoys connecting people and organizations, specifically leveraging her knowledge of fundraising, training, and event planning for small nonprofits and currently works as a project manager for Eastside Baby Corner’s Child Passenger Safety Program.
Wanda believes that the healing journey should not be bound by lack of financial resources and is proud to serve on the board of RPC and support its efforts for specialized, affordable therapy for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.