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Officers

1.2 Rick Minutoli aRick Minutoli
President
Trustee since 2012

Rick Minutoli is originally from Winchester, Massachusetts, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1980 from Westfield State College in Massachusetts. He also earned a doctorate and two master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York. Rick has served has a teacher, coach and principal in both overseas American schools and public schools in the United States. Rick and his family have lived in Latin America, Europe and New York State before coming to Seattle. Presently, Rick works with Global Educational Systems and provides professional services to overseas American schools with special emphases on overseas American schools in Africa. Rick’s past volunteer work includes six years as the Chair of the Superintendent’s Advocacy and Advisory Council at Seattle Public Schools. Rick is married to Seattle native Dr. Karen Shu, who serves as a transition specialist at Auburn High School. Both Rick and Karen are very proud Cougar parents of Nicco Minutoli. Nicco, who has multiple disabilities, is a computational physics major and an Army ROTC Cadet at Washington State University. Rick is very passionate about supporting and creating opportunities for individuals with special needs and their families.


Edward Gay

Edward Gay
Treasurer
Trustee since 2012

A seven year King County resident, Edward resides in the busy South Lake Union neighborhood. He originally hails from Ann Arbor, MI, where he graduated from Eastern Michigan University, class of 2006. Professionally, he works for JPMorgan Chase as a Business Relationship Manager II, where he works with small and medium sized business in the area . He has been with Chase since 2007. Edward has a passion for inclusion and has supported the intellectual and developmentally disabled community his whole life, as his younger sister has a developmental disability. His close relationship with his sister has given him a unique feeling of responsibility to the community which led to him becoming board Treasurer in 2013. It is here as a financial overseer that Edward works to make sure that the Arc of King County has the ability to execute its goals not only today, but for generations to come. He is excited about the future of the Arc of King County, and the direction it is headed! In his free time, Edward is a passionate runner, and is an avid fan of college football.

Trustees

DavidEatonDavid Eaton

Trustee Since 2016

Seattle Children’s Autism Center.  He has worked there since 2011, but also worked and volunteered at Seattle Children’s even before attending Seattle University for his graduate studies.  That included a number of years volunteering at the Stanley Stamm Summer Camp in Wilkeson, Washington, which supports a week-long summer camp experience for medically fragile youth whom otherwise are unable to attend camp.  David discovered his vocation when a younger family member was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and through his work at the Autism Center has learned from so many families that navigating services and supports is such an important part of path for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; he’s very happy to be able to forward this initiative through The Arc of King County.  David lives in Seattle with his wife, Sarah, and their cat, Lola.  Having grown up in Seattle, they enjoy getting out in nature (not so much for Lola) in whatever ways the seasons offer and that also includes golfing and attending Sounders games.

eric farleyEric Farley

Trustee Since 2014 

As a marketing and business development executive in the resale/thrift industry, Eric Farley counts himself fortunate to have worked very closely with a number of nonprofit organizations over the years, many of which serve the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His professional associations with charity organizations began during his 18-year tenure as Director of Marketing & Branding for WA-based Savers, Inc., an international chain of thrift stores that includes Value Village in the Pacific Northwest. In this capacity he collaborated with nonprofit supply partners on co-branding, communications, and fundraising initiatives across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. More recently, Eric has worked closely with several Arc chapters in multiple states, successfully and ethically bridging for-profit business development with the fundraising efforts of vital nonprofit organizations. As a Trustee at The Arc of King County, Eric is eager to apply his years of experience toward the advocacy and support of local individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Jennifer Karls
Trustee since 2015

Jennifer is originally from Idaho, has lived in Redmond for 24 years with her husband David and their two children. Jennifer is a driven advocate for children with disabilities and their families. Her daughter has a development disability and has received special education services in public school for more than 10 years. Jennifer has been active in creating opportunities for parents to connect to one another and to increase their understanding of the system of education in our schools. She founded the Bellevue Special Needs PTA and has mentored the creation of several other special needs focused PTA's across the state. She has been active in PTA leadership in her children's schools, as well as serving as President of the Bellevue PTSA Council and on multiple committees and collaboratives. Jennifer also co-founded a grassroots coalition, SEL for Washington, focused on advocating for education of the whole child. She believes that everyone deserves to live in a society where they have equal access to opportunities. Jennifer is very pleased to be on the board of the Arc of King County and join the incredibly important work that they do in community.

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Jeremy Kredlo
Trustee since 2016

Jeremy Kredlo is originally from Northwest Indiana, where he pursued a career in Information Technology Project Management. He is currently employed at BECU as a Senior Manager in the IT Department. He holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. His journey into advocacy work began in 2008, when his granddaughter Kylee suffered extensive brain damage at birth from a loss of oxygen. Since that time, Jeremy has worked with a number of organizations in both Indiana and Washington to ensure that Kylee receives access to services and therapies to ensure that she has the best quality of life possible. Having cared for Kylee as her custodial guardian since she was 8 months old, he recognizes the challenges involved in raising a child with disabilities, and effectively advocating for their rights. In order to help others, he volunteers at a number of non-profit organizations, including the PlusOne Foundation, the Father’s Network, and as a Helping Parent with the Parent to Parent Network. Jeremy is passionate about helping parents and caregivers to understand that they are not alone and that they have resources at their disposal to help them through their journey, and about ensuring that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities are limited only by their abilities, rather than by their opportunities.

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Joshua Brothers
Trustee since 2008

Joshua Brothers received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 2000, and graduated from the University of San Diego Law School in 2004. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the Washington State and American Associations for Justice, The Arc of Washington State and King County, the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Washington. Joshua is a shareholder of the Dussault Law Group. His practice focuses on litigation and settlement planning, the development, implementation and administration of special needs trusts and other types of trusts, estate planning guardianship, benefits advocacy and litigation, and probate. He was one of 60 cyclists in 1999’s Push America Journey of Hope bicycle ride from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., raising money and awareness for people with disabilities. He is a member of the Governing Board for the Developmental Disabilities Life Opportunities Trust and a member of Tyee Sports Council. He also serves as the CLE Co-Chair for the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section and on the CLE Committee for the Washington State Association for Justice. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Washington State and the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of Washington. He was named as a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics for 2009 and 2010. 

Kevin Hutchinson Kevin Hutchinson
Trustee since 2016

Kevin Hutchinson is the Inclusion Coordinator for the City of Federal Way. He has a Bachelors Degree in Parks & Recreation from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree from Northwest University in International Community Development with an emphasis on Community Based Rehabilitation for children with disabilities. Kevin has done consulting and volunteering with sever Disabled Peoples Organizations in South Africa, Uganda and Madagascar. Kevin is also the Inclusion Committee Chair at the Kiwanis of Federal Way. He is very excited to be a part of the ARC and its mission to be a Civil Rights leader for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in King County. Kevin currently lives in Tacoma with his wife and annoying cat. He enjoys ultramarathon trail running, hiking, camping, and anything outdoors!

 

1.2 Kyle Matheson Kyle Matheson
 Trustee since 2009

Kyle is a leader in advocacy for people with disabilities. Since 1981, he has been a volunteer for People First of Washington and has served in various roles such as chapter President, contact/advisor, and Board President. He has also served on the Washington assembly, the Governor's committee on disabilities, Washington Special Education, and King County Partnership Supporting Advocacy (KSPSA). Kyle has also volunteered for The Arc of King County's auction, umpired at Black Hills Bambino League and the Ballard Little League, volunteered for the Special Olympics, and has graduated from The Arc's Advocacy for Change Together leadership development class.

michelle lMichelle Pollak Landwehr
Trustee since 2015

Michelle has a daughter with developmental delays. Born prematurely in 2012, her daughter receives early intervention services from the Kindering Center in Bellevue. Michelle grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in public communication from American University in Washington, D.C. She is now a freelance PR consultant. She previously was the director of development and marketing for The Cancer Support Community, for the non-profit’s national headquarters, and was a director at Weber Shandwick, a global PR agency, in San Francisco. In her spare time, Michelle is working to open a Montessori-inspired indoor learning and play space for children, birth to five, with dedicated hours for families with development delays or medically-fragile children. On the development committee, she is eager to increase The Arc of King County’s visibility and services available to families and people with disabilities.

Molly McCoy
Trustee since 2015

1.2 Stacia Irons

Stacia Irons
Trustee since 2012

As a parent of a daughter with developmental disabilities, Stacia Irons has over 15 years of experience advocating for individuals with disabilities and their rights within the educational and healthcare systems. Stacia is currently the Co-President of the Special Education Advisory Committee in Kent and has made inclusion in school and the community a priority, directing the film “Faces of Inclusion” in 2010, which spotlights inclusion and the successes and challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. She is a member of the Seattle Sensory Garden’s steering committee, a HOPE Mentor for the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, and a founding member of the region’s Special Education Parent Council Network and Autism Initiative Group in Kent. Stacia completed The Arc’s Advocating for Change Together Leadership Course in 2010, and wanted to take the next step as a board member. She continues to share resources and knowledge gained from these experiences with families in the region to assist them with their advocacy. Originally from Wisconsin, Stacia received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an AAS in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. While in the industry, Stacia designed skiwear, sportswear and sweaters and started an aerobicwear company.

1.2 Steve Ferreira

Steve Ferreira
Trustee since 2012

Steve Ferreira was born with cerebral palsy in Taipei, Taiwan in 1988. Steve is currently a student at Bellevue College and is pursuing a degree in Communications and Exercise Science. When he was 15 years old, he decided he wanted to try to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. He started speaking to local high schools about what it is like to live with a disability. To this date, he has spoken over 150 times at more than 20 different regional high schools. In addition, he has spoken to high schools and a college in Taipei, Taiwan, local colleges, and Kiwanis and Rotary events. As a motivational speaker, Steve aims to raise disability awareness within each and every community he addresses. In November of 2011, he started a non-profit called Beyond Disabilities to further his goal of disability awareness. In addition, to his motivation speaking, Steve has been involved in athletics and has competed in International Competitions both in the United States and Europe earning the bronze medal in shot put in 2008 and the gold medal in discus in 2010. Steve is excited to be a part of The Arc of King County.

  

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