WSCC Board of Directors
Kim Runge – Interim Board Chair
I am the proud mom of identical twin sons that have autism, that bring me challenges and great joy. Because of my journey raising complex boys (men now), I have the great opportunity to give back as a Lead Family Partner with the WISe team at Sound in King Co. for the last nine years. During this time I was a board officer for the Northshore SD SEPAC (Special Education Parent/Professional Advisory Council) and a Co-Family Tri-Chair for the NWFYSPRT in King Co. Through all my experiences, it has given me great knowledge of systems, partnering, advocacy and making sure family voice is heard and acknowledged. During my precious free time, I love hanging out with my girlfriends, 1:1 time with my boys, date night with my husband, taking black and white photos, and binge watch Netflix.
Board Vice-Chair – position open
Board Treasurer – position open
Theresa Winther LMFT, MAC, CDP, CMHS – Board Secretary
I specialize in counseling with a focus on the desire to change the behavior for a more fulfilling life. As a Marriage & Family Therapist with my Masters in Addiction counseling, I create a partnership within therapy to create a space for growth, goal achievement and peace within.
My passion is to help youth and adults overcome co-occurring disorders, mental and emotional challenges, and substance use issues. This includes adolescents, couples & families, Breast Cancer survivors and clients working with schools and community systems. I have extensive experience providing therapeutic support to adolescents and adults whose behaviors are no longer beneficial.
The approach I take is drawn from Solution Oriented Brief therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT+) and Life skills interventions. Training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy, which facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution to restore life happiness and balance.
I have deep, experience with Community teams, families and caregivers, and bring a systems approach that creates opportunities to collaborate and partner on the best plan possible.
I believe in a holistic approach of collaboration with a strength-based model. My approach to therapy is client-focused with an emphasis on including the whole system when defining the problem. I focus on individually tailoring therapy goals to meet the needs of the client(s), which means that the methods and theories employed into the sessions will be based upon what best serves the clients’ personality and needs.
In the past year I have enhanced my career by giving back and getting involved. I have joined two fantastic organizations as a board member to help support the growth of professionals and families across the state. My support is focused on the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Washington State Community Connectors. I look forward to helping these two organizations grow while I continue to gain skills, knowledge and a greater level of service to clients, students and the communities I ser
Melanie Streight – Board Member
I am excited to join WSCC as a Board member. I have participated in events and have followed the Facebook pages for a few years now. I will be bringing both lived and professional experience to the organization from my many years working in social services. I worked as a Parent Partner, Wraparound Facilitator, and as a Wraparound Program Manager. Currently I supervise the Children’s Mental Health team in Region 2 of DDA. I also am the mom of a young man with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. We have navigated multiple systems throughout his life and I am always eager to share with others. Years ago I asked a wise friend and advocate how I could repay her, her answer was simple – pay it forward. That is what I continue to do!
Board Member – Open Positions