Rinny Shelton, President
Rinny Shelton is the McKinney Vento/ Title-Lap Coordinator for the Sedro-Woolley School District.
Vice President – Open
Carla Arnold, Treasurer
Carol is the Co-Executive Director at Youthnet where she oversees Community & Family Services. She has been a member of the Consortium since 2015. She received her MSW from California State University and has been working with children, youth, and families for the past 30 years. She likes to relax by listening to music, kayaking, or playing with her English Bulldog.
Jennifer Sass-Walton, Secretary
Jennifer is the Child & Family Health Manager at Skagit County Public Health and Community Services. She has been a Consortium member for eight years, and this is her third term on the Board. Most of Jennifer’s nursing career has been in public health and school health. The clean air, natural beauty, and incredible people in Skagit County have convinced her there is no better place to live! Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and pets!
Veronica Lopez, Member-at-Large
Veronica is the Skagit County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Program Coordinator and a Family Support Team Case Manager with Brigid Collins Family Support Center in Mount Vernon. She is committed to empowering the diverse and beautiful families of Skagit County. She is a steward of children determined to help create a safe community that nurtures children and ends child abuse. She has been a member of the Consortium since 2015.
Jorge Manzanera, Member-at-Large
Jorge is the founder and current director of Skagit Mediation. He is an approved Family Law Mediator for Skagit County Superior Court and a member of Washington Mediation Association. He is a bilingual trainer and coach in Conflict Resolution, offering family and workplace workshops and facilitation. His memberships include: Toastmasters in Mount Vernon, the Latino Advisory Council of Community Action, the Citizen Advisory Committee for Mount Vernon Comprehensive Plan Update, and the Board of Directors of the Mount Vernon Library Foundation. Jorge was born and raised bilingual in Mexico City, where he completed his Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters in Management.
Iris Carías, Member-at-Large
Iris immigrated to Mount Vernon from Honduras in 1994. She and her husband Alexis have lived here ever since, where they raised their daughter Alejandra. Iris volunteered in the Police Department’s domestic violence unit, with Sea Mar Community Health Centers, DSHS, Skagit Valley Hospital, and the Friendship House. She now works for the Mount Vernon School District as the Migrant Program Educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Education from the National Autonomous University of Honduras, and is currently serving as a Council Member for the City of Mount Vernon.
Jenn Angelis, Ex Officio
Jenn is the Grants Coordinator for the Burlington-Edison School District. She has been a Consortium member since 2008 years and has served on the SCCFC Executive Board for four years. Her family calls this beautiful Skagit Valley home. She has two young daughters and loves getting out to enjoy the beaches, trails, and parks the county has to offer. In addition to her work and family life, she is a fiber artist.
Carol Hawk, Ex Officio, Fiscal Representative
Carol Hawk is the Director the United General Hospital’s Community Health Outreach Programs in Sedro-Woolley. She has 20+ years of experience in community health programming and collaborative leadership. She received the Exemplary Collaboration Award from the Department of Social and Health Services (2010) and the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Department of Health (2004).
Lyndie Simmonds, Coordinator
Lyndie has been in the SCCFC Coordinator role since 2010. She has been a part of the Consortium since 2002. Previous to acting as Coordinator, Lyndie served on the Executive Board as Chair and Member at-Large. She has a long history of coalition work and has worked with several coalitions including the Burlington Healthy Community Coalition, the Skagit Prevention Council, and WWU’s Campus Community Coalition. In her spare time, Lyndie enjoys spending time with her children.