Greenwood Senior Center : Staff
Director, Cecily Kaplan started working at the GSC in 2006. She was the Program Director at Temple Beth Am for 15 years and the Senior Adult Department Director of the Stroum Jewish Community Center from 1984-1991. Her background is in religious studies and gerontology. Her passion is community and the importance organizations like the GSC can be in the lives of individuals and society. Cecily’s door is always open and she welcomes and encourages ideas and suggestions. Email Cecily by clicking here.
Social Worker and Director of our Memory Loss Programs, Carin Mack, started working at GSC in 1995. She works as a geriatric social worker and support group facilitator with over 30 years of experience. Carin provides individual counseling at GSC as well as Tallmadge Hamilton House Senior Center in the University District. She also teaches health classes and facilitates over ten different support groups in the Seattle area. To make an appointment with Carin, email her by clicking here or leave her a message on her voicemail at 206.230.0166.
Program Manager Ariel Burnett has been at the GSC since early 2011. She is always excited to meet new people and hear their interesting programming ideas. She likes reading, trying new foods, watching Korean dramas and anime with her daughter, playing video games with her husband and going for long, non-linear walks. Email her with your thoughts on our classes and events here.
Volunteer Program Manager, LeAnne Chow moved to Seattle to experience the “big city.” She enjoys learning new things and meeting new people, and has a very dry sense of humor. She enjoys many hobbies including reading, hiking, napping, writing to her Gramma, and traveling. Please swing by or give her a call if you would like to find out more about the PNA’s exciting volunteer opportunities. Email LeAnne by clicking here.
PNA Village Director Riana Nolet is a Seattle native (and Greenwood resident) and is thrilled to be working with the PNA Village. Outside of work she enjoys live music, dancing, yoga, eating delicious things, finding the best happy hours, and really anything involving friends, community, and fun. Email Riana with any questions about PNA Village by clicking here.
Village Program Coordinator Rebecca Fogarty is originally from middle-of-nowhere Virginia but has lived in Phinneywood for the past 9 years. She loves everything about this neighborhood and is excited to have a greater impact in it. She has fun going on vacations, eating out, and beating her family at board games. Email Rebecca here with questions about volunteer opportunities with the Village.
Office Manager Cassie McFadden has been at the GSC since November 2018. She has lived all over the west coast, from California to Canada, and recently settled in Seattle. Cassie has worked for newspapers, libraries, non-profits, as well as in a long-term care facility for seniors with mental illness. She has a great interest in the power of community and lifelong learning and also loves dogs, icecream, and naps. You can get in touch with her here.
Erika Merz, Memory Loss Program Coordinator, is happy and humbled to find herself at the Greenwood Senior Center where she gets to spend time with such kind people who are often experiencing transformative, heartwarming, and challenging times in their lives. She’s worked with children most of her life, and she loves to cultivate and facilitate spaces where we as humans can connect deeply and expand ourselves in meaningful ways. She’s very passionate about social and environmental justice movements, particularly racial justice, and is involved in various grassroots organizing groups. She loves to paint and make art, and her favorite thing in all the world to do, is dance! Email Erika here.