Support group leaders are often the first friendly face that people associated with ADD Resources. Few have taken on the challenge. Yet, many have served for a number of years. Their commitment to the organization and members of their group is evident at every meeting. They must plan for, schedule presenters, and host welcoming and informative events every month.
Keeping the meetings interesting and on track, not allowing people to wander too far off topic and to keep peace amongst a diverse group, is a real art. For years, they also had to store and haul the group’s Lending Library, cartons full of books and audio and video tapes, back and forth to meetings. Facilitators provide new understanding and valuable tools for coping with the challenges of ADHD. Seeing and hearing about the positive results and changes lives of their members is their highest reward. We’re so grateful that they felt the position of leadership important enough to be worth the effort.
Some support will still be available despite ADD Resources’ closing. Find them here: ADHD Support groups in Washington State. Get on their mailing lists if you’d like to be kept up-to-date.
Seattle, WA – Adult & Partner groups
Cynthia Seager, MA, LMHCA and Cassady Kintner, LMFTA
Tacoma, WA – Adult
Brandon Rowe and Joan Riley Jager
Olympia, WA – Adult and Parents
Beth Thompson, Marilyn Duff, Susan Kibbey and Gary Holt)
Bellevue, WA – Parent (Eastside)
Diana Wallace and Jill Murphy
Lake Forest Park, WA – Adult
Wenatchee, WA – Adult
Former Group Facilitators
Nancy Holmes – Seattle
Don Baker, MA – Seattle
Pete Terlaak , CPC – Seattle
Margaret Sutro, MA, LMHC – Seattle
Jayne Carlin – Bellevue Parents
Linda Van Hook-Briganti – Olympia
Kathy Engel – Tacoma Adults
Brandon Koch – Tacoma Adults
Jennifer Jurik – Tacoma Adults
Jill Murphy – Tacoma Parents group
Jupe Johnson – Bellingham
Meg McDonald – Basic Introduction group in Seattle as well as the Lake Forest group
Chris and Anita Norman – Bellingham & Burlington
Margit Crane – Seattle Parents
Joan Riley Jager – Tacoma Adults
Cynthia Hammer- Tacoma Adults
We also had a Shelton Parents group and one in Portland for about a year each. Unfortunately, I no longer have the names of their leaders.
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