Karen Dove, Executive Director
Karen’s role as Executive Director is to plan and execute the overall strategic and operational responsibility for ANEW’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. Karen comes to ANEW from Montana where she led programs and advocated for policies focused on building economic security for all. Karen is a dedicated servant leader and has a passion for social justice issues. Karen is committed to developing collaborative partnerships resulting in systemic change. Throughout her career, she has utilized her entrepreneurial spirit and skills to create and implement new and innovative programs aimed at moving people toward family wage jobs. Karen is also a published author and when not serving her community, Karen likes to spend time on the beach, and she counts her three children are her proudest accomplishments.
Karen@ANEWaop.org | 206.381.1384
Morgan Stonefield, Director of Programs
As Program Director, Morgan oversees all aspects of ANEW’s Pre-Apprenticeship training program. Morgan’s valuable skills and experience in the arena of curriculum development, student assessments, collaborating with community partners and experience with leadership development continues to influence and drive ANEW’s programs to be the best in workforce development. Prior to coming to ANEW, Morgan taught at Todd Beamer High School for 7 years. Before becoming a teacher, Morgan served for a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working to recruit and train volunteers for specialized reading programs. Morgan has a BA in Education and History and a Masters of Arts in Curriculum Development and Assessment.
Morgan@ANEWaop.org | 206.381.1384
Sakara Remmu, Director of Diversity and Equity
Sakara Remmu is the Director of Diversity and Equity for ANEW. Sakara has more than twenty years of experience in advocacy, cultural competency, equity analysis and strategic planning.
Distinctly focused on systemic change within institutions, Sakara has built a career translating the theory of diversity, inclusion, and equity into practice with a wide array of professionals. Prior to joining ANEW in April 2018, she worked as a consultant to human service, private, academic and government agencies to identify, address, and eliminate inequity within the institutions and their service delivery efforts.
Kerstin Torrescano, Trades Rotation Program Manager
Kerstin’s role as Trades Rotation Program Manager is to oversee program quality and facilitation of ANEW’s trades rotation programs. Kerstin comes to ANEW as a Seattle born native where she attended the University of Washington and received her BA in social work and then continued on to receive her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. Kerstin has a devoted drive to give her students an opportunity to change their lives. Coming from Seattle’s YouthBuild Program she brings experience in innovative program development and best practices for program quality. Kerstin was a local high school and college athlete who now enjoys coaching girls AAU basketball in the local area.
Kerstin@ANEWaop.org | 206.381.1384
Megan Clark, Outreach and Retention Specialist
As the Outreach and Retention Specialist, Megan attends job fairs, community events and builds relationships with identified apprentices, community organizations and other non-profit or government programs. Prior to coming to ANEW, Megan comes from the promotional marketing and Fire Alarm services background. She has experience with working closely with clients and service technicians in the fire alarm industry handling service calls, scheduling building inspections and developing service protocols as needed. She holds an Associates Degree in business.
Megan@ANEWaop.org | 206.381.1384
Benjamin Muhammad, Client Service Manager
Benjamin will assist SNAP (Basic Food) recipients registered into the RISE (Resources in Successful Employment) Program in identifying and addressing barriers. A graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Sociology, Benjamin comes to the ANEW Program with a wealth of experience. Most recently as a Case Manager with GOODWILL Job Training & Education, Benjamin assisted over 150 youth and adult clients in basic education classes and employment readiness skills. Formerly, Benjamin worked as an Assistant Manager of Recruiting for the U.S. CENSUS BUREAU developing the regional recruiting plan for King, Whatcom, San Juan, Island, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties applying Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles and practices. A former athlete, Benjamin loves coaching and training kids in the sport of basketball and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Benjamin@ANEWaop.org | 206.381.1384
Roxane Blevens, Client Services Manager
As the Client Services Manager for ANEW, Roxane is responsible for providing intake, case management, employment navigation and retention services for ANEW clients. Roxane is also the primary person responsible for database reconciliation. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Prior to coming to ANEW, Roxane worked as the Operations Manager for a men’s clothing store for 7 years and, most recently, in client collections for an IT solutions company because it brought her closer to home. However, Roxane quickly realized that she missed working with such a variety of people every day and found what she missed when she came on board with ANEW. Roxane enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, and exploring the great northwest.