Statewide Reentry Council Members and Staff

Janel McFeat

Executive Director of the Statewide Reentry Council
McFeat started her social work career in Tacoma and currently serves as the strategic planner/program manager for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s reentry program, created a nationally-recognized reentry program using evidence-based practices and a people-first human dignity model. She is a White House Champion for Change nominee and recipient of the Linda Gabriel Human Rights Award, among numerous other honors, for her leading work with formerly incarcerated young people, adults and their families. As a Jamestown S’Klallam descendant, McFeat credits her great-grandmother for her most important lessons - the importance of relationships and the art of listening. These led her to become a Restorative Circle Practitioner. Most recently, as the strategic planner/program manager for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s reentry program, McFeat built relationships and exposed the unfair treatment and disproportional incarceration rate for Native Americans. In addition, she developed the Welcome Home program, a nationally-recognized model that serves native and non-native incarcerated individuals. Her team’s work reduced recidivism by over 80% with their target population, earning the Welcome Home program the Champions of Justice Award for its humane work with those coming out of jail. McFeat started her social work career in Tacoma, where she worked with youth coming out of Echo Glen Children’s Center and releasing to a group home in the heart of the Hilltop neighborhood. She moved into working with domestic violence victims at the Crystal Judson Center (Our Sisters House), later returned to her hometown of Poulsbo and followed her calling to her native roots to work for the Tribe and help those who were behind bars. McFeat received her B.A. in Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University and has 23 years of experience working with justice-impacted individuals. She consults nationally with groups on best practices to implement reentry human dignity models into their justice systems.

Brittany Lovely

Council Coordinator
Brittany Lovely is a passionate criminal legal system change agent and racial justice advocate who serves as the Washington Statewide Reentry Council Coordinator. As a formerly incarcerated Black woman, she has unique expertise through her lived experience, community advocacy, and public policy work. Ms. Lovely consults on justice, and reentry-related issues for governmental and community organizations and serves on multiple federal, and statewide coalitions focused on policy solutions to eliminate barriers for those exiting incarceration. Ms. Lovely is a JustLeadershipUSA's Leading with Conviction (LwC) 2022 Fellow and a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow Seattle's Class of 2022. During the 2020 Legislative session, she served in the Washington State House of Representatives as a Legislative Policy Intern, where she had the opportunity to engage with the legislature firsthand, furthering her commitment to public service – specifically, her dedication to remedying the harms of the criminal legal system. Before this, she worked as the TRIO Student Support Services Program Coordinator at Lower Columbia College, serving as a critical support for disadvantaged student populations. Ms. Lovely graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington State University, where she achieved her Bachelor's Degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Justice. She is committed to building equitable systems and serving her community to create a better future for all.

Starcia Ague

Council Coordinator
My ten years of local, state and federal government experience in the legislative and public agency arenas reflect my genuine interest in social justice work and effective advocacy for social justice-promoting causes. Some of this work started when I was still in undergraduate study at Washington State University and continued as I transitioned from college into the world of work, initially at the University of Washington and then at the State of Washington. I have greatly enjoyed consulting with universities and colleges, with non-profit organizations and pro-bono programs in business, and with commercial enterprises which are developing and implementing effective media, marketing, and lobbying strategies. My work with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and later the Soros Foundation significantly added to my range of experience. This prior work has provided me with a rich network of contacts in several states and some agencies in Washington, D.C., with particularly broad-ranging experience in my home state of Washington. This decade of work in several settings has involved a good amount of inter-organizational networking and program building on creating and sustaining ends of networks formed for public interest collective action. My experience includes working both behind the scenes in the staff work setting and engaging in open advocacy in legislative testimony and public media, serving as the public voice of an organization or network.

Jerry Goodstein

Appointee from a statewide or local organization representing business and employers
Jerry Goodstein is Professor Emeritus of Management with the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Goodstein has conducted research and taught business ethics, leadership, and strategy at the undergraduate and graduate levels for over three decades. His work on second-chance hiring has been published in leading business journals and featured in several op-ed articles over the past three years. Since retiring from his full-time academic role in May 2020, Dr. Goodstein has focused on bringing together employers, criminal justice partners, and community-based organizations to develop innovative employment-based reentry programs. He founded Second Chance Employment Innovations in 2019 and created PREHP (Pre-release Employer Hiring Program), a program that offers employers the opportunity to partner with prisons and extend pre-release job offers to qualified individuals shortly before their release from incarceration.

Ty Reed

Appointee with experience reentering the community after incarceration
Ty Reed was born in Tennessee, spent time residing in Virginia and Georgia, and has lived in WA State for over 30 years. A graduate of University High School in Spokane, Ty has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Washington. Ty has seen the highs and lows of life. He has been a nationally awarded salesperson for a Fortune 50 company and has also experienced homelessness, addiction, and incarceration. After entering recovery in 2016, Ty started Recovery Career Services, a nonprofit that helps individuals overcoming criminal convictions find and keep employment. As part of that work, he is a speaker that educates business associations and employers about the importance of second-chance hiring.
He currently works in management for Workforce Snohomish, a workforce development organization, and is excited to begin his first term with the WA Statewide Reentry Council.

Eric Richey

Appointee from a statewide organization representing prosecutors
Eric Richey is the elected Whatcom County Prosecutor since 2018 after 25 years of handling criminal cases in the office. He has served on many boards and committees, including Brigid Collins Child Advocacy Center, Whatcom County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, and the Chuckanut Health Foundation. Eric was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and received degrees from Western Washington University and the University of Oregon School of Law. He is married, has two children and enjoys bikes and boats.

Penelope Sapp

Appointee from a statewide organization representing law enforcement interests
Penelope Sapp was hired at the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Jail in 2002, where she worked in various jail assignments. She was promoted to sergeant in 2007 and assigned to operations sergeant and training sergeant. In 2014 she was promoted to lieutenant, and in 2021 she was promoted to Chief of Corrections. During her assignment as a lieutenant, Penelope focused on re-entry services, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), to help those incarcerated transition into the community more successfully. She continues to enhance those services in her role as Chief. In addition, Penelope was selected by Governor Inslee to be a Commissioner for the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission, assisting in the development of high standards and exceptional training for the law enforcement personnel that work in our state. Penelope is currently writing her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Public Policy Administration. When Penelope is not studying, she is giving back to the community in some capacity. She is one of the founding board members of the Kitsap Shop with a Cop program and event that invites over 120 underprivileged children to holiday shopping with law enforcement personnel. In addition, she is currently the secretary of the Kitsap Fair and Stampede Boards, the new non-profit created to plan the county fair.

Heather Wehr

Appointee from a statewide organization representing the interests of crime victims
Heather Wehr is the legal advocacy program coordinator at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She brings over ten years of experience working in the gender-based violence field. Currently, she focuses on supporting criminalized survivors and facilitating learning about alternatives to incarceration, such as transformative and restorative justice. Her advocacy work has included working at a by-and-for LGBTQ anti-violence agency and on clemency and defense campaigns for incarcerated survivors.

Hilary Young

Appointee representing the interests of housing providers
Hilary Young is vice president of advocacy and philanthropy for Pioneer Human Services, the oldest and largest reentry provider in Washington state. In this role, she leads public policy, advocacy, communications and fundraising efforts to effect positive change for people impacted by the criminal legal system. Before joining Pioneer in 2011, Hilary spent her career in the public sector advocating for a range of issues, including workforce development for marginalized individuals and healthcare reform. Committed to the fight to end discrimination against people with conviction histories, Hilary has served on the Seattle Fair Chance Housing Committee and the Seattle Reentry Workgroup and is a current member of the Statewide Reentry Taskforce and the Washington State Housing Justice Coalition. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College.

Danielle Armbruster

An appointee from the Department of Corrections (DOC)
Danielle Armbruster began her career with the Department of Corrections in September 1996 as a Clerk Typist 2 and was promoted through increasing levels of responsibility from accounting to the general manager of Correctional Industries at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Armbruster also served as a board member of the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) and recently served as the NCIA’s Western Region chair. Armbruster is the 2012 recipient of the Secretary’s Leadership Award.

Roger Kluck

Community leader appointee
Roger has volunteered in Washington prisons since 2004 with the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). He serves as Executive Director of Projects for a Civil Society, which runs AVP workshops in several prisons and jails; He is the North American representative to the Board for the Alternatives to Violence Project, International; and past president of the Alternatives to Violence Project- USA; He is a mediator and facilitator with expertise in trauma recovery, empathy work, nonviolence, violence prevention, and conflict transformation.

Felice Upton

A Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration appointee
Felice brings more than 20 years of leadership experience and implementation of trauma-informed care to her role at DCYF. Before she was appointed Assistant Secretary of Juvenile Rehabilitation, Felice was superintendent of Echo Glen Children’s Center. She also brings experience from the Department of Corrections, where she served various roles over 15 years, from Community Corrections Officer to Associate Superintendent of Programs for the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Felice is firmly committed to disrupting pathways to eventual adult incarceration and believes in service-oriented leadership and fostering a positive and supportive work environment. She currently serves on the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice Advisory Board, is the board vice-chair for the University of Washington School of Social Work and Criminal Justice, and is an alumna of Just Lead Washington. Felice is also a University of Washington graduate, Husky fan, and proud mom.

Karen Turner Lee, CEO, Pioneer Human Services

Karen Lee

A community leader appointee
Karen is the Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Human Services, located in Seattle, Washington.  She has held this position since 2010. One of the nation’s largest social enterprise organizations, Pioneer’s mission is recovery, rehabilitation and quality jobs for individuals overcoming the challenges of criminal legal system involvement.  Pioneer delivers evidence-based, person-focused services, provides transitional, supportive, and permanent housing, and offers jobs and career opportunities at all of its business enterprises.  Pioneer’s relentless advocacy efforts aim to reduce the stigma and disparate impacts of involvement in the criminal legal system. In the legislative arena, Pioneer has played a pivotal role in limiting discriminatory housing and employment practices.  Pioneer has five business enterprises and three non-profit program divisions and serves over 10,000 individuals annually throughout Washington state.  Before working at Pioneer, Karen was appointed the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department by Gov. Christine Gregoire, a post she held for five years.  A U.S. Army Veteran, Karen is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Washington School of Law. 

Francis Adewale

An appointee from a statewide organization representing public defenders
Francis Adewale has been a founding member of the Washington Statewide Reentry Council, having been reappointed thrice by Governor Jay Inslee. Francis Adewale was elected to the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association in 2021 and elected by the Board as treasurer in 2022. Francis is one of the attorneys that helped establish Spokane Community Court. Francis's commitment to community and movement lawyering is epitomized by his work on several community-based boards and activities in Eastern Washington. He has served as chair of Refugee Connections Spokane, co-chair of Spokane Homeless Coalition, Spokane County Regional Law & Justice Council's Racial Equity Disparity Committee, and member/trustee of Spokane County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is the former chair of the Washington State Access to Justice Board and a Washington State Supreme Court's Interpreters Commission member. He is currently a Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) board member. Francis is an adjunct faculty member of both Whitworth University and Gonzaga Law School. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Spokane City Credit Union, Francis and his wife also own and run a small business in Spokane. He is the current Board President of AHANA: Eastern Washington Multi-Ethnic Business Association. Francis is a current National Conference of Bar Presidents Diversity Scholar. Francis is an H. George Frederickson Honors Graduate of Eastern Washington University and adjunct faculty at Whitworth University and Gonzaga Law School. Francis was admitted to the Washington State Bar in June 2000 and has since practiced as an assistant public defender for the City of Spokane. Francis is a Fellow of the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute (WLI) and ATJ Equal Justice Leadership Academy. Francis is a former recipient of the City of Spokane Human Rights Award, Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers' President Award and Spokane County Bar Association Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award. Francis, along with other Spokane Community Court team members, is the recipient of the 2018 WSBA Apex Award. In addition, he is the 2021 recipient of the Washington Defenders Association's President Award.

Durell Green

Appointee with experience reentering the community after incarceration
Durell Green is a community advocate born in Tacoma, Washington. He began his work volunteering for a faith-based Gang Reduction Intervention Program called Partnering for Youth Achievement in Bremerton, where he soon began developing a curriculum and was appointed as the Street Outreach coordinator. His lived experience as a child funneled through the school-to-prison pipeline is the main motivating factor behind his work in restorative justice with Choose 180. He believes strongly in learning and recovering from mistakes, building resiliency and community. He has been able to use his power of choice to pivot in a direction to serve his purpose.

Patricia Seibert-Love

Patricia Seibert-Love

Appointee from a statewide organization representing community and technical colleges
Patricia Seibert-Love (Pat) has an extensive background in the community and technical college and Department of Corrections systems, with expertise in teaching, training, and leadership. She is committed to the community college system as an avenue for social justice and creating pathways to change lives, especially for individuals who have experienced incarceration. Pat has had the opportunity to work in both correctional and college environments. Her experience includes over 20 years as a correctional employee from entry-level through executive leadership and over 20 years of instruction, curriculum development, teaching, learning, assessment and advising experience. 

Pat’s current role includes supporting justice-involved individuals with educational opportunities from adult basic skills (GED and competency-based High School Diploma) pre-college to post-secondary education. She engages in legislative action to increase equitable access to quality education for the student population. Pat aims to reduce recidivism by providing innovative, engaging and robust education and promoting sustainable living-wage employment opportunities, thus reducing the prison population and creating safe and healthy community restoration.

Ayodele (Ayo) Idowu

An appointee representing faith-based organizations or communities
Ayo Idowu has been a resident of Southwest Washington (Clark County) for over 13 years and has been a Prison Fellowship volunteer at a local state prison (Larch Correction Center) for over 11 years. Through this volunteer opportunity, Ayo has had the privilege to witness countless men reenter society with support from individuals and faith-based organizations, like the church he currently attends (Faith Center Church) and other organizations like Grace Ministries/XChange Recovery Ministries, to provide resources and assistance, for reentry and re-engagement into society. Ayo Idowu was appointed by the WA State Governor to be on the WA State Reentry Council in 2019 and was reappointed for another two years. Ayo is passionate about seeing incarcerated lives changed through successful reentry, including encouragement, service and partnership with faith-based organizations. Ayo believes that representing Southwest Washington on the WA State Reentry Council would provide the opportunity to continue supporting reentry programs and education and partner with faith-based communities to provide WA State resources to assist the incarcerated to be successful outside the walls of prison. Ayo is interested in being supportive of individuals being released but also has equal concern for the community and the families and victims of these individuals, believing that representing the Washington Statewide Reentry Council's purpose will help achieve that balance.

Winona Stevens

Winona Stevens

An appointee representing Tribal Affairs
Winona Stevens is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. She has been the Program Manager for the Dept. of Correction’s Native American Religious Program since 2013. She is responsible for the religious services across 21 Native American Circles across Washington State.

Winona received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Washington. In addition to facilitating the Department of Corrections Native circles activities, she has held many positions, including Adjunct Professor at Northwest Indian College, New Directions Anger Management Group Facilitator, and White Bison Recovery Coach for Intergenerational Trauma and the 12 Step Medicine Wheel Program for Men and Women. Mrs. Stevens directed efforts in working closely with tribal communities and currently serves on several boards, including Huy, Council for First Inhabitants Rights and Equality, and the University of Washington’s Native American Advisory Board.

Her commitment to serving the Native American population impacted by incarceration led her to recently launch HEAL for Reentry (Helping Enhance Aboriginal Lives), a nonprofit committed to assisting tribal people upon release from prison.