Representing a statewide organization representing public defenders.
Recognized as community legal activist, constitutional scholar, public defender and dedicated defense attorney by peers, particularly skilled at “connecting” with and building rapport within the community, through own personal biopic. Well known as been in the fore front of political struggles and efforts to build democratic institutions in Nigeria. Community activist on issues affecting the poor, minorities and senior citizens in the Inland Northwest of United States and Africa and determined to ameliorate societal problems and conflicts through democratic and constitutional means. Received consistent “Pro Bono Publico” commendation from Washington State Bar Association for upholding legal professional standards and values of service for the public good, through access to justice and diversity.
Representative of the Department of Corrections
Danielle Armbruster began her career with the Department of Corrections in September 1996 as a clerk typist 2 and promoted through increasing levels of responsibility from accounting to general manager of Correctional Industries at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Armbruster also served as a board member with the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) and recently served as the chair for the NCIA’s Western Region. Armbruster is the 2012 recipient of the Secretary’s Leadership Award.
Lt. Kim Bogucki
Lydia Flora Barlow
Representing a statewide or local organization representing business and employers
Appointee with experience reentering the community after incarceration
Lt. Ian Huri
Representative of a statewide organization representing law enforcement interests
Representing housing providers
Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Human Services in Seattle, Washington since 2010. Led one of the nation’s largest social enterprise organizations to achieve its mission of recidivism reduction for individuals overcoming the challenges of substance abuse and criminal histories through financial sustainability, profitability, and growth of its business enterprises; through high quality, evidenced based, person focused programs and services; and through advocacy efforts targeted towards reducing the social stigma and disparate impacts of a criminal history. Pioneer Human Services consists of five business enterprises, three non-profit program divisions, and serves over 10,000 individuals annually with approximately 1,100 employees at 60 locations throughout the Washington state.
Housing Program Director, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Linda Olsen is the Housing Program Director with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She coordinated the Domestic Violence Housing First pilot project, which tested housing stability strategies for survivors of domestic violence. This project has evolved into a five-year demonstration project focusing on systems change and measuring long-term outcomes for survivors and their children. Linda has worked in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years, serving in the roles of shelter director and executive director at two domestic violence agencies. She facilitated the opening of two domestic violence emergency shelters, developed a transitional housing program for survivors with drug/alcohol treatment needs, and piloted rental assistance programs for DV survivors. Linda is also a member of the State Advisory Council on Homelessness. In 2012, Linda started volunteering, through University Beyond Bars, at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, teaching “Understanding Family Violence.” This experience was extremely rewarding and led to the opportunity to be a sponsor for the Concerned Lifers Organization. Linda has graduate degrees in theology and social work.
Representative of the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration
Co-Chair, Representing a statewide organization representing prosecutors
Dan Satterberg was elected King County Prosecuting Attorney in November 2007 to succeed his longtime friend and mentor, the late Norm Maleng. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2014 without opposition. Dan served as Chief of Staff for Norm Maleng for 17 years, and was responsible for the management and operation of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, including budget, human resources, technology, legislative and policy matters. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office employs more than 235 attorneys, 240 staff, and has an annual budget of nearly $69 million.
Dan is committed to the reform of the Criminal Justice system. He has launched successful programs to keep youth in school, divert youth from the courtroom, deal with drug-addicted people in a more effective way, and give police additional tools for responding to low level offenders with mental health issues. Dan also believes that we need to do more to help people leaving prison make the successful transition from offender to taxpayer, and he is committed to reducing recidivism among people leaving jail and prison. All of these reforms are possible, he believes, with the partnership of the community.
Dan was born and raised in South King County and attended Highline High School. His father was a lawyer in White Center and his mother was a nursing instructor at Highline Community College. He graduated from the UW undergraduate school (Political Science and Journalism) and the UW Law School.
Co-Chair, Appointee with experience reentering the community after incarceration
Tarra Simmons is an Attorney and Skadden Fellow at the Public Defender Association where her project seeks to eliminate barriers to reentry through direct representation and policy advocacy. She is also the founding Executive Director of Civil Survival, an advocacy organization led by formerly incarcerated individuals committed to ending mass incarceration. Prior to law school, Ms. Simmons was incarcerated related to her own struggles with childhood trauma and substance use. During law school, she interned with five public interest organizations working to advance the rights of people currently or formerly incarcerated. She graduated in May 2017, magna cum laude, with the Dean’s Medal and the Graduating Student Award, but was initially denied the right to take the bar exam because of her own criminal history. It was national news when the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously in her favor, allowing her to take the bar exam and become a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Ms. Simmons has been appointed by Governor Inslee to both the Statewide Reentry Council and the Public Defense Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Legal Services Corporation Opioid Task Force and on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. She is a 2018 JustLeadership USA Fellow, and was recently named the 2018 Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice. She speaks frequently on issues relating to access to justice, criminal justice reform, and reentry. Ms. Simmons lives in Bremerton with her husband and children.
Tribal affairs representative
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 which include 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 a number of 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.
Many brings his experiences being incarcerated over 20 years ago to the Reentry Council. After straightening his life out, he was pardoned by the state Governor. His past involvement with local street gangs as a young adult led him to prison and shaped how he sees his fellow Asian Pacific Islander (API) men maneuvering through the re-entry system. He has witnessed numerous friends going back to prison, and seen many that have succeeded. His past and current volunteer work with the Asian community regarding detention and deportation of former refugees has set precedents uniquely qualifies him for his work on the Reentry Council. His perspective of the Asian community is relevant to the Council as more API men and immigrants are also serving prison time.
Representative of a statewide organization representing community and technical colleges
Brian Walsh is a senior program associate for the Vera Institute of Justice. Prior to joining Vera, Brian led the Washington College in Prisons program for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, where he oversaw the expansion of degree pathways, the creation of student services in prison, and the development of college reentry navigators. For six years he was Corrections Education Director for Peninsula College at two state prisons. His goal is to help states build multiple educational pathways for students inside and outside of prison. In 2014 he was named a ConnectEd Champion of Change by President Obama as one of “10 local heroes who are taking creative approaches in using technology to enhance learning for students in communities across the country.” He holds an M.S.Econ degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberystwyth and a Bachelor’s degree from Ripon College.