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HSD Employee Spotlight—Kaylee DiMaggio 

Kaylee DiMaggio is a Victim Support Team Supervisor in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) division. She has worked at Seattle Human Services for three years.  What is your role at Seattle Human Services?    I run the Victim Support Team (VST) within the Safe and Thriving… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Eldad Mekuria

Eldad Mekuria is Human Services Coordinator in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. She has worked on the Age Friendly Seattle Team since July 2022. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am currently the Human Services Coordinator for Seattle Human Services (HSD),… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh is the Senior Supervisor on the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) Seattle Housing Authority Team. He has worked at Seattle Human Services for 15 years total—seven years as an ADS case manager, followed by a 10-year interruption working at a nonprofit, and then eight years in his current… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Seán Walsh

Sean Walsh is a Strategic Advisor in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment Division. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? Most of my focus is on supporting our food portfolio, which includes direct service programming (summer meals, family childcare nutrition, etc.) as well as partnerships… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Efren Agmata

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a member of the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) as a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst (SQAA) in the Business Operations unit of HSD. Our team is responsible for ensuring good stewardship of public funds through internal and external monitoring. QAT’s goal… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Sarah Demas

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I currently provide data projects and data systems support for the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division as part of the department’s Data, Performance & Evaluation team. What made you want to work in human services? I love humans! How has your… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Kimberly Patterson

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I provide administrative support to Department Director Tanya Kim. The scope of my work varies from scheduling and event planning, coordinating and editing the HSD Weekly report to the Mayor’s Office, and managing the cadence of executive leadership meetings and timely agenda… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Mari Sugiyama

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I’m currently the Community Safety Investments Manager in the Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) Division. I supervise a team of Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialists and a Sr. Planning and Development Specialist. Together we oversee over $20M in contracts and investments. What… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Edwin Obras

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I have worked in the department for 15 years. In my current position, I serve as a strategic advisor, providing budget and policy expertise in order to reach our divisional goals which ultimately serve the community. What made you want to work… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Tara Vallimont

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Senior Youth Development Counselor with the Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP). My job is to support every aspect of SYEP programming: including establishing program procedures, collaborating with internal and external partners, overseeing the daily operations of SYEP, assisting with… [ Keep reading ]