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Contact Family Services

See the main Contact Us webpage for other Department contacts.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Physical & Mailing Address

Headquarters (HQ)

Statewide Family Services

Dawn Taylor, Family Services Program Manager (360) 580-3945
Bruce Wood, Incarcerated Parent Program Specialist (360) 725-8745

Prison Family Services Specialists (About Family Service Specialists)

Michael Eby, NW Region Family Services Specialist
(253) 405-5503
Caroline Melhuish, SW Region Family Services Specialist
(360) 772-2012
William "Bill" Copland, SE Region Family Services Specialist
Prisons: CRCC, WSP
(509) 521-9029
Gheorghe Turcin, NE Region Family Services Specialist
Prisons: AHCC, MCC
(509) 990-3906

Statewide Family Council Program

Jeff Uttecht, DOC Co-Chair (509) 318-3666
Lisa Flynn, Correctional Program Administrator (509) 540-0757
Ramona Cravens, Executive Secretary (360) 870-1370
Emijah Smith, Family Co-Chair
Elise McKinnon, Family Co-Secretary

Statewide Family Council Representatives

Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) Julie Burden
Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC) Vacant
Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC) Vacant
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) Gwen Mcllveen
Larch Corrections Center (LCC) Denise Franklin
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) Paula Bond
Monroe Corrections Center (MCC) Danielle White
Olympic Corrections Center (OCC) Vacant
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) Lydia Schoen
Washington Corrections Center (WCC) Felix D'Allesandro
Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) Jason Rice
Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) Megan Miller

Local Family Council Representatives

Representatives listed below are family members of inmates whom have been elected to a Local Family Council (LFC) officer position (Family Chair or Family Secretary) by majority vote. See the Regional Liaisons for DOC contacts for each prison facility.

Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) Family Co-Chair: Ellen Hargrove
AHCC Co-Chair: Kay Heinrich
Family Co-Secretary: Donna Jarimillo
AHCC Co-Secretary: Taylor Jordan
Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC) Family Co-Chair: Vacant
CCCC Co-Chair: Jean Anderson
Family Co-Secretary: Vacant
CCCC Co-Secretary: Vacant
Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC) Family Co-Chair: Vacant
CBCC Co-Chair: Julie Smith
Family Co-Secretary: Vacant
CBCC Co-Secretary: Karen 'Fay' Gingell
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) Family Co-Chair: Elizabeth Deleon
CRCC Co-Chair: Jeremy Turner
Family Co-Secretary: Beverly Richmond
CRCC Co-Secretary: Alexandra Stevenson
Larch Corrections Center (LCC) Family Co-Chair: Tiffany Casey
LCC Co-Chair: James C. Miller
Family Co-Secretary: Kaishanna Saunders
LCC Co-Secretary: Nancy Simmons
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) Family Co-Chair: Paula Bond
MCCCW Co-Chair: Arminda Miller
Family Co-Secretary: Vacant
MCCCW Co-Secretary: Jenn Bullard
Monroe Corrections Center (MCC) Family Co-Chair: Joanne Todd
MCC Co-Chair: Ina McNeese
Family Co-Secretary: Josephine "Jo" Johnson
MCC Co-Secretary: Vacant
Olympic Corrections Center (OCC) Family Co-Chair: Vacant
OCC Co-Chair: Jason Bennett
Family Co-Secretary: Vacant
OCC Co-Secretary: Elena Friesz
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) Family Co-Chair: Bethany Duschene
SCCC Co-Chair: Gina Penrose
Family Co-Secretary: Vanessa Lewis
SCCC Co-Secretary: Gladys Ramos
Washington Corrections Center (WCC) Family Co-Chair: Vacant
WCC Co-Chair: Melinda Kupers
Family Co-Secretary: Vacant
WCC Co-Secretary: Jennifer Allmendinger
Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) Family Co-Chair: Babs Roberts
WCCW Co-Chair: Charlotte Headley
Family Co-Secretary: Vacant
WCCW Co-Secretary: Melissa Johnson
Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) Family Co-Chair: Tina Wright
WSP Co-Chair: Steven Barker
Family Co-Secretary: Gail Molina
WSP Co-Secretary: Debra Gilbreth

Other Government Resources

Below are a few contact resources from other Washington State government agencies that may be relevant and/or helpful.

Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)

General Information/Ask DSHS (800) 737-0617
Alcohol/Drug Use & Mental Health (877) 301-4557
Child Support/Support Enforcement (800) 457-6202
Community Services
Benefits, childcare, housing needs, etc. Replace lost or stolen Quest/EBT card: (888) 328-9271
(877) 501-2233
Report Abuse & Neglect (Child/Vulnerable Adult) (866) 363-4276

Health Care Authority (HCA)

Apple Health (Medicaid) (800) 562-3022

Family Help Line

A statewide, toll-free telephone line offered by the Parent Trust for Washington Children (PTWC) non-profit organization. Parenting coaches are available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to give individualized support, information and referrals, parenting education and techniques, and assistance with stress reduction and advocacy.

Family Help Line (800) 932-HOPE (4673)
You will hear a brief instruction message. Press "2" if you would like to speak with or leave a message with a parenting coach, or press "4" if you like to access the parent information line.