Meet our Staff
The staff at Sherwood is committed making a difference in the lives of the children and adults with disabilities.
Lance Morehouse, Chief Executive Officer
Lance came to Sherwood in August 2013 with 15 years of non-profit experience specific to people with developmental disabilities and their families. He developed the Advocacy and Family Support programs at The Arc of Spokane and for three years was Coordinator of the King County Parent Coalition for Developmental Disabilities at The Arc of King County. He has helped organize grassroots legislative advocacy and directly lobbied elected officials at the local, state and federal levels for services and supports to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Lance also has the personal experience of being a parent to two sons with multiple disabilities; Lance Jr. who unfortunately passed away in 2006 at the age of 24 and Gregory who graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 2013. Lance is a long term member of the Legislative Committee for the Community Employment Alliance (CEA), Vocational Committee Chair of the Lake Stevens Rotary, a graduate of Leadership Snohomish County’s 2018 Signature Class, and Past President for Lake Stevens Chamber.
Ruth Sturgill, Director of Adminstration
Ruth joined Sherwood in September of 2017 with 10 years of Administrative Management experience with the past 6 years being a Controller for a multi-branch organization. Ruth has enjoyed travel to several countries in a service position and loves working with people to develop their potential. As the Administration Director for Sherwood, Ruth is an active member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for managing the agency’s administrative functions including the administrative office and staff. Ruth also oversees the maintenance and custodial needs for the facility. She is the chairperson of the Safety Committee and is dedicated to the safety of the staff, clients, and guests of Sherwood.
Joy Panks, H/R and Payroll Manager
Joy joined Sherwood in 2010 she has over 7 years Human Resource and Executive Office Management experience. Additionally, she has five years of experience with Facilities/Property Management. As the H/R and Payroll Manager for Sherwood, Joy is a member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for managing human resources, payroll, and employee benefit plans.
Callie Graff, IT Coordinator
Callie joined Sherwood in 2007. She has held a variety of positions at Sherwood and initially started working with infants in Sherwood's childcare center, but currently handles Sherwood's internal IT needs. Outside of work she enjoys growing a veggie garden and spending time with her daughter, husband and dog.
Waly Diagne, Full Charge Bookkeeper
Waly joined Sherwood in September 2018 with 25 years’ experience in Finance Management including 14 in the International humanitarian nonprofit sector in different roles as Regional Finance controller and Business support manager. Waly has traveled within his previous functions in several countries in Africa and Europe. Waly is dedicated to humanitarian work; his main passions are writing stories, music, and practicing bodybuilding.
Anna Gibson, Director of Early Intervention Services
Anna joined Sherwood in 2006 as a Family Resource Coordinator/Educator and expanded her career as the Director of Children’s Services in June, 2014. Prior to Sherwood, Anna taught kindergarten in Las Vegas NV and developed classrooms rich in parent and community involvement. She has a Degree in Human Development specializing in early childhood development and care. Anna enjoys working with families with children birth to 3 who have developmental delays or disabilities.
Tania Scott, Director of Vocational Services
Tania joined Sherwood in February 2018 with over 17 years of experience in the Human Services field both in Snohomish and King County. Prior to coming to Sherwood Tania specialized in supporting people who experience disabilities with their employment and career aspirations while working in Vocational Services for Service Alternatives Inc. for over 17 years with 8 years of direct management. Tania is passionate about the growth, and knowledge development of herself, team, and customers. Outside of work Tania enjoys being with her family, owning and running her own business, as well as gardening.
Tom Clark, Vocational Services Program Manager
Tom Clark joined Sherwood in June 2018 and has over 8 years’ experience in the Human Services field in Snohomish and King County. Tom comes to Sherwood after 8 years at Service Alternatives, with three of those years as the Program Manager for Vocational Services. Tom started as an Employment Consultant where he used his degree as a mechanical drafter to help design and build assistive devices for clients to improve their job skills. Tom is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities lead successful, productive lives in their communities. Tom enjoys cooking, baking and taking care of his two cats.
Angie Ramsey, Vocational Island County Manager
Angie joined the Sherwood team in August of 2019 with approximately 6 years in the field. Making a positive impact in the lives of the people we serve, their families, and the community is what keeps her coming back for more every day. In her free time Angie enjoys spending time with her family hiking, gardening, reading and enjoying the beautiful PNW.
Investment & Partnership
Jesi Griffin, Director of Investment and Partnership
Jesi excitedly joined the Sherwood team in 2016 as the Investment and Partnership Manager. Before coming to Sherwood she worked at the Imagine Children’s Museum as the Community Engagement & Program Manager. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest she served in Malawi, Africa for two years as a Teacher Development Facilitator for the Peace Corps. Jesi holds a Masters in Social Studies Education and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida (Go Gators). She is actively involved in her sorority’s alumnae executive board as well as the Seattle Gator Club board. What makes her tick? Traveling the world and nestling in with a big cup of coffee on a rainy, grey day. She has a passion for relationship building and is driven by the belief that “what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Jesi is a student of Leadership Snohomish County’s 2019 Signature Class and an Ambassador for Economic Alliance Snohomish County.
Ilene Levering, Investment and Partnership Officer
Ilene joined Sherwood on July 1st. She brings with her an extensive background in the non-profit sector, fundraising and donor relationships. She is a graduate of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Foundation's Board Leadership & Development Program and has been accepted to Leadership Snohomish County class of 2020. Ilene lives in Lake Stevens with her husband Tom and is heavily involved in the community. She believes in building strong authentic relationships and giving back. She enjoys photography, music, good friends and her 2 cats Nala and Rufus.
Corrie West, Investment and Partnership Associate
Corrie joined Sherwood in December 2018. She carries with her a BA in Community Psychology that she obtained from the University of Washington and an MBA with a minor in HR which was received from Walden University. She also has the personal experience of being a sibling to a brother with disabilities and is passionate about assisting others with similar backgrounds. You will often find her in a great mood as her personal motto is, “Life is too short to be grumpy!” which highlights her knack of building friendly relationships. She is actively involved in several chambers and networking groups, and also serves on the Snohomish Chamber Board. Outside of work, she enjoys being with her husband, Cameron, and her family. Common activities range anywhere from cooking, gardening, riding quads and motorcycles, and you may even catch her riding her unicycle from time to time.
Jessica Shaw, Marketing Specialist
Jessica came on board with Sherwood in August 2018. She brings with her 20 years of experience in graphic design, advertising and printing. In addition to being creative, she enjoys getting out into the community, meeting people and networking. Jessica is excited about the opportunity to help people and positively impact the continued growth of Sherwood in the community and is currently serving on the Emissary Committee for the Marysville Chamber of Commerce. She grew up in Marysville and currently lives there with her husband, Eric and their 2 cats. She enjoys traveling with Eric, watching the Seahawks with her dad, Lee and spending time with family and friends.