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Put Mainstay's Top-Notch Team of Employment Enthusiasts to Work for You

Whether you're looking for a job or have a position to fill, you can count on great results from the caring, experienced team at Mainstay. Our team has professional credentials in the field of disabilities, and many have more than a decade of experience with our organization. Their multilingual talents include American Sign Language (ASL).

Their confidence, experience, and knowledge set them apart.
A keen understanding of what employers are looking for in their new hires.
Continuing education to refine their job development skills based on best practices in the industry.
Professional networks to connect the right employees with the right employers.

Meet The Mainstay Team

Alison McCormick, C.R.C., Director
206-934-5429


Alison has been involved with the disability community throughout her professional career. She has worked in a variety of settings including a state hospital, community-based residential program, advocacy/resource development program and an employment agency. Alison has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Alison has worked for Mainstay for twenty-two years, initially as an Employment Specialist, then Assistant Director, now as the Director.
 

Anja Post , Employment Specialist
206-934-4376


Since 1991, Anja has been working at Mainstay as an employment counselor, and truly, she enjoys her job. Her main focus is job development and building partnerships with employers. She received her Master's of Education degree from the University of Oregon and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. Always eager to explore and learn about customs and cultures, Anja is an avid world traveler!
 

Diane King, Rehabilitation Counselor
206-934-5426


Diane received a B. A. in Education from University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She has been employed with Mainstay as a Rehabilitation Counselor since 1991. Diane is dedicated and persistent with assisting individuals with employment barriers in obtaining jobs that meet their interests, abilities and economic needs. Additionally, for more than twenty years, Diane has continued to be a Personal Care Provider for an individual with a developmental disability.

In her free time, Diane enjoys working out, cooking, traveling and spending time with her children.

 

Julie Railey, Fiscal Analyst
206-934-6904


Julie has worked for Mainstay for over five years. She is a Fiscal Analyst II. Julie has assisted in implementing accounting and technological systems to stream line processes, procedures and reporting. Prior to joining Mainstay, Julie was a financial analyst in the private sector for both an investment management company and a large local insurance company. She received her business degree from the University of Washington. In Julie's free time she likes to travel and try cooking new recipes.
 

Kerry Kakigi, Employment Specialist
206-934-4385


Kerry joined Mainstay in 1990 providing employment resources and supports to jobseekers with disabilities. Kerry graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a major in Art Education. Prior to his position at Mainstay, Kerry worked at United Cerebral Palsy providing community integration services. Since semi-retiring from volleyball, Kerry has taken up running with a goal of reaching 500 miles within a year.
 

Rebecca Jansson, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
206-890-0140


Rebecca has worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor with Mainstay since 1997. Rebecca received her Master's Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Florida and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. In addition to supporting individuals in employment, Rebecca has found a new interest in donor development and fundraising. Rebecca has helped to run two community events at Hale's Brewery, participated in the SCC Foundation Believe Gala and worked to develop the community's investment in supported employment. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family – her husband - Roger, two children –Dahlia and Elliott and their 95 pound Chocolate Lab named Toblerone.
 

Weston Brewer, Program Coordinator
206-934-2954


Weston joined the Mainstay team in 2012. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in History. Weston began working with the special needs community in 2006 as a teacher’s assistant and substitute teacher. Prior to joining Mainstay, Weston was a case manager for the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission. In March 2013, Weston was promoted to a full time position as program coordinator. Weston's responsibilities expanded to include case management in addition to job coaching. We are thrilled Weston has joined our team; his enthusiasm, dedication and passion as program coordinator will undoubtedly serve supported workers and their employers very well.
 

Part-Time Job Coaches
Thanks to an increased demand for services and an improving economy, Mainstay has hired part-time, hourly job coaches to assist our busy employment specialists. These job coaches provide training and follow-along employment support.

Linda Larson, Job Coach
206-934-3813


Linda Larson began her passion working with those with disabilities as a teenager, volunteering in skilled nursing facility. From there she started her employment path working for the City of Anaheim providing recreational activities through the Department of Parks & Recreation with children and adults. To further her education, Linda graduated with a B.S. in Child Development from California State University-Fullerton. Linda went on to pursue her career working in a sheltered workshop with severely challenged adults and vocational placement with non-profit agencies. Linda remains a "seasoned" job coach, employed with Mainstay for 30 years.
 

Carey Thomas, Job Coach
206-934-3813


Carey has been working with people with developmental disabilities for just about 14 years. He loves working with people who help him grow, which is the reason he has been in this field for so long. Carey has found that some of his best life moments have occurred because of the work that he performs. In addition to work, Carey’s other passion has always been music; he sings, plays piano, guitar and fronts a rock band called RIVERPOOL.
 

Lilly Adamski-Thorpe, Job Coach
206-934-3813


Lilly is a child of deaf adults with her first language being American Sign Language. She received her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington in 2011. She continued her education by obtaining her degree in Sign Language Interpreting from Seattle Central in 2013. Her main focus with Mainstay has been working with Deaf+. In her free time she plays online video games and competes in trivia with a group of friends.
 

Your success is of personal interest to each Mainstay team member.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you get the employment results you desire.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison McCormick,
C.R.C., Director

Anja Post,
Employment Specialist

Diane King,
Rehabilitation Counselor

Julie Railey,
Fiscal Analyst

Kerry Kakigi,
Employment Specialist

Rebecca Jansson,
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Weston Brewer,
Program Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Linda Larson,
Job Coach

Carey Thomas,
Job Coach

Lilly Adamski-Thorpe,
Job Coach
     
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