Dr. Michael Ostracher, MD, MPH
Dr. Ostracher is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. He is also the Site Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System, where he serves in a number of leadership roles in patient care, education, and research, including Medical Director of the VA Pharmacology of Addiction Recovery Clinic. Dr. Ostracher is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School, and is currently board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He has published extensive research on mental health and addiction, and the implementation of evidence-based mental health practices.
Outside of his professional life, you can find him most often in the kitchen, cooking meals from around the world or putting up jam from fruit foraged near his home. Now that the kids are grown he and his wife, Laurie, have more time for walks in the hills with their rescue dog, Kugel.
Scott Gifford is the owner of Scott Gifford Law, specializing in real estate law, tenant/landlord law, estate planning and small business support. Born and raised in the Puget Sound region, he received two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington, where he studied Philosophy, Political Science, and the Comparative History of Ideas. He went on to receive his law degree at Seattle University and an LL.M in Taxation at the University of Washington.
Scott lives in South Seattle, where he is active in the community and serves on the board of Burien Actor’s Theater (BAT) and Seattle’s Shakespeare in the Park Company, and is a trustee with the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence.
Jennie Lindberg, LMFT, SUDP
Jennie brings deep clinical and administrative expertise to the Key Recovery board. She currently serves as an Associate Instructor at Edmonds College, where she teaches classes on addiction treatment, case management, assessment, and youth and family services. Previously, she served as Clinical Director for Evergreen Recovery Centers, the largest substance abuse disorder treatment provider in the north Puget Sound region of Washington State, where she oversaw clinical staff and services across residential, substance use disorder treatment, mental health, and outpatient services, reaching more than 2,000 clients per year. She also served many years as a Clinical Preceptor for the U.S. Navy, providing training for chemical dependency counselors at Navy substance abuse rehabilitation facilities. She received her BA in Social Work from the University of Washington, and her MA in Psychology from Antioch University.
Jennie, her husband and their two cats live in Everett in a 120-year-old house. They are following their dream of living in a cohousing community, co-creating a new one in Marysville. She loves gardening, growing vegetables, and cooking with fresh organic produce.
Mikel is a serial entrepreneur that loves to make a difference. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Angels for Angels, which provides fiscal sponsorship nationally and internationally to help new nonprofits get started and grow. He is the co-founder of Bridging Care, a care coordination organization that serves patients all over Washington State, and partner and co-founder of Onesta, a general contracting company serving Washington and Hawaii. He received his BA from Seattle University and his MA in Public and International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego.
A former professional soccer player in Romania, Brazil, and Spain, Mikel is now passionate about helping community leaders create and build high-impact organizations. He loves to travel, dance Zouk, and learn new languages.
Patrick serves as Executive Director of Weld Seattle, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people returning home from jail or prison rebuild their lives with housing, employment, and resources to support their recovery and successful reintegration into society. Previously, Patrick served as Weld’s program director, helping to grow Weld’s services from approximately 20 system-impacted individuals per year to more than 200 men and women per year. Patrick’s passion and insights are a reflection of his own lived experience with incarceration, addiction, and homelessness. At Weld, he leads a team that understands the challenges facing system-impacted individuals and has a proven track record of helping each individual succeed in their journey to reentry.
Jon is the Vice President of Finance and Business Control within the recycling division at CellMark, a global supply chain service company facilitating trade and business development across multiple industries, with 70 offices in more than 30 countries. Previously, Jon spent 15 years on Wall Street, beginning at Deutsche Bank. After surviving the financial crisis, Jon decided to pursue a career in management consulting with KPMG Advisory. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Economics from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and a certificate of Executive Leadership from the Haas Business School at Berkeley.
Jon lives in Westport, CT with his wife Emily Clare and their 2-year-old daughter. In his free time, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and running or hiking.
Monica is a principal at MacCoy Consulting, a behavioral health consulting group that specializes in clinical and organizational development and community integration for behavioral health organizations, local municipalities, state agencies, and other social service providers. Previously, she served as director of communications for Evergreen Recovery Centers. She also served as executive director for Genesis House, a state funded long-term substance use disorder rehabilitation and vocational training facility. She has also held senior development and leadership roles at several Puget Sound area public, private, and nonprofit organizations. She is active in the community and has served on numerous boards including the Center for Human Services and the Children’s Trust. Monica received her BA from the University of Washington.
In her free time, Monica enjoys hiking, skiing, travel, and is an avid reader. She is the proud mom of two dynamic, creative young adults who share her passion for theater and writing, and a happy dog mom of two wonderful Bernese Mountain dogs.
Megan Tripp, MPH
Megan is the Settlement Program Administrator at the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), with extensive experience facilitating effective cross-sector collaboration in public health and human services. Prior to joining the HCA, Megan was a Project Manager at North Sound Accountable Community of Health (ACH) and served in a variety of roles in public and private health and rehabilitation organizations. Megan received her BA from Western Washington University and her Master of Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health.