Board Members

Dr. Michael Ostacher, MD, MPH

President

Dr. Ostacher 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. Ostacher 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.

Jennie Lindberg, LMFT, SUDP

Secretary

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 Samaniego

Treasurer

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 Arney

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.

Jonathan Cafasso

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.

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.

Jason Vickers – Ohomous Nut Annokinam

A member of the Hassanamisco Band of the Nipmuc Nation, Jason was born in his ancestral homeland in Worcester, Massachusetts. His family moved to Seattle and Jason grew up around the Pike Place Market restaurant scene. Jason honed his craft working at many of Seattle’s award-winning hotels and restaurants, then turned his passion and skill to sharing the traditional foods and customs of his own and other indigenous communities. 

Jason is the founder of Netoncks Metsu (Feeding My Cousins), a business dedicated to sharing the incredible bounty of indigenous foods as well as some of the traditional ways and practices (and new ways) associated with this work. 

Through his lived experience of substance use and recovery and his passion for connecting to and through indigenous culture, Jason brings essential insights and perspectives to the Key Recovery board and our work.

“I’ve supported people in recovery and worked with organizations focused on recovery for three decades, and that’s why I joined the board of Key Recovery. Key Recovery is a profoundly important organization that is growing and learning and constantly striving to provide the best treatment and opportunities for growth for people seeking help.”

Dr. Michael Ostacher, MD, MPH

“The combination of treatment, life skills, and on-the-job training that Key Recovery offers is unique, and answers what is often the most pressing question for patients seeking to change their lives – ‘what’s next?’ In addition to Key Recovery’s extraordinary clinical staff, their transitional housing and ongoing care give patients and their families the extra support they need to promote truly sustainable recovery.”

Monica Ramsey