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Bridge Staff Information

Staff member contact and background information is organized alphabetically by first name.

Bill Munson

Spiritual Connections Coordinator

B.S., M.B.S.

Bill worked for 20 yrs as the Operations Manager for a California law firm. He then changed direction, attended Seminary and worked overseas as an ESL Instructor. Upon moving to Washington in 2012, Bill has held positions with Seattle area non-profits. On staff since 2017.

billm@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x107

Brenne Schario

Executive Director


Brenne is a proven community leader, with over two decades of successful organizational development experience and a deep love for our friends with disabilities. Her career is marked by a lifelong passion for education and helping communities achieve a common goal. On staff since 2014.

brennes@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x111

Donna Fisher

Guardianship Coordinator


Donna has lived in the Seattle area for nearly 25 years.  She has now joined the Bridge Ministries team assisting in the Guardianship program.  Donna has experience in both administration and software development. Her desire to serve our community makes her a valued member of our staff.  On staff since 2017.

donnaf@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x120

Gaby Paternina



Gaby, originally from Mexico, has many years of experience as an auditor, bookkeeper, and receptionist. Her inspiration in life is 1 Corinthians 10:31 - "...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." On staff since 2015.

gabyp@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x101

Gerry Barney

MMEC Supervisor

B.S., C.P.A.

With a background that includes ministry, finance, consulting and handyman skills for 40­+ years, Gerry manages the work of our Meyer Medical Equipment Center. He worked as a CPA for ten years, and a CFO for a transportation company for 14 years. On staff since 2011.

gerryb@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1008

Gordon Ellison­-Oslin

Guardianship Specialist

C.P.G., B.A.

Gordon has 15 years experience as drug and alcoholism counselor and one year as residential caregiver for the disabled. “My favorite part of working for Bridge is being with the people we serve. I appreciate their unique personalities and truly enjoy our time together.” On staff since 2007.

gellisonoslin@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x117

Hannah Black

Guardianship Team Member

B.S., J.D.

Hannah is a passionate individual who has focused her career on assisting those in need. Originally from Texas, she served as a Rule 13 Guardian Ad Litem for the State of Missouri while completing her Juris Doctor. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. On staff since 2017.

hannahb@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x116

Jackie Kieszek

Administrative Support Specialist


Jackie has served for several years as an Administrative Assistant to leadership in business and has also served as Treasurer on the Board of a non-profit.  Jackie recently moved to the Seattle area from Florida and has a passion for serving those in need and in assisting leadership whose mission it is to reach out to those living in the local community.  On staff since 2017.

jackiek@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x118

Kris Hollaway

MMEC Assistant

B.S., M.S.

Kris has lived in the Issaquah area for the past 20 years.  He retired from the VA after 38 years of providing rehabilitation services to severely disabled veterans. He joins the Bridge Medical Equipment staff with the desire to utilize his skills in helping others live an active and improved quality of life at home and in their community.  On staff since 2017.

krish@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1008

Larkin Fitzsimmons

Guardianship Case Manager

Larkin brings a love, patience, and grace to her interactions with our friends with disabilities. Her compassion and understanding make her a wonderful addition to Bridge. On staff since 2016.

larkinf@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x115

Michelle Ewert

Guardianship Specialist

B.S., C.P.G.

Michelle has over 13 years experience in the guardianship community advocating for vulnerable adults. She obtained her certification in 2004 and has operated a private practice since 2008. Her personal motto is to "be ever mindful of the needs of others." On staff since 2015.

michellee@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x113

Patty Croteau

Guardianship Supervisor

C.P.G., B.A., J.D.

Member of Washington State Bar Association and Association of Professional Guardians. Certified Guardian since 1999, with over eight years private practice as Guardian Ad Litem serving the developmentally disabled and elder incapacitated elders. On staff since 2007.

pattyc@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x102

Randy Doty

MMEC Assistant


Randy is retired from Boeing after 38 years as an R&D operations management engineer.  A husband of 37 years with his wife who uses wheelchairs, lift and assistive equipment.  Randy brings his boyhood tinkering-in-the-garage passion and his love to fix & improve equipment to Bridge Ministries. On staff since 2017

randyd@bridgemin.org 425-885-1008

Seydou Gueye

MMEC Coordinator


Seydou has experience in home health care and serving people with disabilities. He holds a Master's degree in English/Project Management and speaks several languages. On staff since 2015.

seydoug@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1008

Susan Dougherty­-Guild

Guardianship Associate

C.P.G., C.R.C., B.A., M.S.W.

Susan has worked as a Social Worker and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for over 30 years in the medical, mental health and rehabilitation fields. “I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from both my clients and colleagues on a daily basis.” On staff since 2012.

susang@bridgemin.org (425) 885-1006 x122