Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke, MA, CRC is the Chief Executive Officer of Hero House NW. Ms. Gohlke has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitative Counseling, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and is a faculty member of Clubhouse International, traveling throughout the United States to review Clubhouses to determine their accreditation status. Under her leadership, Hero House NW has expanded their capacity to serve individuals, seeing an increased need from homeless individuals with mental illness for a safe and supportive community. In 2013, Bellevue Clubhouse was awarded the King County Exemplary Service Award for Advocacy and Social Inclusion
Larry began his career in mental health over twenty years ago working as a staff member in an accredited Clubhouse. He loves running, fishing and finding good deals at thrift shops. Most of all he loves journeying with people living with mental illness as they reclaim their lives. He is currently the COO of HERO House NW.
– Executive Assistant, Isabelle has been working at the Clubhouse since March of 2014. She has a Masters and an undergraduate Degree in Business Administration and is a certified benefit planner. She is passionate about working with individuals who are living with mental illness.
Peter Anderson brings to HERO House NW a wealth of wisdom through 22 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and corporate partnerships. He is passionate about creating sustainable models for fund development that in turn will provide ongoing access to welcoming communities for those with mental illness.
– Program Director, Olga started her Clubhouse journey at Vincent House ( Pinellas Park, FL ) after receiving her BS in Psychology from WSU. She has been working for the Clubhouse since March of 2006. Olga loves the clubhouse model and can’t imagine a more wonderful place to be a part of!
Michael has been working at the Bellevue Clubhouse of HERO House NW since May 2016. He has a Masters and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Michael spent two years serving the underprivileged in the Dominican Republic, there he learned Spanish and how to make a dang good pot of beans. Michael and his wife have two children and a very old cat.
– Clubhouse Rehabilitation Associate. Matt has been working at the Bellevue Clubhouse of HERO House NW since April 2015. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. A freelance writer and stand-up comedian in his spare time, he originally came to Washington to farm but stuck around to pursue work in the world of Mental Health.
– Supported Employment Associate, McLaren began working for Bellevue Clubhouse in the summer of 2018 after starting her career advocating for the homeless. She has a degree in psychology from SPU and is passionate about mental health and wellness. McLaren is a dog mom to a patchy rescue pup named Benny and has quite the plant collection despite not having a green thumb.
– Clubhouse Rehabilitation Associate, Sarah began working at the Bellevue Clubhouse in the summer of 2018. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona. After graduation, she volunteered to help deaf children in Mexico. She enjoys backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountain range during the summers.
Gretchen’s nickname at Seattle Clubhouse is “Soul Momma.” She lives and breathes calm transformation through nurturing side by side work in the Clubhouse. With a rare mix of strong character, while putting people at ease with unconditional positive regard, Gretchen is the perfect fit for Program Director at Seattle Clubhouse. Gretchen is also known for her good taste and appreciation for the little things that make our Clubhouse beautiful.
Ryan has the gift of Woo. When you first meet him, you might think he’s the nicest person you’ve ever met, and it can’t be genuine. But then you come to realize he’s this way due to a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for relationship. A person rooted deeply in faith, he exudes compassion backed up by action. Ryan is a bit of a foodie. Warning: Don’t ask him about the benefits of sugar in your diet! Ryan is a Clubhouse Rehabilitation Associate.
Soozee McNamara has more than 15 years experience in the Clubhouse Model. She is a member of Clubhouse International Faculty, and before being hired as the program director for Everett Clubhouse, she has worked as a generalist for the Evergreen Club in Spokane; as a program director for HERO House (now Bellevue Clubhouse); and most recently as a program development consultant for California Clubhouse. She has a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in teaching from Gonzaga University. Her unbridled enthusiasm for the model includes a strong desire to continue learning about Clubhouse, and to teach others the value of having an accredited Clubhouse in every community.