About Us

Caring Leadership

Pope’s Place is a unique organization full of caring people who highly value relationships. We work hard to strengthen those relationships by building trust and respect through open communication, integrity, honesty, and compassion. 

Our Mission

Pope’s Place provides individualized care for children and young adults with exceptional medical and behavioral needs to strengthen them, their families, and the community.

Pope’s Place Staff

Opening our hearts daily to help families navigate their unique journeys:

Shirley Billings

Executive Director

Executive Director Shirley Billings has been a supporter of the Pope’s Place mission since the beginning and served on the board of directors for nearly 14 years; she has lived and worked in Lewis County most of her life with a short hiatus to SE Texas, returning February 2018 to fill the role of Interim Executive Director here at Pope’s. Shirley brings to the organization 33 years of experience in Finance, Banking Administration and Management.

Her passion to improve the lives of our medically fragile and behavior special needs children and their families is driving Pope’s Place into the future. Shirley has invested many hours in serving our community by volunteering and lending her expertise to organizations that support the needs in Lewis County such as; United Way, Visiting Nurses Foundation, Health and Hope Medical Outreach, Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, United Way Allocations and Kiwanis.

Chris Judd

Asst. Executive Director

Kiandre Brasher

Director of Finance

Naimbet Medina

Marketing Specialist

Destiny Simpson

Billing Specialist

Barb Sonnenberg

Director of Nursing Services

RN, BSN
ADN South Puget Sound, 1993
BSN WGU, 2010
Dedicated staff since 2002

Kassie Yaeger

Director of Early Learning Center

Gonzaga University Graduate
BA, IR, 2018
MA, Organizational Leadership, 2019
Childcare provider since 2010

Jaimee Dobson

Assistant Director of Nursing Services

RN, BSN
ADN South Puget Sound, 2014
BSN WGU, 2016
Dedicated staff since 2014

Jennifer Hackett

Nursing Supervisor

RN
ADN Lower Columbia College, 2015
Dedicated staff since 2016

A Dedicated Nonprofit Board

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Sue Sincock

President

Bald Eagle Cleaning

Chehalis Eagles Secretary

Washington State Auxiliary Trustee

This place changes everything because . . .
of the caring professional staff and a dedicated community supporting Pope’s.

LauraLee Zuber-Titus

Past President

John L. Scott

This place changes everything because . . .
each and every individual we are blessed with are welcomed with open arms from our amazing staff and are treated as if they are one of their own. 

Lindy Waring

Vice President

The Chronicle

This place changes everything because . . .
of the compassionate care our staff provides to each and every one of our patients and their families.

Mary Kay Nelson

Secretary

MK Marketing

This place changes everything because . . .
when facing some of life’s challenges Popes’ Place is here to support, encourage, care and most of all love, those who need our services. Each family deserves to be happy. We strive to make a positive difference in every family we serve.

Cheri Lewis

Treasurer

TwinStar Credit Union

This place changes everything because . . .
our community cares!

Harlan Thompson

Retired, Public Relations

This place changes everything because . . .
we care for kids in a different way with compassion and love and support for their families. Our staff is the best.

Katherine Gulmert

Law Offices of Katherine Gulmert Attorney

This place changes everything because . . .
miracles happen here!

Nani Jackins-Park

Equity Works NW

This place changes everything because . . .
their work is driven by love for children and a determined vision for healthy, happy and whole families. 

Angela Robinson

Assistant Property Manager & Broker

John L. Scott CNT

This place changes everything because . . .
everyone is given the tools and opportunity to succeed to the best of their abilities and no one is ever left behind. 

Cheri Raff

Dean Emerita Teacher Education and Family Development

Centralia College

This place changes everything because . . .
every child is unique and deserves a safe and loving place.

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