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Seattle Neighborhood Group Staff
Kay Godefroy, Executive Director
Kay Godefroy is the founder and Executive Director of the Seattle Neighborhood Group. For more than twenty-five years, Kay has been an active leader in community policing and neighborhood efforts to combat crime.
Linda Spain, Associate Director
Linda Spain focuses on organizational systems, marketing, and fund development. She organizes and facilitates SNG’s Landlord/Property Manager Workshops. A native Seattleite, Linda’s diverse professional non-profit experience encompasses over 25 years of dedication to the community, including serving on various non-profit boards.
Allan H. Davis, Project Coordinator
Allan Davis works with residents in SHA and SHAG buildings. He also provides 911, Personal Safety, ID Theft & Fraud presentations to immigrant, senior and low-income residents throughout Seattle. Allan is an experienced CPTED practitioner and facilitator.
Kelly McKinney, Project Coordinator
Kelly McKinney has more than twenty years of experience as a community organizer, much of it working on crime prevention in Seattle Housing Authority communities. She provides crime prevention education to immigrant, senior and low-income residents throughout Seatle. Kelly is an experienced CPTED practitioner, and also a presenter for SNG’s landlord training.
Michael Neguse, Southeast & East African Program Coordinator
Michael Neguse provides crime prevention and outreach services to Seattle’s African immigrant communities. He works in partnership with SPD to reach out to East African immigrants to provide information about crime prevention to parents and youth. He also recruits residents to participate in SPD's East African Advisory Council. Michael speaks many languages including Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, and Arabic.
Tari Nelson-Zagar, MLIS,
Senior Projects Coordinator
Tari brings a background in mediation & facilitation, community organizing, and information science to help SNG develop agency systems, handle information, and develop both emerging and existing projects.
Barb Biondo, Senior Projects Coordinator
Barb works on organizational development, performance and evaluation, and innovative non-arrest interventions at crime "hotspots". She brings 15-years experience facilitating collaborative community safety projects in Central, SE and SW Seattle, and expertise in crime-free rental property management practices. Barb recently graduated with an MPA degree from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.
Kylie Helmuth, Administrative Assistant
Kylie Helmuth graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Cultural Anthropology. Kylie manages SNG's internal and external communications, runs the internal website and coordinates special projects and events.