Seema Steffany

Founder and President 

Phone: 971.242.4062 


Seema founded Project Never Again based on her passion for children in foster care, as well as her own experiences as a child.  While working in both the private and public sector, Seema has been very successful at building teams and using that skill to promote advocacy for children who have experienced grief and emotional trauma.  Seema has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science and a Masters Degree in Human Services, and has used her education, work and life experiences to start Project Never Again.  She enjoys the outdoors, reading and loves traveling with her husband.

Charlene Yates

Vice President and Outreach Coordinator 

Phone: 503.389.3119 Charlene.neveragainnpo@gmail.com

Charlene is an outgoing and tenacious soul.  Working as a Sales Manager for over 17 years, Charlene brings a great deal of experience to the organization.  One of her greatest strengths is her communication skills, as she is able to connect with people on so many different levels.  Charlene is also very passionate about helping children in foster care.  Her experience as a foster parent and as a CASA volunteer help to fuel her advocacy efforts in the community.  Charlene values family and loves to spend time with her husband and two children. 

Lynn Castillo


Phone: 971-242-4062


With an extensive background in the Finance industry, Lynn applies her financial acumen for the good of Project Never Again.  Coupled with her passion for helping children, Lynn contributes to the growth of the organization, while maintaining a sense of accountability.  During her free time, Lynn enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs.

Judy Armstrong

Events and Volunteer Specialist

Phone: 503.341.7515


Judy worked in the banking industry for 41 years, where one of her responsibilities was managing a team of 70 employees.  Judy also brings her personal experience in the foster care system, which helps to drive the passion she has to help children in foster care.  Judy is also active on the mission fields, devoting her time and Faith on several Mission trips abroad, where she is able to live out her God-given purpose of serving and reaching those in need. 

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