OUR TEAM

Seema Steffany

Founder and President

Phone: 971-242-4062  

neveragainnpo@gmail.com

Seema founded Project Never Again based on her passion for children in foster care, as well as her own experiences as a child.  Being left roadside with her belongings in a small box has left its imprint on her for life.  In her words, "it is not what my belongings were placed in but rather, how this experience made me feel is why Project Never Again exists". 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.

Alex Collins

Events & Volunteer Specialist

Phone: 971-242-4062

 Alex.neveragainnpo@gmail.com

Vibrant, detailed, amiable, compassionate...just a few superlatives to describe Alex.  With a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and her work experience in the public sector, she embraces opportunities to make a difference and thrives in her role through community engagement. She genuinely loves to connect with people and is a great listener. Alex loves spending time with her husband, family and friends.  She also enjoys everything outdoors, including hiking and camping.

Lynn Castillo

Treasurer 

Phone: 971-242-4062

Lynn.neveragainnpo@gmail.com

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 and her newborn son.

Judy Armstrong

Vice President

Phone: 503.341.7515

Judy.neveragainnpo@gmail.com

Judy worked in the banking industry for 41 years, where one of her responsibilities was managing a team of 70 employees.  Her personal experiences in foster care continue to give her reasons to support children who often don't have a voice as they enter foster care.  She is an avid advocate and remains a calm force behind our operation. 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. 

Linda Martensen

Events and Volunteer Specialist

Phone: 503.997.1376

Linda.neveragainnpo@gmail.com

Linda brings to this organization her heart to serve vulnerable children in foster care. Her personal experiences as a former foster child makes her a great advocate for our mission to extend dignity through duffels.  Someone who truly understands foster care induced trauma and the long term effects that remain even after this experience. We are fortunate to have someone as amazing as her on our team for she is a woman who refused to let her circumstances define her.

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of your highest self "

Russell Simmons