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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.  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.

Judy Armstrong


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.  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 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.

Macy Bretz

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Foster Youth Advocate

Macy been an advocate for foster youth through many different organizations for 8 years now. According to her, she wants to make real changes in the system so that kids who are in care or those who will be in future have a fighting chance to become the best they can be. Care is not easy and there are so many areas that need improvement in the system. A system that can cause youth to fail on multiple levels. I chose to be a voice for the voiceless. For leisure, I like to go out with my service dog and enjoy the scenery around me, train dogs in basic obedience and work on reactivity, post on my social media platforms and bring awareness to foster care and chronic illnesses, draw/do art, and spend time with family.

Sofie Fashana


Foster Youth Advocate

Currently attending the Western Oregon University, Sofie is a multi-tasker. She spearheaded and is still engaged with Stitch Closet. A on-campus nonprofit clothing closet for youth who need support. She serves on the Clackamas Youth Action Board and is affiliated with multiple youth service projects in her County. Sofie has been instrumental in supporting Project Never Again's events and community outreach as needed. According to her, children in foster care should never have to endure the shame that comes through the use of trash bags. This is her Why, as she wants to be the change and voice for children who often cannot advocate for themselves. For leisure, she enjoys running, reading and hanging out with friends.

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