Our Center Staff & Board of Directors

Center Staff

Carlye Teel, Executive Director

Carlye Teel – Executive Director
Welcome! I am Carlye Teel the Director of the Ballard NW Senior Center. I have been the Director here for over 30 years and I love what I do. Everyday provides an opportunity to help, make a difference, learn and connect with the wonderful people that come to this warm, friendly and caring center. I love working with my fine staff, all the fantastic volunteers, the participants, community and everyone that helps to make this center such a terrific place. I am a recent widow, have two wonderful children and four fantastic grandkids, all of whom are the pride and joy of my life. I enjoy traveling, wish I had time to do more, being with family and friends, reading, golf, being involved in the community and with my Rotary Club and other volunteer activities. I look forward to meeting you, please come and see what this center is all about. I am delighted to have you visit the Ballard NW Senior Center website.

Carlye Teel in the center of action Carlye Teel a desk

Jessica – Program Coordinator

Carleen – Social Worker
I am happy to be part of the Ballard NW Senior Center family. I have a BA in Art (Textile Design) from the University of Washington and a MA in Psychology (Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy) from Antioch University Seattle. I also have a Certificate in Geriatric Mental Health from the UW and continue to take classes in the field. My professional experience includes Human Resources Recruiter, Art Therapist and most recently Case Manager/Social Worker. I conducted extensive in-home assessments for clients on the COPES Program living all over King County. I am passionate about assisting older adults. In my free time I enjoy reading, socializing with friends and attending museum art shows in and around Seattle. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and two in-door cats.

Lori – Community Dining Chef

Debby – Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

  • President: Jan Loder
  • Treasurer: Rutha Thomas
  • Secretary: Henry Grenley

Members at Large

  • Claire Anderson
  • Kathleen Baca
  • Annie Davis
  • Carl (Rusty) Forster
  • Carolyn Golesch, RN
  • Susan Schneider
  • Paul Sivesind
  • Mary Webster

Monthly Advisory Board Meetings
5:00 pm
Last Tuesday of each Month
Please let us know prior to attending so we can arrange for seating.
Center members, participants and guests are very welcome to attend our Advisory Board meetings. We do welcome you to observe; however you’re not permitted to participate during the meeting, unless you have prior permission.  If you would like to ask questions and give suggestions please check your newsletter for the date of our next Coffee With Carlye.

Volunteer Chairs

Auction: TBA
Attendance: Tamar Pearsall
Bookstore: Susan Schneider
Building & Grounds: Steve Sill
Rummage: Ramona Owen
Jewelry: Ramona Owen
Holiday Bake Sale: Janice McManus