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Meet The Seattle Veterans Treatment Court Team

Honorable Karen Donohue, VTC Judge
Seattle Municipal Court

Judge Karen Donohue has been on the Seattle Municipal Court bench since January of 2011. Prior to that, she worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney, in private practice, in telecommunications and for a board game company. She additionally served as a Judge pro-tempore in several jurisdictions, including Seattle Municipal Court. A lifelong resident of Seattle, and a member of a military family, Judge Donohue received her BA in Political Science from the University of Washington and her JD from Seattle University School of Law. trkprobd.da


Kevin Devine, LICSW
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator
kevin.devine@med.va.gov

Kevin Devine is a clinical social worker who has worked for the last 11 years as a mental health clinician at VA Puget Sound in the PTSD Outpatient Clinic and the Addiction Treatment Center. He is currently the Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator, working with justice-involved Veterans and serving as a liaison between various criminal justice entities (courts, local jails, law enforcement) and VA mental health treatment services.


Diana A. Belletti, LICSW
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator
diana.belletti@va.gov

Diana Belletti is a clinical social worker who has worked for the last 5 years as a mental health clinician at VA Puget Sound in the Addiction Treatment Center and Deployment Health Clinic. She is currently a Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator, working with justice-involved Veterans and serving as a liaison between various criminal justice entities (courts, local jails, law enforcement) and VA mental health treatment services. Diana received her B.S. in Psychology and Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington.


Burns Petersen, Associated Counsel for the Accused
Supervising Attorney, Defense Attorney Veterans Court
Robert.Petersen@kingcounty.gov

Burns Petersen is a supervising attorney in Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) for the public defense firm Associated Counsel for the Accused. He has been involved in the development and implementation of Veterans Treatment Court and is currently the lead defense attorney for veterans engaged in the court. His responsibilities also include supervising a team of trial attorneys in Seattle Municipal Court, and co-supervision of the defense teams in the SMC Mental Health Court and the King County Regional Mental Health Court. Burns has over 25 years experience as a public defender. He obtained a B.A. at Michigan State University, a M.A. from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from Seattle University.


Marcus Naylor, Northwest Defender Association
Supervising Attorney, Defense Attorney Veterans Court
Marcus.Naylor@kingcounty.gov

Marcus Naylor has represented defendants in Seattle Municipal, King County District, Juvenile and Superior courts. He previously supervised the District Court and Felony Units. Marcus has volunteered on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and Organized Retail Crimes Task Force. Marcus received his J.D from Seattle University School of Law.


Troy Janet
Seattle Municipal Court Probation Division
troy.janet@seattle.gov

Troy Janet is a Probation Counselor for Seattle Municipal Court's Probation Division. Prior to joining the City of Seattle, Troy worked as a CPS investigator for Washington State Department of Social & Health Services. Prior to CPS, Troy was a Community Corrections Officer for Washington State in various King County offices for 4 years. Troy was born and raised in the Seattle area and received his BA from Central Washington University in Sociology.


Brad T. Nonaka
Seattle Municipal Court Probation Division
brad.nonaka@seattle.gov

Brad Nonaka is a Probation Counselor for Seattle Municipal Court's Probation Division. Prior to joining the City of Seattle, Brad worked as a Community Corrections Officer for the Washington State Department of Corrections. While with DOC, he spent his last 6 years of his time in a state work release assisting offenders transition from prison back into the community and assisted them in areas of employment, housing, release planning and treatment. Born and raised in Hawaii, Brad moved to Seattle to complete his undergraduate studies and grew to love the city he now calls home. Brad received his MA from the University of Washington in Policy Studies.


Dennis Brown
WDVA, Program Manager
Homeless Veterans Reintegrtaion Center
Incarcerated Veterans Reintegration Program
Military Family Outreach Programs
dennisb@dva.wa.gov

Dennis Brown graduated from University of Washington in Law Society & Justice, and worked for Seattle Police Department for 8 years. In 1994 he began working exclusively with homeless and unemployed veterans as the manager of the Veterans Homeless Outreach and Chemical Dependency Program. He also received his certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor at this time (certification he still has). He is the current Program Manager at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs overseeing the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, the King County Call Center, Incarcerated Veterans Reintegration Program and Military Family Outreach programs.


Valinda M. Hayes-Martinez
WDVA
Veterans Benefits Specialist
King County Incarcerated Veterans Program
valindah@dva.wa.gov

Valinda Hayes-Martinez has her Bachelor's Degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Tulsa where she completed her senior thesis on Women in Incarceration. Upon graduation, she began working with incarcerated juveniles before relocating to the Seattle Area. She is currently a Case Manager at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs working in the Incarcerated Veterans Reintegration Program assisting veterans that are currently incarcerated, recently released or at risk of incarceration transition into society as seamlessly and successfully as possible. She is also an 8 year US Navy veteran.  


Colin Marks
WDVA
Veterans Benefits Specialist
King County Incarcerated Veterans Program
colinm@dva.wa.gov

Colin Marks is a Navy veteran and spent three of his four years with EOD MU 11. After the military, Colin completed an AA in psychology from Olympic College and a BA in policy analysis from Evergreen State College. Colin is now working on his Masters in Public Administration at Seattle University. Colin has worked for the State for the past 5 years as a Corrections Officer, Sergeant and now a Benefits Specialist.


Kimberly Doering
WDVA
Veterans Benefits Specialist
King County Incarcerated Veterans Program
kimberlyd@dva.wa.gov

Kimberly Doering is the granddaughter of two WWII veterans and the daughter of a Vietnam veteran. She has worked for the WDVA for 3.5 years, starting in the King County Call Center where she learned about the many resources available throughout the County. Kimberly has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Central Washington University. She is currently enrolled in the University of Washington's Master's of Social Work program.


Chelsea Baylen, Ph.D.
King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division Veterans Justice Coordinator
chelsea.baylen@kingcounty.gov

Chelsea Baylen is a clinical psychologist who worked for the last 7 years at the VA, providing mental health treatment and addiction services at the VHA for 2 of those years, and participating in adjudication of VA disability compensation claims at the VBA for 5 of those years. She is currently King County’s Veterans Justice Coordinator, providing systems and services coordination for veterans in the justice system and uniting the local justice system with governmental and community-based veterans service providers.


Katherine Pfundheller, MSW, MHP, CDP
Veteran's Court Liaison
Sound Mental Health
katherinep@smh.org

Katherine Pfundheller is a Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professional and has worked in the field of mental health and chemical dependency for 4 years. She is currently working at Sound Mental Health as the Veteran's Court Liaison, and previously worked for 2 years as a clinician at Community Center for Alternative Programs. Katherine received her B.A. in Criminal Justice and Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University.


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Court Calendar

Veterans Treatment Court is held on Wednesday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in courtroom 1003.

Referral Process

**NOTE: NEW REFERRAL EMAIL

Requests to enter this program should be made in writing to
VeteransTreatmentCourt_Team @Seattle.Gov using the designated referral forms below. All documents are in .pdf format.


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Contact Information

Seattle Veterans Treatment Court

Josh Sattler, Chief Clerk
Attn:
    Veterans Treatment Court
600 5th Ave
PO Box 34987
Seattle, Wa 98104-4987

Contact us via email

Phone:206-684-5682
TTY phone: 206-684-5210
FAX: 206-233-0056