Tom Frey, Administrator
Tom started the agency in October of 2002. He has nearly 20 years of experience supporting this population of people to integrate into our community and live as independently as possible. His experience has focused on supporting individuals who have severe challenges to living and being accepted in our communities. He works to guarantee and preserve a peoples right to be healthy, safe, free and independent contributors in our society.
“It is a privilege to be able to serve such a noble and compassionate group of people. This work has provided me an opportunity to determine my life values and principles. It has taught me how to be accepting of others and how to look for the best outcome in any situation. I love my job!”
Angie Callas, Regional Director – Olympia & Vancouver
Angie has worked with Citizen Access since 2007. Prior to joining Citizen Access in 2007, Angie worked with Easter Seals, Foster Youth and Child Protective Services. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, and a second major in Sociology.
“When I applied as a Support Staff, I had no idea that I would be finding my niche and a job that I would feel so passionate about. I love coming to a job where every day is a different challenge, and I learn something new each day. I feel very fortunate to do a variety of things for this Agency, and work closely with other Program Managers, House Managers, and Support Staff, as well as with our clients. In my time here, it never ceases to amaze me how much the clients have taught me. Our clients deserve the opportunity to live independent lives, and I truly enjoy helping them achieve their goals.”
Andrea “Drea” Salmon, BA, MA/OL , Regional Director – Kent, WA
Drea is new to Citizen Access, however not new to this field. She has 20 years of experience of working with diverse populations, from at-risk-youths to developmentally disabled individuals. She has a Psychology degree, as well as a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership. She is willing and ready for the challenge of building sound connections and relationships in the Kent area.
I have a passion for working with individuals that I see as my equal, and that they should receive nothing but the best of care. Over the years it never ceases to amaze me how I still want to learn from the ones who have taught me that life is what you make it, and despite the difficulties and the hardship, you must continue to move forward. When I began as a counselor, I was able to support individuals by helping them obtaining the things they needed, and found that I genuinely enjoyed being their advocate. As I grew professionally and personally, staying grounded is the most important thing to me. Finally, I have realized that I must continue to be part of a team (C.A.A.R.) that shows these wonderful individuals that they are worth it.