Meet Our Team
WESTERN WASHINGTON I HR GENERALIST/ RECRUITING COORDINATOR
Zehn Zebell has worked with SL Start for over three years. She started as the HR Assistant and was promoted to HR Generalist after 1.5 years in that role. Zehn now oversees HR and Recruiting for the greater Seattle area. Zehn truly enjoys getting to know our DSP’s and supported individuals over her time with SL Start and hopes to continue to support the company’s growth for years to come.
WASHINGTON STATE CLINICAL DIRECTOR
VICKI ROZELL, M.Ed, BCBA
Vicki started as a Direct Support Professional with Aacres Spokane in 2007. She has remained within the Embassy family of companies for the remaining 11 years. During that time Vicki obtained a Master's Degree in Special Education from Gonzaga University and in 2014 was granted a Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. In 2017, Vicki began working towards her Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership at Seattle University.
Vicki entered into the role of Assistant Clinical Director of Washington State in June 2017. Since then she has assisted in growing the clinical team statewide including the addition of licensed professionals. She has led the team in assessing risk for those we serve in Washington and assessing for compatibility in roommate matching. Additionally, she has increased collaboration with DDA on clinical supports for referrals, restrictive procedures, and hospitalizations.
Vicki has experience working with individuals of all ages on the Autism Spectrum and remains passionate about bringing evidence-based behavioral supports to residential care. In addition, Vicki is focused on providing supports that increase the quality of life in the least restrictive manner. She remains dedicated to community integration for individuals with developmental disabilities and is thrilled to continue this work within the Embassy family.
Kendra Ellis is a professional leader with over ten years of experience serving as a member of executive leadership teams. Kendra is known for being accomplishment driven with a proven history of working with teams to align systems and achieve integration. Kendra operates with a focus on organic growth and has partnered with stakeholders to develop policies and design innovative services.
In her current role as Executive Director for Washington and Oregon Kendra oversees operations for a variety of service lines including Residential Services for adults, Licensed Residential homes for children,
In-Home Intensive Services for children and adults. Kendra entered the human service field with a passion for advocating for adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She fulfills this mission through her leadership and legislative advocacy on a local, state and national platform. Throughout her career, she has remained focused on the service needs of each person as a unique individual. Kendra was nominated for the American Health Care Association ID/DD Residential Services Committee in 2016 and is currently serving her second term. Kendra is a native to the Pacific Northwest, currently calling Seattle, Washington home.