Andrea Altheimer

Senior Participant Support Specialist, CoLEAD

As a Director of Reentry, Andrea has been responsible for building and overseeing Community Passageways reentry program and ensuring that clients receive the support needed to successfully reintegrate back into society. She’s deeply committed to promoting social justice and equity in the community and advocates for equitable policies that address systemic barriers that marginalized communities face.

Andrea’s 20+ years of lived experience and successful reintegration back into the community makes her relatable to her clients, giving them hope and pathways to their own success. She brings a wealth of case management experience to those who have been incarcerated, displaced, and are experiencing homelessness. She has also helped families navigate systems which have historically created barriers. 

Andrea’s expertise is not limited. She has a college education and several certifications geared towards trauma-informed care, which includes:  Multisystemic Therapy, Certified Peer Support Counselor, De-escalation Specialist, Mediation Specialist, and many more.

Her passion for this work stems from witnessing marginalized communities’ needs being unmet. Andrea dedicates her time to advocate for those who are seemingly invisible in the eyes of society. In her free time, she co-facilitates weekly healing circles around King County.