Mercer Island Youth and Family Services staff can be found across Mercer Island. We provide services and run programs in the old dormitory building at Luther Burbank Park, in every Public School, and at the Thrift Shop.
Our Main Office houses the MIYFS Food Pantry, Counseling Center, Emergency Assistance, VOICE & SVP, Healthy Youth Initiative, and our administrative services.
2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7611
Fax: (206) 275-7890
MIYFS Director | Email: Cynthia | Phone: (206) 275-7749
MIYFS Licensed Mental Health Counselors – at MISD Public Schools
Professionals reside in every public school on Mercer Island. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s counselors for mental health and drug and alcohol concerns and support.
Mercer Island High School Team:
Chris Harnish, BA, CC
Substance Abuse Specialist | Email:Chris | Phone: (206) 236-3363
Cathy Gentino, M.C., LMHC
Counselor – Resource & Referral Place | Email: Cathy| Phone: (206) 236-3290
Islander Middle School Team:
Harry Brown, M.A., LMFT
Islander Middle School Counselor | Email: Harry | Phone: (206) 230-6154
Jonathan Herzog, M.A., LMHC
Islander Middle School Counselor | Email: Jonathan | Phone: (206) 230-6113
Elementary Schools Counselors:
Island Park Elementary School Counselor
Liana Montague, M.A., LMFT | Email: Liana | Phone: (206) 230-6284
Lakeridge Elementary School Counselor
Julie Mattson, M.S.W | Email: Julie | Phone: (206) 230-6019
Northwood Elementary School Counselor
Laura Falsgraf, M.A. LMHC | Email: Laura | Phone: (206) 275-5841
West Mercer Elementary School Counselor
Anna Orton, M.A. LMHC | Email: Anna | Phone: (206) 236-3438
Family & Emergency Assistance | Food Pantry | JobLink
MIYFS provides family emergency assistance to low-income Island residents.
Cheryl Manriquez, BSW
Employment & Family Assistance Coordinator | Email: Cheryl | Phone: (206) 275-7869
Summer Youth Development Programs
VOICE for students in grades 8-11; and SVP for students in 6 & 7 grades.
Youth Development Coordinator | Email: Tambi | Phone: (206) 275-7755
Individual, Family and Couples Counseling
Services provided at our Luther Burbank Park offices. Contact our Front Desk to arrange for services.
Phone: (206) 275-7611
Healthy Youth Initiative
A unique cross-community effort focused on preventing the harm caused by youth drug and alcohol use in our community.
Project Coordinator | Email: Tambi | Phone: (206) 275-7755
Senior Advocacy and Case Management
Helping Islander Seniors as well as Islander Adult Children of Seniors – no matter where they are living.
Betsy Zuber, M.S.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Geriatric Specialist | Email: Betsy | Phone: (206) 275-7752
Mercer Island Thrift Shop
Drop off your old Treasures – Find your new Treasures.
Located at 7710 SE 34th Street (SE corner of Mercerdale Park).
Operations Coordinator | Email: Logan | Phone: (206) 275-7766 (for volunteer opportunities)
Business Coordinator | Email: Suzanne | Phone: (206) 275-7753
Development Officer | Email: Sari | Phone: (206) 275-7756
Administrative Coordinator | Email: Kim | Phone: (206) 275-7754
Administrative Assistant | Email: Janet | Phone: (206) 275-7746
This website is updated as needed by the staff of Mercer Island Youth & Family Services