Our Staff

Leadership Team

Chase Huffman

Executive Director

Chase has been passionate about nonprofit missions from a very young age. His connection for mission-driven work has led him through multiple nonprofits, ranging from animal advocacy to theatre. Throughout his career, Chase has worked in nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and Seattle. Prior to joining The Healing Center, he worked for the YMCA as the Director of Operations for Advancement and Community Engagement. Chase received his Master’s in nonprofit management from Regis University and is currently working on his Doctoral degree from Seattle University.


Alicia Barry

Operations Director 

A native New Yorker, Alicia fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by a year of volunteering at the ASPCA, Alicia quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. Alicia graduated with honors from the State University of New York Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication and a minor in Art History. Before joining The Healing Center team, Alicia worked as the Senior Manager, Operations and Parent Education and Support Services at Ramapo for Children. 


Clinical Staff

Abby Lombardo

Intake Therapist

From volunteering at children’s bereavement camps in California, to coming alongside clients of all life stages in private practice here in Seattle, Abby has made it her profession to create space for grieving and healing in relationship. Abby is thrilled to belong to the clinical team at The Healing Center, collaborating and providing quality services for resilient clients and families. When Abby is not living out her professional calling, she can be found with a book or ice cream in hand investing time in the relationships and activities that sustain her.

Abby earned her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University and has practiced in nonprofit/agency, school, community, and group private practice settings.

Administrative Staff

Lisa Marshall

Administrative & Development Coordinator

Originally hailing from Idaho, Lisa is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for supporting mission-driven organizations. She received a B.A. in Sociology at Scripps College, in Claremont, California. Prior to working at The Healing Center, Lisa worked for non-profit organizations in Washington, Idaho, and California.  In her free time, Lisa enjoys playing with her dogs, running races, doing craft projects, and hosting costume parties.

Lisa is enthusiastic to have the opportunity to support clients, staff and donors in her role at The Healing Center.


Our Founder

Kath McCormack, MS, LMHC


Kath McCormack, MS, LMHC, is the Founder of The Healing Center. Kath is a licensed therapist and has been in practice as a grief therapist since 1991. She was the Bereavement Coordinator with Group Health Hospice from 1991 until 1999. Prior to coming to Seattle, she founded a nonprofit outdoor-education program for children of diverse backgrounds, including inner-city and disabled youth. She served as Associate Director and Director of Education for a non-profit facility for disabled adults in Oakland, California from 1975 until 1989. Kath began developing her vision for The Healing Center soon after being widowed in 1989. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Service and Public Affairs, and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Oregon.