Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Martha Layzer

Martha Layzer

Administrative Director

Martha works in tandem with the Leadership Team to manage the daily operations of the program and the administrative office. Her work includes managing client accounts, monitoring agency finances, maintaining clinical information and managing personnel requirements. Martha also ensures that the agency is in compliance with state laws governing treatment centers in Washington State.

Martha has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington. She previously worked in health services administration for many years before taking time off to raise her children and volunteer in the community. Most recently she worked at Garfield High School as the Volunteer Coordinator. Martha joined A Positive Alternative in May 2017 and is pleased to be part of the APA team supporting the needs of the clients while ensuring the quality of the program.

Kathy Fletcher Tollison

Kathy Fletcher-Tollison

Administrative Assistant

Kathy is a part-time administrative assistant at APA. Her work includes creating, organizing, and updating client treatment files, entering attendance information, and assisting with special projects. She helps maintain our administrative office and therapeutic spaces so that clients can enter into an environment where they are able to make fundamental change. She holds a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Washington, and has been with APA since September 2016. She is dedicated to assisting our clinical and administrative staff so that they can provide the best for our clients.

“I like the format of programs. I like the groups of women in the program. Our facilitator, Amy, is amazing-very nurturing as well as informative.”
— Female, 56

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you would like more information about our program or would like to arrange for an appointment please call 206-547-1955.

Please note—we are available by appointment only and groups are not open to the public. Please call us to set up an appointment to learn more about our program or to visit our offices.

Our program is located in a Historic Seattle Community Center in Wallingford—surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and park.

A Positive Alternative
4649 Sunnyside Ave N Suite 200
Seattle WA 98103

Located at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford
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