Tessa McIlraith is the District Nurse for Burlington-Edison School District and has worked in the district for ten years!
Tessa has created and presented a program for youth athletic teams to support mental health and wellness called Beyond The Grind. Her passion is to support youth in developing their communication skills around personal advocacy and mental wellness.
In collaboration with the National Association of School Nurses and the CDC, Tessa also created a professional development course on the impact of substance use and mental health on youth and the school nurse’s role on school mental health teams. She has also been a guest speaker on podcasts, including Antidotes: Stories in Medicine, Character Strong, and the Relentless School Nurse blog.
In her spare time, she follows her two daughters’ around, enjoying adventures surrounding sports, college, and life.
TODD SETTERLUND Executive Director of
Learning and Communications,
Burlington-Edison School District
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington in Seattle, Todd Setterlund completed graduate work in secondary English at Western Washington University, earning a Master’s degree in teaching. He moved to Pennsylvania and taught high school English for the School District of Philadelphia. While there, he was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education’s Aspiring Principals program. He completed his administrative credentials and was hired as a high school assistant principal. After working in Philadelphia for a number of years, Todd returned home to Washington State, where he worked as an assistant principal, and later as the principal, at Burlington-Edison High School. He now serves as the Executive Director of Learning and Communications for the Burlington-Edison School District. Todd has presented at conferences and events across the country including the National ESEA Conference, the Penn Graduate School of Education Alumni workshop, NCCEP GEAR UP national conferences and the AVID National Conference. Follow Todd on Twitter at @b_esdSetterlund.
Hello! My name is Jackie Cress and I work for Skagit County Public Health. My position is with senior services as the Coordinator for Burlington Senior Center. It is the best job in the entire world. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. I have the honor of coordinating our volunteer program as well as our social activities and everything in between. We have a fantastic Advisory Board and volunteer base that keeps our doors open and our center running in full speed. One of the wonderful aspects of my job is our partnership with The City of Burlington. The senior center is very connected to The Parks and Recreation. Burlington is a wonderfully vibrant community and I love to be embedded in the diverse landscape of generations between working with seniors and being intertwined in the community through The Burlington Healthy Communities Coalition. I have served on The Burlington Little School Board, The Children’s Museum of Skagit County Board, The Skagit Hospital Foundation, Burlington Kiwanis Board and am a current Burlington Edison Kiwanian. I am a 2018 Leadership Skagit Graduate and have enjoyed volunteering in various ways throughout our county.
I have 2 adult kids and a teen age child and our family will welcome our first grandchild this summer. As a mother, a soon to be grandmother and community member, it is important to me that we create safe spaces within Burlington and beyond. I am honored to help out with the Burlington Healthy Communities Coalition.
JENN ANGELIS Grant Coordinator Burlington-Edison School District
I’m Jenn (she/her) and I’ve been a Skagit County resident for 20 years. I care deeply about the health and well-being of our youth and families, so I have been engaged in local coalition work for the past 12+ years. I currently work in the Burlington-Edison School District and serve as the BHCC Treasurer. I love knitting on my back deck, reading in my hammock, walking our local beaches, and spending time with my family.
I am a life long member of the Burlington community and am part owner of our family dairy farm. Among other things, I have been very active in BHCC, the B-E School Board, B-E Kiwanis, and BECK (the back to school fair committee).
Josh Holtcamp is currently enrolled at Burlington-Edison High School in 12th grade. He is a member of B-EHS marching band and Key Club. Josh serves on the BHCC Executive Team as a Member-at-Large and is a Youth Sector Representative. As a member of BHCC he is excited to learn how he can be more involved with his community as well as how he can help.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in French and Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, Jenny Cole started her public service career as an AmeriCorps National Service Volunteer in Austin, Texas, followed by a move across the globe to become an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. After realizing a love for public libraries and the role they play in engaging communities in lifelong learning and discovery, Jenny completed a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She returned to Washington State to accept a Librarian position at the Burlington Public Library, where she has worked for seven years. Jenny is passionate about providing open access to information and strives to make all members of the community feel safe and included, both in the library and outside its walls. As a member of BHCC she has the privilege of working with a group of committed community members toward a healthy future for Burlington where all people can feel a sense of belonging.