2016-2017 Board Members

Contact the Board – challengeparents@gmail.com


Christy Brookhart  – 4th & 2nd graders (both started the program in 1st grade).  Talk to me about: riding the bus, volunteer opportunities, sensory processing issues, ADHD and understanding your gifted child.  Home School: Sherwood.

Mani Dillow  – 5th grader, 4th grader, 2nd grader. We home-schooled before starting Challenge 4 years ago. Talk to me about anything you want including: fun things you like to do with your kids, encouraging a growth mindset, twice exceptional kids, social/emotional/behavioral issues, attention and executive function, and helping others understand your child.  Home School: Cedar Way.

Co-Vice Presidents

Jen Winckler – 4th grader (started program in 3rd grade) and 6th grader (started program in 5th grade).  Talk to me about: transferring to program with older children, riding the bus, kids with: anxiety, vision therapy (for convergence insufficiency/eye teaming and visual memory especially), executive function deficiencies, underachievement, SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) parent support groups. Also of interest to me is helping kids find balance between academics, sports, passions, and emotions. Home School: Brier

Diana Henderson – 6th  grader (started program in 5th  grade), and a 2nd grader in our home school of Sherwood Elementary.  Talk to me about: anything, including transferring with older students and having students at two elementary schools, how to support executive function skills, attention issues and learning disabilities.


Tae Sun Yoon – 4th grader (started program in 1st grade).  Talk to me about: bilingual kids, cultural differences, bus rides/long commute, donations and budget, dealing with perfectionist and sensitive kids, self-esteem issues, accepting and acknowledging differences, math help.  Home School: Martha Lake Elementary


Farhat Shafqat – 6th grader (started program in 3rd grade), 4th grader (started program in 2nd grade) and a 1st grader (started program in 1st grade). Talk to me about: Volunteer opportunities (especially in-class volunteering), homework expectations for grade 1st-6 th , high achieving kids (and how to balance average and high achieving in the same household). Home school: was Hazelwood, now Cedar Way.

Webmaster – 

Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) Highly Capable Representative 

Jill Hanson

Challenge Parents Association P.O. Box 3371 Lynnwood, WA  98046-3371