A native of Poland, Aneta completed a Master of Arts degree from the University of Opole before moving to the United States to continue her education. She earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing from the Harry S. Truman College, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Rush University College of Nursing, in Chicago. Aneta worked in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit while earning her advanced nursing degree. Additionally, she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is currently working for Public Health Seattle & King County as a School Based Health Center Nurse Practitioner and also is supporting  COVID-19 response work via work at  COVID-19 vaccination clinics and as a Disease Research and Intervention Specialist (DRIS).
Board Member
Aneta Kurcharczyk-Swamy
Afeef Nessouli is a news producer for “The Journal” the flagship news podcast for the Wall Street Journal and Spotify. Before that, he worked at CNN, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and won the Google Podcasts creators program. He is also the Executive Producer of an Arabic/English show about the social revolution in Beirut called “Her Stage” or “Masrahiya”. He is a Lebanese-American - the son of immigrants who fled the Lebanese Civil War in 1982.

Board Member
Afeef Nessouli
Brenda is currently a Real Estate Agent for Taylor Real Estate Group and a Marketing/Commutation specialist for ONEALCPA PLLC.
Brenda graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Major in Marketing. Since then, she has colored her career with various jobs, Sales for the Houston Rockets, Biz Radio Network, and a Marketing Director for Mann-Berkeley Eye Center. Brenda has been very active in the community over the years including:

Board of Directors for the Galleria Chamber, Board of Trustees for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Gulf Coast Chapter, volunteer for The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Special Children’s Committee and fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Friends of BARC and an organization that provided temporary housing for out-of-town transplant patients.
Board Member
Brenda Cheny
Sarah Dershowitz has lived in Seattle for the past 13 years with her husband, Ben. They both studied at University of Washington, Seattle, where Sarah double majored in Math and Statistics. For the past ten years, she has been working in Analytics and Data Science, currently managing Business Intelligence for a local startup called 'Stackline'. When she is not volunteering in her community, or working, she enjoys spending time with her family. They particularly enjoy hiking the dreamy Pacific Northwest, tending to their growing urban farm, getting adventurous in the kitchen, and dancing to their favorite tunes.  Sarah is very honored to be a part of Kids and Paper and to help resettled kids acclimate to the United States through creative mediums and new friends.
Treasurer
Sarah Dershowitz
Cynthia has over 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership, and private and government strategic initiatives. Cynthia served 20 years as Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Director for two County Commissioners within the third largest political subdivision of the State of Texas. Cynthia has a wealth of experience in managing and supervising financial teams, managing multi-million-dollar budgets, and preparing and reporting financial statements and capital project feasibility analysis. In addition to her government experience, she has provided audit services, contract negotiations, and financial management consulting services to clients in a wide range of industries including the Federal sector.
Vice President
Cynthia Mayfield
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Azadeh earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Behavior from Arizona State University (ASU), as well as an A.A. in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM). Azadeh has always been an enthusiastic, success driven women whose entrepreneurial instinct and clarity of vision has carried multiple organizations such as youth organizations in Los Angeles, real estate developers in Dubai as well as fashion houses in Beirut, through rapid and continuous growth.
Today, Azadeh serves as a children’s advocate dedicating her time to the empowerment of youth through the Kids and Paper organization.
President/Founder
Azadeh Eslamy
OUR MEMBERS
OUR OBJECTIVE
• Provide a program that balances emotional, recreational, & social activities.
• Affect the well-being & development of at risk youth by providing an emotionally & physically safe environment.
• Impact emotional development & achievement of at risk kids by offering youth monitored practice time while addressing youth’s skills development.
• Connect youth to one another, to caring adults, to their neighborhood & to the whole community by providing opportunities for leadership input into program design & implementation, decision-making & service learning.
• Involve youth, staff, families, community, & other stakeholders in a cycle of continuous improvement with a 360 degrees feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of at risk kids.
• Reach out to the maximum number of at risk kids to inspire them & build a brighter future.
Kids & Paper strives to achieve excellence as a youth service organization by instilling a sense of hope; valuing every member &  letting them know they belong, they matter, & they can make a difference.
VISION

Kids & Paper partners with communities to provide accessible programming for at risk kids.

MISSION
WHO WE ARE

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Brenda is currently a Real Estate Agent for Taylor Real Estate Group and a Marketing/Commutation specialist for ONEALCPA PLLC.
Brenda graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Major in Marketing. Since then, she has colored her career with various jobs, Sales for the Houston Rockets, Biz Radio Network, and a Marketing Director for Mann-Berkeley Eye Center. Brenda has been very active in the community over the years including:

Board of Directors for the Galleria Chamber, Board of Trustees for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Gulf Coast Chapter, volunteer for The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Special Children’s Committee and fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Friends of BARC and an organization that provided temporary housing for out-of-town transplant patients.
Board Member
Brenda Cheney
A native of Poland, Aneta completed a Master of Arts degree from the University of Opole before moving to the United States to continue her education. She earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing from the Harry S. Truman College, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Rush University College of Nursing, in Chicago. Aneta worked in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit while earning her advanced nursing degree. Additionally, she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is currently working for Public Health Seattle & King County as a School Based Health Center Nurse Practitioner and also is supporting  COVID-19 response work via work at  COVID-19 vaccination clinics and as a Disease Research and Intervention Specialist (DRIS).
Board Member
Aneta
Kurcharczyk-Swamy
Afeef Nessouli is a news producer for “The Journal” the flagship news podcast for the Wall Street Journal and Spotify. Before that, he worked at CNN, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and won the Google Podcasts creators program. He is also the Executive Producer of an Arabic/English show about the social revolution in Beirut called “Her Stage” or “Masrahiya”. He is a Lebanese-American - the son of immigrants who fled the Lebanese Civil War in 1982.

Board Member
Afeef Nessouli
Sarah Dershowitz has lived in Seattle for the past 13 years with her husband, Ben. They both studied at University of Washington, Seattle, where Sarah double majored in Math and Statistics. For the past ten years, she has been working in Analytics and Data Science, currently managing Business Intelligence for a local startup called 'Stackline'. When she is not volunteering in her community, or working, she enjoys spending time with her family. They particularly enjoy hiking the dreamy Pacific Northwest, tending to their growing urban farm, getting adventurous in the kitchen, and dancing to their favorite tunes.  Sarah is very honored to be a part of Kids and Paper and to help resettled kids acclimate to the United States through creative mediums and new friends.
Treasurer
Sarah Dershowitz
Vice President
Cynthia Mayfield
Cynthia has over 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership, and private and government strategic initiatives. Cynthia served 20 years as Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Director for two County Commissioners within the third largest political subdivision of the State of Texas. In addition to her government experience, she has provided audit services, contract negotiations, and financial management consulting services to clients in a wide range of industries including the Federal sector.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Azadeh earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Behavior from Arizona State University (ASU), as well as an A.A. in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM). Azadeh has always been an enthusiastic, success driven women whose entrepreneurial instinct and clarity of vision has carried multiple organizations such as youth organizations in Los Angeles, real estate developers in Dubai as well as fashion houses in Beirut, through rapid and continuous growth.
Today, Azadeh serves as a children’s advocate dedicating her time to the empowerment of youth through the Kids and Paper organization.
President/Founder
Azadeh Eslamy
OUR MEMBERS
• Provide a program that balances emotional, recreational, & social activities.
• Affect the well-being & development of at risk youth by providing an emotionally & physically safe environment.
• Impact emotional development & achievement of at risk kids by offering youth monitored practice time while addressing youth’s skills development.
• Connect youth to one another, to caring adults, to their neighborhood & to the whole community by providing opportunities for leadership input into program design & implementation, decision-making & service learning.
• Involve youth, staff, families, community, & other stakeholders in a cycle of continuous improvement with a 360 degrees feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of at risk kids.
• Reach out to the maximum number of at risk kids to inspire them & build a brighter future.
OBJECTIVE
Kids & Paper strives to achieve excellence as a youth service organization by instilling a sense of hope; valuing every member &  letting them know they belong, they matter, & they can make a difference.
VISION
Kids & Paper partners with communities to provide accessible programming for at risk kids.
MISSION
WHO WE ARE
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Brenda is currently a Real Estate Agent for Taylor Real Estate Group and a Marketing/Commutation specialist for ONEALCPA PLLC.
Brenda graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Major in Marketing. Since then, she has colored her career with various jobs, Sales for the Houston Rockets, Biz Radio Network, and a Marketing Director for Mann-Berkeley Eye Center. Brenda has been very active in the community over the years including:

Board of Directors for the Galleria Chamber, Board of Trustees for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Gulf Coast Chapter, volunteer for The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Special Children’s Committee and fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Friends of BARC and an organization that provided temporary housing for out-of-town transplant patients.
Board Member
Brenda Cheney
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A native of Poland, Aneta completed a Master of Arts degree from the University of Opole before moving to the United States to continue her education. She earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing from the Harry S. Truman College, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Rush University College of Nursing, in Chicago. Aneta worked in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit while earning her advanced nursing degree. Additionally, she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is currently working for Public Health Seattle & King County as a School Based Health Center Nurse Practitioner and also is supporting  COVID-19 response work via work at  COVID-19 vaccination clinics and as a Disease Research and Intervention Specialist (DRIS).
Board Member
Aneta
Kurcharczyk-Swamy
Afeef Nessouli is a news producer for “The Journal” the flagship news podcast for the Wall Street Journal and Spotify. Before that, he worked at CNN, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and won the Google Podcasts creators program. He is also the Executive Producer of an Arabic/English show about the social revolution in Beirut called “Her Stage” or “Masrahiya”. He is a Lebanese-American - the son of immigrants who fled the Lebanese Civil War in 1982.
Board Member
Afeef Nessouli
Sarah Dershowitz has lived in Seattle for the past 13 years with her husband, Ben. They both studied at University of Washington, Seattle, where Sarah double majored in Math and Statistics. For the past ten years, she has been working in Analytics and Data Science, currently managing Business Intelligence for a local startup called 'Stackline'. When she is not volunteering in her community, or working, she enjoys spending time with her family. They particularly enjoy hiking the dreamy Pacific Northwest, tending to their growing urban farm, getting adventurous in the kitchen, and dancing to their favorite tunes.  Sarah is very honored to be a part of Kids and Paper and to help resettled kids acclimate to the United States through creative mediums and new friends.
Treasurer
Sarah Dershowitz
Cynthia has over 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership, and private and government strategic initiatives. Cynthia served 20 years as Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Director for two County Commissioners within the third largest political subdivision of the State of Texas. Cynthia has a wealth of experience in managing and supervising financial teams, managing multi-million-dollar budgets, and preparing and reporting financial statements and capital project feasibility analysis. In addition to her government experience, she has provided audit services, contract negotiations, and financial management consulting services to clients in a wide range of industries including the Federal sector.
Vice President
Cynthia Mayfield
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Azadeh earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Behavior from Arizona State University (ASU), as well as an A.A. in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM). Azadeh has always been an enthusiastic, success driven women whose entrepreneurial instinct and clarity of vision has carried multiple organizations such as youth organizations in Los Angeles, real estate developers in Dubai as well as fashion houses in Beirut, through rapid and continuous growth.
Today, Azadeh serves as a children’s advocate dedicating her time to the empowerment of youth through the Kids and Paper organization.
President/Founder
Azadeh Eslamy
OUR MEMBERS
OUR OBJECTIVE
• Provide a program that balances emotional, recreational, & social activities.
• Affect the well-being & development of at risk youth by providing an emotionally & physically safe environment.
• Impact emotional development & achievement of resettled kids by offering youth monitored practice time while addressing youth’s skills development.
• Connect youth to one another, to caring adults, to their neighborhood & to the whole community by providing opportunities for leadership input into program design & implementation, decision-making & service learning.
• Involve youth, staff, families, community, & other stakeholders in a cycle of continuous improvement with a 360 degrees feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of at risk kids.
• Reach out to the maximum number of at risk kids to inspire them & build a brighter future.
Kids & Paper strives to achieve excellence as a youth service organization by instilling a sense of hope; valuing every member &  letting them know they belong, they matter, & they can make a difference.
VISION
Partnering with communities to provide accessible programming for at risk kids.
MISSION
WHO WE ARE

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION