Meet Our Staff

Rosalinda Noriega, Executive Director

Rosalinda Noriega began work as Pizza Klatch’s Executive Director on August 21, 2017.  Rosalinda is well known in Thurston County for her passionate community work and activism.  Rosalinda uses she/her and he/him pronouns.

For eleven years, Rosalinda served as founding director for Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE). PiPE is a local non-profit dedicated to serving marginalized youth who are victims of various forms of violence including child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and human trafficking. In this role, Rosalinda was responsible for creating and overseeing the implementation of all aspects of internal organization and infrastructure including program and policy development, human resources/personnel, budget and fiscal management, contract administration, managing day-to-day operations, outreach, and grant writing. In addition to her administrative duties, she continued to provide one-on-one advocacy to victims of violence; develop and provide professional development training; and provide community education on the cycles of violence, homelessness, and the impacts of trauma.

Rosalinda has been a longtime supporter and advocate for Pizza Klatches’ work. As the ED of PiPE, Rosalinda spearheaded organizational efforts to provide financial and in-kind support to Pizza Klatch by incorporating some of PK’s expenses into PiPE’s budget and statement of work in contracts awarded by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy. As a result, PiPE contributed resources to support the printing of facilitator training materials, as well as to dedicate staff resources to contribute to annual facilitator training and to act as regular guest speakers for various PK groups. For the past twenty-three years advocating on behalf of victims/survivors of violence (LGBTQ, youth, tribal and homeless communities), Rosalinda believes in the Golden Rule.  You can contact Rosalinda via email at


Brett Rader, Program Manager

Brett Rader joined the Pizza Klatch staff as our new Program Manager in December of 2017. Brett has volunteered as a P.K. Facilitator since 2014 at Capital High School and plans to use his experience as a volunteer facilitator to inform his role. Brett was born and raised in Tumwater and has worked for several local nonprofits. He was the shelter manager at Out of the Woods Family Shelter and more recently, worked for Habitat for Humanity as the Housing Program Coordinator. He attended the Friends World Program of Long Island University from 1995-1999 with a concentration in global economic where he worked with street children’s organizations in Latin America, East Africa and India. Brett finished his degree at Evergreen State College in 2007. He enjoys traveling, gardening and canning in his spare time.