It all started with a PSA.

Co- Founders Molly Allen and Coleen Quisenberry connected over 10 years ago with a common goal in mind: what can we do to help our foster community?

Individually, both Molly and Coleen were looking for a way to be become more involved with the foster community in Spokane. Coleen heard a public service announcement that Molly was involved in. The ladies connected only to be disappointed when the program was cancelled. Committed to finding out more, Molly and Coleen, met with local organizations to see where help was needed. It was through these meetings the need for Safety Net became apparent.

Upon hearing of the challenges facing youth who have nowhere to turn at 18, Molly and Coleen knew their mission to help those aging out of foster care was just beginning.

Our Officers

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Coleen Quisenberry: Co-Founder

Being a mom of three grown boys, Coleen’s heart goes out to teens that have nowhere to go for support. Just as her own children have needed occasional assistance to living a self-sufficient life, Coleen strongly believes foster kids should be offered the same sort of support. Coleen is committed to helping them get on their feet and working with Molly to do that has been very rewarding. Coleen is the owner of two companies, a wife, mother, and grandma (Gigi) of 5 littles. Her life is a bit chaotic at times but she would not have it any other way. She travels for work and sometimes for pleasure but is most happy at home with her family on their acreage just a bit out of town.


Molly Allen: Co-Founder

Molly,  co-founder of Safety Net and co-host of the Dave Ken and Molly radio show on 92.9 ZZU. After adopting her son Jayke out of the foster care system at the age of 10 she quickly realized that it was unrealistic that he would be ready to be on his own at 18. The idea for Safety Net was born and luckily Coleen was thinking the same thing. Besides Safety Net, Molly is a playwright and a proud Grandma of 3. Alexzander, Scarlett, and Aurora fill her heart with joy.

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Shawn Biggs: Vice President

Shawn, a lifelong Spokanite, began working to develop corporate stewardship programs in 2010. It was then he was introduced to Safety Net, and after seeing the impact they had on the foster community, has been volunteering in various capacities ever since.

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Melisa Majnarich: Treasurer

Melisa has been a social worker in the Spokane community for nearly three decades and loves to walk alongside youth and students during transitions to adulthood.  A former CPS worker, Melisa understands the system of uncertainty some of the youth face inside the foster care system.


Jenny Hurd: Program Director

Jenny joined the Safety Net team as our program director in 2021.  A Phoenix native, she moved to Spokane with her family in 2004.  Her heart for foster youth began years ago as a counselor and then Assistant Director at a Royal Family Kids Camp for foster children in Arizona.  She met her husband Scott at the camp and they have 7 amazing kids, 3 who are married to wonderful spouses.   She is also Nana to 3 beautiful grandchildren.


Jennifer Martin: Secretary

As mother of 4, Jennifer has donated time to several nonprofit organizations. Safety Net has a special place in her heart as her family is quite large! The idea of a child being without support is unimaginable to her “mom’s” heart. With just one teenager left at home, her work as a patient transport at Sacred Heart keeps her in touch with people’s everyday emergencies and crises…an ear to listen is what most people need to move forward.

Meet Our Board Members

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Gina Mauro Campbell: Board Member

Gina, owner/Operator of 1889 Salvage Co, has recently joined the Safety Net Board but has been involved in the planning committee since the very beginning.  Gina has volunteered in many community organizations like North Monroe Business District, EWU Alumni Association and First Night Spokane.  Community service and charitable giving are part of her store’s purpose driven mission so serving on the Board is truly her pleasure.

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Kris Neeser: Board Member and North Idaho Liaison

Kris, a Coeur D’Alene resident, is our Northern Idaho Liaison and leader of the North Idaho Advisory Board Committee. She brings years of experience working as a child advocate. She is looking forward to expanding Safety Net Inland NW into Coeur d’Alene and Northern Idaho with the leadership of Molly, Coleen and Jenny, plus all board members and volunteers.

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Amme Paluch: Board Member

Amme, born and raised in Spokane, has been with Safety Net since 2013. Amme has worked in social services her entire professional life, including working directly with former foster youth at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Amme is incredibly passionate about serving the Spokane community.


Maria Trunkenbolz: Board Member

Maria is a New York transplant who has lived in the Spokane Valley for many years. She owns M-T Management Inc. which is a property management company and manages residential properties throughout Spokane and the Spokane Valley.  She believes in volunteering in her community & is a long-time volunteer with Bloomsday, a member of Spokane Valley Rotary and a long-time supporter of Safety Net. Working together makes our community better for all!


Lisa Poole: Board Member

Lisa is a Spokane native, co-owner of Poole’s Public House and Mossuto’s Italian and a retired marketing & advertising professional. She has been involved with Safety Net since the very first fundraiser and has a special place in her heart for kids, especially the young people who age out of the foster care system.