Development & Communications Department

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Tom Kozaczynski

Chief Advancement Officer

Tom Kozaczynski has been with Compass Health since March of 2013.

Tom’s previous positions include managing major corporate giving for the Seattle International Film Festival, foundation and annual giving at North Helpline Food Bank, the University of Washington, and the YMCA of Greater Seattle where he worked on program management and budgeting.

Tom has been actively involved in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington Chapter, Advancement Northwest, serving on multiple committees to support the philanthropy sector in our region. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Everett where he represents Compass Health and serves on various committees, including as a board member on the Everett Rotary Youth Foundation.

Tom holds his Bachelor Degree in Economics and Law, Societies, and Justice from the University of Washington, and holds his Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington with an emphasis on non-profit management and fundraising.

At Compass Health, Tom is in charge of major foundation, corporate, and individual giving, and oversees the growth and strategic development of Compass Health’s Development Department. Tom’s favorite part about working at Compass Health is connecting the passions of donors and funders in our community to the amazing and life-changing work being done by our staff each day. He believes we have the most highly trained, professional, caring, and mission driven people of any place that he has worked.

Dakota Mead

Executive Assistant to Chief Advancement Officer

Dakota has been with Compass Health since October 2021.

Dakota holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Central Washington University and most recently, served as Director of Communications for Kids N Us Early Learning School. Dakota comes to us with over 7 years of executive admin support and communications experience.

At Compass Health, Dakota supports the CAO and the entire Development department while working closely with the CEO’s office on joint projects. She also works with accounting on gift processing and database management.

In her spare time Dakota enjoys spending time with her family and rambunctious toddler. Dakota also enjoys going thrift shopping and spending quality time outdoors.

Jeff Patterson

Director of Campaigns & Major Gifts

Jeff joined Compass Health November of 2020, coming to us most recently via Bridgeways, an Everett-based social enterprise, also serving people living with mental illness. Jeff has almost twenty years’ experience raising funds and building donor engagement for non-profit organizations in the Puget Sound area. Jeff’s previous roles also included the Everett Gospel Mission, KCTS 9, and Lighthouse for the Blind. He has a particular passion for missions focused on independence and self-sufficiency for people overcoming barriers related to disability or marginalization. Jeff is very involved in his community outside of work, where he is President-elect of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood and is the Vice-President of the board of directors for Steel Magic Northwest. Jeff’s wife and three sons have called Lynnwood home for fifteen years, and he’s a Pacific Northwest native.

Jaki Brophy


Director of Marketing & Communications

Jaki has been with Compass Health since January 2023.

Lauren Nicksic

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Lauren has been part of our team since November 2021.

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