Sex Offender Treatment Provider Advisory Committee

If you're interested in applying for a vacant position or an upcoming vacant position, complete and follow the directions on the Application for Board, Commission, and Committee Appointments (PDF). The secretary of the Department of Health appoints all members for three-year terms. Members must live in Washington.

Committee Information

We're currently recruiting members for a new advisory committee. If you're interested in applying for an appointment to the SOTP Advisory Committee, you may download the application (PDF). The deadline for submitting your application is September 25, 2020. After that time, the department will review applications and set up interviews. If you have any questions about serving on the SOTP Advisory Committee, email Brandon Williams or call him at 360-236-4611.

Composition

The recruitment for advisory committee members, as set by law (PDF) and outlined in Section 5 of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6641, is for:

  • One (1) superior court judge;
  • Three (3) certified SOTPs with a minimum of five years experience treating sex offenders;
  • One (1) mental health practitioner with experience treating victims of sexual assault;
  • One (1) defense attorney with experience representing persons charged with sex offenses; and
  • One (1) representative of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

The advisory committee shall be a permanent body established to advise the Secretary of Health (secretary) concerning the implementation of this law, administration of the profession, and to address issues pertaining to maintaining a healthy workforce of certified sex offender treatment providers to meet the needs of the state of Washington.

The members of the advisory committee shall serve staggered six-year terms, to be set by the secretary. No person other than the members representing the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), children, youth, and families (DCYF), and corrections (DOC) may serve more than two consecutive terms. For more information regarding the statutory requirements of the advisory committee and members, see Section 5 of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6641.

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Committee Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Member Term Expires
Corey McNally, MS, LMHC, chair
Department of Corrections
N/A
Bryce Nelson, J.D.
Prosecuting attorney
November 30, 2026
Daniel Yanisch, Psy.D.
Sex offender treatment provider
November 30, 2026
Jason Bailey, MA, LMHC, NCC, SOTP
Sex offender treatment provider
November 30, 2024
Larraine Lynch, MSW, LICSW, CSOTP, vice chair
Sex offender treatment provider
November 30, 2026
Sonja Hardenbrook, J.D.
Defense attorney
November 30, 2024
Dan Knoepfler, LMHC, CSTOP
Licensed mental health counselor
November 30, 2024
Holly Coryell, Ph.D.
Department of Social and Health Services
N/A
Jedd Pelander
Department of Children, Youth, and Families
N/A
Superior court judge
Vacant
N/A
Committee Meetings

Meeting Schedule

Date and Locations Activity Documents
September 23, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Virtual meeting
Business meeting Agenda (PDF)
October 24, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Virtual meeting
Business meeting  

*Location TBD when in-person meetings resume.

Meeting Minutes

2022

2021