WACDL Staff & Office

WACDL Office

1511 Third Ave, Suite 503
Seattle, WA 98101
206.623.1302, phone
206.623.4257, fax

Teresa Mathis, Executive Director

As WACDL’s chief staff executive, Teresa is responsible for working with the board to set and implement association goals, fiscal management, CLE and other program development, designing and developing member services, hiring and supervising staff and contractors, and overall management of the association.

She serves as staff for WACDL’s Board of Governors; for the Annual Conference, CLE, Corrections, and Legislative committees; and for the Sealing & Vacation Task Force.  With Bailey Richardson, she serves as staff for the Holiday Party and Email Lists Oversight committees.  In addition, she serves as editor of Washington Criminal Defense magazine. email

Before WACDL, she was a VISTA volunteer organizing programs for low-income women; worked at Remann Hall, the Pierce County juvenile detention facility; substitute taught junior high math and science; and worked in major donor fundraising at the University of Washington.  She also served on the AFSC Criminal Justice Task Force and on the boards of the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation  — and also served terms as chair of each of those organizations.  In 1998, WCADP honored her with their Abolitionist Award.  She became WACDL’s first executive director in 1988.

Fred Rice, Program Coordinator

Fred is responsible for desktop publishing, bookkeeping and is the first person we go to when dealing with technology issues.  He also serves as staff for Court Rules, Judicial and Prosecutorial Conduct, and Public Defense committees, and for the PRP and Talking to Juries task forces. Fred began working for WACDL in fall of 2007. email

Bailey Richardson, Program Assistant

Bailey is responsible for maintaining the WACDL membership database, dues payments, WACDL email lists, website updates, and general office duties.  She also serves as staff of the Holiday Party

Bailey has a BA in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Whitworth University, where she developed an interest in protecting the rights and dignity of those accused of crimes.  email