Roots of Recovery

September 26th, 12-1:30 pm

Block 41 | 115 Bell St, Seattle


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People take many paths to healing. ETS recognizes the diversity of the communities we serve and the diversity of experiences within these communities. We strive to provide options that meet the unique needs of each person. And, while everyone’s journey is unique, we are aligned on one goal: healing for our patients, clients, and all communities in the Puget Sound region.



Sandeep Kaushik smiles and looks into the camera

Sandeep Kaushik is our keynote speaker. Sandeep is an experienced political and public affairs consultant working in Seattle as a partner at Sound View Strategies. Sandeep’s current practice includes dealing with complicated, high profile policy issues in Seattle, including ridesharing and delivery services, short-term rental regulation, digital equity and broadband issues, and issues related to municipal governance. He currently serves as the board chair of the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), and on the board of

Sandeep is also living proof that people can thrive after a serious opioid addiction. He is a recovered heroin user, who spent much of the 1990s battling a serious and self-destructive addiction. When Sandeep first moved to Seattle in the summer of 2002, in the midst of a recent relapse, he made the decision to change his life and became a patient at Evergreen Treatment Services. He says that methadone saved his life, and he is grateful for the critical help and support ETS provided him throughout his recovery.

Between 2005 and April 2007, Sandeep worked as deputy communications director for then-King County Executive Ron Sims. Before that, he worked as a political columnist/writer for Seattle’s influential alt-weekly, the Stranger, and as the Seattle correspondent for Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. He has a B.A. in history from Reed College and an M.A. in history from Princeton University. He lives in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood.





Mark Wright is a former broadcast journalist and TV news anchor. His career in journalism spanned 35 years—starting in Public Radio and ending as evening news anchor for KING 5 (NBC) in Seattle. Mark is a four-time Emmy Award winner for his work as an anchor, documentary producer, and reporter. His work has aired in markets including Boise, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and nationally on NBC Nightly News. Mark left TV news in February of 2022 and is now enjoying a new career as a mortgage loan originator for Cross Country Mortgage in Seattle. Whether it’s for a first home or a dream home, Mark loves helping families and individuals secure home mortgages.

Mark is a respected community leader in Seattle. He is a member of and past president of the Rotary Club of Seattle. Mark is also a member of the Community Development Roundtable—an exclusive leadership group sponsored by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. The CDRT is dedicated to making Seattle a better place to work and live. Mark is also a board member for the non-profit World Without Hate. Mark is deeply committed to public service. As an event emcee, he’s worked with dozens of non-profits—helping raise millions of dollars.


Sasha smiles at the camera.

Sasha Summer Cousineau, owner of Revel Rouser Events, is a fundraising auctioneer, emcee, and wedding officiant based in Seattle, WA.  Sasha believes her clients make up the heart and moral compass of our communities which is why she is living her “OccuPassion” every time she gets to serve local non-profit organizations and educational institutions. A lifelong performer passionate about social justice, racial equity, and feminism, she is a skilled, experienced, and caring event professional who has a 360-degree view of events. In-person or online, you can bet that Sasha will bring her experience, talent, sparkle, and genuine care to her work.  She is excited to serve as your fundraising auctioneer this evening and thanks you for your generous support of Evergreen Treatment Services.




Interested in sponsoring Roots of Recovery? Contact Tavia Rhodes trhodes[at]evergreentreatment[dot]org for sponsorship opportunities or to sign up as a Table Captain!