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Our Washington   AgrAbility Team


Map of Washington AgrAbility with different colors in each county to depict which coordinator covers each county.

Alyssa Wade

Farm Stress and AgrAbility Co-Coordinator

Office: 509.659.3209

Alyssa started working for the Farm Stress and Suicide Prevention Program with WSU Extension in early 2022. She has worked all over the country in various fields of agriculture including dairy, beef, equine, horticulture and even meat processing. She feels that those experiences aid her in understanding the unique needs of agricultural workers and looks forward to being able to provide assistance through AgrAbility to all those in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. 

Emily Whittier

Farm Stress and AgrAbility Co-Coordinator

Office: 541-316-5773

Emily got her start at WSU Extension in 2021 through the Farm Stress and Agricultural Suicide Prevention program. She has experience in various areas of the food system, ranging from vegetable farming to food access, to agricultural policy. She is excited to advance the work of AgrAbility and the farm stress program by helping people in agriculture, forestry, and fishing access useful tools and resources that will help them continue to do their important work. 

Deb Eidsness

Farm Stress and AgrAbility Co-Coordinator

Office: 360-547-3410

Deb became involved with the AgrAbility Program as a client in 2021 after sustaining a lifetime of Ag related injuries and knee replacements. Because she is still small scale farming, she needed some help to continue her lifelong passion with Agriculture and joined the team in 2022.

She has worked as an Agriculture Consultant since the early 1990’s but has spent a lifetime personally involved in many aspects of Agriculture Production to include Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Poultry, Equine, Pesticide Application, crop production and Forestry.

Debbie Fredricks

Farm Stress and AgrAbility Co-Coordinator


Debbie began her Extension career in 1996 in the Food $ense Program, retiring in 2017. After training as a Suicide Prevention Educator with another organization she was excited to have the opportunity to join the WSU Farm Stress and AgrAbilty team. Helping people live better lives has been the focus of her career and she brings that passion to helping people in agriculture, forestry and fishing through the Farm Stress and AgrAbility program.

Alyssa is based out of the Adams County Extension office in Ritzville and covers the following counties:

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Chelan
  • Columbia
  • Douglas
  • Ferry
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Okanogan
  • Pend Oreille
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Walla Walla
  • Whitman

Emily is based out of the Skamania County Extension office in Stevenson, WA, and covers the following counties:

  • Benton
  • Clark
  • Franklin
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Mason
  • Pierce
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Yakima

Deb is based out of Skagit County Extension office in Burlington and covers the following counties:

  • Clallam
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Whatcom

Debbie is based out of the Cowlitz County Extension office in Kelso and covers the following counties: 

  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • Lewis
  • Pacific
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum