I’m pleased to announce new leadership at Children’s Home Society of Washington for our services in King County.
Ann Fuller has been named the community director for North King County, which includes our North Seattle Family Resource Center in Lake City. Ann started as our project coordinator 20 years ago in our North Seattle location. She then became program manager and most recently the North Seattle community manager.
Ann has been the backbone of our North Seattle location where she and her staff serve more than 2,300 individuals and 845 families.
Ann is committed to building our comprehensive model, also known as the “hub,” at our Lake City location, so we can provide holistic services to children and youth. The hub is designed to meet the needs of families whether its enrolling them in health care, providing counseling, parent education or connecting them with a staff person who can help them understand what they need to prosper. The North Seattle Family Resource Center will also house the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), which provides home visiting services focused on school readiness.
The North Seattle Family Resource Center not only serves people locally, but diverse families from all over King County. North Seattle’s success stems from having knowledgeable, caring staff who have built a strong rapport with our families, that enables us to serve them more effectively.
In South King County, we are thrilled to announce Dominique Alex as our new community director responsible for the South King County Family Resource Center, Highline Early Learning Center and Genesee Early Learning Center.
Dominique has been with Children’s Home Society of Washington for four years, previously as director of the Genesee Early Learning Center and most recently as our King County center-based program manager.
Her background as an applied behavior analysis therapist, history as an education specialist with Head Start, expertise in special education, and 14 years of experience will ensure her success in this new role. Dominique has served as a board member for both the Washington State Association of Early Head Start/Head Start/ Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and Praxis Institute for Early Education.
Dominique is excited to provide support to the families of South King County where she and her staff will serve over 1,951 individuals and 833 families. She’s looking forward to collaborating with Ann in North King County and community partners to remove barriers for families, giving them access to services that focus on the whole child and family. Dominque strongly believes in getting families the help they need early on, so they have can thrive.
I want to congratulate Ann and Dominique on their new positions. I know our families in North and South King counties are in great hands and will get the support they need for a bright future.
Sharon Osborne is the president/CEO of Children’s Home Society of Washington.