Our Board of Trustees play a critical role in the governance of Children’s Home Society of Washington, providing guidance for the future. I have the privilege and honor of welcoming six new board members to Children’s Home Society of Washington: Bruce Lorig, Dave Teed, Louise Parker, Margaret Kindley, Roger Kindley and Tim Walsh. Each brings a unique set of talents and experience that will support our future goal of providing comprehensive services to children and their families.
Bruce is the founder and co-owner, of Lorig Associates, who has built and managed commercial, residential, office and collegiate properties throughout Washington, Alaska and Oregon. Bruce has made an impact on the city with building restoration and urban in-fill structures. Lorig Associates has taken older buildings, renovated them and converted them to other uses. One such project is the Market Place North condominium development in Pike Place Market. Lorig Associates helped manage the design, construction and financing of the Paramount Theater. Bruce has a strong relationship with the Seattle School District, City of Seattle and Seattle Housing Authority and he has served on the board of Mercer Island Center for the Arts.
Dave was adopted through Children’s Home Society of Washington. He joined the navy after high school and served in the naval intelligence community until his retirement in 1997. He then accepted a civilian government position in the cyber security field at the Space and Naval Warfare Command in San Diego and a similar position with the Program Executive Office for Submarines in 2007.
Louise is a professor and extension faculty member in the Washington State University Department of Human Development. She co-developed cultural competency training, Navigating Difference, and is particularly interested in the cultural adaptation of prevention programs. Louise has substantial experience with multi-state, agency and interdisciplinary collaborations. Her most recent work focuses on bridging the research and outreach missions of the institution by facilitating projects in which researchers and extension practitioners partner to improve the quality of community-based prevention programs for youth and families. Louise currently works with doctorate students as a committee member and participates in the Human Development Department’s IMPACT Research lab.
Margaret attended and graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham with a degree in Criminology. Following college, Margaret joined a private nonprofit substance abuse services agency where she focused her work on prevention and education efforts in the community and in the schools, particularly with high-risk youth. She then rose to the position of director of the Prevention Education Services Department. Her experience included development, procuring and managing funding and implementation of all department programs. She also did consulting and training for local, regional and state substance abuse and mental health agencies such as schools, public and private groups. Margaret transitioned to a 20-year career with Puget Sound based technology companies and then retired.
Roger was adopted through Children’s Home Society of Washington. He attended law school and for the past 36 years has been with the law firm now known as Ryan Swanson & Cleveland. He has chaired the litigation department for the past 20 years. He has tried state and federal cases in many of the counties of Washington, as well as in Idaho and Utah. Additionally, he has handled cases that settled in California, Alaska, Montana and New York. His practice emphasizes business disputes of all types including intellectual property, contracts and real estate. Roger particularly loves jury trials and the explanation of the law and facts to others.
Tim’s experience is in residential and commercial development and renovation projects, including extensive land use and permitting work for many notable projects in the Puget Sound area. He also develops the formation of partnerships including feasibility studies, overall project management, and negotiation for acquisition, financing, and the sale or leasing of projects throughout the Northwest. Tim has been involved in serving on parks, finance, capital facilities, and architectural review committees for a number of area communities, as well as being a long-time youth soccer coach.
Sharon Osborne is the president/CEO of Children’s Home Society of Washington.