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Accomplishments

Community

  • Founder of Southend Neighbors for Family Safety
  • Coordinated and facilitated strategic planning efforts with the City of Tacoma, Tacoma School District and Metropolitan Park District creating Tacoma 360, an alignment of services for students and families to better their educational opportunities
  • Co-Chair of the United Way Annual Community Campaign
  • Created and implemented a multi-government Violence Prevention Initiative for students at risk of gang involvement;
  • Past member of Community Juvenile Justice Committee;
  • Founder and Initial Chair of the Alliance for Youth of Pierce County
  • Founder and Board Member of Community In Schools Tacoma
  • Past PTA President, Baker Middle School
  • Spearheaded the community initiative, Get Smart, Tacoma! and led the efforts for a community-wide focus on education including focus groups, conversation cafes and a community summit; coordinated and facilitated strategic planning efforts with the City of Tacoma, Tacoma School
  • Developed after school programs for high school students that focused on leadership and substance abuse prevention;
  • Introduced the concept of becoming a City of Promise to fellow Council members and successfully persuaded the Council to adopt a resolution establishing the City of Tacoma as a City of Promise.
  • Member of Community Youth Services Advisory Board working on implementing and establishing support for a young adult shelter and teen crisis center
  • Working to start a non-profit foundation to support innovations in public health