My first month as Interim Executive Director has been filled with meeting new people, learning SWACH’s work, and coming to deeply respect the staff, Board, and community members who are committed to making sure that everyone has access to what they need for their social, emotional and physical health.
I have had the opportunity to meet with leaders from Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), and Department of Health (DOH), and to appreciate their commitment to making the ACH approach work. Meeting with community leaders has given me an appreciation for the diversity of Southwest Washington and the ways in which SWACH must continue to partner with other community organizations to address those diverse needs.
There are many opportunities in the months ahead for us to work together to fight Covid and to care for those effected, to respond to natural disasters, if they occur, to continue supporting whole-person centered care – and to have our work at SWACH informed by listening and responding to all of our community’s voices.
If we have not met yet, please consider this an invitation to get in touch. Looking forward to working together.