Congratulations to DCHS Director Adrienne Quinn

By Sheila Capestany, Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth

Today King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Director Adrienne Quinn has accepted a new position at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance as a Distinguished Practitioner (a faculty post).

Adrienne Quinn

We are deeply grateful for Adrienne’s leadership with our department and with Best Starts for Kids. Under her leadership and vision, we’ve launched the most comprehensive approach to childhood and youth development in the nation, living into our equity and social justice values at every step of the way. We are thrilled that she will be teaching and guiding the next generation of leaders in our region.

While our department will not be the same without her, we are thankful for the strong community of Best Starts for Kids staff and partners entrusted to continue our progress toward our shared vision for King County’s children, youth, and families.


Sheila Capestany

Sheila Capestany serves as the Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth at King County and leads the County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative.


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