We are thrilled to welcome Kimberly Walker to the Best Starts for Kids team as our 5-24 Policy and Program Manager, and to congratulate Megan McJennett and Marcy Miller on their new roles on our team. Meet Kimberly and learn more about changes on our team below!
Kimberly Walker, 5 – 24 Policy and Program Manager, Department of Community and Human Services
Kimberly joins the Best Starts for Kids policy and planning team as our 5 – 24 Policy and Program Manager. In this role, Kimberly will manage implementation activities for Best Starts for Kids, collaborate with our partners, and develop recommendations on policies impacting children and youth in King County with an emphasis on youth and young adults.
Kimberly is a proud aunt and godmother who was born in California and had the pleasure of growing up in South King County. Kimberly’s experience spans from early learning to gerontology. She is joining us from Soar where she was the Senior Manager of Partnerships & Collaborations. Kimberly’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communications. She left the great Palouse and earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington, with emphasis on Policy & Administration and School Social Work from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work.
Additionally, she established the Kinship Konnection/Community Connection, which serves 40 to 50 families a month with household items and resources. Passionate about serving her community, Kimberly has spent a number of years serving on boards, working with community-based organizations and faith-based organizations in her pursuit of improving her community.
Fun facts about Kimberly: She is the one and only Pullman Idol, she has a knack for singing, is a foodie, fashion lover and a national beauty queen.
New roles for our team members
Megan McJennett, Best Starts for Kids Implementation Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County
Formerly our 5-24 Policy and Program Manager, Megan will bring her skill in program management to take on a new role as the Best Starts for Kids Implementation Manager. In this role, Megan will provide high-level project and program management for Best Starts for Kids, with an emphasis on developing and maintaining strong partnerships between the departments to create collaboration and alignment for Best Starts for Kids.
Marcy Miller, Policy Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County
Formerly our Strategic Advisor for Help Me Grow, Marcy will take on a new role as a Policy Manager at Public Health. In this role, Marcy will be the Public Health lead for Best Starts for Kids, and provide policy leadership on maternal and child health programming across Public Health.