We’re excited to introduce you to our new Best Starts For Kids Communications Specialists. Erin Fenner will be working within the Department of Community and Human Services, focusing on our strategies for children and young people ages 5 to 24. Joanne Fong will be working within Public Health, focusing on strategies for Prenatal-5. Together, this team will connect you to up-to-date communications on funding opportunities, events, highlights of our community partners, and more.
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Meet our communications team:
Erin Fenner has a background in journalism and nonprofit communications. She started her career working in newspapers in Oregon, Colorado, and Idaho, writing about healthcare, behavioral health, housing, courts, and energy. In 2017 she shifted into nonprofit communications working at Washington Community Action Network and later at Recovery Café Network. She is committed to connecting with community members who want to share their stories and challenging inequitable power structures. Outside of work, Erin enjoys the cozy things in life: cooking, reading, watching sci fi shows, and spending time with her spouse and her cat.
Joanne Fong has a background in communications, non-profit fundraising, community engagement and event planning. In her most recent position, she was part of the communications team at Child Care Resources. She loves working to support children and families and is passionate about social justice and racial equity work. She was born and raised in Spokane. In 2018, she moved with her partner to Seattle. When she’s not working, she’s most likely outside in her vegetable garden, doing yard work, or playing with her 11-month old puppy, Snickerdoodle. She loves trying new foods, going to local farmers markets, street fairs, and events.
If you need to contact the communications team, please email Best.Starts@kingcounty.gov.