Department of Community and Human Services Deputy Director Josephine Wong has been selected for Annie E. Casey Foundation’s tenth class of the Children and Family Fellowship, a 16-month intensive leadership program for executive leaders. In its third decade, the program is designed to give more child and family-serving professionals the confidence and competence to lead major system reforms and community change initiatives that get results. Without strong leadership, investments in programs and system reform initiatives alone are not enough to create urgent, long-lasting improvements for children and families.
Fellows will participate in a series of leadership opportunities, including nine executive seminars at the Casey Foundation and around the country, peer consultations and individual coaching to provide real-time application and learning. The Foundation believes that results-driven leaders are vital to achieving a brighter future for all children, and increasingly the fellowship has emphasized results-based leadership, guiding fellows to analyze and use data to identify needs, set clear targets and implement strategies with urgency to achieve results.
Josephine joins other talented, accomplished and ambitious professionals from across the country who are committed to strengthening public and nonprofit systems in ways that make a greater difference in the lives of children, families and communities. Josephine will take the tools and competencies to achieve large-scale results and apply them to DCHS’s efforts to improve the overall health and human services system for King County residents and communities. The fellowship will enhance her leadership capacity in helping lead King County’s Transformation work and Homeless Management Information System/Coordinated Entry for All. Congratulations, Josephine!
Previous fellows in the Seattle-King County area include: Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, City of Seattle; Catherine Lester, Director of Human Services Department at City of Seattle; and Alice Shobe, former Executive Director of Building Changes.