Children and Youth Advisory Board members leading change in many ways
Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids
For Best Starts for Kids, we’ve had the fortune of working with a broad range of community and content experts through our Children and Youth Advisory Board (CYAB) . The CYAB brings together many leaders working to create a healthier place for all King County children and families. Two members recently have been recognized for their instrumental contributions.
Zam Zam Mohamed is the CEO and Co-founder of Voices of Tomorrow. She also works closely with other community partners to eliminate racial and ethnic achievement gap that exists for East African children and families living in King County. She was highlighted in the Seattle Times in the article: Seattle-area Somali community unites to embrace state’s new child-care standards
Brian Saelens is a professor and researcher at Seattle Children’s Research Institute at the University of Washington. In his work, Dr. Saelens identifies strategies at all levels that help children and families eat healthfully and be active. Thomson Reuters, a global information agency, identified him as one of the world’s “most influential scientific minds.” He was recently featured in: Pushing the boundaries: UW Medicine’s list of ‘most influential’ scientisits.