Childhaven Welcomes New Chief Program Officer
Childhaven is proud to announce that Margaret “Meg” McNulty has joined Childhaven as Chief Program Officer as of September 5, 2022. Meg’s extensive experience in both clinical and early learning environments reflects her strong commitment to prevention, early intervention, and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
This marks a return to Childhaven for Meg, as early in her career, she worked at Childhaven as a Case Manager and Family Resources Coordinator. She has also worked as a licensed therapist and clinical supervisor in multiple settings including schools, nonprofits, and private practice – both in the states and abroad. Impressively, Meg was the founding Executive Director of a multi-service organization in Maryland, the Executive Director of Seattle Institute for Early Childhood Development, and the Managing Director of Cooper House. Meg is very excited to be returning to Childhaven and to be leading the continued growth and evolution of our Continuum of Care. Upon making the announcement, Jon Botten, Childhaven’s CEO noted, “I am incredibly excited about Meg joining our team and am honored by the opportunity to partner with her in guiding the organization and its mission.”
In her role, Meg will oversee Childhaven’s continued transformation into 13 service lines across five program areas offered in multiple locations throughout Puget Sound. This expansion is part of Childhaven’s on-going mission to strengthen direct services for kids and families, expand our presence across communities and lead initiatives to broaden awareness for the beneficial impact of early childhood mental health. Upon joining, Meg shared, “I feel the career path I’ve enjoyed has set the ideal foundation for my return to Childhaven as we continue to strengthen the programs and culture that will help children and families thrive for decades to come.”
Meg joins us after the departure of Mark Fadool in June 2022 as he took the reins in full-time leadership of Soccer Wellness, a local youth sports non-profit. Fortunately, Mark remains closely connected to Childhaven through a consulting engagement and he helped guide the national search for our new Program leader. “Mark brought invaluable improvements to our organization, and we are eternally grateful for his contributions and on-going support,” said Botten.
Reflecting on his time here, Mark shared, “I am very grateful to have been part of an agency committed to an ambitious plan to bring care everywhere to kids and families throughout our community. This important work reflects an on-going dedication to being actively informed by community and family while continually striving to be an anti-racist organization.”
Since 1909, Childhaven has been a safe and caring place for young children and families in the Puget Sound. Childhaven’s healing-centered framework embeds relational health, trauma-informed care, racial equity, and social justice in all places in which children and families live, learn, and play.