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Transformation and Transition

30 July 2021, 09:30 AM PT
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Childhaven is proud to announce that Mark Fadool is moving into the Childhaven Chief Program Officer position on August 1, 2021. Mark joined Childhaven in 2020 after more than 20 years with Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic where he served as Clinical Director of Mental Health Services. In his new role, Mark will oversee Childhaven’s continued transformation into 14 service lines across five program areas offered in five 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.

Mark transitions into this new role after the departure of Dr. Megan Beers who led Programs and Operations at Childhaven since 2018. Megan has been instrumental in helping set the foundation for Childhaven’s cultural and operational transformation from a single program to multiple programs serving more than 5-times the number of kids and families.

Megan’s career track is taking her into consulting, and fortunately, we look forward to her continued contribution to Childhaven’s vision and growth in her new consulting role. In making this transition, Megan said that “Childhaven will always remain intertwined with my heart,” while also adding, “I am honored by the opportunity to be a resource to the organization and its mission through my new role.” “Megan has made a tremendous contribution to setting in place the transformation in our programs, operations, finances, and culture that will help us thrive for decades to come,” said Jon Botten, Childhaven’s CEO.

Mark has dedicated his career to children and families with Jon adding that, “I am excited to see the impact of Mark’s leadership on Childhaven’s service delivery in the months and years to come.” In assuming his new role, Mark shared, “I am very grateful to be part of an agency committed to ‘Healing Through Connection.’ This important work can only be done by 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.