Since 1936, The Arc of Washington State has been a leader in the development of services and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and in providing support to their families.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, The Arc of Washington State is composed of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and concerned members of the community.
The Arc’s mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with our network of members and chapters, we support and empower individuals and families; connect and inform individuals and families; improve support and service systems; influence public policy; increase public awareness; and inspire inclusive communities.
The Arc of Washington State advocates for quality services and necessary funding to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families including birth to three services, special education, employment, and residential supports, health care, transportation, respite, and inclusion in the community.
The Arc is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and ten local chapters of The Arc throughout Washington State.
The Arc of Washington State Board Officers:
Marilee Fosbre, President
Susan Franck, Vice President
Angie Ziska, Secretary
David M. Eaton, Treasurer
Nancy Stark, Past President
The Arc of Washington State Staff Members
|Stacy Dym||Executive Director|
||Medicaid Personal Care Parent Provider Training Coordinator
|Patti Bell||Financial Manager|
|Tracie Hoppis||Washington Statewide Parent to Parent Manager|
|Theresa Van Pelt||Parent to Parent Network Support Coordinator|
||Parent to Parent Multicultural Support Coordinator
|Jackie Thomason||Parent to Parent Administrative Assistant|
|Diana Stadden||Advocacy and Policy Specialist|
|Jessica Renner||SAIL Administrative Coordinator|
|Melissa Foster||Endowment Trust Fund Manager|
|Laulita Ferris||Endowment Trust Fund Disbursement Coordinator
||Endowment Trust Fund Assistant and General Information
||Family Mentor Project Coordinator
||Family Mentor Assistant Project Coordinator
|Michelle O’Dell||Thurston County Developmental Disabilities Coalition|