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 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
Nancy Stark, President
Todd Faulkner, Vice President
Susan Franck, Secretary
Michelle Karaffa, Treasurer
The Arc of Washington State Staff Members
|Sue Elliott||Executive Director|
||Medicaid Personal Care Parent Provider Training Coordinator
|Patti Bell||Financial Manager|
|Tracie Hoppis||Parent to Parent Statewide Coordinator|
|Theresa Van Pelt||Parent to Parent Westside Coordinator|
|Jackie Thomason||Parent to Parent Administrative Assistant|
|Diana Stadden||Policy and Advocacy Coordinator|
|Jessica Renner||Self Advocacy Coordinator|
|Angela Dirk||Benefits Advisor|
|Tamara Roberts||Endowment Trust Fund Manager|
|Laura Penn||Endowment Trust Fund Disbursement Specialist|
||Endowment Trust Fund Disbursement Coordinator
||Family Mentor Project Coordinator
|Lara Lynne White