We are pleased to announce that Helen Howell (she/her) has accepted the position of Deputy CEO and Chief of Staff at the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, starting in mid-September.
As Deputy CEO, Helen will lead high-priority projects, oversee strategies and day-to-day operations to ensure we are on-track to meet goals, maintain partnerships with key stakeholders, and manage the senior leadership team.
Helen was most recently the City of Seattle’s Interim Director of Human Services, and previously served as a Senior Director at the King County Housing Authority, where she led Policy, Research & Evaluation, Homeless Housing Initiatives, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Her experience with human services and the homeless crisis response system was developed when serving as Director of the Pierce County Human Services Department, and as Executive Director of Building Changes, a Seattle-based nonprofit working to reduce youth and family homelessness. She has also held several positions in federal and state government, including with U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Governor Gary Locke.
Helen earned her B.A. from Vassar College, a Diploma in Legal Studies (Jurisprudence and Moral & Political Philosophy) from Oxford University, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Please join me in welcoming Helen to our team.