The Bellingham Business Journal: CEO Who Improved Foster Care Outcomes in WA to Step Down

fter 24 years, Janis Avery, the CEO of Treehouse will formally step down from her position this Spring. Avery has been a transformational leader in advancing the mission of Treehouse, to give kids in foster care across the state of Washington a brighter childhood and future.

Avery has her master’s in social work from the University of Washington and joined Treehouse in 1995 as the organization’s first managing director.

Back then the Treehouse supported just 10 employees with a budget under $500,000. Today the organization employees a staff of 148 with a budget of 17 million.

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