Executive Staff

Dawn Rains

Chief Policy & Strategy Officer

Serving since 2009

As Chief Policy & Strategy Officer, Dawn leads policy, advocacy and long-term strategy for Treehouse. She has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fund development and legislative advocacy. Dawn holds a Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington. She also is a former foster parent.


  • Washington State Women’s Commission
  • Child Welfare Advocacy Coalition
  • Youth Development Executives of King County Advocacy Committee
  • Teaching Associate, University of Washington


  • Road Map Project
  • Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence Advisory Group
  • Teaching Associate, University of Washington Professional Certificate in Fundraising Management