Please join us in welcoming Scarlett Aldebot-Green as she embarks on her first weeks as Amara’s Chief Executive Officer! Scarlett shares some of her thoughts about Amara in our 100th year, child welfare and family wellbeing, and her role as a mother and an advocate.
We’ve partnered with Alliance CaRES (a program of the University of Washington’s Alliance For Child Welfare Excellence) to provide support to caregivers across the state of Washington who identify as LGBTQIA+, are caring for a youth who identifies as LGBTQIA+, or are caring for a relative or someone they had a close relationship with before
The Board of Directors of Amara is pleased to announce the selection of Scarlett Aldebot-Green as its new Chief Executive Officer. Scarlett comes to Amara with extensive experience in nonprofit and government leadership. Scarlett’s official first day at Amara will be Monday, August 9, 2021. Until then, Jason Gortney will remain as Interim CEO.
Amara mourns the death of Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl in foster care, who was tragically killed by a police officer in Ohio this month. We are devastated and share in the collective grief of a nation over this senseless loss of life.
That’s right! We are looking for our next leader. Could it be you? Amara is celebrating 100 years of commitment to children and families in our community and we need someone to carry us into the future.
We stand in solidarity with Amara’s Asian-American staff, as well as the children and families with whom we work, and are horrified by the escalating anti-Asian violence in the US. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, there has been a staggering increase in racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian-Americans in the United States and much of it leveled against elderly people.
Each year, Amara honors people who make a positive impact on the foster care system, with two special awards. We are thrilled to share our 2020 recipients!