Jackie MacLean, who has served in King County for 20 years – including 12 as Director of the Department of Community and Human Services – is joining Solid Ground as Vice President of Strategy & Programs, effective January 12, 2015.
“Jackie has a long commitment to Solid Ground’s populations and services,” says Gordon McHenry, Jr., Solid Ground’s President & CEO. “Her strong leadership skills and breadth of management experience will help Solid Ground more effectively meet our mission to end poverty and undo racism and other root causes of poverty.”
MacLean’s career has been devoted to developing and running effective services for vulnerable populations, including treatment and recovery, prevention, stability and self-sufficiency programs. She represented the County on the National Alliance to End Homelessness Leadership Council and other regional and national coalitions working to improve outcomes in systems addressing homelessness, housing, aging and disabilities, criminal justice, health care, and other issues disproportionately impacting low-income communities and people of color.
“Jackie has tremendous connections in our community and has an insider’s perspective on many of the upcoming changes to service systems,” McHenry says. “Her systemic view of our community’s response to poverty will be a great asset to Solid Ground.”
“Like Solid Ground, I believe that our community can move beyond poverty and embrace equity and social justice,” MacLean states. “I am thrilled to be coming to Solid Ground and look forward to improving our outcomes and our responsiveness to the community.”