Nov 26, 2013 – Mike Heinisch, Executive Director, Kent Youth and Family Services

by Gary Fast on November 10, 2013

Mike Heinishch

Mike Heinisch has been Executive Director of Kent Youth and Family Services since 1999. He is a state Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Children’s Mental Health Specialist. During his previous tenure at Highline West Seattle (now Navos) Mental Health Center as Director of the Children and Family Division, Mike developed the Highline Consortium, a collaboration of 18 agencies subcontracting with HWS for the provision of publicly funded (Medicaid) mental health service to children in King County. Mike also held several positions at Catholic Community Services, Program Manager of Family Counseling, Director of Children’s Hospital Alternative Program, and Foster Care Co-Director.

With a Masters Degree in Counseling from Seattle University, Mike is a native of Wisconsin having relocated to Western Washington in 1979. He is currently the Co Chair of United Way of King County’s Public Policy Impact Council and Co Chair of the King County Alliance For Human Services King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Oversight Committee Co Chair. Mike also serves on the board of the South King Council of Human Services (three times past President), Communities In Schools, Kent, Building Better Futures (BBF) president, founder of Executive Alliance (now Alliance of Non Profits), and has served on the ANP board since 2000 and served two terms as Board President.In October 2011, he joined the Governing Council of the Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority. Mike and his spouse, Gail, live in Burien and have one daughter, Katie.


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