Kirkland's KITH welcomes new executive director

Jennifer Barron, KITH
Jennifer Barron, KITH's new executive director, and Jan Dickerman, retired executive director, receive a check from Bank of America.
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The KITH Board of Directors bid farewell to retired Executive Director Jan Dickerman at the agency’s annual autumn event on Oct. 7, and welcomed in Jennifer Barron as KITH’s new executive director.

Barron brings energy, commitment and a desire to help people in need. She looks forward to upholding KITH’s vision to assist individuals and families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness crisis by providing housing and services to help them become stable and self-sufficient.

Barron previously worked as the Washington State deputy director for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program. She conducted prevention trainings to increase community awareness around suicide. She comes to KITH with more than 20 years of experience working with at-risk families and developing case management plans to empower them to be successful.

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