AIRS Forum MSD - Interpersonal Communication
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Washington 2-1-1 Network, Seattle, Washington
Tim Sullivan is the statewide director for Washington 211, the lead organization that administers the 211 information and referral system for the State of Washington. Tim received his Bachelors of Science degree from Central Washington University in 1992 and shortly after started his career in social services working for the Yakima County Gang Prevention Intervention Coalition as a program manager. In 1995, Tim was hired by the United Way of Central Washington, where he worked as the Community Impact Director for 15 years.
In 2004, Tim became involved in the issue of homelessness and helped establish the Homeless Network of Yakima County, a coalition that developed and implemented Yakima County’s first 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. In 2006, Tim was contracted by Yakima County to develop the County’s first housing and homeless programs and later became a Senior Manager for Yakima County Human Services. In August 2016, Tim became the Statewide Director for Washington 211.
Tim is a member of the 2-1-1 National Steering Committee and chairs the SDOH Taskforce. Tim is also a founding board member of Justice Housing Yakima, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to building permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals using tiny homes. Tim makes his home in Yakima, WA with his wife Michelle of 27 years and his two children, Jessica age 22 and Ian age 13.
Director of Information & Referral Services
Advantage Aging Solutions
I trained with 211 Big Bend as a volunteer counselor in 2004, then went on to work in their resource department for a short time before finding full-time work as I&R and database specialist with the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida in 2005. In the past I've served as an AIRS board member, training committee member, certification commissioner, and Chaired the taxonomy committee for several years, I serve now on the AIRS affiliate for Florida FLAIRS.
I hold a degree in theology, a certification in engineering ( micro-processing design) CRS-A/D, CRS-DC.
My agency is a member of the Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging and is now doing business as Advantage Aging Solutions, we are the ADRC for North Florida, I lead the I&R team, and the Client Services team, and serve on the Refer workgroup overseeing the statewide database.
Manager – Training and Outreach
Findhelp Information Services/211 Toronto
Faed Hendry is a Certified Information & Referral Specialist who is Manager of Training and Outreach with Findhelp Information Services in Toronto. He has worked in various capacities at Findhelp since 1989. Prior to working for Findhelp, he worked as a Community Development Coordinator for Volunteer Toronto, Faed regularly conducts training and credentialing programs related to information, assessment and referral throughout Ontario and North America.
Faed has served as the Chairperson of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Standards Committee which developed the most recent edition of the Professional Standards for Information & Referral and Quality Indicators. AIRS is a professional membership association with over 1,000 organizations. Faed is also a past-president of AIRS and conducts regular accreditation site visits to Community Information Centres and 211 agencies throughout North America.