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A Message From GPS’s Executive Director

Dear Families and Community Partners,

After nine years of serving as the Executive Director of Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS), the time has come for me to depart effective November 30th. It has truly been an honor to lead GPS. I have been privileged to work with an outstanding board of directors and staff. I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team on behalf of King County parents, children and youth. I am confident that GPS will continue to be an increasingly strong force as a family support organization, delivering its mission and pioneering innovative programs and services.

I am exceedingly grateful for all of the team’s hard work providing advocacy, education, support and hope to thousands in our community and continuing to boost the growth and viability of King County’s only peer-led, family-driven support organization. These are achievements that require a committed team of gifted, tenacious individuals who come together to work relentlessly for a common goal. This has been especially impactful during the coronavirus pandemic.

As many of you know, one of my greatest joys is found in family and my passion is child and family advocacy. For these reasons I have decided to return to my native Indiana and accept the position of Executive Director of Families for HoPE, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit serving children diagnosed with holoprosencephaly (HPE) and related brain malformations.

It has been my pleasure to lead the team at GPS. I could not have asked for a more supportive board of directors and community partners. I will always find inspiration in the phenomenal resilience of GPS families and I treasure the friendships I have cultivated during this wonderful journey. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you these last nine years.

With gratitude and warm regards,

Susan Millender