Launda Carroll, President/CEO, has been with Innovative Services NW for thirty years, most of those as Executive Director of the organization’s children and family programs. She was appointed President and CEO by the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2008.
Launda has extensive knowledge of and experience in the fields of disabilities, family systems and program development. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington. Launda and her husband, Rich, have been married for more than 40 years and they are the parents of 12 children; 9 of whom are adopted and have special needs. They also have 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They were also licensed foster parents for the Division of Children and Family Services for 24 years.
Launda has represented the organization in both appointed and volunteer positions on a variety of community, regional and state committees involving early learning, early intervention, disabilities, special education, supported employment, prevention of child abuse and neglect as well as other issues that affect the quality of life for children, adults and families in our community. email@example.com
Dena Strong, Vice President of Client Services, has a Bachelor’s from Washington State University in Business Administration. Early in her professional career, she worked for fortune 500 companies in retail and banking. She spent 9 years working for a custom manufacturing company with headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, where she held numerous positions, eventually working her way through the ranks to become President and CEO. Through her career, she has gained a wide variety of skills including; experience in business strategy, executive management, organizational efficiencies, and leadership. Dena has lived in Clark County her entire life and is proud to be a member of this community. Working at Innovative allows her to give back to her community and fulfill both professional and personal aspirations. Dena has been Innovative Staff since September 2016. firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Lehr, Director of Health Programs & Early Intervention, has over 20 years in nonprofit leadership and experience strengthening organizations serving children, teens, seniors and individuals with disabilities. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Education from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to working at Innovative Services NW, Susan’s diverse skills in organizational management, community outreach, marketing and development, and program development benefited both large and small organizations in Oregon. The opportunity to serve in the very community where she lives with her husband, allows her to unite her professional and personal passions. Susan has been Innovative staff since October, 2015. email@example.com
Susan Veneruso, Vice President of Internal Operations, has an MBA and a Masters of Technology Management from Washington State University, Vancouver. Susan oversees Innovative’s Marketing efforts, is Innovative’s primary grant writer/administrator, and works in the area of systems and processes. She is working to simplify and document program area processes and procedures, establish outcome measures, improve dashboards, and, where appropriate, create custom relational databases to track organizational data. Susan has lived in Vancouver, WA for more than 18 years and has three children in college. She has worked for Innovative since February, 2004. firstname.lastname@example.org