Compass Health is pleased to announce its 2021 board of directors, Woolf-Ivory, who has served on the Compass Health board since 2017, is known regionally for her three-decade tenure at the Sno-Isle Library system. While there, Woolf-Ivory served as executive director since 2002, where she led the development and implementation of library services for 770,000 residents across Snohomish and Island Counties.
“I’m looking forward to amplifying the efforts of Compass Health as it supports access to the programs that help our community survive and succeed,” Woolf-Ivory said. “I recently moved from Everett to my family farm in Whatcom County, and have seen firsthand the impressive span of Compass Health’s geographic reach. I’m excited to lend my perspective to the Compass Health leadership team as the organization continues to adapt to evolving needs while ensuring access to vital behavioral health services.”
In 2021, Woolf-Ivory will play an important role as the organization drives forward with several key initiatives, including its Broadway Campus Redevelopment project; an expanded focus on diversity, equity and inclusion; and continued expansion of telehealth and other means to ensure access to care.
“We’re thrilled to have Jonalyn as board chair as we enter 2021,” said Tom Sebastian, Compass Health president and CEO. “I have respected, trusted and appreciated her contributions as a board member, and know that her deep expertise in program management and fostering community will be a great asset to our organization and the clients we serve. We’re excited to leverage Jonalyn’s expertise as we continue to innovate and adapt to the changing behavioral health landscape in the wake of the pandemic.”
Woolf-Ivory succeeds immediate past board chair David Schneider, an advisor and analyst at Waycross Investment Management Company, who led the board as Compass Health implemented telehealth and other critical technology infrastructure, and planned and broke ground on its new 82-unit supportive housing facility, which opens in 2021. Schneider has been a Compass Health board member since 2014, previously serving as the Board Treasurer and Vice Chair and sitting on the Governance, Finance, Executive and Housing and Property Committees.
“David’s steadfast guidance and support shaped major initiatives that will transform behavioral health across our region and continue to enable us to navigate the unexpected circumstances of this past year,” said Sebastian. “It’s been an honor to work by his side to amplify the goals and mission of Compass Health.” Joining Woolf-Ivory are new board members, Macaulay Ivory and Alex de Soto. Ivory is an associate attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend specializing in complex commercial litigation. De Soto, a partner and search practice leader at CFO Solutions, is returning after serving as a member of the Compass Health board and part of the Finance, Audit Investment Committee from 2012 – 2017.
“Growing up in Everett, I was acutely aware of underserved communities who didn’t have access to medical and mental health care – and that has remained an important focus area for me, both personally and professionally,” said Ivory. “The behavioral health programs that Compass Health provides can have a profound impact on the lives of our family members, friends and neighbors. I am eager to support the organization in helping community members recognize and access the world-class services available right here in our backyard.”
For de Soto, returning to the Compass Health board is an important way to reconnect to the community and foster a sense of inclusivity. “I’m so impressed to see how the board has expanded over the years and am proud to be able to support Tom Sebastian and the leadership team in their upcoming initiatives,” said de Soto. “It’s important to me that I’m part of something that is bigger than myself, and I can’t think of an organization that’s doing more for those it serves than Compass Health – this is where building strong, healthy communities starts.”
Additional board members include treasurer Eric Russell, member since 2019 and the Port of Everett’s chief financial officer; Eric Carlsen, member since 2018 and Heritage Bank senior vice president and senior loan review officer; Joseph Marra, member since 2018 and attorney at Davis Grimm Payne & Marra; Roxanne Cronin, member since 2018 and dedicated community leader and philanthropist; Sean George member since 2019 and financial advisor at Elderrock Financial LLC.
“The Compass Health board’s legacy has always been one of leadership and ingenuity, and I’m excited to carry those principles into the new year,” said Sebastian. “I believe this team will be instrumental in helping our organization shape the future of behavioral health and seize new opportunities for providing accessible, inclusive care.”
The full list of board members can be found on the Compass Health leadership page.