Dr. Adrienne Quinn Speaks Out on King County Best Starts For Kids Initiative


Contact: Lizzie L. Evans Martinez-Alvarez
FSC-PS Charitable Foundation

FSC-PS Charitable Foundation
Regus Business Center
701 5th Ave, Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104

Adrienne Quinn is a Distinguished Practitioner at the Evans School and teaches Executive Leadership, Managing People in Nonprofit and Public Agencies and Homelessness and Social Justice. Join us at the regular monthly board meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to learn about the legislative process to raise public funds for the King County Best Starts for Kids program. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-foundation-board-meeting-tickets-56075542457 to attend this complimentary lunch at the World Trade Center Seattle on February 28, 2019.

Most recently, Adrienne was Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services where she managed a staff of nearly 500 and a biennial budget of $1.5 billion across six divisions: Behavioral Health and Recovery Division, Developmental Disabilities, Adult Services, Children and Youth Services, Housing and Community Development, the Director’s Division and All Home, the regional homelessness response. Under Adrienne’s leadership, King County adopted and implemented the voter approved Best Starts for Kids, the most comprehensive prevention strategy in the nation for prenatal to 24 years, implemented performance based contracting and visual management systems, and integrated the Medicaid mental health system with the substance use disorder system. Prior to being appointed Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services, Adrienne was the Executive Director of the Medina Foundation. Her previous professional experience includes Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations for Enterprise Community Partners and Director of Seattle’s Office of Housing.

Her professional affiliations and community service have included Locals Executive Committee for the American Public Human Service Association, Planning Commissioner for the Seattle Planning Commission, Housing Development Consortium Board, and Board President for Plymouth Housing Group.

Adrienne holds a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

Professional Title:
Distinguished Practitioner
Current Position:
Distinguished Practitioner
Public Management and Leadership
Human Services Policy and Management
Friend of Housing Award, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 2014

Seattle Management Association Leadership Award, 2006

Named Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, every year from 2003 to 2009

Named One of Washington’s Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2006

Butch Blum Award of Excellence, award for attorneys with significant service to the community

Housing Development Consortium Pedestal Award, 2002

2017 UFSC Puget Sound Chapter Oratorical Winner – Dante Monaldo

1st Place Winner DANTE MONALDO

B.S. Computer Science, Graduating Senior, Seattle University

PROBLEM: What is the future of Banking?

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Financial Institutions such as Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America have been the subject of law suits due to unethical practices.  How has this impacted the banking industry?

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Force 10 Performance is Making an Impact

Immediate Release
Sheetal Gowda
Contact: Info@ufscps.org
Urban Financial Services Coalition
Information Systems Manager

Seattle – Join us at the monthly FSC-PS Charitable Foundation board meeting for lunch and get an inside peek into Force 10 Performance (America) LLC, a successful fiscal client of the Foundation. Force 10 is operated and managed by Ric Carrick. Reserve your seat for a complimentary lunch and learn at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-foundation-board-meeting-tickets-59304637768

Ric Carrick is a experienced business person with a distinguished 40-year career. Carrick is a Pacific Canada Entrepreneur of the Year and an inducted member of the
Entrepreneur of the Year Institute in Dallas, Texas.

Professional Summary
In 1991 Carrick founded InsulPro Industries Inc., a Surrey B.C. based company that grew over a six-year period to 40 North American locations, over 1200 employees and $150 million
in annualized revenues. For five consecutive years InsulPro was one of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies before being sold in 1998 in a $32 million transaction.

In 1999 Ric co-founded iZ Technology Inc., a Burnaby based company that quickly became a leader in the transformation of the music industry from analog to digital recording. Ric was responsible for strategic planning and worldwide sales and marketing of a revolutionary digital audio recorder that was used by many major recording artists and had recorded more #1 hit records than any other dedicated digital recording device.

In 2003 Carrick founded Force 10 Performance with a vision to provide the best athlete training. In sports and in life.

Personal Summary
Ric has lived in the Vancouver, B.C. area since 1964. He has been married to his wife June for 38 years. Ric and June have three children and seven grandchildren. Together Ric and June have designed and constructed five single family homes and managed the subdivision of a 40-acre recreational property.

Ric has competed in nine sports, four at the regional or national level and has personally coached or supervised the training of several hundred athletes; including being the full-time sport coach of an 11-time National Champion, a Pan-Am Games Champion and an All-American.

AKWAABA to the 6th Annual Hear the Cries of Africa Featuring “The Beauty of Africa”


Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6pm


Featured Speaker – April Haberman, Edmonds WA Chapter Director

Days for Girls, a global network which help girls gain access to quality sustainable
feminine hygiene, vital knowledge and community volunteer opportunities.

What You Will Learn:
Liberty Educational Institute is the shining star of
Koforidua, the Capital of Eastern Region of Ghana and
West Africa. Microsoft and FSC-PS Charitable Foundation
have combined efforts to raise awareness of the demand
for education, technology and economic development in
Koforidua, Ghana. Hear a special panel of speakers: Dr.
Omara Abe Chairman of the African Chamber of
Commerce PNW and Clark Atlanta University doctoral
candidate Gayle K. Watts address the issues centered on
poverty and empowering youth here in the United States
and abroad the African continent by adopting the Liberty
Educational Institute model. The FSC-PS Charitable
Foundation is the U.S. fundraising channel and is
partnering with Microsoft Youth4Afrika to offer financial
education through the lenses of technology. Visit .www.lsi.edu.gh for more information about Liberty
Educational Institute. Complimentary bites and sips are offered to the public at large. This project is funded
in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Register now at


Manjunath Sreedaran, YEOC Volunteer

“Thank you for the opportunity to volunteer with UFSC. I am glad that I met the organization through VolunteerMatch and it has been my pleasure learning about the chapter during my short time helping out. I enjoyed representing the UFSC at the YEOC event at UW Foster school and meeting other members at the office in the Seattle World Trade Center building.”

Manjunath Sreedaran

Devin Anderson

“2013 UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter and Western Regional Winner,” Devin Anderson joined the public speaking community in September of 2009 as a senior in high school. As the youngest member of the Waikiki Toastmasters club, he had the opportunity to give numerous speeches and observe distinguished Toastmasters fine tune their skills. He has been a master of ceremonies at a dinner hosting a thousand guests and has led the Seattle University Toastmasters Club as President for the 2012-2013 school year. Devin is a Seattle University undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and also works in the schools IT Data Center. He aspires to be a network engineer and/or possibly an IT manager.

Devin Anderson | Computer Science (Junior) | Seattle University | President | Toastmasters

Toyia T. Taylor, Founder

“I thoroughly enjoyed the honor of witnessing the growth of the next generation of UFSC-PS Chapter entrepreneurs, STEM leaders and community members as the Mistress of Ceremony of the 6th Annual Scholarships & Awards Dinner on May 18, 2013. Their tenacity, impeccable oratory skills and passion for success has been molded by the UFSC-PS mentors and their guidance-Thank You!”

Toyia T. Taylor, Founder 

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Geraldine (Gelly) Lirio

Geraldine (Gelly) Lirio studies Business Administration at Eastern Washington University and is the second place winner in our 2013 Intercollegiate Oratorical Competition.  Gelly promotes health, nutrition, and fitness at the UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter general mixers. Gelly is the CEO of her company USANA.  During her extracurricular time, she promotes the NFL Seahawks as a competitive twice selected 2013 “Sea Gal” Seahawks cheerleader.