Wonderland Developmental Center seeks board members

Monday, March 22, 2010

 From Nick Anderson, Wonderland Board Member

Wonderland Developmental Center (WDC) is a nonprofit early-intervention agency serving infants and toddlers whose mission is: Partnering to provide early learning support to families and children with developmental challenges as they live, learn and play.
“Wonderland has grown to become a leader in our community,” explains Executive Director Robbie Rohr, “we are now engaged in strategic expansion of our board of directors.”
Wonderland is looking for individuals who live or work in North King and South Snohomish counties to fill open board positions.

Currently the board of directors is comprised of 10 members with professional experience in family medicine, finance, law, education, and human resources as well as community volunteers committed to early intervention therapy. Representatives from large national corporations as well as community based businesses work together in support of Wonderland.
 
Based on outcomes from a recent strategic planning session it was determined that additional skills, experience and contacts were needed in the following areas:
  • Business and strategic planning
  • CPA
  • Investment advisor
  • Fund development
  • Marketing
  • Medical/dental
  • Web/graphic design
  • Connections to new networks of potential supporters
  • Celebrity
  • Residents of South Snohomish County
  • Employees or staff from these major employers:
  • Boeing; Stevens Hospital; Everett Clinic; Edmonds CC; UW Bothell; Group Health; Microsoft
The board is also focused on diversifying cultural perspective.
Wonderland encourages any and all interested parties to contact Robbie Rohr 206-364-3777 for additional information.  Wonderland is located at North City school, 816 NE 190th St, Shoreline 98155.

About the agency:

Wonderland Developmental Center (WDC) is a nonprofit early-intervention agency for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families. Founded in 1969 by GFWC Choshi Junior Women's Club, Wonderland Developmental Center’s genesis was a way for young children with developmental disabilities to receive early intervention; at that time, there were few such intervention programs. The program continued to grow over the next few years through a partnership between the Club and many committed parents. WDC serves families from throughout north King and south Snohomish counties by providing: Developmental assessment, testing, and evaluation; Occupational, speech, and physical therapy (coming soon); and special education; Parent support and resources; and Play & Learn groups open to children of all abilities and their caretakers.

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