A message from outgoing Executive Director, Beth Olson

Since January 2011, I have had the pleasure of leading First Witness in one of the largest times of growth and expansion we have ever seen. With a heavy heart but bright spirit, I will be leaving my role as Executive Director.  I have been honored to work with our multidisciplinary team and the dedicated First Witness staff to ensure all children and their families receive the exceptional services you have come to expect from us. I have been humbled by the generosity of our community. Your support means that together we have expanded our reach into the community keeping more kids and families safe and offering more support and services for every single family that walks through our doors. We have created a new and improved model that is inspiring the nation to do better for kids.  I will remain connected to First Witness as I help transition the new Executive Director. I will continue to support the work of our community advocates as they help families and train others throughout the country on how they can implement the First Witness Advocacy model, but this will be my last letter to you. I look forward to what is next for First Witness with new leadership and am eager to support the fresh perspectives that come with change. I know you will continue to support First Witness with the same passion I have seen throughout the years.

Thank you for giving children a safe place to tell their story so they can begin healing.