As I stepped into the role of CWDA’s Executive Director in
January 2021, our state and our county human services agencies
were grappling with several interrelated crises. One was
the devastation, fear and human loss of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our county staff were on the front lines, meeting a surge of need
and witnessing the devastating impact of the virus on communities
long excluded from the basic foundations of health – quality
housing, nutrition, preventive care and more.