Friends, I have some great news to share. Both Susanna and the North Seattle Family Resource Center have received major recognitions for the contributions each has made. – Sandy M
Susanna Cunningham, PhD, RN
Susanna is the recipient of the 2018 University of British Columbia School of Nursing Alumni Award of Distinction. This award is given to a Nursing Alumni who “has made a significant impact by contributing to the advancement of nursing and bringing honour to the nursing profession at a national and /or international level.”
Most of you know Susanna through her volunteerism as
- Vice Chair and Hub Cap of the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub
- as Ham radio operator extraordinaire, WB7CON
- as an active member of Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service
- as Director of the Hub’s Lake City Stops the Bleed Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant
- and/or through her volunteerism at Literacy Source
But these are not the reasons she’s getting this award! Susanna and I were friends and colleagues for many years at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Two years ago she retired as Professor Emerita, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing. I can personally attest to how much she deserves this very prestigious award. It is wonderful for all of us that she’s continuing to make major community contributions in her retirement.
This year the Seattle Human Services Coalition has selected the North Seattle Family Resource Center (NSFRC) of the Children’s Home Society of WA as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Organization Award.
Ann Fuller is the Program Manager of the NSFRC, and known to many of you for her outstanding advocacy of children and families and as well as for her community efforts as a Board Member of Lake City Future First (LCFF).
When people in Lake City learned of an opportunity to apply for a Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Neighborhood Planning Grant, the Children’s Home Society of WA partnered on that application with Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) and LCFF. All three organizations have been working closely together ever since the first $100,000 planning grant was awarded in 2016. Based on the success of that project, we since applied for a 5-year Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Neighborhood Implementation Grant—that $550,000 grant was just awarded. Ann is very ably leading those efforts on the implementation grant. Lake City is so very fortunate to have the North Seattle Family Resource Center and Ann Fuller in our community!
Hooray for Susanna, NSFRC, and Ann!