Chapter Meeting – Benefits of Leadership Development and Equity in the Workplace

Human Resource is one of the heartbeats of any organization or company that strives to ensure the organization/company stays true to its mission and values and honors and dignifies those you employee.

With our ever increasing diverse workforce and the desires for our workforces to reflect those we serve it is critical HR policies, practices and procedures and equitable and inclusive.

Institutional commitment is necessary to establish a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.  This commitment requires institutional transformation, engagement and integration across all areas of work within the organization, particularly how it relates to HR policies practices and procedures.

Approved: 1 SHRM PDC

Our Presenters:

Kathy Coffey, Executive Director of Leadership Snohomish County (LSC), is known for her enthusiasm, generosity and authenticity.

Just as she did with her TEDx talk entitled, “Connect and Lead, How We Create Community,” Kathy jumps in with both feet. She champions LSC’s mission wherever she goes, seeking people and organizations to engage in her quest to strengthen and diversify community leadership.

As a local leader who walks the talk, Kathy serves as a member of Lynnwood’s Human Services Commission, is an Advisor for Leadership Launch and sits on the board of directors for the YMCA of Snohomish County.

Prior to joining LSC in 2014, Kathy spent 16 years in higher education. She was Assistant Director of Edmonds Community College Foundation and Program Manager for the School of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University. She was also co-owner of Pivot Edmonds, a community magazine, online marketplace and community engagement site.

Kathy is the proud mom of two sons, Ethan and Parker, who bring her incomparable joy. For more about Kathy, check out this fun interview by Sno-Isle Libraries.

Tami L Farber, MSW 

Senior Director Equity Training and Development – Leadership Snohomish County

Leader, Organizer, Educator, Facilitator, Coach, Change Agent and Truth Seeker, Tami Farber brings over 25 years of experience in the fields of Child and Youth Development and Education, Organizational Development and Leadership, Community Organizing and Systems Change work for the non-profit/non-governmental, public and private sectors globally.

Tami is driven by a vision and commitment for a healthy, thriving and just society. She is known for her engaging and impactful facilitation techniques, her high level skills and abilities to influence organizational and leadership change, a dynamic speaker and a life transforming coach.

Tami Recently joined the team of Leadership Snohomish County, an organization committed to connect, ignite and develop sustainable leaders to strengthen communities, as the Senior Director of Equity Training and Development. Prior to this role Tami served in the role of Vice President of Equity, Advancement and Global Engagement for the YMCA of Snohomish County in addition to her consulting and coaching work.  She has become a champion for advancing Racial Equity Snohomish County.


Thank you to our sponsor for the May meeting:

Event Location: New Location!!! Delta Hotel by Marriott - 3105 Pine St, Everett, WA 98201
Date & Time: Thursday, May 9 - Registration & check in begins at 7. Networking and meeting begins at 7:30