What’s Next Washington!

Lack of stable employment is a key driver of recidivism. What’s Next Washington works to break this cycle of unemployment by collaborating directly with employers to explore and reduce restrictions on hiring Formerly-Incarcerated Talent (FIT). Changing hiring processes will take time and effort on all sides. Position your company on a strategic advantage by learning about the resources in your community to help you navigate the hiring process and navigating the hiring of Formerly-Incarcerated Talent.


  • Review common concerns/impediments to hiring Formerly-Incarcerated Talent
  • Review data regarding the actual risks of hiring Formerly-Incarcerated Talent
  • Learn about strategies to change internal hiring policies
  • Impact of regulatory and government-based hiring restrictions
  • Meeting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals


Cost: $30 Members / $40 Non-Members / Students $10

Date:  January 10th, 2019

Location: Hilton Garden Inn – 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Time: Registration & Breakfast 7:00am; Meeting 7:30am – 9:00am

1 hour Credit pending with SHRM & HRCI

Our chapter meetings are regularly held on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mukilteo


Susan Mason – Executive Director and Co-Founder of What’s Next Washington

Susan is a founding board member and founding executive director of What’s Next Washington (WNW).  She is a national advocate within organizations that seek to empower and improve the lives of the formerly incarcerated by addressing recidivism, bias, and building leaders to advocate for regulatory, policy, and law reforms.

Susan is active in the re-entry community and sits on the Washington Voting Justice Coalition (WVJC). She is also a member of the National Council of Formerly and Currently Incarcerated Women and Girls and is a 2018 Just Leadership USA (JLUSA) Fellow, as well as a sought after speaker. Her passion is long-game think tanks, organizing within and without difficult relationships, and building a nationwide base of support for all formerly incarcerated persons to participate and be heard. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Susan was employed in the mortgage industry as a loan officer and then as a foreclosure-defense consultant for 15 years.

Roz Solomon – Co-founder and Board President of What’s Next Washington

Roz Solomon has worked in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors as a founder, leader, and advocate for over 25 years. She works across ideologies and professions on a range of social issues including prison re-entry, community relations, early learning, workplace health, and redefining prosperity and well-being.

Roz is a co-founder and board president of What’s Next Washington (WNW) She was a Principal Member of the Athena Group consulting firm, and a member of the Rethinking Prosperity project at the University of Washington Center for Communications and Civic Engagement. In 2010, Roz co-founded the Washington Business Alliance with David Giuliani and Howard Behar. Before starting the Business Alliance, Roz was the principal of IA Consulting where she developed and implemented the Seattle/King County Board of Health healthcare reform project. Prior to these positions, Roz served as an administrative law judge for the State of Washington, taught at the Seattle University law school as an adjunct professor, and had a corporate litigation practice in Seattle, Washington. Roz currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Music Foundation, and the Seattle Colleges District Foundation. Roz has a J.D. from the University of Washington and a B. A. from Wellesley College.

Thank you to the sponsor of our January meeting, Terra Staffing!

Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn - 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Date & Time: January 10th, 2019 - Registration & Breakfast 7:00am; Meeting 7:30am – 9:00am