Susan Dreyfus

President and CEO

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

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Susan N. Dreyfus is president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a network of more than 450 human-serving organizations.

Prior to joining the Alliance in 2012, Dreyfus was secretary for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in May 2009. She had responsibility for Medicaid, aging and long-term care, child welfare, behavioral health care, juvenile justice, economic assistance, and other human services.

In 1996 she was appointed by the Gov. Tommy G. Thompson Administration in Wisconsin to be the first administrator of the Division of Children and Family Services.

Dreyfus served on the National Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities following her 2013 appointment by John Boehner, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, Dreyfus was named to The NonProfit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50 list of nonprofit leaders.