About the Contributor: Carla Washington
Carla D. Washington is DCA's executive director. She works closely with the board of directors and staff to set goals and strategy for the organization, including directing DCA's outreach to members and allies, public policy work, fundraising, and core programming such as the Leonila Vega Voices Institute and the Personal Care and Support Credentialing Program. Before joining DCA in April 2013, she was director of an initiative aimed at strengthening the human services provided to older adults at the national headquarters of the Alliance for Children and Families in Milwaukee, WI. She has 20 years of experience in program development and management, coalition building and fundraising in the public health care and human services sectors. She has a bachelor’s of science in business/marketing from Marquette University and an MBA in management from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.