Children’s Home Society selects new director

Andrew Tucker is a licensed mental health counselor

Andrew Tucker

Children’s Home Society of Washington has selected a new director to oversee services in Clark and Cowlitz counties.

Andrew Tucker, who first joined CHSW in 2011, will be leading the organization’s Vancouver Family Resource Center, East County Family Resource Center in Washougal and the Woodland office.

“I am honored to begin this new role at Children’s Home Society of Washington,” Tucker said. “I truly believe in the work we are doing for children and their families in Clark and Cowlitz counties, and I am excited about the possibilities for the future.”

Former Vancouver Community Director Cathy Garland will serve as the statewide signature services director for early learning and family support. In this role, she will work to ensure quality services for children and families statewide, by keeping informed on best practices and standards for the industry.

Tucker is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington who has spent his career helping children and families in various capacities. He has worked for schools, private organizations and nonprofit agencies as a counselor, clinical supervisor and educator.

Most recently, he has worked for CHSW as a senior clinical program manager, overseeing child and family counseling, family support and early learning signature services in Southwest Washington. He is currently the co-chair of the Southwest Washington Community Behavioral Health Provider Alliance.