Lobbying since: 2020
Shrounda Selivanoff, is a strong and passionate advocate for parents involved with the child welfare system. She was previously involved with the system due to a severe drug and alcohol addiction that lasted eight years. In 2007, when she gave birth to her third child, child protective services immediately got involved and removed her daughter.
Shrounda was able to turn her life around successfully, and she reunified with her daughter ten years ago. She shared that changing her life took years of hard work that continued after reuniting with her daughter.
Shrounda has extensive work experience with the King County Parents for Parents Program, Washington State Office of Public Defense’s Parent Representation Program, and other programs such as the Perinatal Treatment Services and the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Drug Unit, Parent-Child Assistance Program.
Currently, Shrounda is the director of Public Policy for Children’s Home Society of Washington. She is also a member of the Washington State Parent Ally Committee, a founding member of the Birth Parent National Network, a committee member of the Washington State Racial Disproportionality Advisory Committee, Executive Board member of Family Treatment Court of King County, and a Parent Stakeholder Representative of the Department of Children, Youth and Families Oversight Board.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 09/22/2020.