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Wider Horizons is led by a 12-member Board of Directors and an Executive Director. An active and involved membership serves on task forces and committees and generates and carries out specific program activities.
  


Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                   Email Denise



A resident of Seattle for the past 44 years, Denise Klein is known for her blend of visionary leadership and ability to generate practical solutions to complex human and organizational problems. Denise's professional experience includes:

  • Executive Director of Wider Horizons: Central Seattle’s Village for Life
  • CEO of Senior Services [now Sound Generations] for 10 years
  • Member and officer of national, state, and local Boards of Directors of numerous non-profit organizations
  • Consulting nationally for 13 years
  • Led the King County Area Agency on Aging for 12 years
  • Recipient of the American Society on Aging’s Leadership Award in 1994
  • Selected as the first Distinguished Area Agency Director by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging in 1985 


Our Board of Directors




President
Ann Lawrence
Retired clinical psychologist & adoption specialist

Elected to Board in 2016




Secretary
Michael Kischner

Retired educator

Elected to Board in 2017


Gigi Meinig

Treasurer

Gigi Meinig
Elected to Board in 2020







Director

Susan Adler
 
Elected to Board in 2020 



Director           

Paul Beck, MD

 Semi-retired geriatrician

Elected to Board in 2015, 2018




Director
Charles Heaney, Ph.D.

Retired health care administrator
Elected to Board in 2016, 2019






Director

Sue Lerner, MEd
Retired K-12 Teacher & Administrator
Joined Board in 2014, 2017 



Director 

Denise Lishner, MSW
Retired Health Researcher, UW School of Medicine
Elected to Board in 2020



Director
Elizabeth Ohlson

Retired educator

Elected to Board in 2016, 2019




Director
Nancy Robb
Retired electrical utility manager
Elected to Board in 2020


Director
Sharon Sobers Outlaw
Elected to Board 2014, 2017


Director
Donna Sunkel
Retired from career in finance at UW
Elected to Board 2017