Remembering Cassie Johnston


Cassie Johnston, beloved long-time leader of Family Voices of Washington, is remembered as a passionate advocate for children and families, mother, mentor and friend.  Cassie cared deeply about children and families and especially enjoyed working with young family leaders. 

Cassie spent many years working in the early intervention system and never lost sight of how critical early supports and services are to the well-being of young children with special health care needs and/or disabilities and their families.

Cassie is remembered as a gifted mentor to others, steadfast in her belief that families can become change agents.   Who will forget Cassie leading others in exploring their gifts, talents and leadership styles through True Colors?

Cassie has been a part of Family Voices since the beginning and was one of our longest-serving regional coordinators.  She also served a term as the Family Voices BOD President.  Truly a gifted leader, meeting organizer and coalition builder, Cassie is also remembered for the regional meetings she ran for many years in MCHB Region X, meetings treasured by the family leaders and professionals who participated.  In all she did, Cassie worked to build relationships and partnerships and to link families and professionals.  She will be greatly missed. 

Click here to view FV of Washington's beautiful memorial to Cassie.