Contact: Liz Gibson, Board Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA – March 31st, 2017
The Board of Directors for Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) is pleased to announce that after a national search, they have selected Ms. Libby Stanley as the next Executive Director, effective June 1st, 2017. After 6 years with ADWAS, current Executive Director, Tiffany Williams will be leaving ADWAS to pursue other personal ventures.
Ms. Stanley has served the Seattle area and ADWAS for 13 years. Born and raised in Oregon, she majored in Psychology from Gallaudet University. She also has a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on the Deaf community from Western Oregon University. Upon graduation, she worked at Sound Mental Health for a year and half while volunteering on the ADWAS Board until being offered the position of Community Advocate at ADWAS in 2004. In 2013, Ms. Stanley also participated in the Advocacy Learning Center, an 18-month experimental course provided by Praxis International. For the past 6 years, she has worked as the ADWAS Program Director overseeing the direct services programs. Ms. Stanley is part of the Deaf Action Team partnering with three other agencies providing support and technical assistance to existing and emerging agencies working with Deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Board and Staff are excited about the future of ADWAS and the wealth of experience and knowledge that Ms. Stanley brings with her.
About Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services has been serving the Deaf community in the field of domestic and sexual assault since 1986. Our mission is to empower Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. We provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.