Susan N. Dreyfus is president and CEO of Families International, the parent organization of the Alliance for Children and Families, United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), Ways to Work, and FEI Behavioral Health.
In addition, she is president and CEO of the Alliance; CEO of UNCA and Ways to Work; and a member of the FEI Behavioral Health Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Families International on Jan. 3, 2012, Dreyfus was Secretary for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in May 2009 and served as a member of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet. She had responsibility for Medicaid, aging and long-term care, child welfare, behavioral health care, juvenile justice, economic assistance, and other human services.
Dreyfus has rejoined the Families International group of organizations. She served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for both Families International and the Alliance from 2003-2007.
In 1996 she was appointed by the Gov. Tommy G. Thompson Administration in Wisconsin to be the first administrator of the Division of Children and Family Services. Her responsibilities included child welfare, child care quality and licensing, youth development and an array of emergency assistance and other community programs.
Dreyfus is a member of Leadership 18, a coalition of CEOs from the largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in America. She is also a member of the American Public Human Services Association Board of Directors.
Dreyfus enjoys reading the biographies of the United States presidents, being with her family—especially her two grandchildren, and she has completed four marathons.