About the Hosts
Executive Vice President of Community Services
Ascentria Care Alliance
Timothy Johnstone joined Ascentria Care Alliance in February 2016 as executive vice president and leads the organization’s Community Services Division of programs throughout New England. These programs include the Florence House in Worcester, the Ruth House in Brockton, Services for New Americans, Language Bank, Good News Garage, as well as adoption, foster care, mental health, and disability services.
Prior to Ascentria, Johnstone was chief strategy officer for Hopelink, a large Seattle-area community action agency. He also led the Clarity, Impact and Performance Project, a coalition of 53 anti-poverty agencies across Oregon, Washington and Idaho serving more than 1.5 million people annually. Prior roles include president of Johnstone Advantage Consulting Group, senior vice president and division manager at JP Morgan Chase, and vice president of operations and manufacturing at a telecommunications company.
Johnstone was the recipient of the 2015 Evergreen Award, presented by the Washington Nonprofit Association, for a proven track record of outstanding leadership.
Vice President of New Business Development
Beech Acres Parenting Center
Jill Huynh is currently the Vice President for New Business Development at Beech Acres Parenting Center, which is a parent-focused, family-centered organization with the mission of: Inspiring and equipping today’s parents, families and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children. Huynh oversees transformative and innovative projects that will guide Beech Acres into the future by responding to the needs of today’s parents.
Parent Connext™ is a program that launched in 2016 under Huynh's leadership and embeds parenting specialists in the pediatric office to support parents experiencing challenges. With the goal to prevent and/or mitigate toxic family stress, this program brings medical expertise together with parenting expertise to support parents, children and families holistically. Under Huynh's leadership, more than 10,000 parents have completed toxic stress screenings and more than 1200 parents have engaged in Parent Coaching services during the initial two years of implementation.
Huynh has been employed at Beech Acres for 20 years. Prior to joining the Beech Acres team, she worked for Psych Systems of Cincinnati and St. Joseph’s Orphanage as a child mental health clinician for several years.
Huynh has been a licensed social worker in Ohio since 1994. She graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in psychology and sociology.
She has participated in numerous speaking engagements, trainings, and parenting workshops throughout the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area addressing parenting and mental health issues. Huynh was nominated by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a 40 under 40 leader in the community. She is most proud of her two sons, Austin and Owen, as well as her 25 years of marriage to her husband, Minh.