Representing You and Your Voice

Our Team

We’d like to introduce Su Tan to you! She will be joining our leadership team as a Meeting Leader and we are excited to utilize her web design expertise as she will help us create a resource directory that SPP will house on our website! This directory will have contact information for our preferred/favorite service providers (Early Interventionists and Medical Specialists). Su will partner to help SPP gain a stronger web presence.

We’d like to introduce Su Tan to you! She will be joining our leadership team as a Meeting Leader and we are excited to utilize her web design expertise as she will help us create a resource directory that SPP will house on our website! This directory will have contact information for our preferred/favorite service providers (Early Interventionists and Medical Specialists). Su will partner to help SPP gain a stronger web presence.

Yuna Jang has served faithfully as a Meeting Leader with SPP will continue to do so. Her compassionate care has positively impacted many families both at Swedish First Hill NICU and Seattle Parents of Preemies. Yuna will help to manage new member screening process and make sure our membership stays true to the “Parents Only” mission we’ve worked hard to support!

Yuna Jang has served faithfully as a Meeting Leader with SPP will continue to do so. Her compassionate care has positively impacted many families both at Swedish First Hill NICU and Seattle Parents of Preemies. Yuna will help to manage new member screening process and make sure our membership stays true to the “Parents Only” mission we’ve worked hard to support!

Audrey Smith continues to co-lead the SPP team and works hard to define our communications, branding, social media, and operational strategies.  Her work in supporting families – both at SPP & through EvergreenHealth NICU - has been instrumental in helping hundreds of preemie families in the Seattle Area!


Audrey Smith continues to co-lead the SPP team and works hard to define our communications, branding, social media, and operational strategies.  Her work in supporting families – both at SPP & through EvergreenHealth NICU - has been instrumental in helping hundreds of preemie families in the Seattle Area!

Arlene Smith is the leader the SPP team and works to promote SPP within the greater Seattle area. Her work to support families is centered on advocacy initiatives with area hospital NICUs, early interventionists, and medical specialists. She plans SPP meetings/events and has developed relationships with many hospitals and service providers to provide events for preemie families that offer education, support, and foster community.

Arlene Smith is the leader the SPP team and works to promote SPP within the greater Seattle area. Her work to support families is centered on advocacy initiatives with area hospital NICUs, early interventionists, and medical specialists. She plans SPP meetings/events and has developed relationships with many hospitals and service providers to provide events for preemie families that offer education, support, and foster community.

 
Together we will work to further our mission of being Seattle’s premier parent support and advocacy group regarding all preemie related topics.

Projects We are Currently Working on

RESOURCE DIRECTORY: We are looking at building a resource directory, to be housed on the SPP website. This directory will list our favorite/preferred service providers. Need a feeding therapist with experience dealing with oral aversions? We can connect you. Need advice on who to use for Occupational Therapy? We can tell you! 

PARTNERSHIP GROUP: This fall, Seattle Parents of Preemies will host the first NICU Volunteer Partnership meeting! The purpose of this group is to link together the leaders of each NICU Volunteer Group within Washington State. We plan to share ideas on how to best support families both in-unit and post-discharge as well as discover ideas for fundraising, etc.  These meetings will provide volunteer leaders the opportunity to learn from one another and develop best practices so that we can best support NICU families across Washington State.

SMOOTH WAY HOME: SPP continues to play an active role in the new Smooth Way Home Coalition. This amazing project has support across several King County organizations, hospitals, and service providers. The program is looking at ways to “smooth” the transition from hospital to home for NICU families. A key component of this work is to help families identify and access support for their psychological/emotional, physical, or medical needs. 

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP: We are really excited about a potential opportunity to join with another amazing local organization as they consider fiscal sponsorship of our group. We hope that in the coming months we will be able to report some positive news on this front!

SUPPORT FOR NICUs: Sadly, there are several NICUs in our area that currently don't have a peer support program in place.  We are in the process of laying the foundation for some of these institutions to begin that process.  In the meantime, we are encouraging them to refer patients to Seattle Parents of Preemies to meet some of their support needs.

SUPPORT ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE: We are looking at how we can support families across Washington, not just the Seattle area. Stay tuned for more details!