Safe Haven Farms is delighted to welcome M. Kay Brown to our Board of Directors. Kay has over 45 years of experience working with children and families within the child welfare, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities and mental health community.
Kay brings both personal commitment and professional expertise to the Safe Haven Board. Her son Jason, who had high levels of needs with multiple disabilities, died a year ago at age 42. Kay and her family have over four decades of firsthand knowledge of issues specific to supporting individuals and families with disabilities.
On a professional level, Kay is a social worker who has many years working in the area of program services— the last being Regional Coordinator for the Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC.) She has good knowledge of systems and resources. As her son grew into an adult, she had particular interest in adult services, including how to build a system of adult care to support a full range of needs.
Kay remains active on several local, state and national work groups and boards related to services for persons with developmental disabilities. Her wisdom and knowledge will be a valuable addition to the deliberations of the Board.