Innovation Initiatives Program Manager (she/her)
Cynthia Andrews is joining North Sound ACH as the Innovation Initiatives Program Manager. She has been in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Social Services space for over 30 years. She grew up in Everett, attended Everett High and EvCC, and returned five years ago to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award commemorating EvCC’s 75th anniversary. While working for a large church in Georgia, Cynthia traveled extensively to the Caribbean and South Africa, producing radio and television programs, coordinating conferences, and leadership events, and teaching ministry leaders organizational structure.
She is a self-proclaimed Aging Enthusiast and often says that her best career move was turning 50 years old. With a passion for the elders in her community, she is the former executive director of a senior center in Seattle that historically served African American elders. Ms. Andrews also teaches classes on sustainable living and serves on local organizations such as the Executive Board for Snohomish County NAACP, is President of Seattle Girls Empowerment Foundation, President of the Seattle Chapter of The Girl Friends Inc., and a member of several committees on aging. She is a dynamic public speaker, captivating her audience with her real topics and delivered with grace, wit and her amazing smile. Cynthia has published articles in many publications, blogs, and newsletters, and has hosted her own talk radio show called Living it Up After 50, addressing aging issues in ALL communities. Her goal is to ensure that marginalized communities receive fair and equitable services across the Pacific Northwest and well as the U.S.