In 2012, Raleigh Bowden brought her bold vision and leadership to Room One to grow the work of the Lookout Coalition. As the founder and director of the Coalition, Raleigh provided direct support for our neighbors struggling with complex medical decisions; built a powerful team of retired medical providers, social workers and mental health counselors to work in collaboration with Room One staff; and tirelessly advocated across the Methow and beyond for systems to work better for our neighbors in their most vulnerable times.
This Spring, Raleigh will transition out of her role as director and help lead the transition of the Lookout Coalition into a more fully integrated program of Room One’s One Stop Support Center. Lookout volunteers will work more closely with Room One Client Advocates, providing a critical extra layer of support to those navigating complex medical decisions.
Raleigh’s work led many to receive the healthcare they needed, supported the strength and resilience of families facing medical crises, and helped our neighbors better prepare for aging and end-of-life. The Lookout Coalition has received praise from across the state and Raleigh has lent her knowledge and skill to building a more efficient, effective healthcare system across Washington. She is a fierce, loving and tireless advocate for our neighbors.
We are excited to invest in the long-term stability of the work of the Lookout Coalition and, though we will miss Raleigh at the helm of the program, we are thrilled she will continue to be part of the Lookout team at Room One. Thank you, Raleigh, for all you’ve given our community and Room One. We love you!