Colleen McIngalls, MPA

MPA

Adjunct Faculty

Phone: 206-296-5470

Building/Room: Casey 332

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Biography

Colleen is the current Director of Victim Services at Victim Support Services (VSS) (formally Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims), a nonprofit victim advocacy organization based in Snohomish County. VSS serves the greater Puget Sound region with in-person advocacy, as well as operates the Crime Victim Service Center Hotline for Washington State. Colleen completed her Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University with a concentration in nonprofit management and governance. Her capstone project was titled, “Victim centered response to incidence of mass violence: A guide for service providers”. she holds a BA in Human Services from Western Washington University.

Colleen joined VSS in 2007 and has provided advocacy services to victims of crime for over 10 years. She has a wealth of experience working directly with victims of crime, supporting them from the moment a crime happens, through the criminal justice system and beyond. Colleen developed the Finding Light After Darkness (FLAD) homicide support group model and has conducted facilitator trainings as well as consultation to other organizations across the nation who are interested in implementing the FLAD model.

Colleen is a native of the Puget Sound area, raised on the Eastside of Seattle. She enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer including camping, hiking, local eats and craft beer, as well as anything that involves our beautiful bodies of water.