Remembering Terri Kimball, Former Division Director

It is with great sadness that we share news about the loss of Terri Kimball, former Director of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division with HSD. Terri passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the age of 64 after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. Known for her vision and tenacity, Terri dedicated more than 30 years to health and human services working for such agencies as City of Seattle, Public Health-Seattle & King County, Senior Services, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network and Center for Children and Youth Justice.

Her “ceaseless advocacy helped make the appalling crime of underage human trafficking into a white-hot political issue,” declared a recent Seattle Times editorial. “She catalyzed other leaders, resulting in changes big and small.”

“Terri does not suffer fools. She was not ever going to work anyplace where her passion and values” weren’t reflected, remembered former Human Services Department director Patricia McInturff, along with other community and elected leaders in a Times obituary.

A memorial for Terri has been scheduled for 3pm on June 1, 2014, at the University of Washington Club (4020 NE Stevens Way, Seattle). In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in Terri Kimball’s name to YouthCare, 2500 N.E. 54th St., Seattle, WA 98105; or to Stolen Youth, P.O. Box 296, Seattle, WA 98111.