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Mary Lou Dickerson's Biography
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Mary Lou Dickerson
Husband: John Birnel; 2 Children: Chloe, Noah
Attended, Post-Graduate Work, Business/Public Administration
BA, Journalism, University of Oregon
MSW, University of Hawaii
Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 1994-2012
Vice Chair, Minority Caucus, Washington State House of Representatives
Former Executive Director, Bellevue Schools Foundation
Former Program Manager, Echo Glen Treatment Center
Former Program Development Director, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Association
Former Executive Director, North Seattle Youth Services
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Inter-Agency Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program, 2003-present
Board Member, Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 2003-present
Board Member, Family Policy Council, 1996-present
Member, Ballard Business and Professional Women
Former Board Member, Children's Alliance
Member, Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association
Member, Safer Ballard
Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Program, State Interagency Coordinating Council
Former Chair, Washington Coalition of Public Schools Foundation
Founder/Board Member, Ballard Family Support Center, 1996-2003
Founder/Board Member, Treehouse, 1987-1992
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