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Chinook Enterprises welcomes Chani Hines as Director, Program Services.

Chinook Enterprises, Skagit Valley’s largest Social Enterprise, welcomes Chani Hines to the role of Director, Program Services.

Hines has devoted the last 22 years to developing programs, policies, and initiatives that help organizations achieve their short and long-term goals, initially with the US Navy and later as a business consultant.

Hines  advanced quickly in the Navy, completed executive leadership courses with Harvard Business, and completed an MBA in 2012.  She’s put her skills, training and talents to good use helping non-profits, start-ups, small and mid-sized companies, local governments, and multinational corporations tackle challenges and drive change.

“Chani brings a fresh perspective and direction to this vital role,” said CEO, Steve Reed, “It’s a great opportunity for Chinook and could not have come at a better time.”

Hines has spent the past six months at Chinook Enterprises as an Employment Specialist learning from her customers, peers and community members about unmet needs like additional competitive employment opportunities and the importance of quality social activity options in helping individuals realize their interests and passionately pursue their potential.

In her new position, Hines vows to continue to put customers first and drive change that results in real value and impact for our community.  Said Hines, “We must ask ourselves what each of us has to offer and what we’ll commit to doing to bring our community’s vision for our collective future into reality.  The “perfect time” is now.  Let’s show up and show out, for each other.”

Hines brings this passion to serve and continually challenge her personal mindset to bear in her new role, “The best thing in the world is watching someone self-actualize and witnessing that transformation.  To tap human potential, we just need to create a little space and watch what happens.”

About Chinook Enterprises:

Chinook Enterprises is a non-profit 501(c)(3). The company’s Industrial Production and Manufacturing Facility is located in Mount Vernon, Washington. The division makes over 100,000 parts for Boeing’s 737, 747 and 777 airliners. Chinook Enterprises was founded in 1980 as a Social Enterprise whose mission is to support full participation in community life for people with disabilities and other barriers.

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