Kip Tokuda, a tireless advocate on behalf of children and families, currently serves as the Director of the City of Seattle's Human Service Department's Family and Youth Services Division and as a member of the national Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA) Board of Directors. Recently, Mr. Tokuda concluded eight years (1994-2002) in the Washington State House of Representatives, representing the 37th legislative district in Central/Southeast Seattle. He served as the Chair of the House Children and Family Services Committee as well as a member of the House Appropriations and the House Juvenile Justice and Family Law Committees. In his role as a State representative, Mr. Tokuda acted as a strong advocate for children, individuals with developmental disabilities, and working families. He successfully passed a "Special Needs Adoption" bill designed to meet the needs of disabled children who are adopted through the State; proved instrumental in passing the" Homeless Children's Lawsuit" bill, which provided services for over 60,000 homeless families with children in Washington; and contributed to passage of the "Foster Care Quality and Accountability" bill. Prior to his terms in the legislature, Mr. Tokuda served as the Executive Director of the State's Washington Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. In that capacity, he led the charge to develop policies, raise awareness, and advocate on behalf of children and families in Washington.