Penny Rae Bradon’s experience within the Pierce County Human Services -Aging and Disability Resource Department is a great foundation for her role as the KWA In-Home Care (IHC) Director as she now works with all eight of the Area Agency’s on Aging who contract with KWA.   She directs all aspects of the IHC program serving sixteen in-home care areas in Washington State.  She leads over 1600 union caregivers and all IHC team members. Together they serve approximately 2200 clients. 

Ms. Bradon’s social service experience expands more than two decades and includes innovative leadership and development of Federal, State, and privately funded programs. The programs she has overseen include multiple government agencies; Health Care Authority- Health Home program of which she is State Certified trainer; Department of Commerce – employment programs, and has been co-located staff working in all DSHS offices in the Pierce County region.      

She has demonstrated management and innovation in creating and implementing programs for vulnerable adults, women, and youth.   She thrives in program leadership, contract reporting, grant writing, national conference planning, writing curriculum, and facilitating training.  Her for-profit management includes corporate leadership and business ownership. She has been a board member and leader with several faith-based organizations and churches and an officer and member with Beta Sigma Phi. 

Ms. Bradon has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration-Strategy and Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior with Cum laude honors, and an Associate’s Degree in psychology while she was an officer in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.  She is a member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team.  She is a certified Toastmaster and also has a Toastmaster’s International Certificate in Leadership, and is a certified Domestic Violence Advocate for Washington State.