Megan Kennedy

Interim Director of the UW Resilience Lab

Megan Kennedy is the Interim Director of the UW Resilience Lab. A clinically trained leader and passionate community advocate, Megan is addressing issues of policy, organizational structures, programs, and services to improve student mental health and well-being at the UW. Her passion lies in applying strategies of adaptive leadership and collective impact to bridge gaps and strengthen system-wide collaborations and partnerships. Megan has produced and directed an award-winning documentary, spearheaded community-wide initiatives, designed and implemented new programs and service sites, and trained thousands of providers and organizational leaders on issues of mental health, resilience, and well-being. Megan was previously a Clinical Director at Youth Eastside Services, a community-based mental health agency, where she developed targeted interventions for LGBTQ youth and families. Since 2013, Megan has served on the Board of Directors of Eastside Pathways, a collective impact organization that serves as the "backbone" for 70+ partner agencies in East King County. Megan received a BA from Western Washington University, a Master’s in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Seattle University.