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Kashi Arora, MPH

Appointed to Ryther's Board of Trustees in April 2023

Kashi works at Seattle Children’s on mental and behavioral health focused external affairs including local, state, and federal policy advocacy, assessing the health needs of children in the Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho region, and developing the improvement strategy for pediatric mental and behavioral health. She also supports the organization’s mental health initiative to reimagine pediatric mental health care so that all children, teens, and families can live their healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible. She represents Washington State's Child and Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup on the Crisis Response Improvement Strategy Committee (CRIS Committee) to reimagine Washington State’s crisis system in the context of implementing the 988-suicide prevention hotline.


Prior to working in external affairs, Kashi worked on the inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) at Seattle Children’s as well as on the Emergency Department Mental Health Team supporting kids and families experiencing a mental health crisis.


Kashi was born and raised in Washington State. She has a bachelor’s in psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington.

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