Sound Announces President & CEO

Katrina Egner, President & CEO

Experienced leader will oversee King County’s largest provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment services

Egner has served as interim president and CEO since December 2022, during which time she has also continued to serve as Sound’s chief programs officer.

As president and CEO, Egner will oversee Sound’s strategic vision, clinical programs, client service and external engagement. She will ensure that Sound continues to be a trusted provider of critical care to our community and expands its impact through new partnerships, service lines and innovative methods of delivering care. She will also serve as a connector between Sound and health care providers, public agencies and community organizations th

June 8, 2023 – SEATTLE – The board of directors of Sound, King County’s largest provider of behavioral health services, announced today that Katrina Egner, MA, LMHC, MHP, has been named president and chief executive officer, effective immediately roughout the region.

“On behalf of the board, I am thrilled that Katrina will continue to lead Sound into the future,” said Tom Bolger, chair of the Sound board of directors. “Her deep expertise in the mental health and substance abuse fields, combined with her incredible passion for those we serve and her strong community connections, make Katrina the ideal leader for this organization – and the first woman to lead Sound in our 57-year history. Sound plays an essential role in our community, and Katrina will ensure we grow our impact, modernize our operations and become the employer of choice in King County for behavioral health professionals.”

Egner joined Sound as an intern in 1997. During her two-and-a-half-decade career with the organization, she has served in a variety of roles, including as a crisis services coordinator, mental health specialist and a director overseeing numerous critical programs: crisis services, admissions, the transition support program, re-entry case management services, the housing voucher program, mental health and veterans’ courts, and Sound’s commercial insurance business line.

Most recently she served as executive vice president and chief programs officer, where she was integral in implementing Reaching Recovery, a measurement-based model of service that customizes clients’ care based on their evolving needs while on their path to recovery.

“I am honored to lead Sound’s team of compassionate, dedicated professionals as we evolve to meet the changing needs of our community,” said Egner. “Sound is providing innovative, integrated care that combines behavioral health, substance use disorder and primary care coordination to treat the whole person. As our community grows, this work is more important than ever, and I am proud of the incredible people at Sound who make a difference every day.”

Egner is a licensed mental health counselor and child mental health specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington and a master’s in couples and family therapy from Antioch University.

About Sound

Founded in 1966, Sound is an independent provider of community mental health and addiction treatment services, offering high quality, comprehensive healthcare services throughout King County. The organization is an early adopter of Reaching Recovery, an evidence-based clinical model that promotes high levels of client engagement, improves outcomes and enables providers to better measure a client’s recovery. Sound stands at the forefront of the healthcare field, exploring new approaches to care. The organization’s goal is to help individuals and families achieve the highest level of independence possible by providing a broad array of healthcare solutions, including addiction treatment, mental health, vocational, supportive housing and many other services. To learn more visit

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