Our People.

Steering Committee

Chair: Michele Hasson, Fundraising Professional
Royal Alley-Barnes, Executive Director (retired), Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 
Jason Dittmer, Marketing Professional
Marlys Erickson,  Executive Director (retired), Pike Place Market Foundation
Paul Feldman
Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, Museum of History & Industry​
Kirsten Harris-Talley, Program Director, Progress Alliance of Washington
Jason Plourde, Nonprofit Professional
Tom Rasmussen, City Councilmember (retired), Seattle City Council

Community Action Group

Royal Alley-Barnes
George Bakan, Publisher, Seattle Gay News
Phil Bereano, Co-founder ACT/UP Seattle; ACLU activist
Scott Bertani, Director of Prevention & Community Relations, Lifelong
Mary Diggs-Hobson, Executive Director, African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry
Jason Dittmer
Marlys Erickson
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Tristen Gardner
Leonard Garfield
Kirsten Harris-Talley
Michele Hasson
Christine Hurley, Executive Director (retired), Bailey-Boushay House
Brian Knowles, Executive Director, Bailey-Boushay House
Lonnie Lusardo, Founder & Principal, The Diversity Collaborative​
Marie McCaffrey, Executive Director, HistoryLink
Patricia McInturff, Director (retired), Human Services Department, City of Seattle​ 
Jason Plourde
Tony Radovich, Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-WA)​
Luis Fernando Ramirez, Executive Director, Entre Hermanos
Tom Rasmussen
Robert Roblee, Community Volunteer
Rob Roth
Jeff Sakuma, Health Integration Strategist, Human Services Department, City of Seattle
Steven Sawyer, Interim Executive Director, POCAAN
Carol Sterling, Community Volunteer
Fred Swanson, Executive Director, Gay City
Dennis Torres, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Perry Wales
Robert Wood, Director (retired), HIV/AIDS Program, King County

Experience & Programs

Chair: Jason Plourde
Royal Alley-Barnes
Mary Austin
Phil Bereano
Scott Bertani
Kate Hallstead
Mary Diggs-Hobson
Luis Fernando-Ramirez
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Leonard Garfield
Adam Hantzis
Brian Knowles
Lonnie Lusardo
Marie McCaffrey
Lauren Moore
Tony Radovich
Tom Rasmussen
Steven Sawyer
Gunner Scott
Fred Swanson
Jeff Sakuma
Robert Wood
Stephen Zapantis

Fund Development

Co-chair: Michele Hasson
Co-chair: Marlys Erickson
George Bakan
Jason Dittmer
Christine Hurley
Patricia McInturff
Rob Roblee
Carol Sterling
Dennis Torres

Project Manager

Jason Plourde

Capacity Building and Engagement Consultant, Inreach

Rosette Royale

Administrative Coordinator

Karen Flink