Our People.

Steering Committee

Chair: Tom Rasmussen, City Councilmember (retired), Seattle City Council
Vice Chair: Michele Hasson, Fundraising Professional
Secretary: Jason Plourde, Nonprofit 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
Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, Museum of History & Industry​
Kirsten Harris-Talley, Program Director, Progress Alliance of Washington

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

Community Inreach

Co-chair: Tom Rasmussen
Co-chair: Royal Alley-Barnes
Luis Fernando-Ramirez
Brian Knowles
Lonnie Lusardo
Tony Radovich
Steven Sawyer
Fred Swanson

Content and Experience

Co-chair: Leonard Garfield
Co-chair: Jason Plourde
Phil Bereano
Scott Bertani
Mary Diggs-Hobson
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Kimberly Jacobsen, Manager, Curatorial Projects and Volunteer Resources, Museum of History & Industry
Marie McCaffrey
Jeff Sakuma
Robert Wood

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

Paul Feldman

Capacity Building and Engagement Consultant, Inreach

Rosette Royale

Administrative Coordinator

Karen Flink