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Seattle Works Board of Directors

The Board of Directors comprises individual volunteers from the community who help steward the overall health of the organization. They guide our mission and strategy, oversee the health and ethics of the organization, and ensure that Seattle Works has the resources (finances, staff, brand, etc.) it needs to fulfill its mission, and prioritizes equity and inclusion in all that they do. Additionally, Seattle Works board members support our programs: they attend sessions, bring their personal community with them, provide input and feedback on topics covered, and engage in authentic relationship building.

2021 Board of Directors

Susan Shi, Amazon


Julianna Patterson, World Affairs Council of Seattle 


Incoming 2022 Board of Directors


Kendra Hale (she/her), Malikah


Amber Rose Jimenez (she/her), Race Forward for the Goverment Alliance on Race and Equity


Lydia Simpson (she/her), Upower


Clara Olivo (she/her/ella), Intersectionality in the Diaspora


Alina Santillan (he/him), Seattle Arts & Culture for Anti-Racism


Natalie Herrera (she/her), Northwest Center 


Helen Potter (she/her), King County Parks


Aaron Oravillo (he/they), Nia Tero