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Regional Advisory Board

Our regional advisory board provides strategic direction and support for our work in Washington state.

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Meet Our Board

Board Chair

Practitioner-in-Residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education

Bree Dusseault

As a resident of Southeast Seattle and former principal and teacher, Bree believes deeply in working with families and communities to create schools that will realize their hopes and dreams for students. Most recently, Bree served as the Director of

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Vice Chair

Former CEO and Chairman of the Board,

Dawn Lepore

Dawn Lepore is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until the successful sale to Walgreens in 2011. During her tenure, Dawn

Kevin Chase

Strategy Chair

Superintendent, Educational Service District 105

Kevin Chase

Kevin Chase is the superintendent of the Yakima-based Educational Service District 105, which assists in the programs of 25 public school districts and 23 private and tribal schools in South Central Washington. Kevin was raised in Sunnyside, where he

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Advancement Chair

Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C.

Omar Contreras

Omar is an attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. where his practice focuses mainly on advising social impact ventures and advising clients engaged in domestic and international corporate transactions. His passion for education was instilled in

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Associate Partner, Promise54

Michael D. Corral

Born and raised in Yakima, WA, Michael is the proud son of Mexican Immigrant parents and has a passion for serving his home state and Latinx comunidad. Professionally, Michael is currently an Associate Partner for Promise54--a research and consulting

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Instructional Leadership Executive Director of secondary schools, Highline Public Schools

Jacqueline Downey



Jacqueline Downey is an Instructional Leadership Executive Director of secondary schools in Highline Public Schools. In this role, she supervises principals and oversees implementation of instructional initiatives at the secondary level. Previously

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Education Consultant

Jennifer Flood

Bay Area


Jennifer Guerrero Flood has been a lifelong advocate for educational equity and currently leads her own consulting practice working with foundations, districts, and non-profit organizations to increase their impact. Jennifer grew up in California’s

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Superintendent, Yakima School District

Trevor Greene

Prior to his current role, Trevor led in a large, multi-linguistic, urban district, adjacent to Seattle. His work there, supervising and developing principal leadership, helped realize the largest graduation rate increase in 10 years. In addition, his

Teach For America Washington Board Member Marguerite Kondracke

Legislative Liaison

Social Entrepreneur and Retired CEO, America's Promise

Marguerite Kondracke

Marguerite Kondracke has had a 40-year career working in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, with a focus on education, children and families. She has a special passion for addressing the needs of disadvantaged children. Marguerite most

Srilakshmi Remala

Program Officer, Post Secondary Success, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Srilakshmi (Sri) Remala

Srilakshmi (Sri) Remala is a seasoned technology professional who is motivated to build and design products that fit the needs of students and teachers in the education sector. Her focus on raising education outcomes for underserved and minority

Zoe Stemm-Calderon

Alumni Liaison

Director, Education, Raikes Foundation

Zoë Stemm-Calderon



Zoë joined the Raikes Foundation in 2015 to lead its education strategy. Before joining the foundation, Zoë served as a resident at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation while completing her doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate

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Executive Director, Yakima Schools Foundation

Priscilla Trevino

Priscilla Trevino is the Executive Director of Yakima Schools Foundation. She passionately believes in the importance of providing programs, support, and resources for all children regardless of socioeconomic standing, race, religion, ethnicity

Board Emeriti

Share Holder / Trial Attorney, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

Thomas Breen



Business Planning and Operations Lead, Meta

Lizeth Chiprez

Rio Grande Valley


Director of Collective Impact, Heritage University

Suzy Diaz

Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs & Co

Larry Estrada

Donor Relations Manager, Northwest Harvest

Jason Kildall

Founder and CEO, Inquiry Partners Professor, University of Washington

Kimberly Mitchell

Former Board Chair

Managing Broker, Avenue Properties

Michael Orbino

Owner, Station 7 Home Goods Store

Danielle Tilden

Director of the Department of Neighborhoods, City of Seattle

Greg Wong