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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

Executive Director, Green Dot

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.

Tom Breen

Partner, Schroeter, Goldmark and Bender

Tom Breen

Phoenix

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Tom Breen has been an education advocate, particularly for disadvantaged communities, since the early 1990s, when he worked as a Teach For America corps member in Phoenix, Arizona and taught middle school aged students in Spanish and English.

Kevin Chase

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.

Lizeth Chiprez

Senior Strategy Consultant, Accenture

Lizeth Chiprez

Rio Grande Valley

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Lizeth grew up in Sunnyside in Washington State’s Yakima Valley. Her family immigrated there to do agricultural work like many other families in the Yakima Valley. 

A photo of board member Omar Contreras

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.

Suzy Diaz

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Heritage University

Suzy Diaz

Suzy Diaz is the director of corporate and foundation relations at Heritage University. She has over 20 years of experience in fields connected to health care, social services, and academia including philanthropy.

Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs & Co

Larry Estrada

Larry provides financial advice, education and investment management expertise to high net worth family groups, tribal governments, endowments, and foundations across the U.S.

A photo of board member Jennifer Flood

Education Consultant

Jennifer Flood

Bay Area

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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.

A photo of board member Dawn Lepore

Former CEO, Drugstore.com

Dawn Lepore

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

Kimberly Mitchell

Co-Founder, Inquiry Partners

Kimberly Mitchell

Los Angeles

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Kimberly is an international speaker, writer, and presenter on personalization, deeper learning, and inquiry-based instruction. She is the co-founder of Inquiry Partners a professional learning organization.

Michael Orbino

Managing Broker, Avenue Properties

Michael Orbino

Michael Orbino is a Managing Broker with Avenue Properties in Downtown Bellevue. Michael brings over 16 years of real estate sales, marketing and consulting experience to every client relationship.

Srilakshmi Remala

General Manager/Head of Attain Product

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.

Zoe Stemm-Calderon

Director, Education, Raikes Foundation

Zoë Stemm-Calderon

Houston

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Zoë joined the Raikes Foundation in 2015 to lead its education strategy.

Danielle Tilden

Owner, Station 7

Danielle Tilden

Danielle is the owner of Station 7, a Capitol Hill boutique with a focus on locally made goods and art, furniture, and community engagement.

Greg Wong

Partner, Pacifica Law Group, LLP

Greg Wong

Greater Delta

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Greg Wong serves as legal counsel to a diverse group of public, private, and not for profit clients.