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Executive Committee

Valentina Montecinos
Jackie Turner
Liz Pachaud
Erika Chen

ALL COMMISSIONERS

Jessica Bhuiyan
Executive Director,
World Without Hate

With over sixteen years of experience in the non-profit sector, Jessica Bhuiyan is an incredibly passionate leader within the social justice and human rights advocacy movements. As an executive, coach, consultant, and change agent, Bhuiyan utilizes her expertise and experiences to make a difference for others.

Annie Dimitrasis

Administrative Coordinator,

Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance,

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Annie Dimitrasis a human rights advocate with a background in immigrant and refugee affairs, government administration, and education. She holds an M.A. in Human Rights & Democratization from the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights (EIUC) and a B.A. in Creative Writing and International Studies from the University of California, San Diego. 

Erika Chen
Event & Volunteer Manager, 
Rainier Scholars

Erika Chen is a social justice advocate whose work in human rights started in high school, while leading SUCA (Students United for Cultural Awareness) and SEED (Seeking Equity, Education, and Diversity).

Brian Egger
Senior Advisor,
US Government Accountability Office

Originally from Beaverton, OR, Brian Egger received his bachelor of arts in politics from Willamette University, Salem, OR in May 2007 and masters of public administration from American University, Washington, DC in July 2009. While pursuing his bachelor of arts, Brian served as a committee and legislative assistant in the Oregon Legislative Assembly. 

Tyrone Grandison
Founder,
The Data-Driven Institute

Tyrone has a diverse background at the interaction of technology, data, and social good. He is a senior executive, a technologist, a researcher, an entrepreneur, a futurist, a data scientist, a keynote speaker, a coach, and a software engineer. 

Erik Gray
Survivor Community Advocate,
Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST)

Erik Gray is an artist, consultant, national speaker, human trafficking content expert, and community leader in Seattle, WA. Having been homeless, domestically trafficked, and HIV+ himself he has strived to improve systems that sought to serve him but failed. 

Derek Lum

Field Organizer,

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

UW MSW student who is passionate about moving the arc of our universe towards justice. Currently aField Organizer with Asian Counseling Referral Service.

Aaron Oravillo
Program Associate,
Nia Tero Foundation

Aaron Oravillo is currently splitting his time between work and studying issues related to social justice, equity, and inclusion at school. Aaron cares about the rights of the homeless, and he is conscious of the need for indigenous sovereignty. 

Valentina Montecinos
Director of Operations,
The Pomegranate Center

Valentina Montecinos holds an MBA in Sustainable Business; and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Women’s Studies. She has over 15 years of combined experience in the nonprofit, government, and business fields. 

Liz Pachaud

North American Operations Manager,

Shared Source

Sales and operations for small to medium size businesses and nonprofits. Focus on food andbeverage, hospitality and social justice. 

Pam Schwartz

A third generation Seattleite, Pamela Schwartz devotes her life to community activism. Her passion for social justice led her to the Anti-Defamation League where she serves on both the National Advisory Board and Pacific Northwest Regional Board. 

Jackie Turner

Manager of Community & Culture,

Zillow

A child of Caribbean immigrants, Jackie has championed the advancement of underrepresented populations throughout her career. She previously served as a mentor at Year Up.