© 2019 Seattle Human Rights Commission

Executive Committee

Valentina Montecinos
Jackie Turner
Liz Pachaud
Adrian Glover


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. 

Adrian Glover

Civil Rights Analyst,

Seattle Public Schools

Adrian Glover is a human rights advocate with a heightened focus on race relations and social justice for all.  For over a decade, Adrian has been a champion for equal treatment and accountability, showing support by joining social activist groups, political campaign fundraising, faith-based initiatives, and fraternity national programs. 

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. 

Sarah Hillman

Sarah has worked within the venture capital, technology, and P&C insurance markets. Her professional experience includes technical accounting research, preparing and reviewing SEC filings, and project management. 

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.

Tammy Morales
Community Organizer,
Rainier Beach Action Coalition

Tammy's lifelong work has been to increase economic power for struggling individuals and families. She is committed to equitable community-based solutions that advance the economic right of everyone to live a life of dignity. For 10 years Tammy was the founder and principal of Urban Food Link, a food policy firm that was instrumental in placing food security issues on the agendas of city, county and state leaders. 

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. 

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
Vice President - Data,

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. 

Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr
Director of Development, 

Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr. currently lives on the South End of Seattle WA.  Dae Shik has served in Youth/Young adult ministries for 7 years. Dae Shik is originally from Honolulu, HI and misses the sun very much. 

Shkelqim Kelmendi
Executive Director,
The Housing Connection

Born in Kosovo, Shkëlqim immigrated to the United States as a refugee. His experiences growing up in a society torn by war have fueled his commitment to human rights and civic engagement. 

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. 

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. 

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,


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.