Board of Directors

Meet the individuals who make up our Board of Directors.

Kai Shih - Denise Louie Education Center

Kai Shih
Committee: Finance, Program

With a lifelong passion for market research and innovative investing, Kai founded Shih Investments in 2009. His talents include applying his own core strategies and principles of investing to his work with clients. Kai’s background is in computer science, software engineering, and consulting at Netflix, Google, and Ernst & Young. Kai received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT, Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biophysics from the University of Michigan.

Mitzi Moore - Denise Louie Education Center

Mitzi Moore
Committee: Finance

Mitzi is a certified public accountant that has spent her career with Ernst & Young. After working at EY for nearly 14 years, Mitzi currently works as an assurance senior manager where she provides guidance and expertise to clients and manages audit engagements. Mitzi received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Jonathon Kong - Denise Louie Education Center

Jonathon Kong
Committee: Board Development and Governance

Jonathan holds significant experience in strategy, business development, and finance. He currently works in business development finance at Amazon Web Services. Prior to Amazon, Jonathan held leadership roles at two start-ups, and also had a 10+ year career in management consulting that started at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later with Camber Collective, where he helped build one of the leading strategy consulting firms in the social impact sector. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Finance and Marketing from the University of Washington.

Xiu Wen Li

Xiu Wen Li 
Committee: Board Development and Governance

Xiu is an internal talent movement strategist at Amazon working to provide mechanisms for career development access and opportunities for current employees at a global scale, with particular focus to frontline associates and customer service agents in historically underrepresented communities. An alumna of DLEC, she is both a supporter of the organization’s mission and an example of the program’s success. Xiu received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Amanda Chen - Denise Louie Education Center

Amanda Lau Chen
Committee: Board Development and Governance

Amanda is a talent acquisition expert with a 17-year career that includes positions with Alaska Airlines, The Seattle Children’s Museum, Inova Health System, Laura Close Consulting, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, and her current role as Senior Recruiter for Starbucks. In her work, she is passionate about connecting people to roles where they will thrive and maximize their talent.  Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications from the University of Washington.

Lin Trinh

Committee: Board Development and Governance, Advocacy

Lin is a Project Manager with The Capacity Collective supporting community-based organizations in building data capacity through King County Best Starts for Kids. She has extensive experience in Seattle area nonprofits focused on education and mental health including several years as the Assistant Director of Operations for Ryther’s Aspiring Youth Program. In addition to her work with DLEC, Lin has volunteered with organizations such as Crisis Connections and United Way of King County. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration focused on nonprofit management and social policy from the University of Washington.

Jennie Cochran-Chinn
Committee: Fund Development, Program
Jennie Cochran-Chinn is the owner of Chinn Technologies. As a former Senior Manager, Data Engineer for Sysco Labs, she led data engineers on the Customer Experience Analytics team and also ensured an inclusive and supporting work environment for the team. At Chinn Technologies, she also assists in team design/building, execution of data roadmap, mentoring and teaching data engineers and analysts, code reviews and team process. Jennie received her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California San Diego.
Deborah Song
Committee: Development
Deborah Song is a leading and trusted Broker with Windermere Real Estate. She is driven by the principles of professionalism, market knowledge, and providing exceptional service to her clients and the community. She is passionate about early education and she believes all children deserve an equal start. She was a volunteer teacher at Xi’an Orphanage and that experience has changed the way she looks at life. It taught her appreciation and gratitude for life. Deborah has been volunteering for Denise Louie Education Center since 2019.
Jayme Mori
Committee: Advocacy
Jayme Mori is a Litigation Attorney at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. She represents local and national manufacturers, retailers, and distributors through every stage of litigation. At Schwabe, she also mentors incoming associates and serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. In addition to her work with DLEC, Jayme has volunteered with the Asian Bar Association of Washington, King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics, the Promise of Justice Initiative. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Washington and her Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law.
Christina Congdon
Committee: Fund Development


Christina Congdon is a Project and Operations Manager for Environmental Works. She is trained as an Architectural Designer and will be a licensed Architect within the next year. She is also currently working toward receiving certification in non-profit management through the University of Washington.

Vivian Song Maritz
Committee: Advocacy


Currently serving as School Board Director for Seattle Public Schools, Vivian Song Maritz has extensive experience as Vivian received her Masters in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.

Aarthi Subramani
Committee: Program

Currently serving as a Pediatric Hospitalist and the Director of Quality for Inpatient Pediatric Service, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Dr. Aarthi Subramani, is committed to advocating for the health and welfare of children. As a pediatrician, she recognizes the impact high-quality education can have to alter the social determinants of health. She strives to be a part of DLEC’s mission by contributing to the future of these children, and sharing the lessons she’s learned throughout her career. Dr. Subramani has an array of volunteer experience providing critical services to in-need populations, including building homes for families in Honduras and medical camps. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a Member for the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine, and the Washington State Medical Association. She received her M.B.B.S at Government Kilpauk Medical College in Chennai, India, and completed her Pediatric Residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit.

Whitney White
Committee: Advocacy

Whitney is an enrolled parent and serves on the DLEC Policy council. She is also an experienced early learning educator with 14 years of experience. In her current role as the PreK-3rd Grade Systems Manager for Puget Sound Educational Service District, she creates functional systems of support for educators at the classroom, school, and district levels. She seeks to ensure all children have access to equitable, culturally responsive, and universally designed education. Whitney has numerous certifications and has been the recipient of the Fishman Award National Honor Roll for Excellence in Teaching. She received her Master of Education from George Mason University and holds a P-3 Executive Leadership certificate from the University of Washington.