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 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.
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.
Committee: Fund Development
An experienced builder of community engagement, Laura is the Marketing and Community Relations Representative for Amerigroup of WA Apple Health, where she is responsible for coordinating and supervising the implementation of program, product, and expansion strategies. Laura takes a leadership role in managing relationship-building initiatives with membership populations and acts as a liaison to local community advocacy groups. From her extensive experience in community relations, Laura brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of marketing, education, compliance, and relationship-building.
Mary is a Policy Advisor for the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). She has been working towards improving economic mobility for children and families who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Prior to her current position, Mary worked as an Associate Portfolio Manager at Ballmer Group and also worked as a strategic initiatives manager for National Head Start and a congressional intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies from University of Washington.
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.
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.
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.
Currently serving as School Board Director for Seattle Public Schools, Vivian Song Maritz has extensive experience asVivian received her Masters in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.