Susan Yang - Denise Louie Education Center

Susan Yang

206-734-4461 |

Ms. Susan Yang, MPP is Denise Louie’s Executive Director. She joined our team in 2015 and oversees daily operations at seven site locations and leads a collaborative planning process with board members, parents, and staff to develop, update, and monitor agency goals. Susan brings over 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in early childhood education and human services field. She has led efforts in policy, program, and research in her various roles. She holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in social, domestic policy, from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Tina Masuda-Draughon FINANCE DIRECTOR

Tina Masuda-Draughon

Ms. Tina Masuda-Draughon,
MDA, is Denise Louie’s Finance Director. She joined our team in 2021 and oversees all aspects of the agency’s finances and fiscal health. A former Denise Louie parent, she brings extensive finance experience with non-profit governmental organizations, ranging from environmental protection, health care, senior services and education, including Head Start and private schools, and is responsible for overseeing all areas of financial operations and providing competent leadership and senior expertise in administering and coordinating all facets of business support functions. She serves as a strategic partner to the Head of School to oversee all areas of finance and operations. She works closely with the Board of Trustees, serving as the primary staff liaison to multiple standing board committees. She holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from City University.

Nikki Huang - Denise Louie Education Center

Nikki Huang

(206) 806-7389 |

Ms. Nikki Huang, MPA, is Denise Louie’s Director of Development and Marketing. She joined our team in 2014 and oversees all philanthropy efforts grow the agency’s capital and unrestricted funding as well oversee all marketing and external communications. Nikki brings over 17 years of development experience from nonprofit organizations, taking on a range of roles from Highline Medical Center Foundation’s Development Manager to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Washtenaw County’s Executive Director. She has served as a Board Member for the International Community Health Services Foundation, API Chaya, and was on the Komen of Puget Sound’s grant committee. She is a member of the Washington Women Foundation and holds a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University.

Abby Ajaero

(206) 321-0774 |

Joining our team in 2022, Abby brings an over 30-year career in education to her role as director of our programs. In addition to over 15 years at the Children’s Home Society of Washington, Abby has experience in educational consulting, organizational development, and staff development locally in Seattle, Washington as well as in Nigeria, where she worked in education for over 17 years. She has additionally held teacher, principal, and administrator roles. Her degrees include a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education Administration, Management and Leadership from Walden University, a Child Development Associate degree in early childhood and teaching from Green River Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Imo State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Calabar.

Marah Irizarry Nazario - Denise Louie Education Center Leadership Team

Marah Irizarry Nazario


(206) 767-8223 |

Ms. Marah Irizarry Nazario, MSW, is Denise Louie’s Outreach and Enrollment Director. She joined our team in 2018 and oversees Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) and Family Service departments for both EHS and HS programs. She monitors center operations for compliance with parent engagements, family and community partnership requirements; and monitors service delivery to families and recruitment efforts. Marah brings with her over 11 years of experience from the social service sector with 4 of those years working with Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start. She has taken on a variety of family support roles during her professional career, including Family Service supervisor, Early Intervention coordinator, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) case manager. She holds a Master in Clinical Social Work from Universidad del Este in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

Chloe Leipzig - Denise Louie Education Center

Chloe Leipzig

 (206) 767-8223 |

Chloe Leipzig, MPH, is Denise Louie’s Health and Home-Based Services Director. She joined our team in 2015 and oversees the strategic development and daily operation of our home-based programs: Early Head Start and Parent-Child Plus, as well as the Health Services at the Home-Based and Center-Based programs. Chloe has over ten years of experience working in nonprofits and community-based organizations across the US and Canada. She holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Community Health Education from the University of Colorado.