Directors

Susan Yang - Denise Louie Education Center

Susan Yang
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

206-734-4461 | syang@deniselouie.org

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.

Nikki Huang - Denise Louie Education Center

Nikki Huang
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING

(206) 806-7389 | nhuang@deniselouie.org

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.

Marah Irizarry Nazario - Denise Louie Education Center Leadership Team

Marah Irizarry Nazario
ENROLLMENT AND FAMILY SERVICE DIRECTOR

(206) 767-8223 | mirizarry@deniselouie.org

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
DIRECTOR OF HOME VISITING AND HEALTH SERVICES

(206) 767-8223 | cleipzig@deniselouie.org

Chloe Leipzig, MPH, IMH-E®, is Denise Louie’s Director of Home Visiting and Health Services. She joined our team in 2015 as the Home Visiting Health Services Coordinator. Currently, Chloe oversees the strategic development and daily operation of our Early Head Start Home Visiting program, and supports health services across the organization. She 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.