Civic Council


Civic Council members represent companies and organizations responsible for Seattle’s leadership in technology and innovation, and its pioneering role in the fields of aviation, global health, sustainability, and more. All companies, organizations and individuals represented add to the richness of the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) experience by bringing their voices, their expertise, and their diverse perspectives into the classroom. The MAAIS program is also supported and advised by the Jackson School Advisory Board.

James Bernard, Microsoft

James BernardAs the Global Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Education Group at Microsoft, James Bernard leads a team that is responsible for building and leading global multilateral partnerships with publishers, content providers, education-technology companies, telcos, NGOs, and donors that span more than 130 countries. Bernard held a number of globally focused consumer marketing and communications positions at Microsoft between 1999 and 2006, working on consumer technology products and projects designed to bring technology to people in developing countries, specifically through the distribution of low-cost PCs. From 2006-2008 Bernard was Vice President of Marketing and Communications for World Learning, an international non-profit focused on educational exchange and international development with operations in more than 70 countries. Bernard also lived in Kenya for six years and has traveled extensively in Africa and many other parts of the world. He serves as an advisor to a number of education-focused organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors for Pact, a global NGO focused on capacity building in health, environment and livelihoods.

Amie Batson, PATH

Amie BatsonAmie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer, is responsible for guiding PATH’s strategy, strengthening our partnerships and business relationships in the global health community, and contributing to our advocacy and policy priorities. Ms. Batson’s 20-year career in global health includes positions with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNICEF, and most recently, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where she served as senior deputy administrator for global health. During her three-year appointment with USAID, Ms. Batson led the agency’s engagement in the President’s Global Health Initiative, represented the US government on the board of the GAVI Alliance, and led the US government team in coconvening the Child Survival Call to Action, which launched the global vision to end preventable child deaths. Throughout her career in global health, Ms. Batson has been a leader in innovation. Her contributions to immunization and vaccine financing at the World Bank resulted in billions of dollars in new funding for global health and the vaccination of millions of children against polio, pneumonia, diarrhea, and other vaccine-preventable causes of death. Ms. Batson earned a BA in economics from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the Yale University School of Management.

Jeannie Berwick, One Equal Heart Foundation

Jeannie BerwickJeannie Berwick is the Executive Director of One Equal Heart Foundation, a Seattle-based nonprofit that partners with the Center for Indigenous Rights (CEDIAC) to support locally-led sustainable development programs in Tseltal Maya indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico. Jeannie practiced immigration and refugee law for over twenty years and is one of the founders of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle. She graduated from Stanford University, in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology, and from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was awarded her J.D. in 1983. She and her husband Jim Degel, have called Seattle home since 1985. They have three adult children.

Michael Bickford, Weyerhaeuser Company

Michael Bickford enjoyed a 30-year career at Weyerhaeuser Company. He was assigned to manage public policy issues resulting from the eruption of Mount St. Helens, which damaged 68,00 acres of prime company forests, and required an intensive three-year salvage and replanting effort. Bickford also held several corporate level positions dealing with marketing of the company’s brand and reputation, production identity and brand integration, advertising and outreach to key stakeholders across North America. This included marketing communications for all pulp, paper, and packaging business that generated 50 percent of company revenue, and an advertising program on behalf of all business across North America. Michael started Weyerhaeuser China Ltd. in 1983, and was its first resident president/general manager in Beijing for ten years. This marketing subsidiary promoted the company brand and reputation, aided customer marketing and services, and formed strategic government relationships within the People’s Republic of China. He received the company’s President’s Award for market development and leadership. Also in China, Bickford was a founding member and president of the newly formed American Chamber of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. He also served as president of the Washington State China Relations Council in Seattle. Michael is a UW graduate in Chinese Language from the Far Eastern and Russian Institute, the forerunner of the Jackson School. He also studied International Communication along with Business courses. Bickford has been an Advisory Board member for the UW Certificate Programs in Professional Languages and International Business. He has worked with the Jackson School’s Canadian Studies program, because Weyerhaeuser operates in the US and Canada.

Amie Bishop, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Amie BishopAmie Bishop is currently Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), which is based in New York City. As part of her role as a board member over the last 6 years, she frequently meets with LGBT activists around the world. She and her spouse and two sons were also active in efforts to secure marriage equality in Washington State. In 2009, Amie and her family testified before the Washington State House Judiciary Committee in support of the bill to expand domestic partnership rights, and she published an op-ed in the Seattle Times about that experience. In addition to her activism, Amie has worked for PATH for nearly 25 years and is currently a Senior Program Advisor within PATH’s Reproductive Health Program. She is responsible for several breast health initiatives in Peru, Uganda, and Rwanda, and is leading PATH’s efforts to develop additional programming in breast cancer. Prior to this position, she oversaw four of PATH’s Country Programs (China, Tanzania, Ukraine, and Zambia), providing technical, program development, management, and strategic planning support and supervision in a variety of areas. Before that, she led PATH’s TB control work, served as PATH’s Ukraine Country Program Leader, and worked for many years on breast and cervical cancer programming, family planning, and other reproductive health topics. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Master of Science degree in Social Work, both from Columbia University. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco in the early 1980s, starting a school for children with cerebral palsy in a hospital in Marrakech.

Ann Burkhart, Starbucks Coffee Company

Ann BurkhardAnn Burkhart is a manager on Starbucks ethical sourcing team, currently focused on all agricultural goods with the exception of coffee, cocoa and tea. Commodities included are produce, dairy, sugar and animal products, among others. She has managed the company’s relationship with Fairtrade International and Fair Trade USA and worked closely with Conservation International, a long-term partner in sustainability efforts. Ann joined Starbucks in 2003, to help build the Business Ethics and Compliance program, later transferring to the Equal Opportunity Initiatives team. Prior to Starbucks, Ann was the acting director of Weyerhaeuser’s Ethics and Compliance program and held management consulting positions with two Internet development firms. Ann received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and her master’s from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a focus in Finance and International Business. Ann currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for EarthCorps and previously served on the Board of Directors for Global Visionaries.

Lisa Cohen, Washington Global Health Alliance

Lisa CohenLisa Cohen is the Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), a coalition of the state’s leading global health research and development organizations. WGHA supports and advances Washington State’s global health community as a nexus for research, education, training and delivery on the world stage. WGHA membership includes global health organizations, educational institutions, and private and public entities. Prior to the formation of WGHA, Ms. Cohen spent 25 years as a producer and manager in broadcast news. She taught journalism at the University of Washington, where she earned degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Communications. She serves as Executive Director and Board Chair for the Washington Global Health Fund and on the governance boards of Global to Local, Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association as well as numerous civic advisory committees.

Nirav Desai, Booz Allen Hamilton

Nirav Desai serves as Chief Technologist in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Seattle office and leads the Software Development practice. He has over 15 years of consulting experience in strategic decision support and information technology strategy and has supported a diverse array of clients, to include international non-governmental organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and governments. Mr. Desai leads Booz Allen’s technology business in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on the global health, defense, and logistics verticals. In this capacity, he has supported the U.S. naval shipyards, U.S. Pacific Command, large family foundations, international development organizations, and global Fortune 500 corporations. Currently, Mr. Desai is leading an effort across Booz Allen’s Pacific Rim offices focused on commercializing government incubated technologies in the digital (including cloud, social, and mobile), analytics, and cyber-security spaces. Mr. Desai has served in an executive capacity for the Subcontinental Institute and WordSoundAction, two non-profit organizations with international focus. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Diane Douglas, Seattle CityClub

Diane DouglasDiane Douglas has been Seattle CityClub’s executive director for seven years. Started by eight Seattleites eager to provide an inclusive place for citizens to learn about public policy and engage with leaders, CityClub convenes the community to talk about the issues that impact our lives, offering dialogue that is passionately nonpartisan, connections to leaders and local government, and the tools and inspiration to make a difference. Annually, 47,000 Washingtonians participate in public policy and candidate forums, a statewide youth civic education initiative, online voter education tools, and publications that bridge politics, professions and generations. Before coming to Seattle CityClub, Douglas was the founding director of Bellevue College’s Center for Liberal Arts and executive director of Bellevue Arts Museum, where she spearheaded a $23 million capital campaign and oversaw construction of the museum’s award-winning Bellevue headquarters. Douglas is the author of Choosing Craft, a social history of the American craft movement. She is an avid hiker and serves on the boards of regional organizations supporting civic engagement and poverty alleviation.

Brian Howe, Impact Hub

Brian HoweBrian is the CEO of Impact Hub Seattle and supports entrepreneurs in structuring, launching, and scaling ideas. Currently, he wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about the Impact Hub space, community, and resources can best inspire entrepreneurs to build ventures worthy of their full humanity. Prior to launching Impact Hub, he founded Vox Legal PLLC, a law firm that specialized in setting up structures for social ventures, start-ups, and nonprofits. He loves to teach and gets to do so at a few graduate universities, talking about business, social justice, and possibility. He currently serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the UW Center for Commercialization, an advisor to and, a board member with Arts Aftercare and Realize Impact, of counsel with Apex Law Group, and as a partner with VenturScale. He's never happier than when cooking with his wife, hanging out on a rooftop with friends, or playing with his nephews.

Lara Iglitzin, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Lara IglitzinLara Iglitzin has been Executive Director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation since 1995, managing grantmaking in the fields of international affairs, human rights, environmental resource management, and public service. Prior to that she served as Program Officer for the Foundation. Lara has master’s degrees in Russian history and U.S.-Soviet relations from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University, respectively, and worked in the mid-'80s during the height of the Cold War as Project Director of the Congressional Roundtable on U.S.-Soviet Relations in Washington, D.C. She has published numerous articles in the field of Russian studies, foreign policy, human rights and philanthropy in the popular press and academic journals. Lara is an active member of the philanthropic community regionally and nationally. In her role as Jackson Foundation Executive Director, she helped launch the International Human Rights Funders group and currently serves as President of the Board for the Grantmaker Forum on Community and National Service, a Council on Foundations affinity group. An active Seattle community member, Lara is a past president and current Board member of the Olympic Music Festival.

Adam Kohorn, Boeing

Adam KohornAdam Kohorn is the Director of Strategy Integration for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He leads a team that covers a wide range of strategic and business development activities for the Company. These efforts include analysis of global industry and competitive trends and the creation of market strategies to enhance Boeing’s position in both developing and mature markets worldwide. Prior to Strategy, Adam held leadership positions in Engineering, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Program Management. Across these roles, which spanned careers at Boeing, Honeywell and United Technologies, Adam has been heavily involved in the application of Toyota-style, Lean methods to business design as well as operations. Adam is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and both a masters in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from MIT through the Leaders for Global Operations Program. Adam, Michele, and their two children reside in Issaquah.

Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

LTG Stephen LanzaLieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza assumed command of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on February 6, 2014. I Corps is a globally responsive and regionally aligned force that supports the Pacific region. It is comprised of the 7th Infantry Division at JBLM, the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, I Corps (Forward) at Camp Zama, Japan, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at JBLM, and the United States Army-Alaska brigade combat teams located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright. Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1980 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also holds masters degrees from Central Michigan University and the National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C. He has also served as a National Security Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  LTG Lanza command assignments include the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. LTG Lanza’s operational deployment experience includes Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia; Operation Joint Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and Operation New Dawn, Iraq.

Eric Liu, Citizen University

Eric LiuEric Liu is an author, educator, and civic entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Citizen University, which promotes and teaches the art of great citizenship through a portfolio of national programs ( His books include the national bestsellers The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot, both co-authored with Nick Hanauer; The Accidental Asian, a New York Times Notable Book; Guiding Lights, the Official Book of National Mentoring Month; Imagination First, co-authored with Scott Noppe-Brandon of the Lincoln Center Institute; and his most recent, A Chinaman’s Chance. Eric served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President's deputy domestic policy adviser. After the White House, he was an executive at the digital media company RealNetworks. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, Eric lives with his family in Seattle, where he teaches civic leadership at the University of Washington, hosts the acclaimed television interview program “Seattle Voices” and serves on numerous nonprofit and civic boards. He is the co-founder of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility. A regular columnist for and a correspondent for, Eric can be found on Twitter @ericpliu.

Josh Lozman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Josh LozmanJosh Lozman is Deputy Director of Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he provides leadership for the Foundation’s advocacy strategies in the areas of Agriculture, Family Health, and Financial Services for the Poor. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Josh served in the Obama Administration as the Chief of Staff to the National Economic Council in the White House. He spent more than four years at the global advocacy organization, ONE, including roles as Global Policy Director and Chief of Staff. Josh has worked at development policy organizations including the Global Health Council and the Center for Global Development and has worked on several US election campaigns. Josh holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He is a doctoral candidate and Sommer Scholar at Johns Hopkins University. Josh sits on the board of the Washington Global Health Alliance and the Steering Committee of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), and holds the Philanthropic seat at the Committee on World Food Security on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Jacqueline Miller, World Affairs Council

Jacqueline MillerJacqueline joined the World Affairs Council as President and CEO in May 2014. Immediately prior to joining WAC, Jacqueline served as Director of External Relations at Independent Diplomat in New York, which works with marginalized democratic political actors to help them navigate the United Nations, the EU, and other international diplomatic fora. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at the EastWest Institute (EWI) in New York, where she ran the U.S. program, focusing on national security policy, the U.S.-Russia and U.S.-China relationships, as well as nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues. She has also served as the deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington (DC) programs, where she oversaw membership events as well as outreach on Capitol Hill and the DC diplomatic community; and as deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has also taught at The George Washington University, where she undertook graduate work after earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University. She has been a commentator for various news sources (print, web, and broadcast), including the New York Times, the BBC, CBC, and Voice of America. Her honors include being named a Truman Security Fellow as well as receiving a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for Russia. She was also an International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Visiting Scholar in Kyrgyzstan.

Matt Morrison, Pacific NorthWest Economic Region

Matt MorrisonMatt Morrison, CEO of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER), serves the public/private partnership established in 1991 by statute in the states of Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon, and the western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon Territory, and manages the Pacific Northwest Center for Regional Disaster Resilience. His duties include coordinating all projects of PNWER and reporting to the governing board which includes legislative leadership of each state, province, and territory, governors and premiers, and private sector leaders. The mandate of PNWER is to enhance the economy of the region while maintaining the region’s natural environment. PNWER’s 18 working groups include trade & economic development, border issues, agriculture, tourism, transportation, energy, environment, arctic issues, and sustainable development. Improving the region’s cross border infrastructure and implementing pilots like the enhanced driver’s license for the 2010 Olympics has been a focus of PNWER. Mr. Morrison has been a leader in promoting innovation in the Canada – U.S. border region, and has been instrumental in several successful pilots of the Beyond the Border and Perimeter Security Action Plan. PNWER has encouraged both Ottawa and Washington, D.C. to consider the region a “cross-border pilot zone” because of the network of trusted relationships that have been built by the ongoing working groups that PNWER facilitates. Most recently, PNWER managed a project for the U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada focusing on protocols for rapidly responding to and recovering from disasters and emergencies on either side of the border, with a focus on maritime business resumption strategies in the Pacific Northwest. He also worked with leaders in Alaska, Yukon, and Northwest Territories to form PNWER’s Arctic Caucus which has held forums in Whitehorse, YT; Yellowknife, NWT; Barrow and Anchorage, AK. Mr. Morrison has also been instrumental in building economic resilience over the past decade by hosting a series of critical infrastructure interdependency exercises focused on the regional economy. He lives in Seattle where he and his wife Beth have four adult children, and where he enjoys skiing, sailing, and hiking.

Eric Schinfeld, Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT)

Eric SchinfeldEric Schinfeld is the President of the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT), which is dedicated to growing our state's economy through public policies favorable to expanded opportunities in the global marketplace. WCIT's members are farmers, manufacturers, service providers, non-profit organizations and individuals who support strong trade policy that benefits Washington's small, medium and large companies and creates jobs for Washington residents. Eric also serves as the Chief of Staff to the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Prior to these roles, Eric spent five years as staff to the Prosperity Partnership - a coalition of business, government and community organizations focused on ensuring long-term prosperity for the Puget Sound region - and he began his career in the Washington, DC office of U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher. Eric has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.

Bill Stafford, Nyhus Communications

Bill StaffordBill Stafford is the founder and former president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and has held senior leadership roles in local government, business and nonprofit organizations. Bill has significant experience in government policy formulation, management and lobbying and is a recognized leader in facilitating and strengthening international trade and business relations in the Pacific Northwest. While working in the Seattle municipal government, Bill developed the city’s intergovernmental relations office, one of the country’s first systematic initiatives to combine metro, state, federal and international government relations under one roof. He chaired the network of lobbyists and the Urban Consortium, a group focused on urban research. Bill also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy assessing its local government relations and programs. At the Trade Development Alliance, Bill organized seventeen international leadership missions and nine domestic trips. He oversaw more than twenty international trade missions and received delegations of business leaders and heads of state. In all, Bill has traveled to more than 50 countries. Bill has received numerous awards and recognitions, including selection by the Hong Kong government for its VIP program, serving as economic adviser to the mayor of Chongqing, China, receiving the Order of the Lion from the president of Finland, and consulting the World Bank on a technical assistance project in Haiphong, Vietnam. Bill received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and an MBA from Columbia University.

Rhonda Stewart, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Rhonda StewartRhonda Stewart is Senior Communications Manager at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and secures coverage of IHME’s work in leading national and international media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and BBC News. IHME is an independent global health research organization at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. Prior to joining IHME, Rhonda was the Senior Communications and Media Officer at the GAVI Alliance, generating media coverage of vaccines and immunization in developing countries. Rhonda also spent a decade as a journalist, working as an editor and reporter at the Boston Globe and a producer for, leading its online coverage of national news, national security, and the Supreme Court. Rhonda has a bachelor's degree from Cornell and a master's degree from New York University.

Tom Tanaka, Port of Seattle

Tom TanakaTom Tanaka is Senior Port Counsel at the Port of Seattle. He has been an attorney for over 32 years, 29 of which have been at the Port. His experience at the Port covers a wide range of subject areas, including transportation, environmental, real estate, aquatic lands, and government affairs. He has served as the chair for legal committees with the Washington Public Ports Association, the Northwest Marine Terminals Association, and is currently co-chair for the Law Review Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities. He has also served as chair for the International Law Section for the King County Bar Association and vice-chair for the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Outside of work, he is on the Bellevue Transportation Commission, serves on the Board of Directors for Hopelink, and works with the western Washington Harvard Schools Committee. He has a BA degree in history from Harvard College and was one of the early recipients of a concurrent MA from the Jackson School in Japan Regional Studies and a JD from the University of Washington School of Law.

Ted Van Dyk, author and former government official

Ted Van DykTed Van Dyk is an author and former government official with a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.S. from Columbia University. He has a long involvement in public policy and international affairs, including service as an intelligence analyst at the Pentagon, as an American directing the European Communities' (now European Union) Washington, D.C. public-affairs office, and as a policymaker in the Johnson White House and Carter State Department, where he coordinated U.S. foreign-assistance programs. He also has served as president of the Center for National Policy, Washington, D.C., executive vice president of the Milken Institute, Santa Monica, vice president of Columbia University, New York, and vice president of the Weyerhaeuser Company. He was for many years president of his own independent consulting firm in Washington, D.C., counseling among others the governments of Japan, Pakistan, Greece, New Zealand, and Tajikistan. Since returning to Seattle in semi-retirement in 2001, he has written an editorial-page column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (2001-08) and regular columns for He has written frequent essays over the years for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News, Fortune, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Washington Monthly and other national publications. His memoirs, "Heroes, Hacks and Fools," were published in 2007 by University of Washington Press. He has served on the boards of the Roosevelt Institute, Humphrey Institute, Jean Monnet Council, and Washington News Council. He is a member of the University of Washington Department of Communication Hall of Fame and is the Council on Foreign Relations' national program committee representative in Seattle.

Brady Walkinshaw, Washington State Representative

Brady WilkinshawBrady Walkinshaw represents the 43rd Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives, where he serves on committees for Transportation, Higher Education, and Judiciary. Outside the Legislature, Brady advises philanthropies on policies and strategies to reduce poverty in development countries. Brady spent the past five years as a program officer in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s agricultural program. He worked on interfaith dialogue on environment and poverty at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and was previously a Fulbright Scholar in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Brady founded Proyecto Villa Nueva, an organization focused on violence prevention and youth leadership in urban slums in Honduras. The organization was recognized in 2011 by the Organization of American States for its contributions to building a culture of peace. Locally, Brady serves as Vice Chair of the Trust for Public Lands Washington State Advisory Board and on the board of Intiman Theatre. He is a graduate of Princeton University and later served on the university’s Board of Trustees. Brady lives on Capitol Hill with his partner, Micah Horwith, a marine biologist with the state’s Department of Natural Resources.

Amy White, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Amy WhiteAmy joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation team as the Senior Communications Officer, Community Relations in December of 2013, leading the Foundation’s strategy for partnerships and relations in the communities where the foundations offices are located. Prior to her work with the foundation, Amy served as the Director of Regional Operations and Leadership at the Pride Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community foundation. Her primary area of responsibility has been to provide vision, leadership and support to the Foundation’s expansion from Seattle metro area to a 5-state model of operation and serving as the Political and Outreach Director for Washington United for Marriage Campaign. Amy holds a Master of Public Administration and Non-Profit Leadership from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.


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