Who We Are Board

  • Al Herron

    Al is a Particle Physicist, Electrical Engineer, and Entrepreneur.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Management, Strategy & Innovation Specialization.  He has spent his career pushing the boundaries of Compact Linear Accelerator Technology, driving New Business Development Opportunities, and working with […]

  • Harium Martin-Morris

    Harium is a retired IT manager from The Boeing Company. He spent 8 years on the Seattle School Board (2007-2015). He has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College, and K-6 Teaching Certificate in the State of Washington. During his tenure on the […]

  • Bernal Baca

    Dr. Bernal Baca

    Dr. Baca earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Organizational Leadership as well as his Masters in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling/Counselor from Seattle University. Dr. Baca also has a Master of Arts (M.A.), Public Administration from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government from University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • renée holt

    renée holt

    renée holt (Dine, enrolled Nimiipuu with Lenape descent) is a Phd Candidate at Washington State University (WSU) College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning. Her area of research focuses on decolonization using Indigenous methodologies.  renée has served as the Secretary for the Board of Directors for National Indian Education Association, the oldest and largest Indian education organization […]

  • Deborah Sioux Cano-Lee

    Deborah Cano-Lee

    Deborah Sioux Cano-Lee has worked for the Nisqually Tribe for 10 years, and is currently the Program Director for their Head Start program. As a strong advocate of children and youth rights, Deborah has recently been appointed to serve a 2 year term as one of two National Representative to the World Forum Foundation for […]

  • Tony Lee

    Tony Lee Equity in Education Coalition Board President

    Tony Lee is the Equity in Education Coalition Board President and Co-Founder. Until September 2014, Tony was the Advocacy Director for Solid Ground in Seattle as well as the Policy Director for the Statewide Poverty Action Network (SPAN). Now, in “retirement”, Tony is the Senior Fellow at Solid Ground, and supports and advises Poverty Action […]

  • James Smith

    Dr. James Smith

    Dr. James B. Smith retired in 2003 after 35 years as a high power executive for a Fortune 500 corporation (Allstate Insurance Company). Dr. Smith has a BS in Business Administration, an MBA and PhD in Business Administration with emphasis in Leadership and Corporate Strategic planning, as well as his k – 8 Teaching credentials […]