Gary Swearingen

Gary is corporate counsel for Costco Wholesale Corporation. He became involved in Communities In Schools of Seattle because, "quite simply, it's a remarkable program with a demonstrable record of success in keeping kids in school."

Nykeesha Griffin

Nykeesha is a Seattle native, who attended schools within the Seattle Public School District. In addition to supporting CIS of Seattle, Nykeesha serves as the PTA President for a local elementary school.

Manjunath Malige

Manjunath is Solution Architect for PACCAR with Global Enterprise Architecture team and has been with the team since October 2016. Manjunath is passionate about education and believes a good start lays a strong foundation for the future.

Laurie Thompson

Saul Valdez

Alessandra Zielinski

Alessandra is the Director of the Seattle Region Partnership. She also volunteers her time as a mentor, venture pitch coach, and nonprofit strategy advisor. Alessandra holds a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University.