Terri is a Senior Director of Communication and Marketing for UW Advancement. Prior to her UW post, she held marketing and executive positions with The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Crosscut Public Media, Seattle Theatre Group, Empty Space Theatre, and One Reel. Terri serves as Vice-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission, an expression of her interest in and commitment to a vibrant arts community. She is a founding member of Langston, a newly founded independent nonprofit anchoring the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. She has served on the boards of Shunpike and Degenerate Art Ensemble.
Mike Yoon is Associate Director for Social Impact at Intentional Futures, a Seattle-based strategy consulting agency. As former Director of Development at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Mike Yoon’s unique perspective in non-profit management drives his human-centered approach to Board leadership. Mike believes in aligning values, mission, and action to fuel powerful and responsible impact. With 14 years experience, he has led and innovated at KEXP, Pacific Science Center, Holt International, and Pratt Fine Arts Center itself.
Sarah Shaikh is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington. Sarah holds a BSBA from Drake University (2004), a MAcc from Ohio State University (2005) and a PhD from University of Arizona (2015).
Mollie Price is a Social Studies and ELL Teacher at Hazen High School in the Renton School District. In addition to day-to-day teaching, Mollie is an elected member of Instructional Council building leadership team, serves as the ELL support lead for general education teachers, the advisor for Podcast Club (which is a real thing!), and is a member of the City of Renton’s Sunset Community Action Committee.
Before changing careers to become a high school teacher, Mollie was the lead program officer at the Bezos Foundation, overseeing grantmaking in early learning and K-12 education. She has volunteered with the Youth Tutoring Program, BBYO, and served as Co-President of the Washington Bus Board of Directors. She has graduate degrees in education policy, teaching, and UX design and is a trained opera singer and lightweight champion foosball player.
Naheed Gina Aaftaab is the Language Services and Community Engagement Program Supervisor for King County Elections where she works to voter engagement for ALL communities. Before Elections, she was the Assistant Director for the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, a space where our community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather to promote greater equity. Gina holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Minnesota, focusing on political and economic justice, post colonialism, and community engaged scholarship.
Outside of her day job, Gina works with local immigrant and refugee communities. She is the co-chair of City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a board member of Relief and Education for Afghan Children, and is currently engaged with a loose group of activists and community members to address the Afghan refugee crisis in Seattle. At Pratt, Gina is interested in creating art education opportunities for underserved communities, and growing the network of community partners.
Roger founded MacPherson Construction & Design in 1983. Specializing in custom design & construction creating over 170 waterfront homes in the Bellevue area. Beyond work Roger has served as President of several arts organizations including Pratt Fine Arts Center, Glass Art Society, and Pilchuck Glass School. Roger served on Pratt’s board from 2001 to 2009 and has remained on Pratt’s Finance Committee continuously since serving on the Board.
Evelyn Sanford (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and arts leader. Evelyn is a Chicago native whose connection to the city and memory drives much of the voice behind her work. For nearly 20 years she taught visual and performing arts for Chicago public and charter schools and various community centers, museums, and programs. Evelyn's educational philosophy moves her to facilitate creative experiences that engage multi-generational students in the exploration of self, community, and purpose.
As an artist, her work often takes the form of jewelry, photographs, paintings, curated experiences, events, set and costume design, and installations. She explores identity, vacancy, community, and healing through all its intersections with a primarily autobiographical lens. Evelyn is an alumna of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFAAE) and Seattle University (MFA). She most recently serves as the Polk Bros. Associate Director of Learning, Schools, and Youth Communities at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.