Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Staff & Board

LEADERSHIP

Erin Okuno, Executive Director, has experience with K-12 and early learning education policy, supporting public libraries and developing coalitions. Through these experiences, she developed a deep interest in racial equity, which prepared her to lead SESEC. Erin is a Seattle Public School and previously a Seattle Preschool Program parent. She and her family reside in South Seattle. On the side she enjoys borrowing too many books from the library and fretting over not finishing them on time and checking out South Seattle’s delicious eats. Erin graduated from Seattle University with an MPA.  [email protected]

Michael Flor, Associate Director for Grants and Communications, joined SESEC with a wealth of nonprofit experience. His 20 year career includes working as an executive director, grants maker, development director and non-profit management consultant. At SESEC he is responsible for fundraising, building relationships with funders and community groups to bring more support to schools and CBOs, and developing SESEC’s communications plan. Outside of work he can be found running across soccer fields refereeing youth and high school games and cooking delicious meals for family and friends. He is a lifelong Seattle resident being raised in Seattle’s Central Area and Rainier Valley before making his current home in West Seattle. He is graduate of the UW and a proud Husky. [email protected]

Mindy Huang, Coalition and Communications Manager, was born and raised in South Seattle. She returned home after graduating from Colorado College with a BA in Sociology. Throughout her college career she found herself constantly drawn to work in community non-profits. Prior to joining SESEC, her experience was largely focused on community organizing in Seattle politics, public health in Uganda, and conservation in Indonesia. Outside of work she can be found crocheting bead bracelets, puzzling, playing board games, and planning her next international trip. [email protected]

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lexi Keeler, Chairperson, Summer Search
Nimco Bulale, OneAmerica
Sandy Gunder, YMCA Powerful Schools
Carmen Loh, Group Health Foundation
Gar Nishioka, Urban Impact Seattle
Khalilah Williams, Bank of America

ADVISORY BOARD
Steve Bury, Urban Impact Seattle
Vu Le, Rainier Valley Corps
Dave Okimoto
Colleen Oliver
Ron Sims
Harla Tumbleson