Leadership

Staff

Anne Martin
Director

anne@spokaneprogress.org
(509) 624-5657

Anne has been with GSP from the beginning, and is passionate about increasing the capacity of organizations and leaders to create change. 

Anne has over 20 years experience with grassroots organizing and advocacy; working nationally, regionally, and locally in Spokane and around the west on environmental and social justice issues.
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Board of Directors

Katy Sheehan
Board Member
Katy is the Executive Director of the Community Building Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering local organizations in Spokane to help our community experience justice, vibrancy, and sustainability.
Katy believes this will take powerful leadership skills to achieve and is extremely motivated by projects that empower nontraditional leaders.
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Lorna Walsh
Board Member

Lorna has over 20 years experience in a variety of non-profit leadership positions.

Lorna is actively engaged in the community as a volunteer with both non-profit and civic organizations.
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Michaela Brown
Board Member
Michaela Brown is a deeply curious, over thinking, heart in hand historian who has been a part of the Excelerate Success team since the partnership’s inception in 2014, and is a trainer with GSP’ Racial Equity Committee.
Born and raised in Spokane, WA she feels divinely placed and called to serve her hometown. Her formal education in history and general passion for multi-cultural education and identity development lead her to Excelerate Success, in a crazy, random, serendipitous kind of way.
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Tina Morrison
Board Member
Tina serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and is the
Vice President of the Professional Musicians of the Inland Northwest, Local 105 of the American Federation of Musicians.

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Shar Lichty
Board Member

Shar is an organizer at the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and is a trainer with GSP’s Racial Equity Trainers’ Cohort.

She received her BASW with a minor in Africana Education from EWU in June 2010. Shar became active in social justice work in 2006 when the human rights club at SCC that she was involved with co-sponsored a death penalty awareness event with PJALS. That event directly led to Shar's broader commitment to work on social justice issues.
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Fernanda Mazcot
Board Member

Fernanda is the Raíz organizer for Planned Parenthood, a unique program that works to build a sustainable relationship among the Latinx by providing advocacy, education and resources.

Fernanda is on the board of The Hispanic Business Professional Association as the current secretary, an organization build to promote cultural, business, professional and education interests in the Inland Northwest. She was born in Mexico and was raised in Wenatchee, WA. She received her bachelors in social work from Whitworth University and her passion is advocating and providing services for reproductive health care and mental health care to the latinx community.
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Paul Dillon
Board Member

Paul is the Vice President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Of Greater Washington and North Idaho, overseeing advocacy and communications.  

Prior to this, he worked in the state legislature and is currently the board president for the Center For Justice. He was the co-founder of Down To Earth, an environmental advocacy news site that was published by the Spokesman-Review and a former columnist at The Inlander. By combining his non-profit, grassroots organizing, and legislative skills with his strong commitment to values like equity and justice, he is honored to join the GSP Board.
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