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. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"]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.[/expander_maker]

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. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"]Katy believes this will take powerful leadership skills to achieve and is extremely motivated by projects that empower nontraditional leaders.[/expander_maker]
Lorna Walsh
Board Member

Lorna has over 20 years experience in a variety of non-profit leadership positions. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"]Lorna is actively engaged in the community as a volunteer with both non-profit and civic organizations.[/expander_maker]

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. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"]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. [/expander_maker]
Tina Morrison
Board Member
Tina serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and is the [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"]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.[expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"] 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. [/expander_maker]

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. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"] 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.[/expander_maker]

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.  [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"]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. [/expander_maker]

Terri Anderson
Board Member

Terri has been working at the Tenants Union of Washington State since opening the Spokane office in 2013. The TU now operates four walk in tenant clinics and conducts monthly tenant meetings and organizes tenants to lead their fight for housing justice. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"] Prior to work on housing justice, Terri worked primarily in communities of color first serving plateau region indigenous communities and then coordinating multicultural student services at Spokane Community College. She has worked as a union organizer, conducted community outreach for police accountability and has served as a longtime board member for S.H.A.W.L. Society a grassroots environmental justice movement on the Spokane Reservation addressing effects of uranium mining. Terri is a former board member of the Spokane Chapter of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and is a member of Spokane Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC). Originally from NW Washington Terri earned her degree at Washington State University and made her permanent move to Spokane where she now organizes tenants for just cause eviction, rent control and housing justice. [/expander_maker]

Pui-Yan Lam
Board Member

Pui-Yan currently serves as the co-chair of Asian Pacific Islander Coalition - Spokane Chapter and as a board member of Refugee Connections. [expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"] Through APIC-Spokane, she is also actively involved in the Spokane Coalition of Color. [/expander_maker]

Naghmana Sherazi
Board Member

Naghmana is an immigrant, born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan; a scientist, an educator, and a community organizer, she has made her home in Spokane the last eight years.[expander_maker more="Read more" less="Read less"] She has an MA in English and BA in Political Science from Karachi University. Naghmana moved to Houston, TX in 2008, and completed an AS in Bio-Technology and a BS in Cytogenetic Technology before moving to Spokane in 2012. She worked at the Spokane Regional Health District in their Opioid Treatment Program before moving to WSU to work as Clinical Research Lab manager at the Sleep and Performance Research Center, and as a Research Assistant with the College of Nursing. She is currently employed at Gonzaga as the Communications & Office Manager in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Since moving to Spokane, Naghmana has been active in environmental, social, immigrant, gender, and racial equity causes. Having lived and worked on three continents, Naghmana has a unique perspective on life, work, society and ethics, and she draws upon her experience and knowledge of various cultures, religions, and ethnicities as she navigates everyday life. Naghmana is pleased to join the board of GSP.[/expander_maker]