Anne Martin, (she/her)
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.
Robert Huitt, (he/him)
Robert is a graduate of Eastern Washington University’s Master of Urban & Regional Planning/Master of Public Administration dual-degree program. In recent years, Robert has worked primarily in tribal organizations – serving in administrative and planning roles, and he also brings years of experience serving in a wide-range of roles. When not working, Robert loves spending time with his family, and trying to keep up with his eclectic list of hobbies.
Fernanda Mazcot, (ella/she/her)
Fernanda is the Executive Director for the Hispanic Business Professional Association with its mission to promote and serve business growth, professional development, education opportunities, cultural preservation and social justice for the Hispanic community in the Inland Northwest. Fernanda was born in Michoacan, Mexico and was raised in Wenatchee, WA. She received her bachelors in social work from Whitworth University and is passionate about mental health, health care and youth engagement/leadership. She started the pilot mental health program, Esperanza, through HBPA to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services in the mental health and social service setting.
Michaela Brown, (she/her)
Michaela is a deeply curious, over thinking, heart in hand lover of people and history. Her background in collective impact organizing and commitment to advancing a world where everyone belongs has led her to serve in many community capacities focused on advancing individual and collective learning around anti-oppression, equity, belongingness and leadership.
Naghmana Sherazi, (she/her)
Naghmana Sherazi is a scientist, an educator, a medical professional and a single mother who loves to connect with people on the basis of food, music, culture, art, ethnicity, religion, and climate and social justice issues. She made history by being the first Muslim, immigrant woman of South Asian descent to run for office and win in a primary election in Spokane City. She is the Climate Justice Program Director at The Lands Council and the Outreach Organizer with APIC Spokane. Naghmana is the co-chair of Muslims for Community, Action & Support, believes in policy work based on community, and strives to bring underrepresented and marginalized voices to the forefront.
Paul Dillon, (he/him/his)
Paul Dillon 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 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.
Pui-Yan Lam, (she/her)
Pui-Yan currently serves as the Vice President of APIC – Spokane and a steering committee member of Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR). She likes to think about what gets people to participate in collective action and how to build capacity for social change.
Rev. Jim CastroLang, (he/him)
Rev. Jim CastroLang is a retired pastor in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Currently, he is Operations Administrator for Thrive International, a local nonprofit that empowers multicultural communities to THRIVE. He has a long history of local community engagement working for social justice and greater inclusion of those who have been marginalized. He serves on the Governing Board for the Faith Action Network (FAN) and on the Executive Committee for the NAACP Spokane. Jim represents the NAACP on the GSP Board. He stands in the shadow of his wife, Rev. Andy CastroLang, a 2021 Inland Northwest Women of the Year recipient.
Terri Anderson, (she/her)
Terri has been working at the Tenants Union of Washington State since opening its Spokane office in 2013 and now serves as the Spokane director as well as being the statewide policy director. Prior to her work at the Tenants Union Terri has worked as a labor union organizer, was a community organizer for police accountability, coordinated multicultural student services in higher education, served as a longtime board member of a grassroots environmental justice organization on the Spokane Indian Reservation and served on the board of directors for the Spokane Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. She is currently a member of Spokane Asian Pacific Islander Coalition and serves on the Board of Directors of the Action Fund for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Originally from Skagit County in Washington, Terri earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and social sciences at Washington State University in Pullman and makes Spokane her home.