David Ortiz, Katya Matanovic, Christine Stansfield
David Ortiz, Communities of Color Coalition
David is a Cascadia College Founding Faculty member and American Federation of Teachers Human and Civil Rights Committee Member. He is the Chair Communities of Color Coalition (C3) Board and currently serves as member of Housing Hope Board of Directors. Prior to joining Cascadia, David was the assistant division chair of speech communications and world languages at Shoreline Community College, which is a position he also held at Skagit Valley College. During his career, he has taught such courses as speech communication, media studies, and multicultural issues at Shoreline Community College, Skagit Valley College, Edmonds Community College, Chapman University, and California State University, Long Beach.
Katya Matanovic, Pomegranate Center
Katya is a teacher, organizer, strategist, and the ultimate “fierce facilitator,” deeply experienced in implementing the Pomegranate Method in any type of setting. As CEO she creates programs to support individuals and agencies in discovering their roles in shaping the future of communities and civic discourse. For nearly two decades, she has been helping nonprofits can thrive and change lives. She worked with the Washington Women’s Foundation and the Gottman Institute and co-founded One By One, an international women’s health organization. She has her BA from University of Washington, is a 2014 University of Washington Women of Courage award recipient and a 2010 Leadership Tomorrow graduate.
Christine Stansfield, Sno-Isle Libraries
Christine is a devoted public servant, committed to improving quality of life for families in the Puget Sound Region. Christine has significant experience in the nonprofit world, and her greatest passion lies in strategy and capacity building. She is currently the Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Sno-Isle Library System, responsible for management of a two county, 750+ person volunteer program, as well as supporting strategic relations for the district around early learning, civic engagement, and workforce development. Previously, Christine served as a Program Officer at Seattle Foundation, leading collective giving grant programs, as well as managing the Foundation’s Health and Wellness investment and knowledge strategy. Christine received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University. She is also an alum of JustServe AmeriCorps. Christine lives in Edmonds with her husband and young daughter.