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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to advancing the mission and programs of ARC. The Board establishes overall policy and long-term strategy for ARC, oversees organizational management, and monitors ARC’s fiscal stability. While day-to-day operations are led by ARC’s Executive Director, appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Interested in joining our board? Learn more!

Meet the Board

Headshot of Morgin Morris, Board Treasurer of Associated Recreation Council

Morgin Morris is a Senior Vice President at KeyBank. She works in bank’s healthcare silo, focusing on Seniors Housing finance. Passionate about seniors, for over 15 years Morgin has worked with owners and operators to find financing solutions for their seniors housing communities. Holding bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Economics and Spanish, Morgin is also a post-graduate of the University of Washington Pacific Coast Banking School. Morgin is an alumni and former Chair of the NIC Future Leader’s Council, and previously served on Key’s Young Professionals Board.

An avid traveler, when home, can be found with her family cooking or enjoying one of Seattle’s many beautiful parks. 

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Headshot of Judy Tangen, Board Secretary of Associated Recreation Council

Judy Tangen grew up in a logging community on the Washington Coast. With the help of scholarships, she was able to graduate from U of W in 1969 with a business education degree. While she didn't end up being a teacher, she built a career in the metals industry working for locally owned Alaskan Copper. She has lived in the Loyal Heights neighborhood since 1972 and raised her family with the help of the Loyal Heights Community Center. She retired in 2017 at the age of 70. She is now working on herself.  She is reading and taking classes on how to be an active antiracist. She feels so fortunate to be retired.  It gives her the freedom to keep improving the quality of her life and to help build a bigger and more inclusive world around her.

Why Judy joined the Board:

"I am volunteering with the ARC Board to help bring recreation and welcoming community centers to all the families in Seattle.  The friendships and support I have enjoyed being a volunteer with ARC have enriched my life and just plain make me happy.  I want to support the work that ARC does in partnership with Seattle Parks.  Since 1975, ARC has been helping volunteers build relationships with their community as well as with Parks staff to give neighborhoods a voice at Seattle Parks as well as Seattle City Council.  I have been volunteering on the Loyal Heights Advisory Council for the last 30 plus years.  Joining the ARC Board helps me connect with all of the community centers across Seattle.  There is a lot of opportunity to bring racial equity and social justice to all of Seattle's neighborhoods through the work ARC and Seattle Parks is doing."

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Bio coming soon

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Angela is originally from Montana but has called Washington home for the last 20 years while living in Bellingham and the Seattle area. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade and is most recently serving as the Director of Philanthropy at Homage Senior Services in Lynnwood. Her husband and her have a blended family of 4 teenage daughters, 3 cats, and one hamster. In her free time she volunteers with the Lunch Buddy program at Lake Washington School District.

Angela is honored and proud to serve on the Board of Directors for ARC. She believes community recreation is an antidote to loneliness and depression and provides the sense of belonging that all humans need, especially our youth. She greatly admires the racial equity work ARC’s staff and board have embarked on and wants to support their efforts in increasing access to recreational programming for all. 

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Michael Cuadra has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and is currently working for King County Housing Authority’s Capital Construction Department where he enjoys doing his part to provide safe and affordable housing. Michael serves on a variety of private, community and institutional boards. He currently serves on the Green Lake Advisory Council, where for the past 5 years he has volunteered for special events, served as president and works with the advisory council. He is a passionate advocate for building maintenance repairs and funding to design and build a new community center and pool. Michael is a strong advocate for expanding learning and recreation opportunities for our whole community. He began serving on the ARC Board in 2018.

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Luz Iniguez is the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the University of Washington. She leads EOP efforts and supervises a team of Academic Advisers who provide academic and support services to underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged, and first-generation students at UW. Luz is the first Latinx to serve as the EOP Director in the 55 years of the program's existence. 

In Luz's previous role, she led the administration of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) for over eight years. She received national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for leading and managing the #1 CAMP Program nationally based on efficiency metrics and student retention. CAMP is a federally-funded program that offers financial assistance and support services to students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families. In addition to her work locally and across the state, she represented UW on the CAMP National Board. She served as a Department of Education mentor for new directors of grant-funded programs throughout the country. 

Prior to coming to the UW. in 2011, Luz served as a Retention Counselor at Central Washington University (4 years). She was an ESL/ELL bilingual para-educator with the Ellensburg School District (2 years). She received her B.A. in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Spanish from Central Washington and an M.Ed. in Counseling from Heritage University. 

Why Luz joined the Board: 

As a mother of two young daughters, I have always profoundly appreciated community spaces and parks that are welcoming, accessible, and safe for all. I have fond memories of my local community center's impact on myself and my siblings. In joining the ARC board, I want to help lead some of the Board's diversity and equity initiatives and work. 

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Rachel is a retail and eCommerce executive. Rachel held many leadership positions with REI, including leading the retail organization. In addition to serving on the ARC Board, Rachel currently serves on the board and as Treasurer of Western National Parks Association. Rachel has also served as a mentor and advisor of Camber Outdoors and on the boards of CampFire, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Passages Northwest and on the Advisory Board of YMCA's Gold and Bold programs. 

Headshot of Kyle Serikawa, Chair of Constituency Committee of Associated Recreation Council

Seattle resident since 1996. Kyle had been working in the local biopharma industry for almost twenty years, working to develop therapeutics and diagnostics to positively impact human health. A year ago, Kyle moved to a new role with an Agricultural Technology company, Plenty, which builds indoor production-scale factory farms. In his current role, Kyle provides program management support to the Research and Development function of Plenty, helping scientists in San Francisco, California and Laramie, Wyoming to increase yields of leafy greens, strawberries and tomatoes. Outside of work Kyle enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, traveling, and enjoying long NW summer evenings.

Why Kyle joined the Board:

"I really support the mission of bringing lifelong recreation and learning to Seattle via the city's parks system. I and my family have enjoyed classes, resources and events at SPR facilities and I wanted to help support that mission by serving on ARC's Board."

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Pam is a member of the Navajo Nation and the Cowichan First Nations of British Columbia. As CAO of CSC, Pam has driven the organization’s growth and size of the organization from 2016 to now in administrative areas such as Human Resources, IT, and Facilities.

Her leadership has led a unique approach to Human Resources that is inclusive to the urban Indigenous Community that includes policies that reflect culture and identity among staff. As well as one of kind training opportunities such as de-escalation and boundary techniques that apply to emergency service providers but also adhere to harm-reduction practices.

She currently serves on Highline School District’s Native Families Advisory Council, her son’s school PTA, on the board of directors of Associated Recreational Council and active alumni of Native Action Network.

2024 Public Board Meeting Dates

Meetings are held in a hybrid format, every other month, on the THIRD Tuesday of the month from Noon – 2 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 

If you would like to submit a public comment or attend a meeting, please send an email to [email protected]

  • Jan 16, 2024
  • Mar 19, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • Jul 30, 2024
  • Sep 17, 2024
  • Nov 19, 2024

Officers

  • Caitlin Pontrella, President
    TechBridge Girls
  • Fawzi Belal, Vice PresidentWashington Center for Nursing
  • Morgin Morris, Treasurer 
    KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Judy Tangen, Secretary 
    Retired, Community Volunteer

Members

  • Angela Bishop
    Homage Senior Services
  • Michael Cuadra
    King County Housing Authority
  • Luz Iniguez
    University of Washington
  • Rachel Ligtenberg
    Netrush
  • Kyle Serikawa
    Amazon
  • Pam Vaughn
    Chief Seattle Club

Board Minutes

No July meeting due to training June 30th.
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ARC and its 36 advisory councils raise support through fundraising events, grants and generous contributions from dedicated individuals and businesses throughout our community. These funds allow us to offer program scholarships and improve service delivery, ensuring equitable access to high quality programming for all Seattle residents.

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