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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.

Meet the Board

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Justin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Seattle University and has worked in the engineering and public transportation industry for over 10 years. His 7+ years of contributions in variously increasing roles at Sound Transit were nationally recognized in 2018 as he was awarded Mass Transit’s prestigious Top 40 Under 40 national award. This award was granted to individuals who have made substantial contributions to the public transit industry. He currently works for Huitt-Zollars, an engineering and architecture consulting firm, focusing on business development, project execution, client management, and staff development. His passion for regional and community improvements go beyond public transit.

A born and raised a Seattle native, Justin continually seeks to make meaningful positive contributions to his community in multiple ways. He participated in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Basketball program in his youth where he experienced firsthand the positive impacts of community volunteers, advocates and programs. He has since been volunteer coaching West Seattle youth basketball teams for 15+ years.

Justin’s experience, authenticity, passion and servant leadership will assist ARC in providing continued sustainable and positive change via collaboration.

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Leon is an 8th degree black belt, one of the senior most international Tae Kwon Do judges in the world and a highly respected Olympic Tae Kwon Do referee. To his credit, he is a much sought-after Kwon Do Instructor, who for many years has taught countless kids at Garfield Community Center, all for fee. Leon also ran the University of Washington’s Tae Kwon Do program for decades and produced a number of national and international champions. Leo has practiced Tae Kwon Do for more than 40 years.

Leon is a Lecturer Emeritus in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. He has extensive teaching experience at five different universities plus numerous workshops and special topic lectures.

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Caitlin works for The Nature Conservancy as the Global Water Strategy Associate. She is passionate about advancing the standing, tenure, and climate resiliency of indigenous peoples and local communities. Caitlin has extensive experience developing relationships with people from diverse backgrounds from Indigenous communities to international donors, evaluating human rights and climate change programs across the world, and managing complex groups in consensus building and collaborative decision making. She has a BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz and a MS from Yale University.

In and outside of work, Caitlin enjoys the outdoors and continues to add to her list of outdoor activities, which to date include backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, and photography. You can also find her having fun at one of Seattle Parks and Rec pools or classes!

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Secretary Frana Milan has been on the ARC Board of Directors since 2016. Frana works at King County Parks, beginning in 2007, and leads the agency’s communications, community engagement, and grant writing efforts. Prior to joining King County Parks, Frana spent a decade doing grant writing, fundraising, communications, and community organizing for environmental non-profit organizations, including ECOSS, People for Puget Sound and the Earth Day Network. Frana has a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) and in International Relations (MAIS) from University of Washington and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and French from the Ohio State University. In addition to ARC, Frana has served on the boards of Groundswell NW and EarthCorps. When she’s not out in the woods hugging trees, Frana can be found playing at Loyal Heights Community Center with her seven-year-old son or planning her next travel adventure.

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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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A local resident of Seattle since 1990, Jacqueline attained her BA at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and her MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Jacqueline has over 15 years of relevant professional and volunteer experience. She currently works in Global Talent Acquisition at Microsoft and is deeply passionate about the future of work, HR technology and strategically aligning employees with the business.

As a volunteer, she serves on leadership committees for various professional networks and organizations focused on – education, development, civic engagement, diversity, inclusion & equity.

An avid learner and change agent at heart, it is with great passion that Jackie joins the ARC board to support the work to ensure equitable, dynamic, culturally relevant continual learning programs for all.

Outside of work, Jackie enjoys spending time listening to podcasts, cooking, traveling and attending live music shows.

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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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Kyle Serikawa moved to Seattle in 1996. He worked at the University of Washington until 2005, first as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a lab manager. In 2005 he transitioned to the biopharmaceutical industry, joining Rosetta Inpharmatics, a subsidiary of Merck, Inc. Over the past fifteen years he has worked for a variety of biopharmaceutical companies including Novo Nordisk, ImmunExpress and Adaptive Biotechnologies. At Adaptive Kyle works as a Program Manager for the Antigen Map Program, a collaboration with Microsoft to use machine learning to understand the immune system. Kyle believes that a vibrant and accessible recreational and support services are a key part of a healthy, thriving community.

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Judy received her BA in business education from the University of Washington. She is retired from a 47 year career in the metals industry having worked for the same company, Alaskan Copper and Brass, her whole career. She also participated on metal industry boards and professional women’s associations.

Judy has lived in the Loyal Heights neighborhood since 1972. She raised her two children there and now enjoys helping raise 4 granddaughters in the same neighborhood. She has volunteered on the Loyal Heights Community Center Advisory Council for more than 30 years. She knows that our community centers are an integral player in helping families come together in a healthy environment. For children in Seattle, our community centers provide contact with adults outside of their homes. It is a safety net that helps our young people feel connected to their community.

Currently Judy is also on the board of Sustainable Ballard. Her goal is to become more involved with racial equity and social justice issues. She feels as a white person that it is her job to educate herself about the history of indigenous peoples and all minorities that do not enjoy white privilege.

Whenever possible, Judy enjoys traveling and vacationing with her family and friends. Day to day, she tries to be outdoors walking her dog, Coco, at Discovery Park or Golden Gardens, enjoying this amazing place we live.

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Payel Vengalil works at The Bridgespan Group, a global non-profit strategic advisory firm. Through her work at Bridgespan, Payel supports leading non-profits and foundations to clearly define their missions and effectively scale the programs that work.  Previously, Payel was the chief of staff for Teach For America – Bay Area, and spent over five years as a management consultant with Bain & Company in the New York and New Delhi offices. While at Bain, Payel worked in a variety of sectors, including retail, financial services, private equity and media, and gained extensive experience on strategy development, performance improvement and organizational design. 

Payel graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science from Columbia University, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School in Business and Public Policy, where she graduated with honors.

2021 Public Board Meeting Dates

All meetings take place on the THIRD Tuesday of the month from Noon – 2 p.m. unless noted otherwise.  

Meetings are currently being held virtually until further notice. See instructions for joining through Zoom below. 

  • March 16th: Noon-2 p.m.
  • April: No Meeting
  • May 18th: Noon-2 p.m.
  • June: No Meeting
  • July 20th: Noon-2 p.m.
  • August 17th: Board Retreat
  • September 21st: Noon-2 p.m.
  • October: No Meeting
  • November 16th: Noon-2 p.m.
  • December: No Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5656528386?pwd=aURvSjd0dzNRVzEzTlZsdUdSbWFpZz09

To attend the meeting please send an email to [email protected] or call 206-305-2483 for the Meeting ID and password.

Board Officers

  • Justin Umagat, President
    Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
  • Leon Preston, Vice President
    Professor Emeritus at U of WA School of Social Work
  • Caitlin Doughty, Second Vice President - RESJ
    The Nature Conservancy
  • Frana Milan, Secretary
    King County- Parks and Recreation

Board Members

  • Michael Cuadra 
    King County Housing Authority
  • Jackie Mitti
    Microsoft
  • Morgin Morris
    KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Kyle Serikawa
    Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp
  • Judy Tangen
    Retired, Community Volunteer
  • Payel Vengalil
    The Bridgespan Group

Board Minutes

No July meeting due to training June 30th.
August
September
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November

January
No minutes for February
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No minutes for June

July
No minutes for August
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October
No minutes for November
December

January
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July
No minutes for August
September
October
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December

 August
September - No meeting
October
November - No meeting
December

January
February - No Meeting
March 
April  - No Meeting
May  
June - No Meeting

July
August- No Meeting
September
October
November
December

January 
February - No Meeting 
March
April  - No Meeting 
May   
June - No Meeting

July
August - No Meeting
September
October - No Meeting
November
December - No Meeting

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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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