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.
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Justin graduated from Seattle University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and currently works in the public transportation industry. He spent the majority of his career at Sound Transit holding roles of increasing responsibilities. For those efforts, he was nationally recognized in 2018 with Mass Transit’s prestigious Top 40 Under 40 national award. This award is presented to individuals who have made substantial contributions to the public transit industry. He now works for King County Metro delivering capital transit projects with partner agencies across King County. Justin’s passion for regional and community improvements go beyond public transit.
Justin also brings a wealth of community work and board experience to the organization. A born and raised Seattle native, he continually seeks to make meaningful positive contributions to his community in multiple ways. He participated in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Basketball program throughout his youth where he experienced firsthand the positive impacts of community volunteers and programs. Justin then spent 15 years coaching youth basketball teams before joining the ARC board.
"Why? I personally benefited from participating in city wide recreation programs in my youth. In my adult years, I strive to give back to the very same programs as a volunteer, advocate, and leader. My 'why' is so that kids like myself, children like my own, and communities around Seattle have a safe place to recreate where they can feel supported and welcomed. I plan to apply my professional, community, and board experience with my authentic and servant leadership style to my role as ARC Board President. I will keep my efforts centered on ARC’s Vision and Mission while not losing sight of Values to provide sustainable, equitable, and relevant services to many communities of Seattle that ARC serves."
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.
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.
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.
Katie lives in Beacon Hill, stays busy with her two kids and dogs/cat/chickens, plays the ukelele, reads as much as she can, and loves to cross-country ski and backpack. For her career, she is a Waste Diversion Planner with Seattle Public Utilities focused primarily on construction and demolition waste. She also works to measure and communicate greenhouse gas benefits from increasingly focusing on reuse and waste prevention and conducts recycling outreach at schools.
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.
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.
"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."
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."
Payel Vengalil is a Partner 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 – with a central focus on inclusion and equity as both outcomes and principles for the process itself. 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.
"As a recent transplant to Seattle, I relied heavily on her local community center for both childcare and community connection. To this day, my family continues to benefit from the great programing and facilities that our community center provides. Given my family's personal experience, I was eager to support ARC to ensure more people in Seattle are able to access high-quality, equitable programming through their community centers as well."
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.
To attend the meeting please send an email to [email protected] or call 206-388-9954 for the Meeting ID and password.
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.