Meet our Board of Directors

Officers & President-Elect
Jesse Franklin

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Board President

Jesse is an attorney with Schlemlein Fick & Franklin, PLLC where he focuses on construction law, consulting and litigation, and general business litigation. He previously worked with K&L Gates. Prior to that, he was a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Criminal Division), including two years with the Sexual Assault Unit.

He is currently a Trustee for the Board of Rowing Stewards, University of Washington.

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Diana Schuetz

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Board Vice President

Diana is Senior Director, IT Operations at Grant Thornton, LLP, where she is an experienced industry and consulting veteran providing advisory services to financial services, technology, e-commerce and nonprofit organizations.

“I have supported KCSARC for more than a decade, motivated by my own experiences as a sexual assault survivor. I am inspired by KCSARC’s vision, and passionate about being LOUD for others whose lives have been affected by sexual assault.”

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Devin Smith

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Board Secretary

Devin is Counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.  He represents businesses in employment counseling, litigation, government investigations, and all other aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Prior to DWT, Devin worked as an in-house attorney at Microsoft, where he advised Human Resources and business leadership on a full spectrum of employment law issues including compliance, training, risk mitigation, and diversity & inclusion efforts. Devin worked as a newspaper reporter before switching to the legal profession.

He spends weekends enjoying Puget Sound and hiking with his wife and twin boys.

“I believe all members of our community deserve to be free from sexual violence. I am proud to stand with survivors of sexual assault and to support the mission and staff of KCSARC each and every day.”

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Ryan Schafer

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Board Treasurer

Ryan is CFO at TCS World Travel. His previous roles include SVP of Finance and Admin at Pro.com, and VP of Accounting & Treasury/ Corporate Controller at Impinj. He is passionate about family, fishing and baseball.

“I serve on KCSARC’s Board because I want to create a world that is better for my kids and all of those who will come after me.”

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Marilyn Sherron

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President-Elect (January 2022)

Marilyn is Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel at AT&T, Inc. Marilyn started her legal career as a prosecutor in the Seattle City Attorney’s office and worked in a number of positions in criminal and civil division before she was assigned to direct the City Attorney’s labor and employment division.

She participates in Women of AT&T and serves on AT&T’s legal department Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and volunteers on two non-profit boards with missions to serve victimized populations.

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Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, ret.
Bobbe Bridge

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Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, ret.

Bobbe was the founding President/CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice, a nonprofit organization to improve policies, practices and outcomes for children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She retired from CCYJ in 2018.

Prior to CCYJ, she served on the King County Superior Court, as Chief Judge of the Juvenile Division, and Presiding Judge. She was appointed and then elected to the Washington State Supreme Court, where she founded and chaired its Commission on Children in Foster Care.

Before joining the bench, Bobbe was the first female partner at the Seattle law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer. Throughout her career, Justice Bridge has spoken, written, and taught on issues pertaining to system-involved youth, child sex trafficking, domestic violence, and criminal and juvenile justice reform.

She currently serves on a number of community boards as well as the Washington State Oversight Board for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, the King County Children and Youth Advisory Board, and the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S.

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Marnix Brinkhoff

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Board Member

Marnix is Finance Manager at Amazon. Previously, he was a Director of Finance at New Engen, and Sr. Manager of Accounting at Tableau Software, performing various responsibilities including technical accounting, SEC reporting and other compliance functions.

He began his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“I believe prevention education can change attitudes and behaviors now and in the future to stop sexual violence. And I believe therapy and legal advocacy supports those coping with past traumatic events.”

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Angela Bultemeier

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Board Member

Angela is Senior Director, Business Enablement at Expedia Group.

Over 20 years in solution development and delivery, business partnership development, team building, and mentorship, her career has included roles as a developer, dev manager, QA, product manager, VP of Development, and most recently, Principal Program Manager in Expedia Group’s Lodging Platform team.

“When I attended my first BE LOUD Breakfast in 2009, I heard a father talk about abuse his child and experienced — and how KCSARC helped this family every step of the way. No one should have to navigate their emotional well-being or legal options without help.

“KCSARC’s ultimate goal is eliminating sexual violence and abuse from our communities. This is why I donate to KCSARC annually, host a KCSARC breakfast table every year since 2010, and why I eventually joined the KCSARC board. I want to make a difference and I can’t think of a better partner to fight against the unthinkable and intolerable.”

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Tiffiny Evans

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Board Member

Tiffiny is Vice President, Legal Affairs at T-Mobile. She has 16 years of corporate legal experience and served as chief real estate counsel for Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and EssilorLuxottica. Previously, she served as chairwoman of the Georgetown University, Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate Advisory Board, and led grant writing efforts for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Silicon Valley Chapter.

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Dennis Higgins

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Board Member

Dennis is Spatial Services Manager at the King County Geographic Information Systems Center (KCGIS) and has 26 years of IT Management experience.

Dennis recently stepped down from the Kent City Council, on which he served for 10 years.

He was awarded the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership by the Association of Washington Cities, and is a Board Member Emeritus of the Sound Cities Association. He is a two-time winner of the Golden Acorn Award, and was named an Outstanding Advocate by the Kent Area PTSA.

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Lisa Holderman

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Board Member

Lisa owns Holderman Rentals, LLC. Over the last 30 years she has performed volunteer and fundraising activities for various community-based arts and health care organizations. She is an independent investor and property manager, with a focus on college housing, and dedicates a large portion of her time to community service, informally mentoring women in aspects of fundraising and management.

“I attended my first KCSARC BE LOUD Breakfast and heard how much needs to change in the way sexual assault is viewed, especially following the #MeToo movement. I was compelled to get more involved with KCSARC.

“I am honored to serve on the KCSARC Board to further its mission, as well as raise funds and awareness to support the work KCSARC does with victims and their families, and ensure all people affected by sexual assault get the treatment they need and advocacy they deserve.”

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Mark Lester

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Board Member

Mark is Divisional Vice President, Retail Operations at REI. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has served as Chief Financial Officer in various companies since 1987.

In his free time, he serves on the Executive Committee and as a Volunteer Leader at Meadowdale Young Life.

“I am proud to serve an organization that is so effective in helping our community address such a challenging social issue as sexual assault. We are working to ensure KCSARC services are available to all who experience this trauma while working to prevent these occurrences from happening at all.”

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Jinhee Mack

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Board Member

Jinhee is co-founder of Atwater Consulting Group, a boutique recruiting agency that specializes in actively sourcing permanent placement positions.

Before moving to Seattle in 2018, she was the President of the Young Professionals Board of Womankind, a nonprofit that empowers survivors of gender-based violence. She has been a proactive supporter of similar nonprofits for over 15 years.

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Lawton Penn

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Board Member

Lawton is Sr. Manager, Litigation and Regulatory Operations at Amazon. Previously, she was an employment lawyer with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, advising employers on all aspects of the employment relationship.

She served on the Board of Trustees for ACT Theatre from 1995 – 2003 and on the Board of Trustees for the ACT Foundation from 2004 – 2010.She is most passionate about raising four vibrant daughters.

“There is no more important work to end sexual violence and create healthy communities. I have witnessed too many times the long-term impacts of sexual violence when trauma is not treated, and am inspired by the stories of healing KCSARC generates every day with its clients and families.”

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Meenakshi (Meena) Rishi

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Board Member

Meena is Professor of Economics at Seattle University, and holds the Eva Albers Professorship at the Albers School of Business and Economics. Meena is a member of the American Economic Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession. She is a Fulbright Specialist and the Executive Director, Association of Indian Economic and Financial Studies.

Meena is active in local theatre and an eager volunteer for various events organized by Seattle’s South Asian community. She is on the Executive Committee of Pratidhwani and on the Board of the Infinity Box Company

“I believe sexual violence is a violation of basic human rights, and is rooted in other forms of oppression in society. I imagine a world without social injustice and systemic repression of any kind. KCSARC provides access to support, advocacy and care for victims of sexual assault, and affirms my belief in justice and equity.”

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Alexa McCann Rudin

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Board Member

Alexa is Managing Director, Communications at Alaska Airlines.

Prior to that, Alexa led internal and executive communications for Nordstrom. And oversaw communications for Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen’s network of organizations and programs. She has also held communications leadership roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and Zagat Survey.

“I believe in a world where everyone is safe and respected. There is no place for sexual violence in our society. I am proud to support KCSARC in breaking the cycle of sexual assault in our community.”

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Susan Warwick MD
Susan Warwick, MD

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Board Member

Susan retired in September 2021 after a 30-year career as an Ob/Gyn Physician. She is a personal and professional coach for women, and continues to serve as a community volunteer.

“My community involvement stems from a desire to help those who are most vulnerable. I learned about KCSARC’s work by attending a BE LOUD Breakfast, and was impressed by the mission and comprehensive approach to supporting sexual assault victims and their families. As a physician I have seen the long-term effects of sexual assault on mental and physician health of my patients, and I am dedicated to the goal of ending sexual violence in our communities. I joined the Board in 2020 and am honored to serve this amazing organization.”

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Lu Yang
Lu Yang

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Board Member

Lu is Managing Director of Finance and Operations at Seattle Foundation, where she oversees FP&A and drives organizational best practices. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington.

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