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Grants & Capacity Building
Policy & Advocacy
| Program Director | (206) 805-6143
Liza Burell, MSW, oversees all of Building Changes' program areas, including Schoolhouse Washington, the Washington Youth and Families Fund grant portfolio, and the Family Homelessness Initiative.
| Executive Director
D’Artagnan Caliman, MSW, brings more than 25 years as a professional in the human services field to his role as Executive Director.
| Senior Manager, Communications | (206) 805-6121
Terra Chen helps lead the development and implementation of communications strategies for Building Changes and Schoolhouse Washington, a project of Building Changes.
| Grants Manager | (206) 805-6132
Jessamyn Findlay, MSW, manages administrative components of grantmaking, including contractual, financial, reporting, monitoring, and database management.
| Senior Manager, Development | (206) 805-6139
Molly Franey leads annual giving efforts and strategies that build strong relationships with individual donors and corporate and foundation supporters.
| Senior Manager, Grantmaking & Capacity Building | (206) 805-6107
Emily Harris-Shears, MSW, leads capacity building, grantmaking and data-driven decision making initiatives, with a particular focus on Snohomish County.
| Senior Manager, Education Strategy | (206) 805-6156
Samie Iverson, MSW, helps lead Building Changes' work in education and student homelessness, with a focus on our Schoolhouse Washington project.
| Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy | (206) 805-6112
Katara Jordan, JD, MSW, leads the agency's policy and advocacy work, as well as initiatives focused on student homelessness.
| Senior Research Associate | (206) 805-6141
Matthew Lemon, MPA, helps lead the development and implementation of Building Changes' research on student homelessness.
| Senior Manager, Grantmaking & Capacity Building | (206) 805-6122
Emily Mirra leads capacity building, grantmaking, and data-driven decision-making initiatives, with a particular focus on Pierce County.
| Senior Manager, Grantmaking & Capacity Building | (206) 805-6135
Klarissa Monteros leads Washington Youth & Families Fund grantmaking and capacity building activities.
| Chief Financial Officer | (206) 805-6115
Armilito J Pangilinan, CPA, oversees
Finance, Human Resources, and Operations
| Executive Assistant | (206) 805-6128
Mandy Park, MA, provides administrative and programmatic support to the Executive Director, Leadership Team, and Board of Directors.
| Operations & Technology Coordinator | (206) 805-6151
Paul Paulson provides general office support and coordinates operations and technology projects.
| Director of Research & Evaluation | (206) 805-6124
Annie Pennucci, MPA, oversees oversees Research & Evaluation at Building Changes, including evaluation of grant projects and analysis of administrative datasets.
| Administrative Coordinator | (206) 805-6144
Bree Quatacker provides support to the Program Director, Director of Policy & Strategic Communications, and Director of Research & Evaluation.
| Accounting Manager | (206) 805-6120
Joyce Saldanha manages essential accounting functions and supports account analysis, research, and process improvement.
| Senior Manager, Education Strategy | (206) 805-6155
Mehret Tekle-Awarun helps lead Building Changes' work in education and student homelessness, with a focus on our Schoolhouse Washington project.
| Policy & Research Associate | (206) 805-6163
Megan Veith, JD, conducts policy and research to inform Building Changes’ legislative priorities and evaluation work.
| Accounting Coordinator | (206) 805-6145
Manami Wakuta maintains and supports internal controls associated with cash receipts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other accounting processes.
| Communications Associate | (206) 805-9101
Edith Yang serves as the primary writer and project manager for Building Changes’ communications materials.
| Director of Policy & Strategic Communications | (206) 805-6119
Daniel Zavala, JD, MA, oversees development and implementation of policy, advocacy and communications strategies in support of the mission and goals of Building Changes.
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