MEET THE BOARD
Patrick Leonard, Chair
Patrick bike commutes from West Seattle to Amazon where he is working to power the company with 100% renewable energy. Patrick accelerates change by planning, embedding and implementing sustainability strategies across organizations. Prior to Amazon he worked for Starbucks and T-Mobile. He holds an MS in Energy Management from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, England.
Jeff Osborn, Vice Chair
Jeff is the co-founder of Gimkit, an EdTech company that makes learning memorable. From Gimkit to SFYC and other volunteer work, Jeff is dedicated to building a better future for young people and helping them develop the tools they need to succeed. He holds a BA in English from Western Washington University.
Sharon A. Rivera, Treasurer
Dr. Sharon Rivera earned her B.S. in chemistry from SUNY Purchase College in NY in 2003 and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Syracuse University in 2008. Sharon is currently the Director of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington. An advocate for diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access in science and education, Sharon is a member of the WA STEM Policy committee and works with the Graduate Tacoma STEAM Network.
Erin Conery, Secretary
Erin Conery is Senior Director of Training and International Operations for Sylvan Learning and spent her career helping ensure youth have the support, resources, and education to live the lives they desire. Erin is a member of the West Seattle community (living just a few blocks from the Center) and a proud member of the Roxhill Elementary family (go Roxstars).
Nazmina is a Senior Talent Development Consultant and Leadership Development Manager at Symetra Financial. She serves as a thought partner in the talent development community - mentoring and coaching others and advocating for responsible, compassionate leadership. Nazmina is also a certified meditation instructor and a passionate advocate for mental health awareness.
Director of AV at PSAV
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