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 a small business and startup specialist with experience in operations and marketing. He enjoys collaborating with entrepreneurs to solve their most difficult problems. He has experience leading teams and companies in the music, luxury, hospitality, and advertising industries. He is dedicated to leaving world in better shape than he found it in by working with, learning from, and elevating forward thinking, socially responsible companies and organizations. 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.
Michele Batchelder, Secretary
Operations Manager at Amazon
Caroline is a former journalist who covered business, politics, and technology and now works in advertising. You can find her work in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Northwest Asian Weekly, International Examiner, Seattleite.com, and The Standard (Hong Kong). Currently, she is head of marketing at Northeastern University — Seattle. The South Lake Union campus offers industry-aligned graduate degrees and bootcamps. She holds a BS in journalism and political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Sr. Director at Sylvan Learning
Director of AV at PSAV
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