Our Advocacy & Public Policy Committee members are nonprofit leaders who are committed to increasing awareness about stable, equitable funding so that all children and youth can have their holistic needs met. The committee guides our advocacy work and builds out our annual member-led advocacy agenda.
“That’s what YDEKC brings – a point of view that encourages all youth serving nonprofits to work together toward big picture, holistic outcomes.”
Ranna Daud — Co-Chair (she/her) | Executive Director | After-School All-Stars Puget Sound
Anthony Austin — Co-Chair | Executive Director | Southeast Youth and Family Services
Richard Finley (he/him) | Intake & Referral Specialist | Boys and Girls Clubs of King County
David De la Fuente | Executive Director | Communities in Schools of Kent
Munira Mohamed (she/her) | Executive Director | East African Community Services
Paul Lwali (he/him) | Chief Executive Officer | Friends of Youth
Pedro Ciriano Perez (Pedro) | Executive Director | Geeking Out Kids of Color
Susan Brown (she/her) | Executive Director | Kids Co.
Lauren Frederick (she/her) | Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator | The Mockingbird Society
David Beard (he/him) | Policy and Advocacy Director | School’s Out Washington
Steve Daschle (he/him) | Executive Director | Southwest Youth and Family Services
Melissa Pailthrop (she/her) | Executive Director | Team Read
Shalaya Menneh | | YWCA
To learn more about advocacy committee contact Jessica Werner