The member-led Equity and Engagement Program Committee guides YDEKC’s programming to support member well-being and racial equity within youth-serving organizations in the field. We believe that a networked community of professionals can move the field forward by sharing knowledge and working together to tackle the issues we face in serving the young people of King County. YDEKC supports professional learning through workshops, communities of practice, and networking opportunities. The Committee is made up of 10-14 YDEKC members, with a mix of Executive Directors and other key leaders of YDEKC member organizations.

To learn more or to join our Program Committee, contact YDEKC’s Partnerships & Professional Learning Manager, Anne Arias.


Willie Seals, III | Co-founder/President | Academy for Creating Excellence

Jolynn Kenney | Vice President of Innovation | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

Charlotte Malone | Training Specialist | Boys and Girls Clubs of King County

Harmony Wright | Program Manager | City Year Seattle/King County

Matthew Spahn | Development and Communications Manager | Community for Youth

Marjean McCraw | Director of Operations | Kids Co.

Angela Griffin | CEO | Launch

Risho Sapano | Executive Director | Mother Africa

Jordan Goldwarg | Executive Director | OneWorld Now!

Shana Beckwith | Director of Curriculum and Instruction | STEMPaths Innovation Network