Advisory Board

Center for Social Transformation and Leadership Advisory Board 2023 - 2024

Shomari Jones
Director, Equity and Graduation Success
Bellevue School District

Kristi Lee
Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
Seattle University

Carlos Luis Obando
Managing Member
Mercer Island Telecom, LLC

Myung L. Park, Ed.D
Executive Director of International Education
Pierce College District
Seattle University EDLR/EOLL Alumni

Nicole Franklin
Chief Pro-Equity and Anti-Racism Officer
Enhanced Interaction, LLC

Christina Roberts
Associate Professor, English
Director, Indigenous Peoples Institute
Seattle University

Nekya Johnson
Director of Community Impact & Grantmaking
Community Foundation of Snohomish County

Obed Kabanda
Director of Government/Multilateral Partnerships
Global Fund for Women
Seattle University EDLR/EOLL Alumni

Debra Webb, MFA
Adjunct Faculty, Arts Leadership
Seattle University
Founder/Director, Future Arts


The Seattle University’s Center of Social Transformation and Leadership Advisory Board provides its members with a unique opportunity to:

· Contribute to the success of the Center and Seattle University’s College of Education

· Make a positive impact on education

· Serve your community

· Expand your network and meet people with similar interests

The primary purpose of the CSTL Advisory Board is to keep track of the big picture of the Center, address issues of concern, and develop strategies to address these concerns. It is essential to promote voice at the community level and provide a setting for its constituencies' interests to be addressed. As the Center builds its strategic outreach, it will develop and seek grants from a broad constituency and work to benefit all who desire to lead social transformation and make community impact, regardless of their location or calling.