Washington Leadership Institute

Past Fellows

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2016 Fellows

Mubarak F. Abdur Raheem
City of Spokane

Dua M. Abudiab
Department of Public Defense – The Defender

Mary C. Anderson
Guidance to Justice Law Firm, PLLC

Marsha J. Chien
Washington State Attorney General’s Office – Civil Rights Unit

Heather DeBlieck
Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Raymond L. Delos Reyes
King County Dept. of Public Defense – Associate Counsel for the Accused Division, Native American Unit

Khalia Gibson Davis
Washington State Department of Transportation Office of Equal Opportunity

Mimi Hunter
Corporate Governance and Securities Group for NIKE, Inc.

Ailene M. Limric
McKinstry in Seattle

Jenna J. Nand
Fortuna Law PLLC

Jamila E. Taylor
NW Prosper Law

Stephan M. Thomas
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

2015 Fellows

Samuel Castic
K & L Gates, LLP

Anita Khandelwal
Public Defender Association

Andre Lang
O’Loane Nunn Law Group, PLLC

Rajeev Majumdar
Law Offices of Roger Ellingson, PS

Greg McLawsen
Puget Sound Legal, P.C.

Riddhi Mukhopadhyay
Sexual Violence Legal Services

Brooke Pinkham
Northwest Justice Project

Jason Poydras
Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

E. Rania Rampersad
Public Defender Yakima County

Yohannes Sium
Law Office of Yohannes K. Sium

Krista van Amerongen
Department of Assigned Counsel (Yakima, WA)

Carmen Wong
Perkins Coie, LLP

2014 Fellows

Chelsea Baldwin
Walstead Mertsching, PS

Victoria Byerly
Victoria S. Byerly, P.S.

Jillian Cutler
Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP

Sean Davis
Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Aimee Decker
Graham & Dunn, PC

David Ko
Keller Rohrback LLP

Kristine Olmstead
Northwest Justice Project

Nyjat Rose-Akins
Seattle City Attorney's Office

Julie Schaffer
Center for Justice

Stephanie Thorpe
Christoffersen Law, PS

Rafael Urquia
Urquia Law, PLLC

Theresa Hsin-Yi Wang
Stokes Lawrence, P.S.

Tracy Y. Williams
Lybeck Murphy

2013 Fellows

Erica Buckley
Buckley & Associates

Hozaifa Y. Cassubhai
Cassubhai Law PLLC

Melissa Chin
Bellevue City Attorney's Office

Erin Culver
Clark County Prosecutor’s Office

John Cummings
Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office

Rashelle Davis
Office of Governor Jay Inslee

Delian Deltchev
Ewing Anderson, P.S.

Nolan Lim
TrueBlue, INC.

Felipe M. Mendez
Tacoma School District No. 10

Kripa Upadhyay
Orbit Law, PLLC

Jamal N. Whitehead
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Alma Zuniga
NORTHWEST JUSTICE

2012 Fellows

Alia Fatima Ahmed
WONG FLEMING P.C.

Sharonda Amamilo
THURSTON COUNTY OFFICE OF ASSIGNED COUNSEL

Louise Bowman
MICROSOFT

Mario Cava
LAW OFFICES OF KELLEY J. SWEENEY

Dean T. Chuang
CRARY, CLARK & DOMANICO, P.S.

James Curtis
PIERCE COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

Maria Diana Garcia
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES

David W. Howenstine
MILLS MEYERS SWARTLING

Lauren J. King
BYRNES KELLER CROMWELL

Jeffrey Liang
LAW OFFICES OF JEFFREY LIANG

Kate Vaughan
U.S. ATTORNEY’ S OFFICE

Karen Denise Wilson
SKAGIT COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

Catherine Anderson, Northwest Justice Project, Spokane, WA
Diana R. Bob, Lummi Nation, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Bellingham, WA
Twyla Carter, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle, WA
Alberto Casas, Northwest Justice Project, Tacoma, WA
Nicole L. DeNamur, Ashbaugh Beal LLP, Seattle, WA
Ruth E. Esparza, Northwest Justice Project, Wenatchee, WA
Zabrina M. Jenkins, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA
Jamila A. Johnson, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC, Seattle, WA
Masako Kanazawa, Office of the Attorney General, Seattle, WA
Diane M. Meyers, Graham & Dunn, Seattle, WA
Stephen Ssemaala, Office of the Attorney General, Olympia, WA
Lisa Tom, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

Wilberforce O. Agyekum, Private practice, Seattle, WA
Colleen M. Diener Frei, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S., Wenatchee, WA
Michiko Fjeld Davis, City of Spokane Public Defender, Spokane, WA
Alexis T. Foster, City Prosecutor/Risk Manager, Poulsbo, WA
Ty Ho, Ho & Associates, Seattle, WA
Bree H. Kame’enui-Ramirez, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Seattle, WA
Sarah Leyrer, Columbia Legal Services Seattle Office of Labor Standards, Moses Lake, WA
Patricia Paul, Legal Strategies, LLC, La Conner, WA
Marc A. Perez, United States Attorney’s Office, Tacoma, WA
Shahzad Q. Qadri, Adorno Yoss Caley Dehkhoda & Qadri, Bellevue, WA
Michelle D. Raiford, Northwest Justice Project, Everett, WA
Jacqueline Walker, Attorney General’s Office, Seattle, WA

Francis Adewale, Office of the Public Defender, Spokane, WA
Lincoln C. Beauregard, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma, WA
Nicholas Brown, Office of Governor Jay Inslee, Olympia, WA
Cynthia Buhr, Spencer Anderson & Buhr PLLC, Seattle, WA
Abigail Gonzales Daquiz, U.S. Department of Labor, Seattle, WA
Merkys Gomez, KIND, Seattle, WA
Molly P. Kücük, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Seattle, WA
Tom McGirk, Attorney General’s Office, Yakima, WA
Lam Nguyen-Bull, Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA
Sarah Odonkor, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Kent, WA
Polly A. Peshtaz, Tacoma City Attorney’s Office, Tacoma, WA
Gyasi Ross, Port Madison Enterprises, Suquamish, WA
Cassidy L. Saitow, Feltman, Gebhardt, Greer & Zeimantz, P.S., Spokane, WA
Sumeer Singla, Impact Law Group, Seattle, WA
Bernard Veljacic , Clark County Prosecutors Office, Vancouver, WA

Camara Banfield, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Vancouver, WA
Margaret "Tina" Bondy, Big Fish Games, Inc., Seattle, WA
Natasha Coleman, Associated Counsel for the Accused, Seattle, WA
Dolly Hunt, Pend Oreille County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Newport, WA
Thi Huynh, Huynh Law Office P.L.L.C., Everett, WA
Karla Kane, Kane Law P.L.L.C., Pasco, WA
Horace Lee, Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Seattle, WA
Kammi Mencke Smith, Winston & Cashatt, Spokane, WA
Anh Kiet Ngo, Private practice, Seattle, WA
Kevin O'Rourke, Southwell & O'Rourke, P.S., Spokane, WA
Sheley J. M. Secrest, The Law Offices of Sheley J. M. Secrest, Tacoma, WA
Juliana Wong, Stafford Frey Cooper, Seattle, WA

Guadalupe Artiga, Northwest Justice Project, Seattle, WA
Donna Rae Emmingham, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, Spokane, WA
Naomi S. Kim, NSK & Company PC, Lakewood, WA
Dainen N. Penta,Associate with Leahy McLean Fjelstad, Kirkland, WA
Aaron W. Reiman, US Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, Arlington, VA
Renea Irene Saade, Stoel Rives LLP, Anchorage, AK
Benjamin Almachar Santos III, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle, WA
Suchi Sharma, Washington State Democratic Caucus, Olympia, WA
Laurene E. Somerville, Somerville Law PLLC, Shoreline, WA
Keith Andre Talbot, Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer PS, Seattle, WA
Phuong D. Tran, Private practice, Hillsborough, CA

Hassan Abedi, Private practice, Mission Viejo, CA
Janet Chung, Legal Voice, Seattle, WA
Joaquin M. Hernandez, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., Seattle, WA
Marla Carey Hoskins, Ewing Anderson P.S., Spokane, WA
Thuy Nguyen Leeper, WA Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, Seattle, WA
Shankar Narayan, ACLU of Washington, Seattle, WA
Terry J. Price, University of Washington School of Law, Olympia, WA
Roxanne Rarangol, Social Security Administration, Falls Church NC
Blanca E. Rodriguez, Northwest Justice Project, Yakima, WA
Naomi Stacy, Law Office of Naomi Stacy, Hoquiam, WA
Tiffany Tull, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Melissa W. Bartholomew, Private practice, Seattle, WA
Beth Barrett Bloom, Frank, Freed, Subit & Thomas, Seattle, WA
Carrie M. Coppinger Carter, Coppinger Carter P.S., Bellingham, WA
Angelique Davis, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
Lisa M. DeCora, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Seattle, WA
Kevin Díaz, Compassion & Choices, Portland, OR
Lisa J. Dickinson, Dickinson Law Firm PLLC, Spokane, WA
Tracy S. Flood, Private practice, Port Orchard, WA
Michael R. Heath, Expedia, Inc., Bellevue, WA
Gloria Ochoa, Ochoa Law PLLC, Kennewick, WA
Daniel C. Russ, Britton & Russ PLLC, Tacoma, WA
Kim M. Tran, Stafford Frey Cooper, Seattle

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