The Board

A nonprofit organization is only as strong as its Board of Trustees, and Pratt Fine Arts Center is extremely fortunate to have the support of a dedicated group with diverse backgrounds and skillsets. 

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Terri Hiroshima

President 

Terri is a Senior Director of Communication and Marketing for UW Advancement. Prior to her UW post, she held marketing and executive positions with The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Crosscut Public Media, Seattle Theatre Group, Empty Space Theatre, and One Reel. Terri serves as Vice-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission, an expression of her interest in and commitment to a vibrant arts community. She is a founding member of Langston, a newly founded independent nonprofit anchoring the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. She has served on the boards of Shunpike and Degenerate Art Ensemble.


Dian Hartono

Vice President
Dian Hartono is excited to join the Pratt board. Dian moved to Seattle to go to school at the University of Washington in 2010. They studied Human Centered and Design Engineering and now works at Microsoft as a Program Manager. Dian discovered Pratt when they were looking for something to do after work five years ago. Dian found the jewelry classes and they were hooked. They are also part of the Iron Monkeys, a blacksmith collective that meets at Equinox studio in Georgetown. Dian thanks you for having them and looks forward to working with you all. 


Mallory Webster

Vice President 
Mallory Webster is an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, focusing her practice on commercial litigation and maintaining a robust pro bono legal practice. Pratt is an important cultural institution in the Puget Sound region, and Mallory is eager to help Pratt navigate the intersection of arts, education, and community engagement. In addition to her legal experience, Mallory has significant experience in nonprofit fund development and management, and she has previously served on the Seattle Women’s Commission and the Board of the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers. Mallory enjoys finding ways to incorporate art into daily life with her husband and nearly two‑year-old son, whether by coloring with crayons or exploring neighborhood art installations.


Sarah Shaikh

Treasurer

Sarah Shaikh is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington. Sarah holds a BSBA from Drake University (2004), a MAcc from Ohio State University (2005) and a PhD from University of Arizona (2015).


Mollie Price

Secretary

Mollie Price is a Social Studies and ELL Teacher at Hazen High School in the Renton School District. In addition to day-to-day teaching, Mollie is an elected member of Instructional Council building leadership team, serves as the ELL support lead for general education teachers, the advisor for Podcast Club (which is a real thing!), and is a member of the City of Renton’s Sunset Community Action Committee.

Before changing careers to become a high school teacher, Mollie was the lead program officer at the Bezos Foundation, overseeing grantmaking in early learning and K-12 education. She has volunteered with the Youth Tutoring Program, BBYO, and served as Co-President of the Washington Bus Board of Directors. She has graduate degrees in education policy, teaching, and UX design and is a trained opera singer and lightweight champion foosball player.
 

Naheed Gina Aaftaab 

Trustee

Naheed Gina Aaftaab is the Language Services and Community Engagement Program Supervisor for King County Elections where she works to voter engagement for ALL communities. Before Elections, she was the Assistant Director for the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, a space where our community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather to promote greater equity. Gina holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Minnesota, focusing on political and economic justice, post colonialism, and community engaged scholarship.

Outside of her day job, Gina works with local immigrant and refugee communities. She is the co-chair of City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a board member of Relief and Education for Afghan Children, and is currently engaged with a loose group of activists and community members to address the Afghan refugee crisis in Seattle. At Pratt, Gina is interested in creating art education opportunities for underserved communities, and growing the network of community partners.


Anumeha

Trustee

Anumeha is motivated by the inner calling to use her left-side brain to serve the community and make an impact on those who need it. She loves educating herself about different arts and cultures, and believes that learning from each other yields higher outcomes for everyone. Acrylic painting and charcoal drawing are among her favorite hobbies. She has taken art classes at Pratt to fuel her passion and looks forward to serve Pratt in fulfilling its mission.

Anumeha is a Product Manager in cloud services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from India and MBA from University of Washington. She has been a Seattle resident for over a decade and loves the Pacific Northwest for its beauty and breathtaking views.
 

Susan Edelheit

Trustee | Member of Education Committee
Susan has a lifetime of involvement with the arts and with community service. She holds a Masters in Arts Education; a Masters in Fine Arts, with a specialty in printmaking; and a Masters in Social Work. She taught art in K-12 public and private schools for several years before transitioning to clinical social work. Among her many volunteer roles, she was a Director of the Bellevue Arts Museum Board during BAM’s transition, serving as Board President during its search for a new director. She served as a Trustee of the National MS Society Greater Northwest Chapter, and is a Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. She notes that she has considerable experience organizing and running successful fundraising events.
 

Francisco Guerrero

Trustee
Originally from Southern California, Francisco Guerrero has been an art teacher since 1997. A graduate of UC, San Diego and USC he has devoted his life to art education and, as a proud Mexican American, standing for the underrepresented. For the past 16 years, Francisco has been teaching painting and drawing at Seattle University. In that time he founded the Seattle University Visiting Artist in Residence Program, which for 7 year has brought local artists to SU campus where they have collaborated with students and the institution. For 2018, Francisco takes over as director of the, newly renamed, John Sisko Artist Assistantship Program where SU students are hired as assistants for local artists. All made possible by the John Sisko Foundation. As a neighbor, Francisco has been an advocate of Pratt Center for students seeking technical studio spaces and has donated art to the annual auction. Francisco’s creative work has in the last three years transitioned from figurative based painting to sculptural work that delves into a confluence between apocalyptic prepping, the aesthetics of war, and indigenous agriculture. His most recent exhibition “Loaves and Fishes” was at 4 Culture Gallery, a collection of Paleolithic animal traps and Modernism inspired hunting and gathering implements. Francisco is excited to help with continuing the tradition of Pratt Fine Arts Center.
 

Joann Jen 

Trustee

Joann Jen is a management consultant turned entrepreneur currently focused on building Imprint (www.imprintspace.com), a digital platform connecting world-class artisans to discerning global buyers through content, community, and commerce. Prior to Imprint, Joann served as Global Head of Customer Experience for Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes (RBI) where she was responsible for the strategy, operations, implementation, and support of more than 20+ global digital programs including loyalty, digital ordering, payments, web and more across the company's 25,000 restaurants. She is proud to join the Pratt Board to connect her passion for the arts and her marketing expertise to build a more inclusive art-making community in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Evelyn Sanford

Trustee

Evelyn Sanford (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and arts leader. Evelyn is a Chicago native whose connection to the city and memory drives much of the voice behind her work. For nearly 20 years she taught visual and performing arts for Chicago public and charter schools and various community centers, museums, and programs. Evelyn's educational philosophy moves her to facilitate creative experiences that engage multi-generational students in the exploration of self, community, and purpose.

As an artist, her work often takes the form of jewelry, photographs, paintings, curated experiences, events, set and costume design, and installations. She explores identity, vacancy, community, and healing through all its intersections with a primarily autobiographical lens. Evelyn is an alumna of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFAAE) and Seattle University (MFA). She most recently serves as the Polk Bros. Associate Director of Learning, Schools, and Youth Communities at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.


Ayako Shapiro

Trustee
Ayako Shapiro graduated from Skidmore College with BA in Dance and Asian Studies. Shapiro just recently completed her term as the Get Engaged Youth Seat on the Seattle Arts Commission. Currently she works at United Way of King County as a School Meals Access Specialist, mobilizing a team of AmeriCorps to work across King County at low‐income schools to ensure that all students are accessing breakfast in the morning. At United Way, Shapiro is also chair of the Racial Equity training subcommittee for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. When Shapiro is not at the United Way office, she works part time at Pacific Northwest Ballet as a Teaching Artist Apprentice and works as a freelance dancer and has recently performed in dance festivals all across Seattle.
 

Mike Yoon

Trustee

Mike Yoon is Associate Director for Social Impact at Intentional Futures, a Seattle-based strategy consulting agency. As former Director of Development at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Mike Yoon’s unique perspective in non-profit management drives his human-centered approach to Board leadership. Mike believes in aligning values, mission, and action to fuel powerful and responsible impact. With 14 years experience, he has led and innovated at KEXP, Pacific Science Center, Holt International, and Pratt Fine Arts Center itself.