Board Members

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Fé Lopez was appointed as Executive Director of the Community Police Commission (“CPC”) by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and confirmed by the CPC and the Seattle City Council in early 2014. Prior to working for the CPC, Fé was the director of alumni relations and annual fund at Seattle University School of Law. She is a past president of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington ("LBAW") where she was the co-chair of the Judicial Evaluation Committee, chair of the Banquet Committee, and co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee. During her time with LBAW, Ms. Lopez also worked with communities of color on the MEDC Task Force on Police Accountability in Seattle from 2010-2012 and with the United for Fair Representation Coalition advocating for minority-majority congressional and legislative districts and the Washington State Voting Rights Act.

Ms. Lopez has developed diversity initiatives with LBAW, other minority bar and community organizations, law students and lawyers.  Some of the past programs include the Racial Justice Leadership Institute at Seattle University School of Law, Disability Rights: Ethics and Practical Skills, Dealing with Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courtroom, and Advocacy Skills for Protecting Civil Rights that specifically addressed police accountability issues.  Fé also co-founded and was a past co-chair of the Judicial Institute.  Now in its third year, the Judicial Institute’s goal is the promotion of court benches that reflect the richness and diversity of the communities and populations served by our judicial system throughout the State of Washington.  The Institute encourages qualified diverse attorneys to seek judicial positions through a comprehensive education and mentorship program.

Fé currently serves as a board member of OneAmerica and immediate past co-chair of the SchroeterGoldmark Bender/LBAW Free Legal Clinic at El Centro de la Raza.

Ms. Lopez is a 2006 graduate of Seattle University School of Law.  She has received the Seattle University Law Justicia Award, Seattle University Athletics Inaugural Women in Leadership Award, LBAW President’s Award, and the Washington State Bar Association’s Excellence in Diversity Award.


Yasmin Christopher is currently a Staff Counsel to the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus. Previously, she was a Legislative Aide to Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal. As a graduate of Seattle University Law School, she was also a Spring 2014 Legal Extern with the Honorable Justice Mary Yu, during her final months in King County Superior Court, a Fall 2013 law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Summer 2013 policy fellow at the Polaris Project, an organization that takes a comprehensive approach to human trafficking, based in Washington D.C. She is also currently Vice President of the OneAmerica Board, a national delegate for We Belong Together, an organization that advocates for immigration rights as a women’s equality issue, and an International Ambassador to the Bangladesh Work Camps Association, an organization that works to foster quality cultural exchange experiences in her native Bangladesh.

Yasmin has also lent her voice and personal family history to raise awareness about human trafficking. She was a part of a King County Metro Bus public service announcement campaign in 2013 and has traveled the state giving lectures at various colleges on her family’s experience and possible public policy improvements on the issue. In addition, Yasmin has donated her time and artwork to various fundraising events through her collaboration with the Refugee Women’s Alliance and the International Rescue Commission that work to provide direct services to trafficking survivors here and abroad. She also has co-founded and continues to consult for an aspiring organization, ASHHO, to work on building resilient communities by providing comprehensive trainings to the community, businesses, agencies, and youth on how to recognize and appropriately respond to Human Trafficking while focusing on prevention and protection.


Han is the Vice President for Human Resources at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where he also handles HR for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an EMBA from the UW. Human and Civil rights have formed the basis for Han’s career, personal volunteer choices and work over the years, most recently with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. His past community service includes the Seattle King County Workforce Development Council and the Puget Sound Labor Agency. How US immigration policy affects the mobility of science, and scientists, is of particular passion to Han.


Alice Ito is Director, Community Programs at The Seattle Foundation. She previously served as a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Community Change, a national nonprofit that works to build the capacity of low-income people to improve their communities and public policies that affect them. Prior to that, she was a program officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation, and has worked on staff or consulted with community based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations for more than 20 years. Her work included strategy development, research, education, and training on practices and policies to support democracy and equity. She conducted oral history interviewing and research at Densho, a nonprofit that documents and educates about principles of democracy and the experiences of Japanese Americans incarcerated by the U.S. government, on the basis of their ancestry without due process of law.

Alice is a founder of API Chaya and the Nonprofit Assistance Center in Seattle, and the Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco. She has served as a board member for numerous organizations, currently including Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants & Refugees, and Social Justice Fund Northwest. Born and raised in Washington State, Alice is a grandchild of immigrants. She is a graduate of Stanford University and attended the program in Public Policy at Claremont Graduate University in California.


Joe Fugere is the founder of Tutta Bella, the Pacific Northwest’s first certified authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Joe opened his first restaurant in 2004 and currently has five locations in and around Seattle. The success of his business can be attributed to a passionate focus on building a meaningful business respected by employees, customers and peers and he works tirelessly on creating shared value for these constituents.

In August 2010, Joe had the honor of being selected to represent small business owners in a meeting with President Obama. One month later he was invited to the White House for the signing of the 2010 Small Business Lending Act, at which time the President recognized Tutta Bella for its contribution to economic recovery. That same year, Tutta Bella beat out 33,000 of its peers nationally by being named “Independent Pizzeria of the Year” and received “Business of the Year” recognition by the Greater Seattle Business Association and “Operator of the Year” from the Washington Restaurant Association. Most recently, in December 2013, the Seattle Human Rights Commission awarded Joe its “Human Rights Business Award.”

Tutta Bella restaurants have received recognition from every business chamber to which they belong. The company has been named “Best of” in multiple trade and culinary publications and the Harvard Business School recognized Tutta Bella as one of America’s 100 fastest growing “Inner City” businesses. The company aspires to nourish lives by sharing traditions, authentic food, and love.


Chris Helm practices general business and international law, with a focus on Asia–particularly on Japan, where he lived for 24 years–and works extensively on business immigration matters. He counsels foreign companies and individuals in structuring investments in manufacturing and other operations in the Pacific Northwest, and helps American clients entering Asian markets. Chris provides immigration assistance, including visas and labor certifications, to executives, managers, researchers and other professionals, and is a frequent speaker on immigration and employment sanction issues. He serves on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, and as chair of the firm's pro bono committee.


Enoka Herat is a public interest attorney at the Washington Defender Association’s Immigration Project where she advises defense attorneys representing noncitizens in order to avoid deportation. She trains criminal defense attorneys across the state about the immigration consequences of convictions so they can provide their clients with holistic representation. She graduated from the UW Law School in 2010, where she was co-president of the Immigrant Family Advocacy Project, a member of the Innocence Project clinic, and an editor on the Washington Law Review. After law school, Enoka served as a judicial law clerk at the Seattle Immigration Court for two years through the DOJ’s Honors Program.

Enoka is a past president of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington and has served on the board of API-Chaya. She is the child of Sri Lankan immigrants and growing up in northern Virginia always felt torn between the pressures to assimilate and the desire to value her own culture. OneAmerica’s work to support integration over assimilation is an inspiration to her. Enoka lives in Beacon Hill with her husband and daughter.


De’Sean Quinn grew up in Seattle in the vibrant and diverse neighborhood of Beacon Hill and attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Political Science. De’Sean’s interest in politics drove him to be involved in several political campaigns, most notably Ron Sims’ campaign for Washington governor. Following that campaign, he served as the Community Relations Manager for King County Executive Ron Sims for two years and was later appointed as Council Relations Director.

De’Sean is currently a Water Quality Planner and Project Manager with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks where he works on community relations, directs public involvement consultants, and represents the agency on various intergovernmental planning groups. He also works with the local communities and the Puget Sound Partnership to update their work in accordance with the regional action agenda strategies.

De’Sean is also a Councilmember for the city of Tukwila and has served for three years. He is a champion for all residents but brings a unique experience to the council, having worked closely with immigrant and refugee groups in King County. He has a particular interest in empowering residents throughout the community. Previously, De'Sean worked in the King County Executive's Office for both Executive Ron Sims and Executive Dow Constantine, serving in various positions including Community Relations, Council Relations, and Regional and Tribal Relations, where he was responsible for managing relationships with the 39 cities and 2 tribes in King County. He has a passion for public service and believes strongly that it is a privilege and a responsibility.


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