Tiffany Wilk Chang
Board member & Secretary, National Organization for Women – Seattle
Tiffany joined the Seattle NOW board in the Spring of 2018, shortly after moving to Seattle from her hometown of Denver. She is now a political and public affairs consultant in working with clients throughout Washington State. Whether working with political candidates, academic centers, students, or global coalitions – Tiffany loves working with clients to develop their unique voice. Active in the competitive debate community, Tiffany’s primary debate passion has been assisting in building up a high school debate circuit in the West Bank, Palestine. She has recently invested her time in Womxn’s tournaments and mentorship opportunities in the debate community.
Originally from rural-suburbia outside of Denver, she is a proud first-generation graduate of the University of Denver, where she received B.A. degrees in International Studies and Political Science, with concentrations in the Middle East, and Women’s Studies. She now lives in Shoreline with her partner Chris, her dog Cammy and cat Winchester.
Kim Clark serves as Senior Staff Attorney for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice at Legal Voice, a legal advocacy organization that seeks to advance the rights of women and the LGBTQ community throughout the Pacific Northwest, especially those who experience multiple intersecting systems of oppression and discrimination.
Kim manages a Legal Voice portfolio of high impact litigation matters, policy initiatives, and legal rights education projects relating to reproductive rights, health and justice. Kim has broad experience in the private, nonprofit and public sectors with particular expertise in civil rights, education, and employment law. Prior to joining Legal Voice, Kim served as General Counsel for the Scottsdale Unified School District; as a senior management consultant at UPD Consulting LLC; as a staff attorney in the public housing unit at Community Legal Services in Phoenix; and as an associate in the labor and employment and First Amendment practice groups at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, a large international law firm. Kim also has volunteered as a pro bono attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, and has served on the boards of numerous nonprofits including, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona, Annie’s List, and the Mona Foundation. She also co-founded both the West Valley Parents for Public Education and Arizona Parents for Public Education. Kim holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Bachelor of Arts in Russian language from the University of Arizona, and a Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge.
Alicia Crank is the Chief Development Officer for AtWork!, a highly supportive and innovative conduit between people with disabilities and employers in the community. Prior to this role, she was a leader in major fundraising and partnership roles at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, CityYear Seattle and Washington Business Week.
A Detroit native, Alicia held several leadership positions in corporate banking, education, business and the nonprofit sector in Silicon Valley. Having moved to Greater Seattle in 2014, she is now one of only a few women of color in corporate philanthropy. Alicia has served on several boards and commissions centered around equity and inclusion, and currently serves on City of Edmonds Planning Board as well as Vice Chair of the Snohomish County / Paine Field Airport Commission.
Louise Chernin is the President & CEO of GSBA, Washington State’s LGBTQ and allied Chambers of Commerce. GSBA is one of the oldest and is the largest LGBTQ Chambers in North America with over 1400 members. In addition to business development and advocacy on behalf of business and civil rights, GSBA sponsors a Scholarship Fund, which since 1990, has awarded over $4 million to 500 LGBTQ and allied students in Washington State. GSBA is also the sponsor of Travel Out Seattle, an LGBT Tourism Initiative created to increase revenue in the state of Washington.
Louise is a Board member of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and in 2015 was appointed by the Governor to the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees. Louise was honored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) with its Leadership Award and also so named by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top 20 most Influential women in Puget Sound. In 2013, the Seattle Storm, Washington State’s WNBA team, presented Louise with its 2013 Inspiring Women award and the UW Women’s Center honored Louise with their Women of Courage award. In 2016, Louise was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal with a Lifetime Achievement Award and this June, Louise was named by Business Equality Magazine as one of the 50 over 50 Legacy Leaders in the United States. In 2019 Crosscut Media, the online news media for public TV, honored Louise with its Courage in Business Award.
After nearly 50 years of activism within the women’s movement, peace movement, civil rights movement and LGBTQ movement, Louise continues to live her life committed to advancing equality, equity, diversity and inclusion. Fighting the good fight is her mantra and activism is part of her DNA.
Executive Director, Politics of the Possible in Action
Alison McCaffree has a wide range of leadership, management and community organizing experience. Her experience with giving back to her community started at an early age – receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award at age 16. Alison holds mechanical engineering degrees from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Sloan School of Business at MIT.
After starting and managing successful for-profit businesses, Alison moved to the nonprofit sector. She has held the chief executive spot for last 13 years. From 2011 – 2016, Alison launched Washington State’s first nonprofit association called Washington Nonprofits. She grew WN to be a powerful agent in enhancing the health and influence of the nonprofit sector. Alison has now turned her sights to citizen engagement by leading Politics of the Possible in Action; an organization inspired by the philosophies of her grandmother, a 4-term Washington State representative. A nonpartisan nonprofit, Politics of the Possible in Action focuses on increasing citizen engagement, enhancing civics education and honoring public service. Advocating for fair representation, Alison has been named the Issue Chair on Census and Redistricting for the League of Women Voters of Washington.
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands
Elected Commissioner of Public Lands in 2016, Hilary Franz leads the Department of Natural Resources, an agency that manages 6 million acres of public lands — from coastal waters and forests to commercial properties and farmland. This portfolio generates $325M each year for our public schools and basic county services throughout our state. Through Hilary’s leadership, the agency is developing a strategy for increasing revenue for our schools and communities through innovative strategic investments that protect working forests and farms in our rural areas and increase housing and economic opportunities in our cities.
Hilary’s Washington roots run deep — her grandparents were cattle ranchers and small forest landowners in Pierce County. After getting a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a juris doctor from Northeastern University, Hilary returned home to raise her three boys on a small farm on Bainbridge Island. Prior to being elected Commissioner, Hilary served as Executive Director of the environmental nonprofit Futurewise and on numerous Boards and Commissions. She served from 2008-2011 on the Bainbridge Island City Council.
Hilary Franz is relentless in her desire to create bold, transformational change in Washington. Crosscut summed it up best: “She has the energy of a venti-fueled dynamo and a mind that works at a wildfire pace.” Hilary brings a passion for the lands and waters of Washington and a compassion for all of our communities. And she has a leadership style that is rare: she brings people together across long-standing divisions to accomplish great things for not just a few, but for all.