Skip to main content

Who we are

Over 70 organizations and tribes, led by and working in communities of color, came together from across Washington State to form Washington Community Alliance. We are governed by leaders of color representing our member organizations across the state.

Core Staff

Kamau Chege

Kamau Chege

he/him

Director

Denisse Guerrero

she/her

Membership and Policy Manager

Monique Meissner

she/her

Operations Manager

Program Staff

Washington Community Alliance staffs and supports several member-led coalitions:

Kenia Peregrino

Washington for Equitable Representation

Alma Aguilar

Washington Immigrant Relief Fund

Sam Martin (S.D. Martin Consulting)

Washington for Black Lives

Support & Advisors

Dujie Tahat (Dujie Tahat Consulting)

Communications Lead

Kelsey Hamlin (Dujie Tahat Consulting)

Communications Specialist

Cherry Cayabyab (KAYA Strategik)

Strategic Advising

Ellie Probus (Pyramid Communications)

Video & Campaign Specialist

Advocate Accounting

Finance Specialist

Barnard Iglizin & Lavitt LLP

Legal Advising

Board

Caty Padilla

Nuestra Casa

Faviola Lopez

Raiz of Planned Parenthood

Fernanda Mazcot

Raiz of Planned Parenthood

Cristina Ortega

Latino Community Fund and Yakima Pride

Imraan Saddiqi

CAIR-Washington

Lucy Gitau

Northwest Kenyan Community Association

Lilliane Ballesteros

Latino Community Fund

Susan Balbas

Na’ah Illahee Fund

Shomya Tripathy

ACRS

Member organizations

Map of members

Central

APIC-Yakima

Nuestra Casa

Yakima PRIDE

CHWMR

Tri-Cities LULAC

La Casa Hogar

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

Latino Community Fund

Wenatchee CAFÉ

East King

Eastside for All

Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association

Middle Eastern North Africa Coalition

Eastern

APIC – Spokane

Friends of the Black Lens / Carl Maxey Center

I Did the Time

Latinos en Spokane

RAIZ of Planned Parenthood

Spokane Ministerial Alliance

Spokane NAACP

Spokane Pride

Northwest

APACE

Community to Community

Korean Community Service Center

Latinos Educational Training Institute

Unidos of Snohomish County

Peninsula

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Seattle

Asian Counseling and Referral Services

Amigos de Seattle

Casa Latina

El Centro de la Raza

Entre Hermanos

Equal Rights WA

Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle

Ethiopian Community in Seattle

LGBTQ Allyship

More Equitable Democracy

Na’ah Illahee Fund

Native Action Network

OneAmerica

Organización Centroamericano

Somali Family Safety Taskforce

Somos Seattle

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Washington Bus

South King

African Community Housing and Development

Council on American-Islamic Relations WA

Channel ATV

CIRCC

Congolese Integration Network

Federal Way Black Collective

Iraqi Community Center of WA

Living Well Kent Collaborative

NW Kenyan Community Association

Para Los Niños de Highline

South King Youth Engagement Coalition

Teenagers Plus

WA Sin Fronteras

Wakulima

WA State Coalition of African Community Leaders

South Sound

APIC-South Puget Sound

Asian Pacific Cultural Center

Gambian Talents Promotions

Hazel Pete Institute of Chehalis Basketry

Khmer Anti-deportation Advocacy Group

Latinx Unidos of South Sound

People Empowerment and Renewal Services

PNW Ugandan American Association

People of Color Community Coalition

Political Destiny / Tacoma Ministerial Alliance

Rescue Mission and Prayer Network International / WSCACL

Tacoma Urban League

WA Transitional Housing

Southwest

Noble Foundation

Our Place – Nuestra Casa Multicultural Center

Hispanic Disability Support SWWA

SW WA Communities United for Change