Director of Community Initiatives
Seattle Chinatown International District
As the Director of Community Initiatives, Jamie oversees community focused projects at the SCIDpda. Jamie joined SCIDpda in 2014. With senior leadership, she supports external relations of the organization, and oversees funding and operations of IDEA Space and Hing Hay Coworks .
Jamie has over ten years in the nonprofit sector focusing on community engagement and nonprofit management, including working with individuals experiencing homelessness and launching a transitional housing program for homeless women. She also worked at the University of Washington’s Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, networking with over 300 nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area and connecting them with undergraduate and graduate students looking to integrate service into their studies. Jamie has been active in the CID since 2005, with Chinese Information Service Center and the International District Chinatown Library in their after school programs, the International District Housing Alliance (now InterIm CDA) on their fund development committee, and the board of the Washington Asian Pacific Islander (WAPI) Community Services.
She currently serves on the board of Sanctuary Art Center, Historic South Downtown, and the International District Chinatown Community Center’s Associated Recreation Council. She is also a National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development 2017 Community in the Capitol Fellow. Jamie has previously chaired the Downtown District Council and was selected to participate in the 2016 Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainable Leadership. Jamie has Masters in Social Work and Public Administration from the University of Washington.