Mark Mendez


Mark was born and raised in Seattle, WA; and grew up in the Lake City neighborhood in NE Seattle.  Mark’s father was born in the US territory of Puerto Rico and his mother grew up in Seattle. Mark graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and from Seattle University with a Master’s in Public Administration. Mark spend his Summers and winter breaks in Puerto Rico. Mark is a community organizer and has worked on a variety of equity issues in Seattle and across the country. Mark is currently on the the Seattle City Council’s, Commission on Citizen Involvement, advising the city on equity issues. Mark has worked for the YMCA, Seattle Goodwill, South Seattle College, and now for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Mark is currently managing leadership and career readiness programs for underserved youth in the North Seattle area. Mark has also volunteered all over the World and has visited 13 countries; helping to install water tanks, building housing for families, and helping youth.

Mae Pritchard

Vice President

Mae received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington in Communication Studies with a focus on media and rhetoric. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Mae moved to Seattle in March of 2017 for an AmeriCorps VISTA position at North Helpline and is currently doing a second term there. Every Sunday, Mae volunteers at the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance. Mae also enjoys playing guitar, sampling craft beers and cocktails, writing poetry, and contemplating philosophy. Mae plans to go to law school next fall.


John “Jack” Guinn

Board Secretary

Jack is co-founder and Managing Member of Hellbent Brewing Company in Seattle, where his responsibilities include developing business strategy, supervising and supporting the entire staff, and managing construction projects. Jack is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas School of Law.

Mario Pozzo

Board Member

Mario was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Argentina; Canada; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  He studied Architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where he received a Masters in Architecture in 2008. Mario is a designer at heart, he strives to live a sustainable life and strives to reflect it in his work. Over the last few years Mario has focused on MEP and in particular BIM coordination and construction utilizing prefabrication techniques. Mario hopes to use his skills to develop retrofit projects that will serve their communities every day, but have the ability to quickly be reestablish services after a disaster so they can be used as community keystones for those in need. His love for the island of Puerto Rico has driven him to use his skills to help the people of his island find a sustainable solution to their long term infrastructure needs.

Tim Windsor

Board Member

Tim Winsor has more than 35 years experience in working for and with non-profit organizations, both as an employee and as a member of boards of directors of non-profit organizations.  He studied at the University of Tulsa graduating with a double major in Literature and Accounting. In addition, he has an MBA from Southern Oregon University with an emphasis in Marketing Non-Profits and Accounting.

Candace Jackson

Candace Jackson is a Senior Education Consultant for Public Health – Seattle & King County. Candace is responsible for development, coordination and the implementation of activities related to community participation and engagement, community needs assessment, and communications. Candace has been with Public Health since 2013 and King County since 2010 providing leadership and management for multiple community-based projects on topics ranging from preparedness to most recently supporting a statewide initiative to transform our healthcare system. She holds a BA in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Washington State University. Candace brings a passion for people and a drive to institutionalize policies and practices that are central to eliminating health inequities.

James “Jim” Riley

Board Member

Jim Riley is the event coordinator at Hellbent Brewing Company, he has facilitated and organized several charity events and fundraisers. He has a certificate in Video Game Animation from University of Washington. He also specializes in graphic arts for label design and poster work

Alexandrea “Ali” Pagán
Board Member
Ali grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah she moved to Seattle in 2016. Her father is from Juncos, Puerto Rico. Ali is currently working as a Medical Receptionist in Seattle. Ali has a passion for working with people who have learning disabilities. Ali has experience in planning and coordinating events and fundraisers.


Roberto Aviles

Board Member

MariSol Masso Sosa Lincoln

Board Member