UDECC Board of Trustees
President: Ivan L. Hutton, Ph.D.
Ivan Hutton is Associate Dean and Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Seattle University, where he has worked for 17 years. His M.A. in Philosophy is from Gonzaga, his M.Div. in Theology is from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and his doctorate in Administration and Policy Analysis is from Stanford.
Vice President: G. Franklin Shirbroun, Ph.D.
The owner of Live Oak Booksellers, an online rare book business, G. Franklin Shirbroun has taught at Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Seattle Pacific University. His doctorate is from Princeton Theological Seminary. Past community service includes friends of the library groups and heading an agency for stroke survivors.
Secretary: Ann Berner
Ann Berner is an avionics systems and airplane safety engineer with an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (avionics program) from M.I.T. After having worked at Universal Avionics, Boeing, and Hughes Aircraft (Radar Systems), she founded and is Principal of Transport Safety Engineering in Seattle.
Treasurer: Dale Hoff
Dale Hoff is Owner and President of Hoff Construction Company. He has taught high school English and has served on several nonprofit boards and committees, most recently spending four years on the Futures Planning Team of University Temple United Methodist Church.
Marty Curry currently teaches part-time at the University of Washington in the Urban Design and Planning Dept. and does consulting work for public and non-profit agencies after a 25 years career at the City of Seattle, working on planning and human services policy issues and 12 as Director of the Planning Commission. She also has significant experience organizing and facilitating public processes. Marty has been an active member of University Congregational Church UCC for 30 years, working on various boards, and serving as moderator of the church in 2007-08.
Sinan Demirel, Ph.D.
Sinan Demirel is Executive Director of ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, serving the U District homeless community. Degrees in philosophy and religion from Iowa State and Vanderbilt, respectively, preceded his University of Washington graduate degrees in sociology. He serves on a variety of city and county committees on homelessness, health care, and at-risk youth.
Donna M. Dockter
Pharmacist/owner of Sand Point Clinic Pharmacy, Donna Dockter also is on the Clinical Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, was on the Seattle Indian Health Board, and was head pharmacist at the Seattle-King County Health Department’s North District Clinic. She has served on various health-related boards and professional associations.
Rev. John Gienapp, Ph.D.
John Gienapp, retired clergyman, teacher, and university administrator, was most recently Director of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Nonprofit boards on which he has served include those of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, Samaritan Center in Evanston, Illinois, and Foss Home and Village in Seattle.
Deborah Giles is a Pathology Assistant at Northwest Pathology Services in Seattle. She has taught anatomy, physiological chemistry, and pathophysiology at community colleges. Her B.S. in chemistry and M.S. in physiology are from the University of Florida; she also holds a B.S. in physical therapy from University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.
Darel Grothaus has been Interim Executive Director of Washington Association of Churches, Director of Community Development for the City of Seattle, Vice President and Community Reinvestment Manager for Pacific First Savings, and a President of Bank of America. He holds an M.A. in Urban Finance and is a licensed CPA.
Lee Jeronimo, a lawyer and accountant, is a recent transplant to the Seattle area and currently works as a contract accountant. Prior to her arrival, she earned her law degree in Houston, Texas and served for 5 years as a staff attorney in a legal clinic dedicated to representing persons living with HIV/AIDS. Since making her home in the Northwest, she has taught accounting part time at Bellevue College and serves as Treasurer for Metropolitan Community Church - Seattle.
Karen Ko is Neighborhood District Coordinator for the University Neighborhood Service Center, City of Seattle. She works with neighborhoods throughout the northeast district, but focuses on the U District and is especially intrigued by the challenges of its conflicting constituencies - homeless youth, homeowners, businesses, the University of Washington.
Judy Lightfoot, Ph.D.
After 35 years of teaching English at secondary and college levels, Judy Lightfoot became Founding Head of Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, Washington. Most recently she was Interim Director at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Seattle. She is an active fundraiser and volunteer in community social service nonprofits.
Rev. David Meekhof
David Meekhof has been President of Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska, and Executive of the Presbyterian Church Alaska-Northwest Synod. Now retired, he served as Board President for the Church Council of Greater Seattle and is on the advisory board of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.
Rev. Jack Olive
Jack D. Olive is Interim Associate Dean for Ecumenical Relations at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. His ecumenical involvement includes the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the American Jewish Committee, Children of Abraham Dialogue Group, and Seattle Jewish Christian Clergy Dialogue Group.
Dan Peterson is sternwheeler Queen of the West’s Columbia River Historian on cruises between Portland, Astoria, and Lewiston, Idaho. He taught history at Olympic, Highline, and Seattle Community Colleges, is Past President of the Washington State Association of Historians, and has served with many professional associations and nonprofits.
Rev. Tom Quigley
Tom Quigley was most recently President-Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Now retired, he serves on several nonprofit boards and on committees of the United Way of King County. A graduate of the University of Chicago's Divinity School, he is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Michael Shaw, formerly Assistant Auditor with the State Auditor's Office Higher Education Team in Seattle, is Business Manager at North Seattle Community College and is a CPA. He serves on the board of ROOTS Young Adult Shelter and has provided audit services and prepared financial statements for many nonprofit social agencies.
Rev. Amy Wyatt
Amy Wyatt is the Director and Campus Minister for the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist campus ministry to the University of Washington. With a degree in Urban Studies and her MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in NYC, Amy pursued doctoral studies in Spirituality and the Arts from The Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley. She is a practicing artist and retreat facilitator. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at Seattle University.
top photo: Members of the UDECC Board of Trustees