Equity Ambassadors

Equity Ambassadors are a network of paid, part-time outreach workers who assist us in connecting with people across Washington State. They are an essential part of the Nonprofit Association of Washington’s community engagement efforts. They increase the visibility of the nonprofit sector, identify unmet needs, enhance program relevance, and extend the reach of programming within underserved communities. We prioritize recruitment of individuals who have lived experience and connection to Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, immigrant, rural, LGBTQ+, and disability communities.

Equity Ambassadors provide support for NAWA’s programs by recruiting and communicating with member organizations, promoting learning events and advocacy opportunities, and encouraging participation in regional Nonprofit Network meetings and our Community Slack. They also provide valuable feedback on the relevance of our programming in different communities, identify opportunities to support nonprofits using an equity lens, and bring ideas from events and meetings back to the organization to help improve our services.

Meet our current Equity Ambassadors

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Liliana Fausto

she/her

Wenatchee
Liliana attended Central Washington University where she graduated with a double major in law and Justice and Sociology. Liliana is currently the community organizer for a local organization in Wenatchee. She hopes to attend law school in order to serve as an immigration attorney in partnership with a non-profit organization in Washington.
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Denisse Guerrero

she/her/ella

Spokane

Denisse manages membership and policy with WA Community Alliance. She engages closely with WCA coalition members and networks, as they lead several projects on a statewide level. She is a graduate from Whitworth where she studied political science, philosophy, women’s and gender studies, and law & justice. She is a proud Mexican woman, with lived experience and loves connecting community to her work.
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Deanna Lane

she/her

Bellingham

Deanna currently works with Allied Arts of Whatcom County as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator. Her family is her top priority, as well as being a mother to a 13-year-old daughter. Deanna has enjoyed working in the arts throughout her career with the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institution early in her career and Native Arts 360, most recently.
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Victor Loo

he/him

Seattle

Victor is a principal consultant, executive coach, strategist, national leader who addresses health disparities and leads with equity. He is one of the 25 national leaders in the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program, and one of the 15 national leaders in the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Healthy Youth Leadership Institute. He represents US Department of Health & Human Services’ Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington) on the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health Steering Committee, and Washington State Commit to Change Steering Committee.

Besides the passion to serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, immigrants, and refugees, he is also an active community advocate/leader for the LGBTQ+ community and is Co-Chair with the City of Seattle LGBTQ Commission.

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Elizabeth Perez

she/her

Pullman

Elizabeth is Director of Recruitment and Retention for undergraduate student programs at Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). Elizabeth has extensive experience in teaching, community engagement, college access, student success programs, and leadership. Elizabeth’s other loves include baked goods, Palouse sunsets, cafecito, and being a working mom.
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Lucretia Robertson

she/her

Gig Harbor

Lucretia serves as the Director of DEI for a regional library system where she works to operationalize equity, create space for race-conscious conversations, and cultivate an inclusive culture where staff and patrons feel a sense of belonging. An experienced DEI leader and strategic planner with a background in organizational development, human resources and training, Lucretia brings proven leadership to complex workplace, organization culture and change management issues. She is also the principal of Clarity Partnerships, a black-owned, women-led micro-consultancy firm providing development and mentoring to women of color (WoC) desiring to accelerate their leadership and become more effective, confident and resilient leaders. Clarity works with WoC led nonprofits, sidepreneurs, small businesses and organizations committed to accelerating WoC leadership. More recently, she is the founder of Women Who Rise, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating women-powered leadership by providing WoC access to positive mentorship, leadership development, board governance training and tools for confident and resilient leadership.
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Sarah Solomon

she/her

Seattle
Sarah is passionate about improving institutional systems and processes to include and serve the communities in which they exist. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit and community organizing spaces, Sarah sees the opportunity and potential nonprofits have in centering equity and championing community-based solutions as key drivers for reaching success. Sarah loves collaborative problem solving and tries to approach all work with open curiosity and a determination to find solutions even in complex environments. In her free time, you can find her plotting sweaty pursuits in beautiful places, sharing meals with friends and family, and seeking out the next great cup of coffee while she catches up on the news.
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Pamela Williams

she/her

Federal Way
Pamela is an experienced social service professional and advocate who is currently a Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP). She is also a member of The Mayors Council on African American Elders and a board member with Sound Generations. Pamela serves on multiple Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) committees, focusing on long-term outcomes, inclusivity, and social justice. Pamela had 40 years of experience working with the aging community in Medicaid/Medicare case management and home community-based programs before becoming an advocate for Washington State long-term Care Program. She combines her extensive work experience and social service background enabling her to be a voice for vulnerable adults and seniors living in long-term care facilities. Pamela earned a B.A. in Social Science from Chicago State University and a M.S. in Human Service Administration from National Louis University, and is proud to be a mother of two successful beautiful children.

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