Board of Directors
Cynthia Pickreign - President and Founder
Cynthia Pickreign has a BS and an MS in Computer Science from Western Washington University and has worked for nearly 25 years in Information Technologies as a Software Engineer, Web Developer, Project Manager and IT Analyst. Cindy has just completed an MA in Transformational Leadership from Seattle University, School of Theology and Ministry and is currently working on a Post Masters Certificate in Transforming Spirituality.
Sister Maria Gorreth Nassali - Vice President and Founder
Sister Maria Gorreth Nassali is a Catholic nun associated with the Daughters of Mary convent in Masaka, Southern Uganda. Sister Maria has a BS in Mathematics from Seattle University, College of Science and Engineering, an MA in Transformational Leadership from Seattle University, School of Theology and Ministry and is currently working on a Doctorate of Educational Leadership degree at Seattle University.
David Brooks - Secretary and Founder
David Brooks has over 20 years experience in Software Development, Database Design and Implementation, and IT Project Management. Dave is a proven entrepreneur who started and ran a restaurant and has experience and expertise in advertising through social media.
Ken Ghalambor - Director
Ken Ghalambor has a BS in Urban Studies and Planning, and Nonprofit Management from the University of California, San Diego, as well as an MS in Public Affairs, Environmental Policy and Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and is currently working as an Associate at Ross Strategic
Sue Oliver is the Executive Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
at the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, with over 25 years of experience in launching and running new ventures, programs, products, and services for Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits and startups. Sue has held senior management roles at Russell Investments, Washington Mutual, and other leading financial services companies and, most recently, has run her own consulting firm and nonprofit to support young adult social innovators.
Empower Your Neighbor is currently an all volunteer organization.