Joseph Martin, Comanche, was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2019 and re-elected in 2023. For the past 18 years, he has served as the Tribal Education Officer for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe administering educational programs from early childhood to higher education. As a Gates Foundation Millenium Scholar, he graduated with honors from the University of Arizona’s Master of Arts Program in American Indian Studies and is ABD in his Ph.D. Program. In 2021, Joseph was the recipient of the Robert J. Handy’s Most Effective Administrator Award from the WA Association of School Administrators. He is a member of the Blackfeet Crazy Dog Warrior Society and enjoys traditional singing and gourd dancing. Joseph and his wife Toni Corpuz live in Auburn, WA and have three children, Evelyn Mikayla, Marcus and Jordan.
Lanessa Cerrillo was elected Vice-Chairwoman of the Board in 2019 and re-elected in 2023 She is a University of Washington graduate and is passionate about education and community engagement. As an educator who identifies as Black, Mexican, Filipina and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), she dedicates her time and resources to serving BIPOC communities, making learning spaces more conducive for Black and Brown bodies and raising awareness about her Indipino mixed heritage. She currently serves as the Administrative Associate for the Black Future Co-op Fund.
Jason Cruz was elected President in 2019 and re-elected in 2023. He is the grandson of Evelyn Williams, Squamish Nation and Anacleto Corpuz, Philippines and the son of Gina Corpuz and Richard Cruz. His grandfather, Anacleto, in 1935 co-founded the Filipino Growers Association which is now known as the Filipino Community of Bainbridge Island. In 1999. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Western Washington University. For the past 21 years, he has worked in the IT industry and is currently a Solutions Architect for Dell Computers. Jason and his wife, Melissa, live in Woodinville, WA and have five children, Taylre, Jaela, Jackson, Ethan and Shyanne.
Alex Marshall was elected Vice-President in 2019 and re-elected in 2023. Raised in Scotland and proud of his Scottish heritage, he played the bagpipes for 20 yrs. with the Black Tusk Caledonia Pipe Band in Squamish, BC Canada. In 1965, he earned his Teachers College Credential in Sydney, Australia where he played semiprofessional soccer. Relocating to Canada, he earned a BA degree in English from Simon Fraser Univ and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the Univ of Victoria. After a 36 yr. career in teaching and principalships for SD#48 in BC, he retired as Director of Instruction. He and his wife, Gina, live on Bainbridge Island, WA and he enjoys spending time with his two children, their spouses and his two wonderful grandchildren
Belinda Moreno was elected Secretary in 2019 and re-elected 2023. She is the daughter of Lorraine Corpuz Hale and Leroy Jerome Hedman, granddaughter of Evelyn Williams, Squamish Nation and Anacleto Corpuz, Philippines. Belinda has worked in the Human Resources field for more than 15 years in the Seattle area, most recently in healthcare. Belinda is currently employed as the Employee Relations, Culture & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager for Proliance Surgeons in Seattle, WA. She leads the DE&I Committee in their initiatives to proactively bring cultural awareness and impact for her employer. Her passion for serving her community has included acting as PTA Vice President for several years while her children attended school, coordinating events, volunteering at the Kent food bank, volunteering at Goodwill by reviewing resumes and providing mock interviews for adult students looking for employment, and volunteering for her son’s little league for over 10 years. Belinda and her husband Lionel have resided in Federal Way, Washington for the past 25 years and have 2 children, Jacob and Joshua.