Doug Cargill, Board President
A former Naval officer, Doug has been working in the Rainier Valley business community since 1999. As an active neighborhood participant, Doug was involved in the Columbia City/Hillman City/Genessee Neighborhood Plan, the City Neighborhood Council and the Southeast Crime Prevention Council.
He currently works as a sales representative for Noble Wines Ltd (located in the Rainier Valley) and is involved in a variety of revitalization efforts in the Rainier Valley.
David De Bruyn, Secretary
David retired in 2007 from the United States-Environment Protection Agency. He oversaw the EPA Region 10 Air Programs Office. He initiated and administered a special projects grant program that funded new and innovative air pollution control projects. David is currently the treasurer of the board for Ventures, a nonprofit organization in Rainier Valley that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs and whose clients are largely low income, women and minority populations. David is also involved in several environmental conscience organizations. His degrees include a Bachelors of Arts in Economics at Earlham College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bob Haynes, Treasurer
Bob is retired from over thirty years in banking with roles of South District Manager of Retail Private Banking, Regional Manager, Manager of Medical Segment, Special Credits Officer, Branch Manager and Assistant Credit Supervisor for several major banks.
Bob’s community involvement includes being a former board member of the South Seattle Senior Foundation, former board member of Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, past president of the Pacific Northwest Bankers Association, and member of the Southern University Alumni Association.
His degrees include a BS in Mathematics from Southern University, an MBA in Finance from Seattle University and a Certificate of Banking from Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington.
Kateesha Atterberry, Vice Chair
Born and raised in Seattle, Kateesha comes from a long familial history growing up in the Rainier Valley. She is a third generation Seattleite where her grandfather, Jesse Atterberry, was second in rank to Seattle’s first Black Fire Chief Claude Harris. She attended Franklin High School and has deep roots and interests in the community and its business and real estate efforts.
Her successful and progressive career in commercial real estate management and development includes her most recent position as a commercial property manager for Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, successfully completing a $68.2 capital redevelopment in 2008. She oversaw over 550,000 sqft of commercial property and over 200+ commercial leases, guiding strategic asset planning and business development initiatives. She also brings unique expertise in historic property preservation strategies and takes a holistic approach to real estate development.
Her advanced studies include International Business and Certification in Commercial Real Estate Development, both from the University of Washington.
Patricia Paschal, Founding Board member
Patricia a retired independent computer systems consultant, a 26-year resident of Rainier Valley, and a community activist. She is a graduate of Seattle’s Garfield High School and earned a degree in mathematics from Reed College in Portland. Her work experience included increasingly responsible assignments in a wide variety of situations as a sole practitioner, team leader or team member.
As a project director, Ms. Paschal prepared and monitored budgets as well as recruited, directed and mentored staff. She performed business analyses, designed and implemented automated systems, and developed policies and procedures for clients who are responsible for financial processing, management and/or controls in both the public and private sectors.
Ms. Paschal has been a member of Save Our Valley since shortly after its formation and has worked on organizational issues as well as researching materials, identifying inconsistencies and informing the community of adverse impacts. She served on the Fund’s Steering Committee before her election as a founding board member of the RVCDF. Ms. Paschal is the proud mother of two adult sons and one adult daughter. She and her teenage niece live within walking distance of the Othello light rail platform/station.
Roderick Givens, Board Member
Over the last 17 years, Roderick has cultivated a diverse and accomplished background in financial planning and asset management, providing a wide range of specialized services to his clients. With positions held as an investment analyst, manager, business development director, and investment sales director with several of the largest financial firms in the world, he has the knowledge and skills necessary to assist clients focused on building a solid financial future.
As the founder of RainierView Advisors, LLC, he has leveraged his past experience to provide comprehensive financial planning services to those individuals and small businesses who value quality, objective advice. His philosophy is based on several basic principles intended to help his clients build a solid foundation for the rest of their lives, offering stability and support for years to come.
Sam Kraft, Board Member
Sam is an architect and a teacher based in the Othello neighborhood, with a commitment to social equity and a devotion to thoughtful development in the neighborhood. In working within the neighborhood community, he focuses on showcasing the value and beauty that the neighborhood already has and not on replacing its distinctive characteristics.
Sam is also member of the Othello Station Community Action Team (OSCAT), which advocates on behalf of the community and coordinates with developers and city officials working in the area.
He is a co-owner of Seek Architecture, a graduate of the University of Washington, a regular visiting lecturer and reviewer, and an alum of Teach For America.
Matthew Reese, Board Member
Matthew Reese is President/CEO of James & Associates Real Estate Appraisals, located in Southeast Seattle where he resides since 1984. Matthew brings a background in real estate development and expertise in site selection, feasibility analysis, and real property valuations.
Previously, Matthew served as a development manager at Starbucks and a component engineer at Boeing. Matthew holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. He is also a Washington State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and recently completed the University of Washington Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program.
Matthew’s community involvement includes being the Regional Lead – West for Outdoor Afro, board member of Many Lights Foundation, and supervisory board member of The Carrie House.
Lisa Yoshizumi, Board Member
Ms. Yoshizumi has spent over 20 years of her life creating, analyzing, and optimizing business models from start-up to mature phases of development. Born and raised in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood, her varied interests have led her to occupy principal and officer positions in real estate, manufacturing and medical services. She also owned and operated a retail establishment for nearly 10 years.
While her many years of experience as an accountant tends to orient her focus upon the top and bottom lines, Ms. Yoshizumi has invested significant time in mastering many aspects crucial to the successful contemporary enterprise: brand emphasis coupled with innovative marketing initiatives, the careful implementation of technology, and a constant assessment of key customer relationships.