La Fundación para los esfuerzos académicos se esfuerza por promover una identidad multicultural e inclusiva. Trabajando juntos para afectar el cambio en nuestras comunidades, nos solidarizamos con aquellos que trabajan para alcanzar sus sueños y metas.

Mark Blindheim, President, Founding Member of FAE, Summer Academy Volunteer

 

Iris Carias, Migrant Program Educator, Mount Vernon School District, Mount Vernon City Councilwoman, Board Member of Skagit County Child and Family Consortium, Board Member of Skagit Immigrant Rights Council, State Advisory Committee for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kiwanis Club Member, Homeless Co-op, Latino Advisory Committee

 

Patty Dunphy, Treasurer, Summer Academy Volunteer

Bill McGlinn, Vice President, Founding Member of FAE, Retired Architect, Junior Warden at Church of the Redeemer Kenmore

Hugo Santiago, Summer Academy Fellow 2017 and  2018, Lead Mentor Compass to Campus, Burlington Edison High School Para Educator

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Un Compromiso con la Integridad

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Mark holds a Masters of Divinity, a Masters in Pastoral Studies, a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education and a Bachelor of Arts in History.

 

He worked as a General Contractor, an Army Reserve Officer and is an Ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church.

 

He is a founding board member for the Foundation for Academic Endeavors. His volunteer experience includes: leading King County Jail worship services, Veterans Hospital volunteer and service as the Past President, Board of Directors of the Capitol Hill Community Resource Center.

 

He enjoys sports and all Washington Huskies teams, fly fishing, hiking and walking, Taizé contemplative worship and singing in church choirs.

 

He is an active supporter of migrant and immigration issues. He enjoys the study of Torah and continued religious studies as they relate to current issues.

President

Mark Blindheim

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Ms. Allison earned her MA degree in Organizational System Design and Renewal from Seattle University, and her BA in Communications from Washington State University. Her professional career includes over twenty-five years of senior executive leadership and organizational development experience in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. 

 

Her professional career includes executive roles for organizations such as Eddie Bauer, Garden Botanika and drugstore.com.  For the last ten years she has been a Board of Directors member of Hanford Challenge, a cleanup oversight group focused on creating a future for the Hanford Nuclear Site that secures human health and safety, advances accountability, and promotes a sustainable environmental legacy. Prior to that she was Board member and Chair at Jubilee Women’s Center providing safe housing for homeless women. She currently volunteers with Sound Water Stewards working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment through education, community outreach, stewardship, and citizen science. And she is a founding member of Camano Island’s Water Toxins monitoring group testing Saratoga Passage for harmful alga blooms. 

 

 Ms. Allison lives in on Camano Island, Washington with her husband Bruce and has two grown sons.

Board Member

Mary Allison

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Iris immigrated to Mount Vernon from Honduras in 1994, where she lives with her husband Alexis. Iris has always been involved in the community; first as a volunteer in the Mount Vernon Police Department’s domestic violence unit, then with Sea Mar Community Health Centers, DSHS, Skagit Valley Hospital and the Friendship House.

Iris has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Education from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. She has also taken courses at Skagit Valley College.

She currently works for the Mount Vernon School District as the Migrant Program Educator and is a member of the Washington State Migrant Education Advisory Committee (SAC). Iris  helps families as a liaison at Community Action of Skagit County and works as a nursing assistant with Sunrise Services. Iris currently serves as a board member of Skagit County Child and Family Consortium, and Skagit Immigrant Rights Council, she is a member of Community Action’s Latino Advisory Committee.

Iris wants to be an inspiration for the whole community, especially our youth, who will become our next leaders.

Board Member

IRIS CARIAS

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Patty graduated from Parks College of St. Louis University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Administration and an Associates Degree in Airport Management.

 

During her 35 year career Patty held various management positions.The majority of her career was in leadership training with the last 15 years dedicated to Commercial Airplane Company’s international airline customers. She managed a staff responsible for executing leadership training for international airline executives from around the world, developing and delivery of Business Management and Leadership Development Programs and delivering Leadership Training to Boeing management at the Boeing Leadership Center. She has experience in Program and Project Management for a Fortune 500 Company.

 

Her volunteer experience includes: Board Member, Treasurer and classroom volunteer for the Foundation for Academic Endeavors, leadership team of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Camano Island, WA, Sound Waters Stewards Island County from 2016 to present and leadership and St. Vincent de Paul Member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Issaquah, WA.

Treasurer

PATTY DUNPHY

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Bill is a Registered Architect in the State of Washington earning his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. He worked as an architect and project manager creating building designs, using client information, managing production of multiple projects.

 

He is a founding board member of FAE, served as food services director from 2015-2018 and Treasurer 2015-2016.

 

He volunteered with the Lutheran Church in Seattle cooking and serving meals to the homeless. He has served in leadership at Church of the Redeemer Kenmore administering contracts for flooring, furnishings, landscaping and office repairs.

 

In his free time he enjoys home repair / renovation, decorating, gardening, theatre, art and painting, traveling and walking.

Vice President

BILL McGLINN

Hugo is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and earned his Associates degree form Skagit Valley College. He is a current student at Western Washington University studying Secondary Education and Spanish. He has been a fellow for FAE for three years from 2017 to 2019.

Hugo has worked as a Para educator and Lead Mentor for Compass to Campus  at Burlington Edison High School. He has also served as a Peer Mentor at Western Washington University. He has participated in the Migrant Youth Conference and is a Member of the Latino Student Union and the WWU Blue Group, serving undocumented students. Hugo is interested in Social Justice Education. 

In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, music and spending time with his family.

Board Member

HUGO SANTIAGO

LA JUNTA DE FAE

Carol Rodin

Director Ejecutivo

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Rosario Aguilar

Director de Programa

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Marlene Kurtz

Director de Programa

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