As someone committed to giving back to her community, Dianne wanted to serve on the Human Services Commission to help make Kirkland a welcoming place for everyone. She desires to help others, make a difference and connect with the greater Kirkland community.
Dianne is a native of Seattle and a resident of Kirkland since 2006. She earned her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
She recently retired from Verizon. During her 20+ year career with Verizon, she held several sales, marketing and business development positions with the former GTE, Genuity and Verizon companies. Prior to joining Verizon, she spent eight years at IBM.
Amy moved to the beautiful Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland in 2014, where she lives with her husband John and three young children. In addition to serving on Kirkland’s Human Services Commission, she is President of the HD Thoreau Elementary School PTA where she has also served as Legislative Advocacy Chair and was honored to receive the 2017 Golden Acorn Award. She was elected to the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Board in 2016 where she represents Finn Hill on the Kirkland Neighborhood Safety Panel, organizes FHNA’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt and served as the FHNA treasurer.
As an advocate for children in our communities, and through other volunteer work with various groups, Amy has seen firsthand the need for improved health and human services to work towards an equitable quality of life for everyone in our community.
When she’s not volunteering in the community, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending theater, and playing at the many amazing local parks in the Pacific Northwest.
Continuing Kirkland's tradition of compassion for vulnerable people is what drew David to the Commission. The 2018 Community Survey shows that Kirkland is under-performing in terms of providing services to people in need and the Human Services Commission can help Council make improvements in that area. Uncovering, recognizing and beginning to correct systemic racism in our community is another important role for the Commission, in David's view.
Volunteering at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, Hopelink's Kirkland Food Bank and Attain Housing's Community Supper have helped shape the outlook he brings to the Commission. He is also active in the Quaker Meeting on the Eastside.
David formerly worked as a transportation engineer with the Kirkland's Public Works Department. This experience gives him insight as to how the city makes decisions and allows him to be a more effective Commissioner. He has lived in Juanita for the past 25 years.
Kimberly is the President and CEO of the Washington Society of CPAs, and Executive Director of the Washington CPA Foundation. Her family has lived in Kirkland since 2000, and have been active members of the community in different
capacities over the years.
Prior to joining the Human Services Commission, Kimberly served on the Human Services Advisory Committee for the City. She also served on the City’s Housing Strategy Advisory Group. Kimberly is a graduate of Leadership Eastside and a former Board member.
Jonathan is a Senior Manager in Diversity & Inclusion at Amazon.com. His business experience includes Amazon and 19 years at Microsoft. He completed his Master's degree in Organizational Leadership in 2014. Over the course of his career he has experience in global business, operations, human resources, corporate governance, and training & development.
Jonathan has served on the Kirkland Human Services Commission since 2017. He previously served on the City of Bellevue Human Services Commission with 2 years as the Chair. He is a graduate of Advance Bellevue, now known as Leadership Eastside, a community leadership training organization. He co-founded the Eastside Diversity Task Force as well as the Eastside Latino Leadership Forum. Jonathan is a former Executive Committee and Board Member for Herzl Ner Tamid Congregation on Mercer Island and a former President of the Lake Washington Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He also served on the National Diversity Committee for SHRM.
Jonathan is an active runner and hiker and has lived on the eastside most of his life. He is happily married to Stacie for 36 years and they have two adult children.
Commission members not pictured: Gildas Cheung, Mathew Triplett, and Adam White