Our staff

 

Alissa Haslam, Executive Director

ahaslam@winwinaction.org

Alissa Haslam joined Win/Win as its new Executive Director in August 2015. She has an extensive history in community organizing, organizational development, leadership development, program management and coalition building. In her five years at Progress Alliance, and also in her previous position at NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Alissa has been a close collaborator with Win/Win, working together on democracy reform, civic engagement, organizational development, and connecting Win/Win with new funding partners. She is passionate about collaboration, equity, developing leaders, and the broadest possible civic participation as the key to political change.

Cara Bilodeau, Associate Director

 cbilodeau@winwinaction.org

Cara Bilodeau is the Associate Director at Win/Win, where she is responsible for overseeing Win/Win’s program efforts with our partner organizations. Cara has nearly 15 years of experience in civic engagement, empowering activists, issues advocacy and communications. Her strengths are in building alliances and coalitions, community organizing, leadership development, and campaign management. Cara’s depth of knowledge is in voting rights, women’s health, economic security, civil rights and education.

Cara’s passion for civics and social justice started at an early age. As a kid growing up in Portland, Maine Cara continually sent letters to the President when she felt strongly about an issue. Over the years she gathered quite the collection of form letters and Presidential head shots.

Liz Dupee, Director – Washington Democracy Hub

letta@wademocracyhub.org

Liz Dupee is the Washington Democracy Hub Director, a fiscally sponsored project of Win/Win Network. At the Hub, she is responsible for creating and implementing a long-term movement agenda for democracy reform through strategic planning and community engagement. Liz has a B.A. in African American Studies from Western Illinois University and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Before joining the Democracy Hub, Liz Dupee directed the Tenants Union of Washington State; a nonprofit focused on housing justice through empowerment-based education, civic participation, and community organizing. She currently serves as Treasurer on the Tenants Union Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Fix Democracy First Board of Directors. Liz is an avid egalitarian, cares deeply about improving our social safety net, and is becoming a better and more intersectional environmentalist every day.

 

Shin Shin Hsia, Operations Director

sshsia@winwinaction.org

Shin Shin Hsia is passionate about shifting the culture of mainstream movements and redefining what it means to be a leader.

Before coming to Win/Win she worked in campaign management, leadership development, corps programming, fair trade, international programs & exchange and primate ecology. She is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, a graduate of United Way of King County’s Project LEAD (Leadership Effectiveness and Diversity) board training program, a graduate of the Center for Diversity & the Environment’s 2042 Today & E42 Leadership Programs, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellow and a published primatologist.

Shin Shin spends her time outside of the office serving on the board of the Washington Environmental Council, geeking out about organizational development and eating spicy fried chicken at Fort St. George.

Emily Parzybok, Campaign Manager – Washington Voting Justice Coalition

eparzybok@winwinaction.org

Emily Parzybok is the Washington Voting Justice Coalition Campaign Manager at Win/Win. Previously, Emily worked as the Outreach Director for the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. She worked on Initiative 1491 for Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Initiative 594 which brought comprehensive background checks to Washington state. In her work at the Alliance, Emily also helped shepherd community programs ranging from public health summits focused on gun violence prevention to community discussions on equity in policy making. Emily is passionate about cultivating meaningful and reciprocal relationships that support political work and foster accountability between members of our shared community.

Emily volunteers her time with Community Passageways working on youth felony diversion and criminal justice reform. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Valley Cities Board of Directors and Secretary on the Alumni Board of The Overlake School.

When she’s not in the office, Emily can be found in bed with a book or trail running the Pacific Northwest. A yoga and meditation instructor, Emily teaches classes in the Seattle area. She loves silent retreat and participates in several silent retreats each year to offset her hectic political schedule.

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