HIP Board of Directors
As one of our previous AmeriCorps members, Phoenica Zhang is not new to HIP! Phoenica is the Corporate Engagement Officer at Solid Ground, where she works to connect businesses and people to anti-poverty work. When she’s not working, she’s pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at the Evans School of UW, performing with her band around town, and cooking up a storm. Phoenica is an advocate for approaching nutrition education and anti-hunger work with understandings of racial and social oppressions, and is a firm believer in food as a tool to uplift and unite communities.
Kristen MacNaughtan is a Program Officer and the Nutritious Food Systems strategic lead on the Agricultural Development team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining BMGF, Kristen worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. She holds a Masters of Science in International Development with a focus on Public Health and Nutrition from Tulane University. Kristen and her partner have called Seattle home for 11 years and have two young kids who are Seattle natives. They love exploring the great outdoors and doing creative projects in the cozy indoors.
Yvonne Chiau is a Risk & Regulatory Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, focusing on building compliance programs and monitoring risks and controls in organizations. She has been a CPA for 10 years and has a Master of Accounting degree from The Ohio State University. Yvonne enjoys exploring her neighborhood and loves discovering new and exciting things to do in the Pacific Northwest. She has lived in North King County for over 7 years with her partner and two cats. She hopes to contribute to increasing access to nutritious food and helping make a positive impact in her community!
Nicole Guillen is a Senior Financial Analyst under the Office of the CFO at Microsoft. She holds a Bachelors in Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in Strategy from Cornell University. During her time there, she consulted 3+ social enterprises, supported communications for a student-run grocery store aimed at providing nutritious and affordable food to college students, and created an educational program preparing Latinx students for post-grad job recruitment. Nicole is passionate about uplifting and supporting BIPOC communities through education, media, and impactful programs like HIP. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, exploring obscure museums, and tap dancing.
Julia Engel is a Registered Dietitian and works part time in Long-term care facilities. She is a Seattle native and lives in NE Seattle with her husband, two kids and a cat! An active John Rogers Elementary PTA member, Julia enjoys volunteering wherever help is needed. An avid home cook, she loves any of the HIP activities which involve preparing food! Being an active part of community in her neighborhood, school, church and other parts of her life are some of the most important things to her. She believes nourishing food to be a fundamental human right and the foundation of a strong community.
Stephanie Furtado, MPH is the Director of Clinical Operations at Neighborcare Health, and has 9+ years of leadership experience in community health centers and non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz and received her MPH in Maternal & Child Health from The George Washington University. She was raised in a bi-racial, bi-cultural home where cooking meals and sharing food was a source of community and connection. While she admits to being a novice cook, she firmly believes that all individuals should have the access to affordable, nutritious food and meals. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and happily relocated to north Seattle in 2021.
Emily Johnson (she/her) is a strategic project manager for the King County government where she works to ensure all young people in King County have what they need to be healthy, happy, safe, and connected to community. She has nearly a decade of experience working on food policy issues at the local, federal, and international levels. Emily is excited to leverage her strategic planning and food systems expertise to support HIP’s mission of increasing food security in North Seattle. She is passionate about advancing food justice efforts rooted in racial equity to improve community health, create economic mobility, and build power.
Hannah Lucille is the VP of People & Culture at Warner Bros. Discovery. With over 10 years of HR experience, Hannah helps design and drive organization’s people strategies with an emphasis on talent management, leadership development, and team effectiveness. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and received her Masters in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University. Hannah is Korean-American and grew up attending family functions where food was at the center of bringing people together. She is passionate about advancing equity and believes nutrition to be foundational in that journey. She resides in Woodinville, WA with her husband and young child.