CCF Founding Council
Erika believes in lifelong learning and that lived experiences are valid and valuable. As part of her formal/institutional education, Erika holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Miami where she majored in Economics and minored in International Business and Spanish. She also holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.
Until recently, Vu served as the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a social justice organization focused on supporting leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by and serving communities of color, and fostering collaboration among diverse communities. Find him on FB @NonprofitAF, on IG @nonprofit.af and at @NonprofitAF on Twitter where he covets baby animals.
Anna Rebecca Lopez
Michelle Shireen Muri
Michelle is an avid reader, scuba-diver, salsa dancer and karaoke diva when the moment is right. With 15 years of fundraising experience, she’s currently interested topics like intimacy, design thinking, immigrant incarceration, reparations, science fiction, abolition, multi-culturalism, healing and more. Like many at CCCF, she comes from an immigrant household and was the first in her family to graduate from university. You can find her on Twitter @michellesmuri on IG @freedomconspiracy and on websites like freedom-conspiracy.com and like communitycentricfundraising.org
Dr. Sean M. Watts
Sean M. Watts is the owner of SM Watts Consulting, LLC – empowering communities to drive environmental and land use policy and helping traditional conservation and environmental organizations move from awareness to action on diversity, equity and inclusion. As Director of Community Partnerships for the Seattle Parks Foundation, he created grant programs and engagement strategies to build capacity among resident-led groups to drive open space policy and planning. He worked to bridge gaps between science, policy and society as faculty at Santa Clara University, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation and as founding Director of the University of Washington Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. Sean is also co-founder of the Community Land Conservancy and the University of Washington Nature and Health Working Group. Sean received his BA in Biology from the University of Virginia; and PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.