Board of Directors

Leadership Contacts

Bringing a unique and vast array of talent, wisdom, experience, and passion for our mission; which drives the organization to expand its impact throughout Washington in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

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Susan Fox

Board Chair

Attorney, Ryan Swanson Law

Susan Fox joined the Easterseals Washington Board of Directors in 2019, and currently serves on the Development Committee and is the Board Secretary. After graduating from Willamette University College of Law in 1985, Susan has been in private practice with Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, where she handles a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, contract breach disputes, real estate foreclosures, and construction-defect litigation. Much of her practice involves employment law, including issues relating to wrongful termination, wage issues, and other employment-related topics, including discrimination based on physical and mental abilities and accommodation laws. Susan often helps clients understand and comply with the various State and Federal laws that provide access to individuals facing barriers to employment.

Susan sought out the opportunity to serve on the Easterseals Washington Board of Directors as a means of giving back to the community and helping others. She has spent the past year visiting the many programs offered by Easterseals Washington in order to gain an understanding of the challenges faced, services provided and stakeholders served. Going forward, Susan hopes her legal experience and work with various business clients will be a value-add to the Board and to the mission of the organization.

Faye Chess

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Board Secretary

Judge, Seattle Municipal Court

Faye is a sitting judge on the Seattle Municipal Court’s bench. Prior to her election and subsequent election, Faye served as a Judge Pro Tempore in King County District Court for over twenty-two years. She was previously the Director of Labor Relations for Group Health Cooperative and Sr. HR Consultant for Providence Health and Services and Swedish Medical Center. For many years, she worked in the public education sector, first as Deputy General Counsel and Interim Executive Director of Human Resources for Seattle Public Schools specializing in employment and labor, special education, and student disability plans and later as the Executive Director of Human Resources and General Counsel for Tukwila School District.

After receiving her B.A. from Purdue University and her law degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law, she worked as a staff attorney for The Public Defender Association in Seattle, WA. She also served as Deputy General Counsel and Interim General Counsel for Seattle Housing Authority. Faye is a District and Municipal Court Judge Association (DMCJA) member on the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission and a member of the Washington State Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee.

After decades of being an active member of three national organizations dedicated to public service and as a former board member for some local nonprofit organizations in the Greater Seattle areas, Faye is excited to be able to help individuals live healthy and productive lives as an Easterseals Washington board member.

Ryan Movahed

Board Treasurer

Assistant Controller, Seattle Pacific University

Ryan is an audit manager with years of experience in public practice, many of which focused on non-profit accounting. His non-profit work extended beyond public practice while in Chicago on boards and associate boards focusing on soccer, exercise, health, and nutrition.

Easterseals first attracted his attention while working as a summer camp counselor at a sports camp, where he grew attached to the mission of helping people with different abilities get to enjoy the challenge and reward of an active lifestyle and the camaraderie fulfilling friendships bring, especially with some help accommodating those abilities.

In his spare time, Ryan laces up to play soccer whenever he can, as well as training for and running ultramarathons.

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Steve Dombrowski

Associate, Senior Consultant, Endelman & Associates

Theresa Jordan

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Broker/Owner, CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center

Theresa Jordan, owner and broker at CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center, a distinguished real estate firm with a 40-year legacy in the Pacific Northwest, has made significant strides in her professional and philanthropic endeavors. Her firm, renowned for its family-oriented operation, extends its values beyond real estate through comprehensive coaching, mentoring, and dedicated support. Theresa's personalized approach to agent development ensures that each individual meets and surpasses their unique goals. Her dedication to treating each affiliate’s business strategy with unparalleled loyalty, commitment, and care has cultivated a culture of mutual success and growth.

In 2017, Theresa expanded her impact by partnering with Easterseals, hosting a fundraising event that deepened her commitment to the organization's cause. As her understanding of Easterseals’ mission deepened, so did her involvement. Alongside the brokers of CENTURY 21, known for their relentless spirit of giving, Theresa has been instrumental in raising over $139,000 for Easterseals. This collaborative effort underscores a continued search for innovative ways to support the organization's vital work. Theresa joined the Easterseals board in 2024, further solidifying her commitment to enriching lives and contributing to the welfare of her community.

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Deep Patel

Business Executive

Deep Patel is a seasoned Product Management and Operations leader with over 10 years of experience in tech and retail industries, specializing in SaaS, marketplaces, and emerging technologies. At Faire Wholesale Inc., he led customer retention efforts for International markets and significantly improved customer experience and operational efficiency. His tenure at Amazon included impactful roles in Alexa Shopping, AWS and Retail, where he developed strategic roadmaps and launched innovative products. Deep's diverse background, which includes international experience and roles at Burlington Stores, MH Alshaya Group and early stage startups, consistently demonstrates his ability to drive product innovation and business growth. He has received several awards recognizing his leadership and impact throughout his career. 

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Joan Quinonez

District Director of Operations, ATI Physical Therapy

Beth Salaguinto

Senior Consultant, Instar Performance

Jennifer Swisher

Administration Assistant, State of Washington

Amani Wise

Co-Owner, Eagle2Stars Group, LLC

Brianna Stahl

Owner, Little Shop of Flora

Emily Arnold

VP of Marketing, Lakefield Veterinary Group

Jacob Dodds

Administrative Coordinator, Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Jacob Dodds has years of experience working with and for nonprofit organizations. Jacob utilizes these years of experience and his Master's of Public Administration to support the communities he lives in. Jacob is passionate about working for the disability community. He spent 5 years working for a disability brokerage that served adults with Intellectual and Development disabilities. During this time, Jacob became passionate about ensuring that people with disabilities lead healthy, happy and inclusive lives. Jacob is currently managing the Bedford research lab at Fred Hutch Cancer Center. 

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Ritika Rao  

Software Engineer Mentor, Self Employed

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Cathy Bisaillon

Ex Officio

President and Chief Executive Officer, Easterseals Washington

Cathy Bisaillon has worked for Easterseals Washington since 1995, and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. Her commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families dates back to her ninth birthday when she met her cousin, Beth Ann, who had Down Syndrome. From that day when she and Beth Ann played the piano together, Cathy formed the attitude that all people deserve the opportunity to feel productive and included in their communities.

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