Welcome our two new staff members – Cherry Grace Cayabyab and Erin Doherty
Cherry Cayabyab, our new Outreach and Engagement Strategic Advisor, is replacing Sebhat Tenna, who is retiring (we’ll miss you, Sebhat). Cherry brings 15 years of community advocacy experience locally and nationally. She has worked on several campaigns around family wage jobs, community development and immigrant/refugee rights and has helped lead a statewide redistricting effort to achieve WA’s first people of color majority Congressional district and first Latino majority legislative district. She has provided capacity building support to emerging civic empowerment groups and her policy/legislative advocacy on statewide redistricting, Voting Rights Act enforcement, voter registration/GOTV and the Census 2010 has increased the civic participation and political representation of underrepresented communities. Cherry received her BA from the University of California, Irvine and an MPA from the UW. She also served on the city’s Immigrant and Refugee Commission.
Erin Doherty is our new Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator. Erin is an architect and comes to us from Mithun where she was a project manager for the past seven years, working in new construction and historic building rehabilitation. She also served as a Project Manager/Project Architect with Clark Design Group from 2002-2005, as well as having extensive architectural experience with other local firms. She attended University of Washington where she earned a Master of Architecture and a Certificate in Historic Preservation Studies. Erin also has a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University. In her new role, Erin staffs the Landmarks Preservation Board with responsibility for landmark properties outside of the downtown core, First Hill, and the South Lake Union neighborhoods.