WSWC - Winter Tea
The Washington Wellesley Club's Winter Tea is coming! Please join the rest of us in early January for camaraderie, treats, tea (of course!), and a panel discussion.
When: Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1-4pm
Where: the home of Tueng Shen '89 - Woodinville, WA
Winter Tea event co-chairs: Meg Bartelt '98 and Katie Lee Ellison '06
Tickets: RSVP/Get your ticket. Please RSVP by Jan 3rd.
All joined club members will receive a paper club directory at the event. Have you paid dues? If you have, your name is on this list. To pay dues, pay online or please send check payable to Washington State Wellesley Club to WSWC Treasurer Irene Yung '98 at 6039 S. Redwing St, Seattle, WA 98118. WSWC ANNUAL DUES: $35 for alumnae; $20 for young alumnae, classes 2005-2015; $0 for class of 2016. Dues are valid from July 2016-June 2017.
Washington Alumnae in Public Service
About our Panel
Debbie Lacy is a consultant and certified life coach. She partners with individuals, work teams, and organizations to help them successfully pursue goals and navigate transitions. Debbie has over 20 years of experience that includes social psychology research, clinical social work, nonprofit management, community organizing, diversity training, group facilitation, and organizational leadership. Debbie holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. Debbie Co-Founded the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition 14 years ago. The coalition supports East King County communities to be inclusive, welcoming places through the promotion of equitable policies, practices, and services. Debbie also serves as Board President for the Eastside Timebank, a barter economy where neighbors help each other by exchanging skills, talents and services.
Esther Handy is the Deputy Director of the Progress Alliance of Washington where she leads the organization’s member engagement, development and democracy reform work. She brings eight years of experience as policy and political staff in local government, most recently serving Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien. In that role, she led an innovative and winning legislative agenda that included: a municipal opt-out system for yellow pages, a targeted local hire policy for city public works, democracy reforms and Seattle’s first inclusionary housing policy. Esther developed her own political activism as an anti-racist community organizer and she is committed to centering communities of color and racial justice work in our progressive movement. She serves on the Board of Social Justice Fund NW and in her free time, enjoys doing crafts, digging in her p-patch and exploring the outdoors.
HON CATHERINE D. SHAFFER is a King County Superior Court Judge in Seattle, Washington, a position she has held since November 2000. She has served as a judge in the Criminal, Civil and Family Law Divisions of the King County Superior Court and has presided over a number of complex civil and criminal cases. She is the President of the American Judges Foundation and President Elect of the American Judges Association (AJA), for which she has previously served as a Governor, and Executive Committee member, co-chair of the Education Committee Domestic Violence Committee, and chair of the Bylaws Committee. She is a past chair of the Washington Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA) Legislation Committee and Criminal Law & Rules Committee, past President of the King County Law Library Board, and past co-chair of the Washington State Bar Association Access to Justice Board’s Impediments Committee.
Judge Shaffer is a faculty member at the National Judicial College and past faculty member at the Washington State Judicial College. She is also a long time Instructor in Trial Advocacy at the University of Washington. She received her J.D. from Columbia School of Law, where she served on the Law Review, and her B.A. from Wellesley College. Her awards include the 2007 White Ribbon Award from the Alliance of People with Disabilities and Access to Justice Judicial Leadership Award, the 2012 King County Washington Women Lawyers Presidents Award, and the 2013 American Judges Association Judge Bob Jones Memorial Award for contributions to judicial education.
Paige Shevlin is the Economic Development Policy Advisor to the King County Executive. In that role, she is responsible for working with regional organizations to create economic and workforce development strategies for the county and to coordinate and align the efforts of multiple organizations and cities within the county. Prior to this role and moving to Washington, Ms. Shevlin was the Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council. She was responsible for leading the development of labor market policies including the Vice-President's efforts to make federal job training programs more responsive to employer needs. Ms. Shevlin also held appointed positions in the Obama Administration at the Council of Economic Advisers and the Department of Labor. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, she was the Assistant Policy Director at the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and an Assistant Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. Ms. Shevlin received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College in 2006 and an MA in Public Affairs from Princeton University in 2011.