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Seattle Nonprofit Announces New Board Leadership

Teens In Public Service (TIPS) announced its recent elections for new and re-appointed board members for 2017. Two of the four board positions have been newly filled by individuals in support of TIPSí mission to produce future leaders committed to their communities by connecting teens with life-changing opportunities and internships at nonprofit organizations.

Seattle Nonprofit Announces New Board Leadership
Seattle, WA, February 15, 2017 --( Teens In Public Service, a local nonprofit focused on providing teen leaders with meaningful employment in area not-for-profit organizations, announced its recent elections for new and re-appointed board members for 2017:

Joe Brotherton, Chairman
Mr. Brotherton is a Seattle based attorney-CPA, philanthropist, private equity investor and real estate developer. He also serves as chair of Democracy Live, Inc, and Purcell Painting and Coating. He currently teaches at the UW School of Law and also teaches at the Monroe Prison through its University Behind Bars program.

Katie Hosford Traverse, Vice Chair
Traverse is a community volunteer and non-practicing attorney. She has served on the board of the Wedgwood Community Council and as Editor of the Wedgwood Echo newsletter. Katie is the current Vice President of the Wedgwood Elementary PTA.

Jessica Adair, Treasurer
Adair is a Washington State CPA, who volunteers for TIPS, as well as several other nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound. Jessica owns her consulting practice, Adair Business Consulting and is the immediate past President of the Women Business Owner group.

Arthur Furukawa, Secretary
Furukawa is the founder and principal architect of SABArchitects, with both CA and WA architect licenses, as well as his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. Arthur is a regional expert in the design of research and development facilities, as well as childcare design, which he has accomplished through work done with Bright Horizons in the Northwest.

Additionally, the following individuals will serve as TIPS board members for the coming year: Joey E. Brotherton, Melissa Masterleo, Rebecca McLean, Natasha Ryan, and Edward Yang.

About Teens In Public Service
Teens In Public Service (TIPS) was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to producing youth leaders committed to their communities. TIPS has placed nearly 1,000 high school students as paid interns, providing a total of over 100,000 service hours to more than 170 not-for-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound. More information and program details available at
Contact Information
Teens In Public Service
Linda Tessier
206 985 4647
Attached Files
Feb 15 - TIPS Announces New Board Leadership
Fully formatted press release regarding election of newly appointed TIPS board of directors and board members.
Filename: TIPS_Announces_New_Board_Lead.pdf

Joe Brotherton - Chair
Photo for new Board Chair, Joe Brotherton
Filename: Joe_Brotherton_Chair.jpg

Katie Traverse - Vice Chair
Photo for new Board Vice Chair, Katie Traverse
Filename: Katie_Traverse_Vice_Chair.jpg

Arthur Furukawa - Board Secretary
Photo for continuing Board Secretary, Arthur Furukawa
Filename: Arthur_Furukawa_Secretary.jpg

Jessica Adair - Treasurer
Photo for continuing Board Treasurer, Jessica Adair
Filename: Jessica_Adair_Treasurer.jpg

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