Dana Laurent became the Executive Director of Win/Win Network in June of 2012. She leads the strategic direction of the organization, acts as primary spokesperson, and works with the Leadership Team and community partners to carry out our mission of increased collaboration and capacity building with partners, as well as increased participation through civic engagement—particularly for underrepresented communities.
Previously, Dana was the Political Director for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, where she led a tri-state team and developed and implemented a wide variety of legislative, civic engagement and political strategies and campaigns on both the state and federal levels to advance reproductive health and rights in Alaska, Washington and Idaho. Dana also has experience as a principal for a political consulting firm, where she grew the business and worked to elect progressive candidates and pass progressive ballot measures.
In a former life, Dana was a producer and art director for companies such as Getty Images and Nintendo, and even worked for the International Olympic Committee. Dana serves on the board of several organizations, including One America Votes, an organization dedicated to equality and justice for all—especially immigrants.
During her down time, rain or shine, you will usually find Dana siting on her dock on the Puget Sound, reading obscure French literature. Occasionally, she’ll consider picking up her banjo.
Bill does just about everything from data analysis and election research to making cool maps and training Win/Win partners on how to use the voter file. As Technology Director, he helps organizations analyze data and target voters in crucial ballot measure and candidate elections through the Voter Activation Network.
Bill grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and studied statistics and political science at the University of South Carolina. Bill made the big move to Seattle in 2008, when he became Voter File Manager for the Obama campaign in Washington State. When asked about his hobbies, Bill says, “Golf, Gamecock football, golf, basketball, golf, the Mariners, golf, movies.” We’re guessing that Bill enjoys golf.
AAPI Voices in Education Initiative
Michael is the Program Coordinator for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices in Education Initiative. He works to engage AAPI families, educators, and community members in education advocacy to support the success of Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
Prior to joining the Win/Win Network, Michael worked to promote civic and political engagement as a campaign manager for a state representative, a communications specialist for the House Democrats in Olympia, and an education advocate for the League of Education Voters.
Michael is active in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. He serves on the board of the Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) Education Fund and Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council. Michael holds a BA in business administration from the George Washington University. He enjoys photography, tennis, and hiking.
Sarah joined the Win/Win Network as Operations Director in January 2012, but she’s been involved with Win/Win since the very beginning. Sarah was born and raised in Michigan, and moved to Seattle in 1998. She has worked in the local non-profit community for nearly 14 years, in environmental conservation, food justice, corporate accountability and youth civic engagement.
Prior to Win/Win Network, she spent a few years at the Washington Bus, an organization dedicated to getting young people more engaged and involved in local politics. Sarah also co-founded Foam-Free Seattle, a grassroots effort to ban styrofoam take-out containers that resulted in a 2009 city-wide ban. When she’s not crunching numbers or geeking out over all kinds of systems, you can probably find Sarah either on a snowboard or in front of a steaming bowl of pho.