Board + Staff

Building
the future

Our volunteer Board is the heart of the Hub Alliance. With our focus on
building a strong community for the future, we place a high value on volunteerism and our board lives that value. We are supported by one part-time staff person, who runs our day to day administrative tasks and supports our long-term projects.

Board members

Michael Ross

Michael Ross

President

Having grown up in the area, Michael was excited to return to the area through real estate and property development. He is excited to work with our local businesses, particularly in green technology.

Eve Keller

Eve Keller

Vice President

Eve has been a member of the board since the beginning and was our third president in 2018. She enjoys working with our local businesses and has spearheaded our engagement efforts.

Genevieve Hale-Case

Genevieve Hale-Case

Treasurer

Genevieve got involved with the Hub Alliance while she was a student in the Urban Planning and Real Estate program at UW. Her expertise helps us manage our grants and donations.

Anne Miller

Anne Miller

Co-Secretary

As passionate advocate for sustainability, Anne is a founder of the South Seattle Climate Action Network (SSCAN). She has brought her vision to the Hub Alliance since 2015.

Betsy Hale

Betsy Hale

Co-Secretary

Betsy got involved with the Hub Alliance as a property owner in the Station Area. She has been active on our Clean and Safe committee and with the various events we have held over the years.

Sara O'Neill-Kohl

Sara O'Neill-Kohl

Placemaking Chair

After growing up in the Rainier Valley, Sara moved to Chicago, where she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois Chicago. She joined the Hub Alliance in 2018 after moving back to Seattle with her family.

Sameth Mell

Sameth Mell

Trustee

Sameth has been an advocate for the Cambodian and Eritrean communities in South Seattle, and Mt. Baker in particular, for several years. He currently works with the Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color.

Alonso Alvarado

Alonso Alvarado

Trustee

Alonso is an architect with WRNS Studio. His understanding of property development and the Architectural Design Review process in South Seattle is invaluable to the Hub Alliance’s efforts to influence developement.

Barbara Oswald

Barbara Oswald

Trustee

Barb has lived and worked in Mt. Baker for many years. As a blind artist, she owned an art gallery in the ArtSpace building when the Hub Alliance began, and got involved to advocate for business owners and for transit accessibility.

Staff

Flora Tempel

Flora Tempel

Administrative Director

Flora has worked with the Hub Alliance since 2017. In 2018, she began a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Administration at the UW, with focuses on neighborhood planning, nonprofit management, and historic preservation.