Roger Kastner
Board Chair
Roger Kastner is passionate about enabling leaders and teams to achieve greater success by helping them raise the caliber of their people and project leadership skills. Roger brings over 20 years of experience in Organizational Development and Project Management as a consultant, instructor, and facilitator.
Roger has a proven track record of successfully coaching leaders to facilitate change within their organizations, being a dynamic facilitator and presenter, and driving business and technology projects. Roger has taught leadership courses at the University of Washington and is the author of “The Project Success Checklist: Drive Alignment, Produce Results, and Reduce the Risk of Project Failure.”
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Morgan Flake
Vice Chair
Morgan Flake has been involved with Global Visionaries since 2015. As a program manager for two years, she was consistently inspired by the leadership of the youth in GV. She currently works at University of Washington School of Medicine and Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She has a Master of Public Health and a BA in Urban and Environmental Policy.
Ryan McDonald
Treasurer

Ryan is a long-standing supporter and board member for Global Visionaries and is currently serving as the Board Treasurer. Ryan works as the Finance Group Manager for CFS Finance Business Intelligence at Microsoft and lives with his family in West Seattle.

Madeline Mott
Secretary/Historian & ALP Participant

Madeline is a senior in High School, in her 3rd year with Global Visionaries. She currently serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary/Historian.

Jibril Ali-Halane
Board Member & ALP Participant

Jibril is a senior in High School, in his 3rd year with Global Visionaries.

Isabella Arcuri
Board Member & ALP Participant

Isabella Arcuri is currently a Senior at Roosevelt High School and has been on the GV Board of Directors since September of 2019. She is interested in community service, law, and business and cares about the work GV does because, at GV, it is important to create and maintain global connections and work with fellow global citizens to meet their education, community, and health needs.

Susan Bloch
Board Member

Susan has over twenty years’ experience coaching executives and boards in a large range of global businesses and non-profit organizations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Her specialist area is working with global, multicultural teams, providing leaders with deep insight about their career potential and leadership qualities.

She recently served on the board of Kids4Peace, Byrrd Barr Place, Splash and Ashoka UK. In addition to her professional practice Susan also volunteers as a tutor to at Goodwill’s education program and Byrrd Barr’s food bank. Susan has lived in four countries and has now settled in Seattle.
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Humberto Chacón
Board Member

Humberto is passionate about Global Visionaries' Vision, aligned with his own values, to promote the transformation of our societies through people leadership and empowerment. Humberto lives in Guatemala, is a planning, project and leadership development consultant and business school facilitator. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and another one in Latin American Literature.

Crystal Goodwin
Board Member

Crystal is a certificated bilingual educator with experience in teaching within elementary, middle and high schools. She also has her TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) which allowed her to contract a position with The Ministry of Education as an English Teacher in Colombia. Once there, she received supplementary training from UNICA (La Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana) as a foreign language teacher. In the States, she received her Master's Degree. 

While working for the Seattle School District, Crystal served as a member of the Race and Equity team and the Leader of the Ethnic Studies subcommittee. During her time with the Renton School District, she worked as a program manager of their afterschool program. For the Puget Sound Educational Service District, she serves as a cohort in the Educators of Color Leadership Community, while continuing her career within the Kent School District.
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Sonia Morales
Board Member

Sonia currently works as the Senior Community Engagement Specialist King County & Pierce County Interim CES for Molina Healthcare of Washington. Sonia is originally from El Salvador and studied in Guatemala and has a background in career services and post-secondary education.

Emmanuel Ogbeide
Board Member

Manny joined the Board in 2020. He currently works as the Senior Business Analyst, Infrastructure Supply Chain & Procurement Analytics (ISCAP) for Amazon Web Services.

Seth Parent
Board Member
Seth joined the board in December 2019 and serves as in-house Corporate Counsel to Talking Rain Beverage Company, a local Pacific Northwest sparkling water company (and the makers of Sparkling Ice!). He also serves as a volunteer attorney for the Eastside Legal Assistance Program’s Domestic Violence Impact Project.
Rochelly Serrano
Board Member

Rochelly is the mother of two, lives in the North Bend area of WA and currently serves as the Director of Quality for Talking Rain.

Naomi Rothenberg
Board Member & GV Alumna

Naomi has been involved with Global Visionaries for several years. She traveled as a first-year participant in 2015, continued with GV as an Advanced Leadership Participant in 2016 and also came back in 2019 as a summer programs intern before joining the Board in 2020.

Taylor Stephens
Board Member
Taylor joined the board in 2021. Taylor is passionate about youth, social justice, and being of service to others. She is an experienced Licensed Real Estate Broker with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Currently, she runs her own Real Estate business in the Greater Seattle Area.