Board of Directors

 

Jodi Arnold

Jodi Arnold's professional experience over the last 24 years has been in marketing with a passion for health and wellness. Currently, she is the social media marketing manager for The Justin Arnold Team at Flagstar Bank and teaches yoga at Earth Wind Fire in Madison Park. She is also owner of Surface + Soul where she coaches C-level execs from coast-to-coast. Jodi's volunteer experience and love for the arts started in the early 2000s as member of the board of Consolidated Works Multi-Disciplinary Art Center in South Lake Union. Jodi, her husband and two kids have volunteered with Julia's Place, a homeless shelter for families, located in Madrona where she calls home.

Jodi holds a BS in Marketing from Indiana University and has lived in Seattle for almost 25 years. She believes passionately in the power of art as a vehicle for transformation. Since she was first introduced to Path with Art five years ago she knew she had to get more involved with its commitment to heal and inspire.


Jocelyn Brackney

Jocelyn is Washington born and raised, with a stint in Europe while in the United States Air Force. Jocelyn found her way over the mountains to Seattle as a Senior Instructional Designer at Amazon, where she is applying over 10 years of experience in the learning and development field.

Jocelyn goes beyond her role to increase diversity and inclusion within Amazon. She has held a position on the board of directors for a veteran affinity group, worked on the planning committee for the last three years to drive Amazon's gender diversity and race and ethnicity conferences, and she champions DEI initiatives within her organization.

Outside of Amazon, Jocelyn has volunteered at organizations such as the Frye Art Museum, International Rescue Committee, and Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time she loves exploring Seattle because of the abundant photography opportunities, street art, and the beautiful dark landscapes to inspire paintings.

With personal connections to people overcoming trauma and mental health issues, Jocelyn looks forward to putting her passion and energy in to Path with Art, and seeing the impact it can make in the community.


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Troy Brunner, Treasurer

Chair, Finance Committee

Troy grew up in the Seattle area with a passion for the outdoors and the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Troy graduated form WWU in 2012 and moved to the downtown Seattle area shortly after. He currently works for Laird Norton Wealth Management as a Business Development Manager. Troy’s first exposure to Path with Art was during one of the student showcases. After seeing the impact and hearing testimonials directly from the students, he was hooked! Troy is grateful for the opportunity to serve his local community and provide a meaningful solution for those struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma recovery. 


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Sharon Coleman, Vice President

Chair, Governance Committee; Co-Chair, Capital Campaign Committee

With more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Sharon Coleman manages the development of commercial and biotechnology projects for Vulcan Real Estate’s South Lake Union portfolio. Sharon, who was one of its first employees, has played a critical role in the transformation of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood into a vibrant economic engine and innovation hub.

 Sharon grew up in a small town in Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science, Architecture degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL. She practiced architecture in San Francisco for 10 years before moving to Seattle, her husband’s hometown. She loves to travel and be outdoors whenever possible. She also likes to dance. Sharon is strongly committed to the mission of Path with Art.


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Alice Cunningham

Since earning her BA in Sociology from San Francisco State University, Alice Cunningham has been interested in the sociology of work. Her subsequent jobs and career in business followed that interest.  Post college she worked for a settlement house in the inner city of Washington, D.C. followed by seven years with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration. While at Department of Labor, Alice oversaw job training programs for disadvantaged youth (Neighborhood Youth Corps) and seniors (Operation Mainstream) in cities, rural areas and on Indian reservations.

Starting from nothing in 1977, Alice and her husband, Blair Osborn, opened Olympic Hot Tub Company, which grew into a business with five retail locations and a service & outlet center.  It became one of the largest hot tub dealers in the U.S. as well as the most awards-winning hot tub company in the country with Alice as the Sales and Marketing Director. Olympic ultimately sold more than 28,000 hot tubs in the Puget Sound area. In addition to 47 industry awards, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored Alice with its Washington State Small Business of the Year Award in 2002. Puget Sound Business Journal named her as one of its Women of Influence in 2006. Arthur Andersen, L.P. recognized Olympic with its Best Business Practices Award for Customer Satisfaction nationwide.  In 2016 Alice and her husband sold Olympic to a long time employee.

Alice has served on various non-profit boards such as Artist Trust, Washington Employers and Independent Colleges of Washington.  She has been an active member of the Washington Women’s Foundation since 1999 and has served on many of its committees, and it is this way that Alice discovered Path with Art.  Recognizing that PwA is an exceptionally well run organization with a crucial mission, Alice is very happy to serve on the Board and help expand its reach in Seattle.


 

Joseph Curran

Chair, Facilities Committee

Currently a Project Manager with Dovetail, Joseph is experienced with estimate and budget development, field coordination, scheduling and resource development, cost management, and carpenty. He has a history of delivering unique projects, such as a residential remodel at the Four Seasons Seattle, renovation of a 19th century Mexican hacienda, and renovation of a 6,000 square foot Hawaiian pole house. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He brings his range of expertise, attention to detail, and broader understanding of project management to the Board of Path with Art as it works towards creating a permanent home in Seattle.


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Pamela Eakes

Resource Development Committee, Capital Campaign Committee

Pamela brings a combination of nonprofit executive leadership, a 25–year career in advertising and marketing and a commitment to community service to the Board of Path with Art. She left a career in advertising and marketing to serve as Founder/CEO of Mothers Against Violence in America for over a decade. She is now a communications and marketing consultant and is actively engaged in her community.


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Stephanie Mehl

Resource Development Committee, Governance Committee

Stephanie has over 30 years in the social services, health care, and clinical research. Whole person care has been her mantra throughout her career, with a special interest in behavioral and emotional change. Currently she specializes in end of life/palliative care working with families throughout King County for Providence Community Services.  Her work experience combined with her strong passion for the arts positions her to be a critical thinker in moving programs and efforts forward for the organization. She received her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Vermont and her Masters in Psychiatric Nursing from Hunter College in New York City. She loves to travel, explore and remains curious.


Jacques Pugh 

Jacques is a multi-media operations specialist and an educator with experience in broadcast journalism, documentary production, and playwriting. Jacques is also a veteran, having retired from the US Army several years ago. His military experience took him around the world, including deployments to Antarctica; postings in Europe; and combat deployments to Iraq. During his time as a reservist and as a National Guardsman, Jacques worked as an Anchor Reporter in several television markets including Pittsburgh, PA and Indianapolis, IN. There, he received several awards for outstanding journalism in television broadcasting. Jacques’ family relocated to Seattle from the New York City area four decades ago and he has considered the region home ever since. Jacques is a vibrant patron of the Seattle-area arts community and has written and performed a play addressing the scourge of military sexual trauma. Jacques has a BFA in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production and has studied art and music history extensively. Jacques presently works for Seattle Public Schools as a media specialist and video producer. He also has a teaching certification and teaches video-related courses in Seattle Public Schools. 


Jill Rullkoetter, President

Chair, Executive Committee

Jill Rullkoetter has been involved in the Seattle arts community for over 30 years serving as Senior Deputy Director at the Frye Art Museum and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Seattle Art Museum. Her focus at the Frye and at SAM was to broaden and deepen both museums’ engagement with their communities. Jill has served on several boards including the American Alliance of Museums, Western Museums Association, Seattle Architecture Foundation, NW Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy, and Youth in Focus. Jill has served as a grants reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museums and Library Services, and the Getty Grant Program, and has participated as a member of several Accreditation Visiting Committees for AAM and as a Peer Reviewer for the Museum Assessment Program of the AAM. Jill received an MA in art history from the University of Washington and a BA in art history from the University of Missouri.


Kay Stimson, Vice President

Chair, Resource Development Committee; Co-Chair, Capital Campaign Committee

Kay is a Seattle native and is an active community volunteer. She has been involved with fundraising, development and strategic planning opportunities for 20 years. Kay is committed to the success of PwA students and developing connections in the community. She has served on local nonprofit and educational boards and is an active member of the Washington Women’s Foundation. Kay has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington.


Caren Tidwell

Caren currently works for a biotechnology start-up, Just Biotherapeutics, as VP of Business Operations. Prior to joining Just, she directed operations of the UW Engineered Biomaterials Industry Consortium and held several scientific management positions during her 15-year tenure at the UW. Caren received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA, and her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Caren was a member of the Villa Academy Board of Trustees and served on the marketing and admission and finance board committees. She served on the Seattle Preparatory School Board of Trustees from 2007-2013. At Seattle Prep, Caren was co-chair of the diversity committee and served as Board Vice-Chair and Board Chair. Since joining the Path with Art Board in 2014 Caren is strongly committed to the mission of Path with Art.