Pongo's Directors and Staff  

Board of Directors
  • Steve Jubb, MA [consultant in education and leadership development] - President
  • Karen Hirsch, MA [consultant in nonprofit development] - Vice-President
  • Liz Jordan, MD [psychiatrist in private practice] - Secretary

  • Eric Trupin, PhD [director, University of Washington School of Medicine - Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy]
  • Mick Storck, MD [associate professor, University of Washington School of Medicine - Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry]
  • Kiana Davis, BA [poet, educator]
  • Douglas Thorpe, PhD [English professor, Seattle Pacific University]
  • Richard Gold, MA [Pongo founder] 

Staff
  • Richard Gold [Founder, Executive Director]
  • Ann Teplick [Project Leader]
  • Amani Carithers [Project Leader]

Youth Representative
  • Angel Gardner [Pongo Poet Ambassador, Seattle 2016-17 Youth Poet Laureate]
 
Advisory Board
  • Ted Rynearson, MD [Virginia Mason Hospital, Separation and Loss Clinic]
  • Perry Gold, MA [California Outward Bound, Director of Finance and Operations]