Kathleen Barry Johnson
Kathleen comes to HSD as a seasoned nonprofit leader. Most recently, she served as Executive Director at Vashon Youth and Family Services, helping to provide mental health and human services to the residents of Vashon Island. Kathleen earned two legal degrees: an LLM from the University of Washington and a JD from Southern Illinois University. Kathleen was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship during her time at the University of Washington. Kathleen lives in Northeast Seattle with her family.
James E. King Jr.
Program Grant Assistant
James has more than 10 years of experience coordinating various community environmental stewardship projects throughout the United States. James graduated Antioch University Seattle with a B.A. majoring in Urban Ecology; Leadership and Sustainable Business; Global and Social Justice. Graduate with his MAEd in Urban Environmental Education (’18) held at Antioch University Seattle. James is from Atlanta, GA currently lives in South Seattle.
Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Ellen is HSD's office manager and bookkeeper since 2022.
MaryKate W. Ryan
Community Preservation Associate
MaryKate is an architectural historian who is fascinated with space and how we use it. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Agnes Scott College with degrees in art and architectural history. After spending 14 years working for state historic preservation offices in three states, she moved to Seattle to work in neighborhood and community development. She worked for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority for 4 years before coming to HSD. She lives in the Jackson Place neighborhood.