Director of Community & Housing Services
Director of Resource Development and Marketing
Administration and Finance
Housing Services Staff
Real Estate Development
Resource Development and Marketing
WILD and Intergenerational Program
Mr. Ing is managing director for Shelter Resources, Inc., a real estate firm that develops affordable housing properties throughout the northwest. Both his parents, Vera and Joey Ing, have been leaders in the Asian American community for many decades, and he is pleased to carry on the family tradition of civic leadership. Mr. Ing was appointed by Governor Gregoire to serve on the Board of the Public Stadium Authority, which provides oversight for CenturyLink Field. He is past Board President of the API Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), and has served on the InterIm CDA Board for over eight years. Mr. Ing is a graduate of the University of Washington, and received his Master’s degree from Duke University. In his spare time he enjoys physical fitness activities, coaching youth sports, and traveling with his family.
Hozaifa Cassubhai, JD
Mr. Cassubhai is an attorney practicing complex commercial litigation at Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo PLLC. Prior to this position, he served as a law clerk to a federal district court judge and, before that, as an associate at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Mr. Cassubhai, a first-generation Pakistani-American, has been engaged in the Asian and Asian-American community for more than 15 years, which includes serving as the immediate past President of the International District Housing Alliance (IDHA). Mr. Cassubhai graduated from Boston College and the Seattle University School of Law.
Sheryl Goong, CPA
Ms. Goong works in the real estate development and property management fields for Lorig Associates as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Goong is a graduate of Seattle University, and received her Master’s degree from the University of Washington. She has been involved and engaged in the Chinatown/International District from an early age by witnessing and learning from the active participation of her parents and grandparents in C/ID community organizations. Ms. Goong has served on the Board of InterIm CDA since 2010.
Amalia Gonzalez-Kahn, MIT
Ms. Gonzalez-Kahn is a teacher for the Highline School District working primarily with high school students who are immigrants and refugees with limited-English proficiency. Ms. Gonzalez-Kahn received her BA in Design and Planning Studies (Community, Environment and Planning) from the University of Washington and Master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University. Before joining the International District Housing Alliance Board, she served as manager of IDHA’s Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development Program (WILD). She also served on the International Special Review District Board. Ms. Gonzalez-Kahn understands the challenges many young people face today, and wishes to continue her work to help them develop good futures for themselves and their communities. Her interests include canning and home crafts, reading, skiing, and hiking.
Mr. Dionisio is a project control engineer with King County, and also a property owner in South Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington. Mr. Dionisio is an active member of the Filipino community and was one of three founders of a micro-lending economic development venture in the Philippines. Mr. Dionisio served in the US Navy, was stationed in Seattle, and became a naturalized citizen. Upon establishing his home in Seattle he became active in API community issues, and worked for InterIm CDA managing the NP Hotel renovation project. He lives in North Seattle with his family.
Sharon Hughes is Vice President of Community Affairs, Washington and Montana, for U.S. Bank. Sharon has worked in the financial industry for over 25 years in the community reinvestment area. She has lead CRA efforts for a variety of financial institutions, and she serves on the boards of Mercy Housing Northwest and Apprisen Financial Advocates. Her passion includes empowering communities through revitalization of affordable housing, creating opportunities for small businesses to thrive, and enhancing community services for adults and youth through financial independence and economic development. Ms. Hughes earned a BA in Human Services and Business Administration from Park College.
Gary Iwamoto, JD
Mr. Iwamoto has been an active leader with InterIm CDA since the organization's earliest days, serving on the Board from 1976-77 before entering law school. He is immediate past President of InterIm CDA. Mr. Iwamoto worked for many years in the US Department of Education as a civil rights investigator. Mr. Iwamoto graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Communications/Sociology and a Juris Doctorate degree from the UW School of Law. Mr. Iwamoto was a member of Gordon Hirabayashi's legal team whose efforts resulted in a successful appeal of Hirabayashi's World War II convictions for violating curfew and exclusion orders directed at Japanese Americans. He currently serves as a hearings officer for the Seattle Public Schools on student disciplinary cases. He is deeply involved in API community issues, and serves on the Board of the International Examiner.
Gary Johnson, MPA
Mr. Johnson is the City Center Coordinator for the Seattle Department of Planning & Development. He previously served as Board President for the International District Housing Alliance. Mr. Johnson’s experience in planning and development, as well as his interests in community planning and economic development issues affecting downtown neighborhoods keep him involved and contributing his expertise. He received his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Mr. Johnson is active in the API community, and enjoys participating in community social events and traveling—occasionally fishing in Alaska.
Thomas Lin, MBA
Mr. Lin is a financial consultant, whose work frequently takes him to China. Mr. Lin is originally from Taiwan. He earned his MBA at the University of Tulsa and worked for financial institutions managing commercial lending programs. Mr. Lin is married and he and his wife have three children. Mr. Lin is active in the Asian and Asian-American business community.
Andrew Liu, ME
Mr. Liu is a technology marketing professional with extensive experience in computer software and hardware and working with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Intel, and Sun Microsystems. He holds a number of patents. He enjoys strategic planning and making positive changes for the future. Mr. Liu is chair of the Board Resource Development and Marketing Committee for InterIm CDA and is a champion of reaching out to involve more people in socially-conscious activities and networking for the benefit of the community. Mr. Liu graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Marguerite J. Ro, DrPH
Marguerite Ro is Chief, Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Section, for Public Health Seattle-King County (PHSKC). Dr. Ro grew up in Federal Way and recently returned to the state after serving as Deputy Director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and as the Senior Health Policy Analyst for the W.K. Kellogg Community Voices: Health Care for the Underserved Initiative. Dr. Ro received her MPH and Doctorate from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is actively involved with issues addressing health equity and chairs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Heath and is a member of the Centers for Disease Control Health Disparities Subcommittee.
Naomi Wilson, MPH
Ms. Wilson became involved with the International District Housing Alliance as a graduate student and conducted a grant program evaluation during her practicum. Ms. Wilson earned a BA in Philosophy and an MPH from the University of Washington. Ms. Wilson is the daughter of a Korean mother and an American Vietnam War veteran father. She maintains a strong connection to her Korean heritage, in part through her volunteer work and feels a strong sense of duty to serve the community.
Ms. Woo works for Seattle City Light in the customer accounts division. Ms. Woo grew up in Seattle, and graduated from the University of Washington. Her family has deep roots in the C/ID, and she continues that legacy by living in, and being involved in the community. Ms. Woo serves as co-chair of the Friends of International Children’s Park, which led the renovation efforts of the only public play space in the C/ID neighborhood. She is also co-founder of an event planning venture, Modern Seattle Weddings, and brings this experience to benefit InterIm CDA’s special events. Her interests include swimming, hiking, and traveling.