Maritime High School
615 S 200th St Des Moines, WA 98198

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Advisory Board

Our MHS Advisory board is composed of members from the local community and maritime industry.  This group of individuals serve in providing guidance and support for Maritime HS specifically regarding Community Engagement, Academic Program Design, and Community and industry connections and experiences for our students.  We are eternally grateful for the expertise and wisdom of our advisory board partners.

  • Ali Vekich, WA Area District Council, ILWU Local 19 
  • Angelica Alvarez, School Board Member, Highline Public Schools
  • Bookda Gheisar, Senior Director of Office of Equity, Port of Seattle
  • Dr. Cathy Calvert, Muckleshoot, Assistant Tribal Education Officer for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe       
  • Charlie Costanzo, General Counsel & Vice President - Pacific Region, The American Waterways Operators
  • Edwin Alberto Hernandez Reto, Project Manager, Juntos, Si Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Río Duwamish (Together, we can care for our Duwamish River)
  • Hamdi Mohamed, Port of Seattle Commission Candidate, Position 3
  • Jeraldi González-Monje, Project Coordinator, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association
  • Jessica  de Barros, Executive Director, Communications, Government & Public Relations Puget Sound Educational Service District
  • Joe Youcha, Director, Building to Teach
  • Joseph Martin, Tribal Education Officer Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Marie Kurose, Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
  • Muna Hussein, Director of Family Engagement, Somali Parents Education Board
  • Reba Gilman, Education Consultant and former VP of Education, The Museum of Flight, and Founding Principal of Raisbeck Aviation High School
  • Ruby Vigo, Community Member, Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association
  • Sarah Scherer, Manufacturing and Maritime Advocate, Seattle Office of Economic Development
  • Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Managing Director, Maritime Division, Port of Seattle
  • Thomas Barrett, Director, Learning & Development, Manson Construction Company
  • Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart
  • Victoria Bergsagel, President, Architects of Achievement
  • Will Roberts, President, Foss Maritime