Christine Stalie, Chair
Christine Stalie is a cross-cultural, multilingual professional with experience working within diverse communities locally and internationally. Ms. Stalie earned her Master’s in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
Ms. Stalie currently serves as a Practice Facilitator for the Pediatric – Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative at the Washington State Department of Health. As a consultant for UNICEF, Ms. Stalie collaborated with local teams in Mali and Senegal to conduct field evaluations and lead national trainings for a cross-sectoral network of public, private practice and NGO professionals involved in child health and development in resource-scarce populations. Ms. Stalie has also served with the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) at Al Zarqa’a refugee camp in Jordan. She went on to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, supporting the Coordinator of Policy, Planning and Programs for the Department of Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health. As a volunteer, Ms. Stalie provided ESL tutoring through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) in Portland, Oregon, as well as the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington.
Rooted in her experience and background as a first generation American, Ms. Stalie is dedicated to raising up leaders and supporting underserved and marginalized communities.
In her free time, Ms. Stalie explores international cuisine, and enjoys painting and yoga.
Nam Nguyen, Vice Chair
In the 90s, Nam Nguyen and his family immigrated to Washington State as part of the Orderly Departure Program, a UNHCR initiative for South Vietnamese citizens. They settled in the suburb south of Seattle, where his dad is a retired administrator for a local community college and his mom retired as an administrator for a local hospital.
Mr. Nguyen followed his dad into State service and is currently an Assistant Attorney General. Prior to working at the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Nguyen worked in private practice in Bellevue, WA and Houston, TX. He graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2010.
Mr. Nguyen has a history of serving his community. After law school, Mr. Nguyen volunteered in Bayou La Batre, AL (where Forrest Gump started the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company) to help address the economic and social problems caused by the BP Oil Spill. There, he developed, managed, and implemented youth development programs, social service programs for those with limited English proficiency, and work training/retraining programs for workers displaced by the BP Oil Spill. Mr. Nguyen has, in the past, volunteered as an assistant scoutmaster and troop leader for both boy and girl scouts troops in Alabama, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington.
Currently, Mr. Nguyen is a commissioner on the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Mr. Nguyen was also a recent fellow of the Washington Leadership Institute, a University of Washington School of Law leadership training program for young attorneys.
In addition, Mr. Nguyen has a Master in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He was also a treasurer for Toastmaster Capitol Club # 422, located in Lacey, WA. He currently resides in Tumwater, WA, where he is a planning commissioner.
Kim Sauer, Secretary
Kim Sauer emigrated from South Korea and joined the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board in 1999 as a Customer Service supervisor. She then promoted to Program Manager of the Mandatory Alcohol Server Training and the Responsible Vendor Programs. Kim teaches Korean on the weekends and enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking mountains in the region. She served as a vice president of the Korean-American Intermarried Women’s Association. Kim graduated cum laude from Saint Martin’s University and is a Certified Toastmaster.