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PEPS Board of Directors

PEPS Board Members lend their passion and expertise to help guide PEPS to grow our reach and impact.

The role of the Governance Board is to support PEPS staff, as well as provide transparency for supporters and funders through oversight of the Executive Director, thought partnership on strategy and direction, ambassadorship, fiduciary oversight and crisis management.

The Board prioritizes a shared-decision making process with staff and proactively looks for ways to shift power to staff. The Board meets quarterly. Part of its work is to regularly review its actions and functions through an equity lens.

Board members with subject-matter expertise may also advise staff on specific needs or contribute to individual projects. Those interested in relationship-building often connect staff with potential partners or donors and serve as table captains for our community benefit. These roles are optional.

As part of our ongoing equity work, we have shifted away from a traditional one-size-fits-all approach. We have a smaller Governance Board, where people can best use their gifts, to be paired with a larger Advisors & Ambassadors Network. Learn more in a letter from Board leadership.

PEPS values and celebrates the strengths that diversity brings to our organization and is committed to advancing equity through our work. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors is one of our priorities. Black, Indigenous and People of Color and others with underrepresented identities (including, but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability and background) are strongly and sincerely encouraged to apply.


2022 PEPS Board of Directors

Christine Chang
Christine Chang, Board Member
Christine Chang

Christine Chang (she/her) is originally from Taiwan and with her father's job as a diplomat, has lived in Indonesia, Germany, Taiwan, D.C., and Atlanta. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cornell University. Upon graduation, Christine relocated to New York City - which holds the title of the place she's lived in the longest — where she managed a sales team at Expedia. In her work, Christine traveled to Seattle many times and became convinced it was the best place to start a family. She currently is a Regional Director of Sales for Duetto, a Series D company selling software to hotel groups.

Christine participated in PEPS in 2022 with her then newborn daughter, Margot, and was blown away by the amazing connection, support and camaraderie the group provided. Because of the many countries Christine has lived in, it has become especially important to her the value of diversity and helping children and adults have the tools and understanding to have thoughtful and open discussions around inclusion and diversity.

In Christine's free time, she enjoys being active with her family, yoga, reading and discovering all the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She became an avid baker in COVID and will still pick up an intense baking project when she finds the time!

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Tracy Cutchlow
Tracy Cutchlow, Board Secretary
Tracy Cutchlow, Secretary

Tracy Cutchlow (she/her) is the author of the international bestseller Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science.

She believes no new parent should feel alone, which is why she is on the board of Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS). She also serves on the advisory board of the Children's Screen Time Action Network.

Tracy reaches thousands of parents and professionals through her speaking and through her writing at zerotofive.net. She is a creator of spaces to speak and be heard. She lives in Seattle, where you'll find her hiking or biking around with her husband and their spirited daughter.

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Suz Fix
Suzanna Fix, Board Vice President
Suzanna Fix, Vice President

Suzanna (Suz) Fix (she/her) is the Program Manager for Roots of Empathy, Seattle and mom to Vivienne (6 years) and Emmett (4 years). She graduated with a BA in Social Work and an MSW from the University of Washington, specializing in Mental Health. As part of her social work education, she trained in facilitating Intergroup Dialogues on race, privilege, and oppression and co-facilitated the first ever dialogue for multi-racial students at UW. Prior to having children, Suz worked as a school social worker in the Tahoma School District and as a child protection social worker in London, UK.

Suz participated in a Newborn PEPS Group with Vivienne and a Second Time Around group with Emmett. She also has facilitated three Newborn Groups. Having experienced the positive impact of PEPS throughout her own parenting journey, she is particularly passionate about the focus of PEPS on increasing access for all families in the greater Seattle area and on racial equity.

In her free time, Suz enjoys reading, traveling, and going on walks around the neighborhood with her family. Suz joined the PEPS Board in 2019.

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Julia Gleason
Julia Gleason, Board Member
Julia Gleason

Julia Gleason (she/her) is the Senior Manager of the Product, Analytics, and Experience team in HR at Amazon and mom to Tristan (4 years) and Lucas (2 years). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and received an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Amazon, Julia leads cross-functional teams that span product, marketing, user experience, and data analytics to build technology that scales talent management, recruiting, and diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives. Prior to Amazon, Julia worked at Apple and Booz Allen leading teams to develop retail and operations technology. Over the course of her career, she’s had a focus on building mentoring programs to connect early-career employees with experienced mentors to support career development.

Julia participated in the Newborn PEPS Group in 2018 with Tristan, and the Second Time Around Group with Lucas in 2020. The PEPS community supported Julia during trialing times post-pregnancy while learning how to be a mom. She personally experienced the power of community and support to help her get through and has a passion to give back and help parents — not only for new parents but also dual-income parents, single parents, parents who represent underserved communities, and much more. Julia believes PEPS is an avenue to support parents and drive change. Including improving current-day issues that have been spotlighted through the pandemic, like childcare and women leaving the workforce. Julia is passionate about driving change to increase opportunities for all diverse communities, which she believes begins with supporting parents and children.

Outside of work, Julia is a member of the Equity and Inclusion team for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators — Western Washington Chapter, and a mentor for the ADA Developers Academy which primarily serves Black, Latine, Indigenous Americans, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, low-income women and gender-expansive adults transitioning into the engineering field. In her free time, she writes children’s fantasy fiction, is an avid runner and skier, loves traveling to explore new cultures, and spends as much time as she can outside with her boys (rain or shine).

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Lesley Graham
Lesley Graham, Board Member
Lesley Graham

Lesley Graham (she/her) is an at-home mom for her 5-year-old son, Emerson, and excels at creatively responding to “why” questions, finding hidden Lego pieces, and organizing some form of child decathalon every day.

Lesley worked in the technology industry before discovering her true passion in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation building public-private global health partnerships. Lesley holds a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College. She returned to the Boston area to run its (in)famous marathon, only to learn weeks later that she was expecting a baby.

Lesley participated in a newborn PEPS Group with Emerson and continues to gain useful knowledge and catharsis from her PEPS community almost every day. She loves sharing the tribulations and joys of parenting with her PEPS community, and has participated in ever evolving shared activities from tummy time and stroller walks to group birthdays, camping and river rafting adventures.

Lesley stays active at the gym and on Washington’s many hiking, biking and skiing trails. Although a Wisconsin native, she hates being cold and hopes to grow old in Seattle where temperatures remain reasonable and it’s green year-round.

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Rebecca Koladycz
Rebecca Koladycz, Board President
Rebecca Koladycz, President

Rebecca Koladycz (she/her) knows firsthand how important early parenting support is: her Seattle-based sister raved about her experience in PEPS and advised her to connect with an early parenting support group when she was pregnant with her daughter over a decade ago. That proved to be sage advice that Rebecca passes on to all her expecting friends, as she treasures and is still close to the families from her now scattered New York City parenting group. Having relocated to Seattle from Brooklyn, Rebecca is thrilled to have the opportunity to support PEPS as a board member and is committed to ensuring that all new parents have the support they need to thrive.

In her professional life, Rebecca is currently the Director of Programs and Learning for Listen4Good, an initiative that supports nonprofits in developing systematic client feedback loops. She has a history of working with nonprofits across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America through diverse roles held at International Planned Parenthood Federation, including developing and rapidly scaling a performance management system with local and international partners in 21 countries in Africa and Asia to ensure access to a full range of reproductive healthcare.

Originally from Texas, Rebecca has a Master’s in Social Anthropology from University of Rochester. From the start of her career working in teen pregnancy prevention and sexuality education to evaluating grant-funded programs in public schools to years in international development, Rebecca is keenly aware that the structural barriers communities face in accessing education and healthcare are the same whether in a ‘developing’ country or right here in her new home of Washington state. As such, Rebecca is driven by a strong desire and need to grapple with, reflect on, and be humble in the face of complex equity, social justice, and power dynamics wherever they are at play.

As a recent transplant, Rebecca looks for any opportunity to bask in the beauty of Pacific Northwest nature and indulge in her new-found passion for hiking.

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Caroline Koplowitz
Caroline Koplowitz, Board Treasurer
Caroline Koplowitz, Treasurer

Caroline Koplowitz (she/her) currently works as a Senior Manager in Amazon Fashion Finance. She is a CPA and prior to Amazon worked in public accounting for seven years, having received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Emory University. Caroline is a proud Seattle native and a retired collegiate swimmer, though these days you will find her out on the roads at local running races. She enjoys serving with organizations that build and foster community and has served on the board of Girls on the Run Puget Sound and as a volunteer at the Seattle Art Museum.

Caroline found PEPS in 2017 when she participated in a Newborn Group with her daughter and also participated in Second Time Around Group with her son. Having personally experienced the power PEPS can have in alleviating feelings of isolation, mom-guilt and self-doubt, Caroline is passionate about providing access to PEPS and creating connection for all parents in the Seattle area's diverse communities. Caroline joined the PEPS board in 2019.

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Kathryn Zetzer
Kathryn Zetzer, Board Member

Kathryn Zetzer

Kathryn Zetzer (she/her) is a Supervisor at the Washington State Emergency Management Division where she oversees a team that manages the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security grants for the state. She currently manages more than $100M in multi-year grants focused on building regional capabilities and facilitating statewide conversations.

Kathryn first heard about PEPS in 2018 and joined her first PEPS Group in 2020. PEPS was the connector, educator, and guiding voice that she needed. She joined the Board of Directors in 2019, driven by the organization’s vision to build "resilient families, connected communities, and equitable outcomes" for all families in Seattle. When she’s not volunteering with PEPS, Kathryn can be found running, hiking, or chasing her kids at a local park.

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