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Posted November 28, 2006
Contact: Anne Katahira-Sims,
MAVIN Foundation Executive Director
MAVIN FOUNDATION ELECTS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT
(Seattle) MAVIN Foundation Board of Directors has elected Joseph
A. G. Sakay, Esq. as its new Board President. Joe has served as Vice
President of MAVIN’s Board since 2005 and is thrilled to move
into this new role.
“I am honored to help lead such a dynamic organization as MAVIN
Foundation,” Joe said. “As a mixed raced person it is a
special opportunity for me to give back to an organization whose programs
have had a profound impact on my life. I look forward to working with
MAVIN's Board and stakeholders strengthen MAVIN’s impact in reducing
the physical and mental health disparities that exist for the mixed
Joe is a principal with the law firm of Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson,
P.S. in Seattle. His practice focuses on the litigation and trial of
complex civil matters in state and federal courts. Joe is a former law
clerk to the Hon. Richard P. Match, a federal judge in Colorado. Joe
has been recognized for his pro bono and mentoring work.
“Joe is the ideal person to lead MAVIN’s Board of Directors
at this time,” Anne Katahira-Sims, MAVIN’s Executive Director
said. “His passion for the organization and commitment to the
issues faced by the mixed heritage community are unmatched. I am proud
to have him as MAVIN’s President and energized by the leadership
he brings to the organization.”
Joe is published on topics including Filipino Amerasians and the struggle
for Black equality in Seattle. A mixed heritage person and the father
of three young mixed raced children and guardian to his Korean-American
nephew, Joe became acquainted with MAVIN when he registered as a bone
marrow donor at a 2002 MatchMaker
drive. Over the years Joe has volunteer countless hours to support MAVIN
programs such as production of Chasing Daybreak, the Mixed Heritage
Center and the Campus Awareness + Compliance Initiative. Joe lives with
his wife Lisa and their mixed heritage family in Seattle.
MAVIN Foundation builds healthy communities that celebrate and empower
mixed heritage people and families. Since 1998, MAVIN has created innovative
and award-winning projects focused
on mixed heritage people, transracial adoptees and multiracial families.
For more information, contact Anne Katahira-Sims at (206) 622-7101.
Support our innovative programs by clicking here.
Looking back at eight remarkable
Matt Kelley founded MAVIN
magazine as a 19-year-old freshman at Wesleyan
MAVIN's premier issue
hit newsstands on Jan. 29, 1999.
In 2000, MAVIN magazine
became the nonprofit MAVIN Foundation.
Recently, Kelley focused his efforts on advocating on behalf
of policy issues.
In 2005, MAVIN sent five 20-somethings on a 10,000-mile trek
to raise awareness of multiracial issues.