Lisa Howard, Executive Director

Lisa has worn many hats on behalf of Pioneer Square. In her current role as Executive Director of the Alliance, she leads a collaborative team focused on business development, advocacy, and public realm improvement. Lisa uses her strong relationships with city leaders and key organizations to advocate for the neighborhood and the issues that impact Pioneer Square at the city, county, and state levels. From long term goals and planning to issues that need to be handled NOW, Lisa is a true team and utility player.

E-mail: Lisa[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 102

Jessa Timmer, Deputy Director

As Deputy Director, Jessa navigates the many public and private investments in Pioneer Square’s public realm. Her extensive background in community engagement and organizational leadership is instrumental in building and maintaining relationships with a varied population of stakeholders. Through her work, Jessa champions what best supports and enhances the community’s experience of everyday life in the neighborhood’s public realm.

E-mail: Jessa[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 106

Chris Woodward, Community Development Director

Chris leads the Alliance’s marketing, communications, and advocacy strategy. Chris utilizes a diversity and equity lens to support the Pioneer Square community’s needs.

Chris honors the authenticity that Pioneer Square exudes by finding innovative approaches to amplify the neighborhood’s ethos.

E-mail: Chris[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 103

Alissa Bolla, Business Strategy Manager

Alissa joined the Alliance for Pioneer Square in March 2022 and is in her second role within the organization. She has lived in the Seattle area for over 25 years, including in Pioneer Square. As a previous resident, and now as the Business Strategy Manager, she has an appreciation for what the neighborhood offers in history, arts and culture, and entertainment. In her role, she works closely with residents, business owners, property managers, and property owners to maintain and grow the diverse offerings in the neighborhood.   

E-mail: Alissa[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 104

Angela Nguyen, Marketing and Communications Manager

Angela joins the Alliance for Pioneer Square with more than eight years of experience as a marketing professional. With a background in e-commerce and social media, she supports marketing efforts to help preserve and enhance the neighborhood. 

E-mail: Angela[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 105

Anahí Bendeck, Design and Planning Manager

An urban planning and business district enhancement enthusiast, Anahí joins the Alliance as its Design and Planning Manager. In this role, Anahí will manage the design, planning, and implementation of public realm projects in Pioneer Square. Additionally, she will continue to foster and strengthen partner relationships, which are critical to the success of the projects and programs that further the Alliance’s mission.

Anahí holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and a M.S. in Community and Regional Planning, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

E-mail: Anahi[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687

Maggie Bishop, Office Manager 

Maggie joined the Alliance for Pioneer Square as Office Manager in October 2023. With a background in administrative adeptness and a passion for community service, she seeks to support ongoing projects for the Alliance. She is dedicated to ensuring a smooth functioning workspace, fostering a positive environment both in and outside the office, and assisting to extend the goals and impact of the Alliance.

E-mail: Maggie[AT]pioneersquare[DOT]org
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 104