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.
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.
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.
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 103
Jordan leads the Alliance’s economic development strategy. He brings a diverse range of experience and a passion for community development.
His focus is on creating a sustainable environment where business and people can thrive, while maintaining everything that makes the neighborhood so amazing.
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 101
Erica Bush, Public Realm Manager
Erica Bush is an urban designer and artist who has worked on many public-realm projects in the Pacific Northwest, as well as in San Francisco and Hawaii.
Erica is passionate about creating beautiful, healthy, and sustainable environments that inspire spending more time outdoors. Erica received a BA in Art, Political Science and Sociology from The New School followed by dual Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington.
She loves to wear many hats and has created numerous public art exhibits that reflect social and political discourse within Seattle.
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 107
Thembela serves as the Alliance’s Marketing Manager, applying creative marketing strategies to achieve its communication goals.
From social media to marketing projects and advertising campaigns, Thembela chronicles Pioneer Square’s rich, vibrant culture highlighting the community’s history and development. Thembela’s passion is creating messaging that resonates and adds value to the neighborhood.
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 105
Alissa Bolla, Office Manager
Alissa joined the Alliance for Pioneer Square in March 2022. As the Office Manager, she provides support to the programs and projects taking place in Pioneer Square. She supports the Alliance team in their endeavors and goals in keeping Pioneer Square a dynamic community. As a former resident of Pioneer Square, she is also a resource for various business partners in the neighborhood.
Phone: (206) 667-0687 Ext. 104