Max brings two decades of leadership experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, education, social services and development sectors, including directorial roles with Refugees Northwest, the Seattle International Foundation, the University of Washington, and the Council on International Educational Exchange. He holds Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in International Studies, and Doctor of Higher Education degrees from the University of Washington. Max speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and has lived, worked, studied and traveled in over 40 countries on 6 continents. A native of New York, Max has called the Pacific Northwest home for over 20 years.
Carly Brook | Nuclear Weapons Abolition Organizer
Carly Brook coordinates WPSR’s nuclear weapons abolition program, working to build a state-wide coalition, engage with elected officials, and promote education and awareness of this issue. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Sociology and Global Studies and believes in building community power through grassroots organizing to build the world we want and need. Carly has learned from and organized the International League of People's Struggles, One America, the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, and Northwest Detention Center Resistance to build a powerful network of organizing relationships.
Sarah Cornett | Climate Program Organizer
Sarah organizes WPSR's Climate Program, representing members in Washington coalitions to advocate for clean energy and environmental justice. Her organizing background includes a progressive political campaign in rural Missouri and food access movements. She's also worked for her hometown NPR station. Sarah comes to WPSR from St. Louis, where she received public policy and organizing training through a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. She studied History at Whitman College in Walla Walla and edited its student newspaper.
Ai Mahoney | Operations Coordinator
Ai oversees office administration and supports programmatic operations. Her responsibilities include donor relations, event management, and communications. She is committed to work that helps vulnerable populations and that addresses social determinants of health. She holds a Master of Public Administration and certificates in Fundraising Management, International Development, and Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children from the University of Washington.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.