Dana O’Day-Senior, Officer At Large: Dana is a shareholder with Holmes Weddle & Barcott, P.C., where her practice focuses on workers' compensation defense under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its extensions. Prior to joining HWB in 2012, Dana spent two years as an attorney advisor to the Honorable William Dorsey of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges. Dana graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in public interest law. While attending law school Dana was an officer in Hastings OutLaw (the law school's LGBTQ organization), and volunteered with a variety of queer legal services agencies including NCLR, the Transgender Law Center, and the TGI Justice Project. Dana has been a volunteer attorney with the QLaw Foundation's LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic since 2011 and currently serves as the Foundation's Program Oversight Committee Chair. Dana also volunteers with a number of other organizations including Washington's Professionals in Workers' Compensation, Cascadia Junior Classical League, and the Hastings Law Journal alumni advisory committee. Dana is a member of the LGBT Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and previously served on the Section's Executive Committee--including two stints as Chair--in a variety of capacities from 2011 through 2019. In her spare time, Dana enjoys playing and watching soccer, science fiction, writing, hiking, and cooking.
John Vogan, Treasurer: John is a Program Manager with Amazon Legal and has been with the company since 2016. He is native to the Pacific Northwest, but suffers from severe wanderlust and has enjoyed several stints abroad in London and New Zealand. John graduated from Ithaca College in upstate New York with a degree in journalism in 2014 and has worked in newsrooms for CBS and NBC. For now, John lives in West Seattle with his Schnauzer-Terrier, Xander, and looks forward to continue serving the LGBTQ+ community through the QLaw Foundation's vital work.
Lisa Nowlin, Immediate Past President: Lisa is a Staff Attorney at ACLU of Washington, where she works on a variety of issues ranging from LGBTQ+ rights, the First Amendment, transparency and accountability in law enforcement, and access to MAT in carceral settings. Before joining the ACLU, Lisa was an associate at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, clerked for the Honorable Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and was an associate with Paul Hastings LLP in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. from Seattle University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she helped found the LGBTQ Rights Clinic. Outside of the law, Lisa enjoys attending live theatre, traveling, board games, and craft cocktails.
Praju Tuladhar: Praju is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon, and has been with the company since 2012. Prior to that, he was an associate in the Global Finance practice group at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. Outside of work and the QLaw Foundation Board, Praju enjoys supporting the arts and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Josh Treybig: Josh is a labor standards investigator at the Seattle Office of Labor Standards where he works to enforce city ordinances implemented to protect Seattle's most vulnerable and low wage workers. He worked at King County Public Defense helping people who've been involved with the criminal legal system navigate the many civil legal issues presented by a criminal charge including housing, immigration, public benefits, employment, vacating convictions, and family law matters. Josh first joined the Board in 2015 as a law student representative. He volunteers in the QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic and was one of the 2017 Volunteers of the Year and received the National LGBT Bar Association's Student Leadership Award in 2016. He is passionate about public service and social justice issues, working with numerous pro bono services and race equity organizations.
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Jonathan Barnard: Jonathan is a USPTO-licensed associate patent attorney at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP where he provides electrical and computer engineering-focused patent-related services for clients ranging from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Dorsey, Jonathan served as an associate patent attorney for Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP where he provided U.S. and foreign patent prosecution services for a spectrum of clients focused on a range of computer science related technologies. In addition to his patent practice, Jonathan is strongly committed to providing pro bono representation and believes in an inherent obligation to ensure equal access to justice for underserved communities. In furtherance of this commitment, Jonathan has served as a pro bono attorney for Kids in Need of Defense by representing unaccompanied minors before Seattle Immigration Court, King County Juvenile Court, and Federal US Citizenship and Immigration Services Court in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings and Asylum proceedings, as a pro bono attorney for the Promise of Justice Institute’s Jim Crow Juries project representing individuals convicted under the unconstitutional Jim Crow-era non-unanimous jury laws, as a volunteer attorney with the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote, and as a volunteer attorney assisting both adult and minor trans clients in obtaining accurate government-issued identification documents, including name and gender-marker changes. Jonathan is a graduate of Gonzaga University and Seattle University School of Law, and is currently enrolled at the University of Arizona for a masters in electrical and computer engineering. During his free time, Jonathan enjoys spartan racing and marathon running, masters swimming, and traveling.
Jacky Sabin, President: Jacky is the Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Manager at Davis Wright Tremaine where she manages internal DEI programming, affinity groups and fostering an inclusive workplace. Prior to DWT, most of her career has been spent in nonprofits and legal aid organizations, and she graduated from WWU with a BA in Human Services & Political Science. Jacky is passionate about access to justice and racial equity, as well as the healing and restorative power of spending time in nature. She is a 2021 Just Lead Leadership Academy Fellowship graduate. A self-proclaimed "Seattle foodie" she enjoys finding new places to eat, hiking, kayaking and keeping up on RPDR (RuPaul's Drag Race). Jacky previously served as the QLaw Legal Clinic Coordinator.
Kate Francis, Secretary: Kate Francis is a staff attorney at the King County Bar Association’s (KCBA) DV Legal Advocacy Project (formerly the Family Law Mentor Program) where she provides pro bono representation to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in protection order and family law cases. Before joining KCBA, Kate served as the Legal Advocate at the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) assisting survivors of domestic violence with their legal needs. Kate also serves on the Board of Directors of the King County Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence, a coalition of organizations working to end gender based violence and promoting equitable relationships through collective action for social change. Kate is a graduate of Grinnell College and Seattle University School of Law. During her free time, Kate enjoys playing soccer, skiing, swimming, and traveling.
Douglas Wilson “Wil” Miller: Wil is an attorney with Story Law at the Eastside Collaborative Law Center in Bellevue. In addition to family law, Wil’s practice also has a special focus on criminal law issues that affect families and family law cases. Wil is a graduate of Duke Law School class of 1988 and spent the first ten years of his career as a prosecutor in New York City and Seattle. From 1992 – 1995 he served as the District Attorney’s Liaison to the Lesbian and Gay Community in Queens, New York. In 1993, Wil received PFLAG’s Morty Manford Award, which recognizes individuals whose work on behalf of the lesbian and gay community best exemplifies the pioneering political spirit of the late gay rights icon. In his limited free time, Wil enjoys film, theater and traveling abroad with his husband and close friends. He joined the QLaw Foundation Board in 2017.
Jane Carmody: Jane is an associate attorney at Perkins Coie, where she focuses on environmental and energy litigation along with project permitting and development. She is a native to both Eastern Washington, where she attended Whitman College, and New Mexico, but has settled into life in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was the Co-President of OUTLaws, the LGBT law student organization. Outside of legal work, Jane is an avid hiker and bird-watcher and likes to spend as much time outside with her wife, Phoebe, and other close friends.
Jennifer Barnes, Vice President: Jen is a born-and-raised Seattle native. Jen possesses more than 25 years of experience leading companies and teams—within and outside the legal industry. She is most passionate about building remarkable, inclusive, rewarding work cultures and has received an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility and Best for Workers and Best for the World awards from BLab, among others. Jen currently serves as vice president on QLaw Foundation’s Board of Directors and is the co-chair of the Fundraising Committee. She also serves as vice president of Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, an equine assisted therapy organization. Previously, co-founded Wallingford Indivisible in 2017, served on the QLaw board in 2010, and as the vice chair and secretary of Equal Rights Washington 2006-2011. Jen sees recipes as a guide but not a rule, is scared of heights but still trying to overcome the fear, generally snorks when she’s laughing, and is happiest when surrounded by people, dogs, and laughter.