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Business Impact NW Staff

Operations & Administration

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Joe Sky-Tucker, MSW

President & CEO

Joe Sky-Tucker has over twenty years’ experience working in the nonprofit world in a variety of positions and organizations including direct experience working with at risk youth and families in crisis, fund development, and strategic planning. Currently he works as the President and CEO of Business Impact NW, an asset building/community lender that specializes in supporting small and micro-businesses; helping them to achieve financial stability.  He has also worked with “at-risk” youth in mental health settings including working with foster care youth, children in locked psychiatric settings, and group homes.  Joe Sky-Tucker has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington.  He lives in Seattle.

Danielle Moser

Managing Director & COO

Danielle Moser is the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Business Impact NW, and is responsible for the oversight and ensuring of proper operations of the organization. Prior, Danielle served within the Development & Communications Department as the Director of Development & Communications, responsible for fundraising, brand, and marketing. Danielle worked under contract with Business Impact NW beginning December, 2016 and was hired on as a full-time staff member as of April, 2017. Prior to joining Business Impact NW, Ms. Moser served as Development Officer for ArtsWest after serving on their Board of Directors, and as a high school English and History teacher before joining the nonprofit fundraising world. She brings a wide array of skills to her position derived from past experiences. Ms. Moser completed her Masters in Teaching degree from Seattle University, and her Bachelors Degree from Boston University.

Steve Cook

Operations Director

Steve Cook is the Operations Director at Business Impact Northwest. He most recently served as the Area Census Office Manager for the Seattle Area Census Office during the 2020 Decennial. Steve started his career as a broadcast journalist, and has worked as a filmmaker, project manager, sales manager, and graphic designer. An avid traveler, he also spends his free time working in relief and intaglio printing and bookbinding.

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Alyssa Pizarro

Strategic Partner & Diversity Officer

Alyssa Pizarro is the Strategic Partner & Diversity Officer at Business Impact NW. Alyssa is responsible for the organization’s relationships and diversity focus. Before this, Alyssa served as the Corporate Giving Officer at Business Impact NW for a year and a half. Alyssa’s previous nonprofit experience was in the Development Department at Yoga Behind Bars, from career beginnings as a 10-year fashion sales manager and director in New York before moving to Seattle in 2013. Alyssa has combined her passion for social justice and community engagement with her corporate experience to culminate in her current role at Business Impact NW. She completed one year of her MBA at Northeastern University and has a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany, with a double major in Anthropology & Women’s Studies. Alyssa is also a yoga instructor, a pup-mom, a forever-learner, and a fair-weather jogger.

Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

HR Specialist and Bookkeeper

Ashley Clark moved to Seattle from San Francisco, California in 2010 looking for a change of scenery and lifestyle. She studied English and Media Studies at the University of San Francisco and attended cosmetology school. It was during school that she began working at the front desk of a nearby salon and discovered a knack for small business management. She quickly progressed from receptionist to salon manager and has continued to develop her administrative career in a variety of industries. Other than salons, she has worked in insurance, private post-secondary education, accounting, and now the non-profit sector. She currently works as office manager and executive assistant for Business Impact NW and supports its mission to empower entrepreneurs from underserved communities.

Rick Leibowitz

Rick Leibowitz

Chief Financial Officer

Rick Leibowitz has over 12 years of experience supporting small businesses as Director of Small Business Development Centers hosted by educational institutions in six different States.  In the private sector, he has served on the executive teams in the food manufacturing, hospitality, and professional services industries.  He has also started and operated 4 retail/wholesale bagel bakeries in NJ, Pennsylvania, and Alaska. Currently, he works as a CFO of Business Impact NW, working with the finance team to help support organizational decision-making with timely and accurate information. Rick received his MBA from Western Governor’s University and his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. He enjoys playing ice hockey, hiking the beautiful trails available in Oregon and cooking great meals

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Maddie Monson

Community Development and Policy Manager

Maddie completed her Masters in Social Work at University of Washington, with a concentration in Administration and Policy Practice. She has an undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University. Maddie has worked at non-profits in Washington, Thailand and Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading, visiting museums, and listening to podcasts.

Derik Oishi

Office Manager & Executive Administrator

Derik started his career at age 17 in the U.S. Army and finished his 8 year enlistment in 2009, having served as both NSA intelligence analyst and non-commissioned officer. While attending college in Florida, he discovered his passion for operations work at a part time job with Ashley Furniture. He eventually became office manager before transferring to the same role in Washington State. A sporting accident required stepping away from this work for several years during which time he worked as a personal assistant. Now Derik enthusiastically brings his experience in both operational and personal support to Business Impact NW as it develops our community through supporting under-served entrepreneurs.

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