The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC) is proud to have an amazing group of people who make our Center the amazing organization it is. Learn all about our staff and Board of Directors below. (Not pictured are the countless volunteers who help us day in and day out—thank you for all that you do!)
Our Dedicated Staff
Interim Executive Director
Senior Programming & Logistics Coordinator
Since 2007, Alex has filled various positions at the SESSC, including Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator. Currently, as Senior Programming and Logistics Coordinator, he is responsible for coordinating and supporting the Center’s robust activities and special events calendar. An avid cycler and snowboarder, Alex also composes prose and music, even without formal training.
Jamie Clark, MSW
Jaime has provided health and wellness support to seniors at the SESSC since February 2013, when she started as a Social Worker. She helps seniors with home care options, leads a weekly memory loss activity program, hosts informative presentations, and has access to a library of resources for caregivers. As a passionate foodie originally from St. Louis, Missouri, you don’t want to debate good BBQ and ice cream with Jaime!
Front Office Coordinator
Linda has been in various roles since 2002, when she started managing the Cheap Chickadee Thrift Store until its closure during COVID-19. She then helped launch the Lunch Delivery Program before becoming the Front Desk Coordinator, where her well-organized manner keeps the lobby operating efficiently. Gardening, reading, and traveling are her special interests after work. Until a few years ago, Linda had a motorcycle endorsement!
Lunch Delivery Lead
Before becoming our Lunch Delivery Lead in 2022, Marjie was an active volunteer at our Center. Her busy role — coordinating more than 100 daily meals for seniors at home — involves assisting with meal preparation and packaging. Outside the kitchen, Marjie teaches Tai Chi and fitness to our members. Previously, Marjie worked in the medical field most of her life and as an EMT, Marjie climbed suspension ropes and aided in Search & Rescue missions.
Exercise Therapy Specialist
Mark is our Exercise Therapist, and he is certified through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He’s also a board-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Mark studied biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology for more than a decade, has been a Certified Personal Trainer for 25 years, and has been a Certified Senior Fitness Specialist for 15 years. His commitment to fitness through continuing education and coursework, seminars, and practical application helps Mark generate consistent results with clients.
Finance & HR Coordinator
Mary started at the SESSC in 2010 as a volunteer and front desk receptionist. One year later, she started her current role, where she completes bookkeeping, payroll, and employee onboarding duties. The ninth oldest child of 16, Mary grew up in Marshall, Texas, and has also lived in San Francisco. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, walking, and reading.
Hailing from Brazil, and fluent in Portuguese Tais became our Volunteer Coordinator in May 2022 after two years of volunteering at the SESSC. Tais understands how important volunteers are to the work we do. Her active role entails organizing events, managing social media, and recruiting volunteers. Her life outside of our Center includes swimming, hiking, and family activities. She also loves animals — those close to Tais call her the “Cat Whisperer”!
A top-notch professional with expertise in menu development, kitchen management, and staff training, Corday creates unique and delicious dishes while controlling food and labor costs. She is collaborative and committed to seeking feedback from customers and staff to improve kitchen workflows. Corday is a caring mother of four who enjoys music and loves sunshine – she doesn’t like cold/ rainy days.
The SESSC Board of Directors
A heartfelt Thank You to:
Gisela Baxter, Community Volunteer
Dawn Crownover, Senior Mortgage Advisor, Flagstar Bank
Chris Jeffries, Community Volunteer
Serena Heslop, Real Estate Agent, Windermere Real Estate
Margaret Yellowwolf, Community Volunteer