MEET THE STAFF

The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict aspires to be a trusted, effective advocate and partner in community development, both within and beyond Capitol Hill. As urban planners and community organizers, we test innovative solutions, advocate for policy changes, and share learning across a range of issues and projects.

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DONNA MOODIE

Executive Director of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict & Executive Vice President of Community Development at Community Roots Housing

Donna Moodie, owner of Marjorie restaurant, brings years of engagement with both the Capitol Hill and Central District business communities to the EcoDistrict. Donna has been on several mayor-appointed commissions and councils, she was a founding board member of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, and she chaired the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas Board. As a consultant, Donna has advised food business startups and architects on diversity and inclusion. Born in Jamaica, raised in Chicago, and now a resident of Seattle for over 20 years, Donna is well acquainted with the interconnectedness of social justice, community building, and neighborhood activism.

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ERIN FRIED

EcoDistrict Program Manager

Erin joined the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict after holding posts in several nonprofit organizations and NGOs that focused on community-based solutions for issues related to immigration, education, post-conflict rebuilding, and the environment. Before working with the EcoDistrict and Community Roots Housing, Erin spent five years serving as the Executive Director of Old Growth Northwest, a volunteer arts organization that provided creative writing opportunities to underrepresented groups. She also trained as a restorative justice facilitator with the Seattle Restorative Justice Initiative. Erin holds a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

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Brooke Bradford

EcoDistrict Community Development Associate

Brooke joined the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict in 2021. Brooke is a Seattle Central District native whose interest in land use and urban planning was sparked by living in the heart of a major city. She graduated from Chapman University with a BS in Environmental Science and Policy and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management at the University of Washington. To keep engaged with community involvement and activism, she serves as a board member for the YMCA Social Impact Center. Her passions include green infrastructure, environmental equity, as well as inclusive and affordable sustainability practices. Brooke hopes to continue advocating for her neighbors and community members in the Capitol Hill area. 

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Anisha Azad

EcoDistrict Intern

Anisha recently graduated from the University of Washington-Bothell, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Prior to interning at Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, Anisha interned at the Washington Environmental Council, supporting community and policy outreach efforts. Anisha also served as a restorationist for the Magnuson Park Stewardship Alliance. For the past five years, she’s worked as a healthcare aid for the Washington State Department of Social and Health services. Anisha is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental health from the University of Washington. She also volunteers at the Chinook food bank farm, along with acting as tech support for the nonprofit organization Spreeha. Committed to environmental justice, Anisha hopes to uphold the values of Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and Community Roots Housing.