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Board of Governors

Lizzie L. Martinez Alvarez

Lizzie L. Martinez Alvarez, EMPA15

Acting President
Chief Executive Officer

There is a strong and monotonic relationship between financial scores and parents’ education. I was born in poverty and my parents did not discuss finance or money at the dinner table. Throughout my early childhood, I yearned to know, “Who was Peter and Paul?” I believe financial education is the key to success. We must now unlearn what we have learned, globally connect, and transform to modern financial literacy concepts.

Julie Chan

Julie  Chan

Chief Financial Officer

Financial literacy is foundational for personal and community economic well-being. I am pleased to partner with Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound to promote financial literacy for all, and particularly for those previously under served communities.

Matthew Lopez

Matthew Lopez

Executive Vice President

I have worked with the coalition in the past and learned a lot about the importance of personal finance, giving back, and the local economy. It’s been a few years and having reconnected with Lizzie and having time, I decided to get involved at a higher level. I personally see the benefit of helping organizations realize their goals and how the coalition creates opportunities for many in the local community.


Valerie Read

Executive Board Secretary

I believe it’s my responsibility to help the youth within our community be successful in their financial careers through technical, educational, and assistance offered by the FSC-PS Charitable Foundation. As a mentor, I will help youth learn about scholarships to pay for their college education. I look forward to assisting the youth with applications for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities with FSC-PS Charitable supporters.
Azade Tekin

Azade Tekin

Social Media Marketing & Communications Manager

As FSC-PS we are dedicated to make youth financial literacy more accessible to teens of all backgrounds, especially underserved communities. I am happy to be part of this diverse community and have a goal to create an impact for more financially independent generations.
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