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Staff

Monisha Singh

Monisha Singh

Executive Director

Monisha was named the Executive Director in April 2019. Monisha joined the CIDBIA in 2015 as the Events and Programs Manager, managing the neighborhood’s three large street festivals and the sanitation program. In her most recent role as the Communications and Marketing Director, Monisha managed the neighborhood’s three large street festivals, developed marketing and promotional events, managed the neighborhood’s communication and marketing strategy, and created meaningful story to promote Chinatown-ID as a destination neighborhood. Monisha earned a BA in Communications from University of Washington and is passionate about working with small businesses and protecting and promoting the cultural integrity of Chinatown-ID.

Yongkang Zhou

Yongkang Zhou

Clean and Green Program Manager

Yongkang Zhou joined CIDBIA in April 2022. Yongkang has extensive roots in the CID community stemming from involvement as both a student & volunteer in local organizations such as: Interim's WILD and Northwest Asian Weekly's SYEP program. Additionally, he brings great community knowledge & a fresh perspective from representing a CID small business for nearly a decade. As a graduate from the school of Public Health at the University of Washington, Yongkang plans to prioritize the importance of a clean and green community to better improve the overall health & quality of the neighborhood. Yongkang is conversationally fluent in both Taishanese and Cantonese. Yongkang's goal is to communicate with all stakeholders and take action with partners to maintain CID as an inclusive. welcoming, and safe space for all.

Natalie Hutson

Natalie Hutson

Community Safety Coordinator

Natalie joined the CIDBIA in March 2023 as the Public Safety Coordinator. She is passionate about understanding the nuances and complexity of public safety related issues throughout the neighborhood. Natalie comes to the BIA with a background in Sociology from Seattle University with a specific focus in justice, policing, and safety. Growing up in Seattle and attending Seattle U has given Natalie the opportunity to explore the Chinatown-International District. She is excided to deepen her connection and engagement with the neighborhood’s stakeholders and work towards promoting solutions to their current and pressing public safety concerns that have lastly positive impacts on the safety of the community.

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Shanti Breznau

Shanti Breznau

Business Development, Chinatown/International District

Shanti Breznau recruits new businesses and helps retain existing businesses in Chinatown/International District. She assists prospective businesses with finding the right space and location and supports existing businesses going through lease renewals or re-location. She helps property owners find quality businesses that are a good fit for their buildings and are complimentary to the existing business mix and culture of the district. She assists C/ID property owners and developers that are rehabilitating or developing buildings with retail space design, pricing and tenanting. She also coordinates a multi-lingual small business development workshop series for the district.