Communications and Public Affairs Professional with extensive experience in public relations, corporate citizenship and community engagement programs. She has held several Communications and Marketing positions at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington and Munich, Germany. In Europe, she managed Microsoft Central and Eastern European communications strategy and implementation of government outreach and community investment programs. Prior to Microsoft, she worked at WRQ Attachmate, a connectivity software company, and KIRO-TV, a CBS affiliate broadcast corporation in Seattle. Ms. Indelak-Davis holds an M.P.A. from University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs and B.A. in Communications from University of Washington. She has also attended Universytet Jagiellonski in Krakow prior to leaving Poland. A longtime resident of Seattle, she has been an active member of Polish-American community, serving on a board of Polish Home Foundation and as contributing editor of Radio Wisla.
Mirka E. Nakovski, P.C.
Founder of Mirka Nakovski Law in Everett, practicing Immigration and Family Law in Washington State since 1992. Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association and Washington State and Snohomish County Bar Associations, including Family Law Sections, she is committed to obtaining the most current training and providing her clients with the most expert legal services. She is zealous, experienced and compassionate in presenting her clients in court, in mediation, in settlement conferences and in front of administrative authorities. Fluent in Polish, proficient in Russian with basic knowledge of Spanish, Ms. Nakovski holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Texas and J.D. from St. Mary’s University of Texas. See full bio
Director and Treasurer
Current Redmond, WA resident, Janusz Wisniewski moved from Poland with his Family in 2008. Mr. Wisniewski is an Automotive and Management professional with 20 years of business experience – both at corporate level and as an entrepreneur. He has held various Management and Director positions at General Motors, FIAT (Alfa Romeo, Lancia), Jaguar and Land Rover car companies as well as provided an in-house consultation in business and change management for SMB (Small and Medium Business) sector in Poland. Mr. Wisniewski holds M.S. in Economics from Warsaw School Management and Law. See full bio
Danuta J. Moc
A Real Estate Broker with a national Brokerage Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Executive in Bellevue, WA. Ms. Moc began her real estate career with Windermere Real Estate East, Inc in 2000. She is also a founder and owner of Our Best Services, Inc., Real Estate Investments, Engineering and Project Management Company since 2007. Ms. Moc holds M.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Technology from the Silesian Institute of Technology (Politechnika Slaska) in Gliwice, Poland. From 2004-2005, Ms. Moc completed additional course work in finance, management, writing and science at the University of Washington, Bellevue College and Rockwell Real Estate Institute. A Washington State resident since 1985, Ms. Moc has been an active member of the Polish Home Association in Seattle and the Polish Choir Vivat Musica! She is respected by her clients and colleagues for her professionalism, dedication to excellence, strategic thinking and result-oriented attitude.
Zbigniew Bochniarz, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs, Senior Lecturer, an affiliate faculty member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program at Harvard Business School and founder of the Center for Nations in Transition at the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. He is a recipient of Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Poland among other prestigious awards. He is an international speaker and serves on several environmental boards. Prof. Bochniarz holds Ph.D. and MA in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and honorary doctorate from the Miskolc University in Hungary. See full bio
Mathematician by education, software developer by trade, innovator and entrepreneur by heart, Mr. Raciborski has more than 25 years of experience developing state-of-the-art technologies and building software products for global markets. He works for Microsoft Corporation where, for last 15 years he has held various management positions in Windows Server and Client divisions. Before Seattle, Mr. Raciborski lived in Montreal, Canada where he worked in a number of local startups building high performance computing clusters and video servers. Mr. Raciborski holds M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Warsaw Polytechnic (Politechnika Warszawska).
Paul works for the Washington State Patrol as the Assistant State Fire Marshal. His responsibilities include: the Fire Training Academy in North Bend; the International Fire Service Accreditation Conference certification of firefighters in the state; fire resource mobilization for wild land fires; and state-wide Hazardous Material Training. Prior to coming to the State Fire Marshal’s Office Paul worked for the Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development. He was responsible for a $92 million budget for other state agencies, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. Paul had responsibility for the twenty, state-wide Undercover Narcotic Task Forces, Drug Courts, Treatment in Jails, Community Mobilization Against Substance Abuse and Violence, Domestic Violence Programs, and the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse. The Community Mobilization Program was recognized in Governing for Results as a state-wide effective program. Another program received national recognition from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government as an innovative approach to employ homeless individuals. He is President-Elect of the Washington State Association of Boundary Review Boards; Chair of the Thurston County Boundary Review Board; and past President of the Lacey-Mińsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association. He received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Oblate College, Washington D.C. Paul also studied at the Psychiatric Institute Foundation in Washington, D.C., focusing on group leadership skills and at the Washington Theological Coalition in Silver Spring, Maryland. Paul has over thirty-five years of management experience in state and private not-for-profit agencies. Previous to state employment, Paul worked with the Archdiocese of Seattle as the Regional Director of Catholic Community Services in the South Central region. In that capacity, he had responsibility for an alcohol and drug detoxification program, adoption services, counseling, and adult chore services. He was a member of the Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Problem Solving (WRICOPS), where he conducted community assessments of local police departments. Paul has also served on the board of the Washington State Crime Prevention Association. He has provided training for the United States Department of Justice; served as a consultant to the Washington State Patrol; chaired a national task force funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the National Association of Community Services Programs; served on the executive committee of federal High Intensity Drug Trafficing Area (HIDTA) as well as with a number of national and state advisory committees. Paul has conducted national presentations for the Department of Justice at the Pacific Rim conference in Honolulu, Washington D.C., Oakland, and Palm Springs. Paul has also participated in congressional briefings in conjunction with the National Criminal Justice Association and has provided testimony to the state legislature. Paul has been active in Thurston County for over thirty years. He has served six and a half years on the Lacey Planning Commission-three years as chairperson; past president of South Sound Umpires Association; he was a chairperson of the North Thurston School District Building Learning Improvement Team; past board member and coach for the Thurston County Baseball Association; past member of the Thurston County Committee on General Sewage; and past president of the Thurston County Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and has been active in fundraising for Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. He has received recognition for his personal and professional achievements from Mińskie Stowarzyszenie na rzecz Współpracy z Lacey, former Governor Gary Locke, former Attorney General Christine Gregoire, the City of Lacey, the Washington State Patrol, and the Department of Community Development.Originally from Chicago, Paul and his wife Kathie, a native Seattleite, have three children and two grandchildren.
Previous Board members
Greg Plichta, J.D.
Patent Attorney at Intellectual Ventures, a global leader in the business of invention, and prior at Woodcock Washburn. Mr. Plichta has a broad experience managing a wide spectrum of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to solo inventors across a wide variety of technical fields. As a patent prosecutor, he has handled hundreds of patent applications and responses to office actions. He has taught patent law concepts and doctrines to foreign patent agents, attorneys, and judges at the University of Washington School of Law. Managing Director of the Seattle Polish Film Festival, former Editor of Washington State Bar Association Newsletter and former Chair of King County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, he holds B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.A. in Philosophy, B.A. in Political Science from University of Washington and J.D. from University of Washington School of Law.
Staff Scientist at Amgen, one of the world’s foremost biotechnology firms. Ms. Senczuk specializes in downstream process technology that innovates production of pharmaceuticals. She frequently presents at scientific conferences and contributes to patent (protein purification) applications and scientific journals in the field of chromatography. Ms. Senczuk produces an education program titled: “On the Border of Science,” featuring the latest scientific and technological discoveries for a Polish language Internet radio, Radio Wisla. She promotes science to young people as a Science Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts of America and BioTech Expo Monitor for The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Ms. Senczuk holds M.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Calgary. She also attended Wroclaw Medical University (Akademia Medyczna im. Piastów Śląskich) in Poland prior to leaving her native Silesia.
Len Radziwanowicz, MBA, MPA, CRPC®, CFP®
Senior Financial Advisor and Partner FDR Wealth Management Group, Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America in Seattle, specializing in financial planning and investment strategies that utilize unique solution-based experience for every client. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Radziwanowicz was a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with B.S. in Economics & Management and supervised the Port Safety, Port Security and Environmental Protection mission for the Puget Sound region. Active in the business community as a Diplomat, Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Member SODO Business Association, former Board Member of Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center and Member of National Association of Corporate Directors, he also promotes youth leadership as an Outdoor Committee Chairman and Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Radziwanowicz holds MPA from Seattle University and MBA from University of New Orleans. See full bio
Portland State University, Professor and former Department Chair (2004- 2010) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A member of the Board Governors of the Circuits and Systems Societyof the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, she has extensive experience in engineering research and development, and in managing technical and organizational committees of international conferences and workshops. A voice for exploration of tomorrow’s emerging technologies in “Oregon’s Silicon Forest”, she is an active member of Polish Library Association in Portland, Oregon. A former Scout Troop Leader in Poland, she has led many student science and tourism activities throughout her career. Prof. Chrzanowska-Jeske holds M.S. in Electronics from Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering form Auburn University in Alabama. See full bio
Alexandra Filutowski, J.D.
Founder of The Filutowski Law Firm, PLLC in Seattle, committed to representing individuals in personal injury, employment, landlord tenant and business issues. Ms. Filutowski lectures on law at the University of Washington and at Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Krakow and writes regularly on substantive issues in her field. She helped pioneer US leading academic center on business ethics and corporate governance, The Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Filutowski is the Vice Chair of the International Practice Section of the American Association for Justice, Board Member of the King County Washington Women Lawyers, Chairing the Solo Practitioners’ Group and Member of Washington State Association for Justice New Members’ Committee. She holds a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. A Puget Sound native and first generation Polish-American, Ms. Filutowski started attending the Seattle Polish Home as a child. See full bio.
Olivia Miasik is an audit associate at KPMG LLP, a global professional firm providing audit, tax, and advisory services. Prior to KPMG LLP, she has worked for a range of companies in the seafood and life insurance industries. Olivia graduated from the University of Washington cum laude in June 2009 with a B.A in Accounting, Certificate of International Studies in Business and Minor in Spanish. While at the University of Washington, she was an active member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Business and Economic Development Center. She built a business and marketing plan to raise capital and increase brand awareness for a local business and placed 3rd in 2008 and 1st in 2009 at the national Georgetown University Business Case Strategy Challenge in Washington, DC. Olivia is currently the editor of Nasz Dom, a local Seattle Polish gazette.
Former Long Term Care Specialty Executive Sales Specialist for Novartis Pharmaceuticals with 20 years experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Leadership. At Novartis, she managed complex institutional clients, led high-performance cross-functional teams, developed Key Opinion Leaders, negotiated formularies for a broad product portfolio and drove results for regional budgets. She consistently won national awards, Best in Class and Outstanding Mentor. Resident of Washington State since 1989, in April 2010 Ms. Orlowska formed the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest. Board Member of Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, World Trade Center Seattle, Association of Washington Business, University of Washington Polish Studies Endowment Committee, her interests center on promoting US-Polish business relations in High-Tech, Biotech and Biomedical sectors. Ms. Orlowska holds B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and 45 EMBA credits from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.