Yesler Community Collaborative
Doris W. Koo is a nationally respected leader and seasoned executive in the community development sector. Her current consulting practice highlights community-led efforts around equitable development and place-based collaboration. From 2001 to 2013, Koo served in a variety of executive roles including that of president and CEO with Enterprise Community Partners, a leading national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing finance, advocacy and community development. Prior to her work with Enterprise, Koo spent seven years with the Seattle Housing Authority as Deputy Executive Director, leading efforts to build and preserve affordable housing, including the redevelopment of NewHolly, Rainier Vista and High Point. In New York City, Doris led Asian Americans for Equality from an all-volunteer organization to the biggest owner and developer of low-income housing in New York City’s Chinatown and Lower East Side neighborhoods.
Ms. Koo is a member of the Seattle Parks Foundation board of directors. She served on the national board of AARP from 2014-2016, and the board of the AARP Foundation from 2012-2014. She has served on numerous advisory bodies including: Seattle Mayor’s Affordable Middle Income Advisory Council; Washington State Department of Commerce Interbay Public Development Advisory Committee; the Investment Committee of The Russell Family Foundation; Washington State Infrastructure Task Force, and on boards of the National Housing Trust and the National Low Income Housing Coalition. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
Doris has served on the board from 2015-2017 as a mayoral appointee. As of 2019, she is serving as Real Estate Committee Chair and is a King County Executive appointee.
- 2019 Governing Council
- 2019 Finance & Audit Committee
- 2019 Real Estate Committee
- 2017 Governing Council
- 2017 Finance & Audit Committee
- 2016 Governing Council
- 2016 Finance & Audit Committee
- 2015 Governing Council
- 2015 Finance & Audit Committee