Staff & Board

The dedicated work of many individuals

Allyship is a community-driven social and economic justice organization that intentionally works with other marginalized communities to create systemic change that benefits LGBTQ, low-income, immigrants, women, people of color, youth, seniors, people with disabilities and working class individuals.

We have a dedicated board, interns, volunteers and staff that are striving to create structural change to better the lives of the most marginalized in our communities. If you are interested in becoming a leader in our community as a board member please contact executive director, Debbie Carlsen, at


Allyship Executive Director

Debbie Carlsen, Executive Director  –  is the founder and executive director of LGBTQ Allyship. She has been working in the Seattle social justice community for over 15 years. Some of her professional experiences has been as an organizer at Washington State Jobs with Justice, Field Director at King County Labor Council, Union organizer at Unite HERE local 8, development staff at Washington Toxic Coalition and Seattle Counseling Service and Community Relations Lead at Opal Eating Disorder Clinic. Carlsen serves on the Children and Youth Advisory Board (Best Start for Kids) and the Seattle Ethics and Election Commission (SEEC). Carlsen identifies as a genderqueer, working class, queer, white femme and uses she/her pronouns.


Phone: 206-428-1986




Board of Directors

Coming Soon!

Advisory Council

Natalia Fior

David Haack

Sameth Mell

Heather Villanueva

Dustin Lambro

Norma Timbang

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