Promoting the Oneness of Humanity

Our Roots

​​The photo below shows members of the

first EMPIRE Leadership Team in 1994.  

These pioneering educators helped to create 

the EMPIRE Program, which serves as the inspiration for the UnityWorks Program today.

Front row, L>R: Marsha Ann Pastrana, Bertha Ortega, Randie Gottlieb. Back row: assistant,

Patsy Whitefoot, Pat Whitfield, Anita Swan. 

Meet the Board

Randie Gottlieb, Ed.D.
UnityWorks founder/CEO, educator, diversity trainer, author, poet.

Steven Gottlieb, M.D., MSPH 

Pediatrician, former Medical Officer

for the National Health Service Corps, photographer. 

Beth Shevin, MIB
Real estate business manager and accountant, community volunteer, marathon runner.

Jonathan Gottlieb, M.D.
Emergency room physician, musician, singer/songwriter.​

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Our Administrative Team

​Heather Hudson, Executive Assistant

Jordan Gottlieb, Marketing and Design Specialist

Andrew Charles, Outreach Specialist

  • Maria Cuevas, Instructor, Yakima Valley College
  • Lorenzo Alvarado, Assistant Principal, Davis High
  • Mary Looney, Teacher, Yakama Nation Tribal School
  • Alan Matsumoto, Principal, Garfield Elementary, ret.
  • Dr. Tricia Valdez-Zontek, National ELL Consultant
  • Steve Mitchell, Executive Director, OIC of Washington
  • Verylynn Best, CEO, Yakima Chamber of Commerce
  • Larry Peterson, ‎Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, ret.
  • Mary Looney, Teacher, Yakama Nation Tribal School
  • Dr. Nancy McHenry, Yakima School District, ret.

Advisory Board

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The UnityWorks Foundation was established in 2013 by members of the Gottlieb family who saw a critical need for training and easy-to-use educational materials designed to teach people about the oneness of humanity, the value of diversity and the need for unity.

​We are committed to building an inclusive organization that will serve as a model of unity in diversity. We plan to add additional board members and staff from diverse backgrounds in the future, in order to strengthen the Foundation’s ability to achieve its mission.