• ​Dr. Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia, Assistant Professor                of Cultural Anthropology, Central Washington University
  • Steve Mitchell, Executive Director of OIC of Washington
  • Ester Huey, Retired bank executive, community volunteer
  • Lorenzo Alvarado, Assistant Principal, Davis High School
  • ​​Peter Choi, Local business owner, community volunteer
  • ​​Patricia Ritchie, YWCA Board, conflict resolution specialist
  • David Morales, Attorney, NW Justice Project,                        Vice Chair of WA  State Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Dr. Cheryl Young, Retired Science Professor, Space Geologist

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. 

Copyright 2o14-2019. UnityWorks Foundation. All Rights Reserved..

Our Roots

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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.​

Advisory Board


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  • Verylynn Best, CEO, Yakima Chamber of Commerce
  • Alan Matsumoto, Principal, Garfield Elementary, ret.
  • Maria Cuevas, Instructor, Yakima Valley College
  • Larry Peterson, ‎Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, ret.
  • Rosemary Leiva,  High School Spanish Teacher, ret.

Our Administrative Team

​​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. 


​Heather Hudson, Executive Assistant

Jordan Gottlieb, Marketing and Design Specialist

Meet the Board

Promoting the Oneness of Humanity