Ariel Mei (She/Her/她)
Founder | Executive Director | President of the Board
Ariel Mei Gliboff (she/her/她) is a queer, first generation Chinese American activist and founder of Team TEAD. It is her mission to combat domestic violence, especially for survivors of color and queer survivors. As a survivor herself, Ariel personally has experienced the barriers and trauma of being a survivor and wants to help other navigate experiences like hers. Through Team TEAS, she founded the City of Redmond's first historical UNITED Festival for Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, as well as "Horror at Home" for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She also leads Team TEAD's student affiliate group for Asian American youth about topics like mental health and healthy relationships. In her free time, Ariel likes to scuba dive, knit, and snuggle with her adorable kitty 熊猫。
Ariel is fluent in English, conversational in Spanish, and has been learning Mandarin for 2 years.
Sabine Glocker McCloskey (She/Her)
Board Member, Vice President of the Board
Sabine is an attorney, currently based in Philadelphia. She works in family law, with experience in several areas of law - particularly juvenile delinquency, dependency, and civil sex abuse cases. Originally from the Seattle-area, she earned her BA in psychology in 2016, her JD in 2019, and her MS in forensic psychology in 2021. Sabine has worked in forensic inpatient psychiatric units, for think-tanks and non-profits, and for multiple judges, and has several academic publications. As a survivor of multiple types of abuse, Sabine has dedicated her career to aiding others through legal avenues. Sabine has written amicus briefs to the United States and Polish Supreme Courts, aided in legislative drafting and testimony, and assisted in high-profile litigation. Sabine is part Latina and enjoys hiking, writing, music, photography, and engaging in GIF wars with Ariel.
Adanna Abakporo (She/Her)
Adanna Abakporo (she/her) was born and raised in Seattle, WA and is first-generation Nigerian-American/Black. Adanna has a deep passion for equity, inclusion and social justice (specifically racial and disability justice) and that is due to her personal and professional experiences. Adanna has two siblings with disabilities - a younger brother who is Autistic and a younger sister with a Developmental Delay. Adanna is an Equity and Family Engagement Facilitator at the Lake Washington School District supporting students, families, teachers/staff and admin about the importance of equity work throughout their education system via trainings, resources and programming. Adanna is also an equity consultant with her business Real Action, Real Change which she works with individuals and organizations on their equity journey, specifically providing trainings/workshops on various topics about equity such as privilege, microaggressions, implicit bias, etc. and coaching on how to be an accomplice/co-conspirator. With her experiences, Adanna does all of this so that people can create an inclusive and equitable environment for all, especially those from underserved communities. Adanna graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with two degrees in Disability Studies and Social Welfare and then graduated with her Master's in Social Work (MSW) in 2019. During her spare time, Adanna likes to read, spend time with friends and family, hike, do hot yoga, eat yummy food and watch funny tv shows and movies.
Axton Burton (They/Them)
Axton is an avid LGBTQ+ activist on the Eastside with a passion for compassionate and educated healthcare for the transgender community. They are the author of "The Big Book of All Things Queer" and the founder of the historic City of Redmond PRIDE. They are currently the founder and director of the organization Pride Across the Bridge, bringing to the Eastside a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and advocacy. They reside on the Eastside along with their partner, and are non-binary parents of Homie the dog, rats, and an army of cats.
Tisha Kramer (She/Her)
Tisha Kramer is a Board Member and a long time volunteer with Team TEAD. She has a diverse background in community work, the arts, and marketing and advertising. She has many years of experience working with various populations and demographics. She's grateful for the opportunity to help others and support Team TEAD's mission.
Naomi Suguitan (She/Her)
Originally from Hawaii and now traveling around the country as a military family, Naomi has been an active advocate against domestic violence since 2017 after realizing her own journey as a victim and survivor of emotional and verbal familial abuse. Naomi is active in multiple non-profit organizations, serving as a board member with The Emotional Abuse Discussion and Jingle Jam 10k.