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About Us:

Global Social Business Partners believe youth to be innovators of the future. GSBP serves as a food innovator and entrepreneurship incubator. GSBP is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Founded in 2010 as a 501(c)3, based in Washington State, USA.

 

Vision

A healthy, equitable and inclusive world where all people can thrive and achieve their dreams.
 

Mission

To foster entrepreneurship and social business innovation to solve social and environmental issues.

Board:
 
NARIMA AMIN, President


Narima Amin is the Founding Director of Global Social Business Partners (GSBP)
Ms. Amin is a researcher and social business innovator who has pursued best practice, scalable
and sustainable solutions to solve world hunger and injustice for more than 20 years.


Narima completed a Growing Power Commercial Urban Agriculture training in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, in 2014.


Ms. Amin has a B.A. in Economics & International Development Studies from the University of
Toronto in 1992, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Eastside’s two-year Leadership
Enrichment Program. She also completed Accelerating Social Transformation (AST)
certification course from the University of Washington.

She is also a community mental health advocate for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental
Illness), and currently serves on NAMI Eastside’s public policy committee, in addition to facilitating
Bellevue’s monthly NAMI Family Support group.

Kajhyla Washington, Secretary


Kajhyla works full-time with the City of Seattle. She holds an AAS in Paralegal Studies. She
graduated from Central Washington University in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, with main
emphasis in Political Science and Sociology. Kajhyla will be applying for graduate school in
Social Policy. She plans to get involved with restorative justice efforts combined with her social
policy studies to help restore underrepresented communities.

Nam Nguyen, Treasurer


Nam holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Bellevue College. He is
the branch manager at Homestreet Bank in downtown Bellevue. He has an extensive background
in the customer service industry, ranging from hotel hospitality (Westin Ka'anapali Ocean
Resort), automotive industry (Autos Only Inc), financial services (Wells Fargo, Edward Jones).
He has a great understanding of what it takes to provide excellent service and it starts with a
strong personal relationship. Nam serves on the finance committee for Imagine Housing
contributing to developing affordable housing, building welcoming communities and fostering
vibrant futures.


Lawrence Dominguez, Member


Larry Dominguez is the Founding President of Ecologists Without Borders, an international
nonprofit organization based out of Olympia, WA, that brings technical assistance in
environmental disciplines to developing nations. He has over 25 years of experience as a fish and
aquatic ecologist serving in State and Federal positions and in recent years has worked on
complex environmental problems in the private industry. A former Peace Corps volunteer, in the
late 1990s Larry envisioned a global volunteer or low-cost service that would send experienced
scientists and technologists to equip indigenous people with the technical resources sometimes
only available to governments or natural resource extraction industries.