Mon, Apr 27 |

COVID-19 Panel Discussion: Standing Strong. Staying Apart. Drawing Spiritual Strength.

Panel discussion with City of Kirkland official, a local faith leader, a social worker and King County public health official.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

About The Event

Even though our Interfaith Dinner Dialogue scheduled for April 5th, 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak, we still want stay in touch as we face the COVID-19 challenge. 

In this online panel discussion we will hear from a city government official , a local faith leader, a social worker and King County public health official.  They will share perspectives on the current situation, get us updated and engage in a question and answer session as we seek clarification and guidance to continue:   Standing Strong, Staying Apart and Drawing Spiritual Strength. 

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James Lopez

James (Jim) Lopez is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Kirkland where he oversees the city’s civic engagement, communications, and economic development programs. Prior to his current role, Jim was responsible for the administration of the city’s self-insured health plan and he is one of the architects of the Consumer Driven Medical Home model of care. Before coming to Kirkland, Jim served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary Ron Sims at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington DC. Prior to his time at HUD, Jim served as Deputy Chief of Staff to King County Executive Sims.


Rev. Michael Anderson 

For the past three decades Michael Anderson has been pastor at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church located just two blocks from LifeCare Center where he would regularly visit patients.  Recently, he has been helping to lead his congregation to cope with all the difficulties and opportunities the pandemic had presented to all of us.

Kendra Petkau 

Kendra Petkau has lived on the Eastside for fifteen years with her husband and two sons, now in middle and high school. She was a Kirkland Nourishing Network food box donor at the North Kirkland location for several years before establishing an additional location in 2014 to serve schools in South Kirkland. Kendra enjoys working with KNN donors and volunteers to help meet the needs of food-insecure students and their families.

Debra R. Baker 

Debra R. Baker is an Organizational Development Practitioner with King County Human Resources.  She was reassigned to King County Public Health to set-up and lead Speakers Bureau, which is part of the COVID-19 Community Mitigation Branch.

Shannon Harris 

Shannon Harris has served in King County Government in various capacities.  She is currently working in the COVID-19 Community Mitigation Branch in King County Public Health, where she is a co-lead in the Business Task Force.

Panel will be moderated by Jawad Khaki. President of Ithna‐asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN).

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