Introducing ARCADE’s Interim Executive Director

ARCADE’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have hired Dr. Sarah Jo Ward as our interim executive director. Sarah has been on the board for nine months but has been a part of ARCADE’s community since moving to Seattle. Her background is uniquely suited to helping us navigate through this period of change. She is an organizational change and learning expert with experience in a variety of settings including nonprofits and arts organizations. In addition to being a graduate of the University of Washington with an M.Ed and a Ph.D in Learning Sciences focused on organizational change and strategy, she got her start in journalism and publishing while living on the East Coast prior to starting her graduate work. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island and is working on starting a small farm.

We are excited to work with Sarah Jo as we examine our mission and values and plan for ARCADE’s future. The board looks forward to continuing ARCADE’s role in our ever-changing city. As always, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can reach ARCADE’s board president, Jason Bergevin, at You can reach Sarah at