Chief of Staff
Diana Phibbs serves as Chief of Staff with a policy portfolio that includes Budget, Flood Control District, Human Services and Law and Justice. Diana has worked at all levels of government and across two continents. She began her public service career as a Congressional Intern, worked for the City of Saint Paul during her college years and served as the Senior Legislative Aide to the Chair of the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee, Senator Nita Rinehart. Diana spent two decades in Australia where she provided policy advice and constituent support to members of the South Australian Parliament before serving as the Ministerial Advisor to the South Australian Minister for Education and Children’s Services, providing high level policy guidance, legislation management and community engagement. Diana received her B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College, her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington and was the recipient of a Rotary Fellowship to study U.S. Pacific Relations at Australian National University. Diana spends her free time running, hiking and enjoying the cooler weather of the PNW with her four children and two dogs.
Policy and Outreach Aide
Zoë is a San Francisco native who most recently relocated to Seattle from the Twin Cities. In Minnesota, Zoë was the community relations specialist with the Metropolitan Council, the Twin Cities’ regional planning agency. Prior to that, she was the senior associate of housing and transportation policy at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a technology trade association in the Bay Area. Zoe’s past work includes policy advocacy on the local, state, and federal levels as well as helping to lead a regional transportation funding measure in Santa Clara County. Zoë’s issue areas include transportation, land use, and environmental policy in District 5. She earned her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon.
Mauricio was born and grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico. He moved to Seattle in 1998. Mauricio works on community engagement and social media for District 5. Prior to joining the King County Council, he led a public relations firm specializing on political campaigns. Mauricio has also worked as the political director of Service Employees International Union Local 6, representing Security officers, Janitorial and Airport workers. He was the political director of Washington CAN and has experience in community organizing, as well as social and economic justice issue campaigns. In addition, he served as the community engagement coordinator for Highline Schools and Highline College. Mauricio attended Universidad de Guadalajara. He lives in Kent, WA and has three children; Alejandra, Magdalena and Mauricio Jr. Mauricio is fluent in English and Spanish, and enjoys watching the Seattle Sounders.\
Shaunice Wilson is a native of Renton, WA and earned her B.A. from Seattle University in Public Affairs with a concentration in International Development. Prior to joining the King County Council, Shaunice worked with Seattle Public Schools supporting program operations for an after-school literacy tutoring program. Additionally, she spent several years working with the City of Seattle providing administrative support to both the Equity and Environment Initiative Office and the Fresh Bucks program. Shaunice manages communications, constituent correspondence, scheduling and other office operations for District 5.