Patrick D’Amelio is Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM, a statewide nonprofit working to advance excellence and equity in STEM education. Washington STEM is a founding member of the STEMx network. D’Amelio has spent twenty-five years advancing opportunities for young people the education and youth development fields. Previously, he served as President and CEO of the Alliance for Education as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound. He has served on numerous non-profit and governmental boards including the national board of The Public Education Network. He holds a BA with an emphasis in Non-Profit Leadership from the Evergreen State College.