The Brighton Staff

Our staff is responsible for the day to day operations of the building.  From maintenance, communications, marketing, fundraising, housekeeping, and activity support, we seek to provide a comfortable, clean and secure building for our residents.

Curtis Brown, Executive Director

Curtis joined The Brighton staff in 2010 and is thrilled to be working on behalf of seniors in his own neighborhood.  He brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management to The Brighton.  He has trained over 500 nonprofit organizations on innovative management practices and more than 10,000 people have accessed his articles on economic and social justice issues.  He earned his MBA from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.  Curtis lives with his wife, two kids, and a dog, in the Rainier Valley. 

Pearl McCauley, Resident Manager

Pearl has been managing affordable housing projects for more than 29 years. She was hired by the Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation in 1999, when they purchased The Brighton, and has graced our halls ever since.  

As Resident Manager, Pearl is the first person guests and residents meet.  She lives at The Brighton, providing round the clock management coverage that plays a large role in the building's success.  An expert at project management, she makes sure apartments are ready for new tenants, addresses maintenance concerns, and manages capital improvements.

Haile, Housekeeping and Maintenance

Haile is our newest staff member as of 2009. Born in Ethiopia, Haile was raised in Germany and lived in Texas before moving to Seattle in 2008. In addition to being a good-natured, efficient worker, he speaks English, Amharic, Spanish and German!  He is invaluable with offering language interpretation and maintain order at The Brighton.

Juana Porras, Housekeeping 

Juana has also been on staff since July 1997.   She maintains high standards of cleanliness in all common areas and on the grounds. Often faced with difficult tasks, Juana's good spirit always shines through.

Lea Rodriguez, Housekeeping

Lea focuses on preparing apartments for new residents.  She started in July of1999.  She is always cheerful, a hard worker, and an important asset to The Brighton.

Mario Siu-Chang, Maintenance Manager 

Mario has been The Brighton maintenance person since1992, before SSSF purchased the building. His knowledge is indispensable. His dedication to the building and the residents carries through in all his work. Mario is on call 24/7 for emergencies.