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The Unity Museum’s Mission

The Unity Museum uplifts humanity by celebrating the history of human progress toward unity, social justice, and global peace.

About the Museum

The Unity Museum offers rotating exhibits, presentations and public discourse on local and global topics of relevance and historical significance to the advancement of civilization. The Museum’s services are free to the public and visitors of all ages are welcome for tours and discourse. The Unity Museum also has outreach exhibits and presentations upon request in public venues such as libraries, civic centers, and schools. 

Themes addressed include issues related to: 
  • Historical movements toward social justice and the promotion of unity and peace 
  • The historical path towards universal education 
  • Equality of gender and race 
  • Abandonment of all forms of prejudice 
  • Elimination of extremes of income inequity 
  • A common spirituality of all religions 
  • The need for balance between science and spiritual forces 
  • Responsibility of each person to independently search for truth 
  • Promotion of the oneness of humanity 
The Unity Museum is a subsidiary of Uniting Hearts Networking Institute (UHNI).

Board of Directors

Zabine Van Ness
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • Retired Executive Director & Founder, International Child Placement Agency
  • Public Relations Director, Child & Family Services
  • Founding Executive Director, Florida Bahá’í Historical Society
  • Producer & Editor, Hawaii Bahá’í History Calendar
  • Executive Director, Bahá’í Community Services
Wesley Dyring
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
  • Violist, Seattle Symphony
  • Owner, Dyring Music, LLC
  • Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer, Instructor of Violin & Viola
  • Principal Violist, Orquesta Filarmónica, Santiago, Chile
  • MM & Performer’s Certificate in Viola, Eastman School of Music
  • Active promoter of intercultural, international & racial unity
Judy Rohm
SECRETARY
  • Secretary, Uniting Hearts Networking Institute
  • MA, Counseling, Seattle University
  • BA, Sociology, University of Washington
  • Senior Counselor, Kent Public School District
  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle Pacific University
Larry Tysome
TREASURER
  • Former Senior Partner & Managing Director Boston Consulting Group
  • Co-founder & non-executive Chairman i-insight AI
  • MBA, London Business School
  • UK Masters rowing gold medalist
Robert E. Mark
DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING
  • BA, Political Science & Communications, Dartmouth College
  • Sales & Customer Service Career, retired
  • Former Executive Vice President, Continental Central Credit, Inc.  
Dr. Amy Colbert
MUSEUM CURATOR
  • PhD, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington
  • Lived in Denmark three years
  • Retired hospital worker
  • Parents were both Museum Curators
Cory Crocker
BOARD MEMBER
  • U District Advocates
  • Project Manager, Webkey
  • MArch, University of Washington
  • Studies in Norway,  Spain & Croatia
  • U S Peace Corps Volunteer, Fiji Islands
Noni Ervin
BOARD MEMBER
  • Organizational Infrastructure & Strategic Development
  • Owner, Black 4 Enterprises, LLC
  • Creator, Kinara Park Kids®
  • Founder, Black 4 Charities 501c3   
  • Leadership Council, African-American Writers’ Alliance (AAWA)
  • Published author of poetry & children’s books
Mytyl Hernandez
BOARD MEMBER
  • Mother & Tulalip Tribal Member
  • Human rights & diversity activist
  • Manager, Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve 
  • Chairwoman, Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Marysville Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Archbishop Murphy High School Board of Trustees
Dr. Emitis Hosoda
BOARD MEMBER
  • MD, University of Texas, Health Sciences Center, Dallas
  • BS, Molecular Biology, University of Texas
  • Physician, Internal Medicine & Women’s Health, Auburn Medical Center
  • Faculty, Nutrametrix Educational Institute
Kibibi Monié
BOARD MEMBER
  • Executive Director, Nu Black Arts West Theatre
  • President, Seattle local, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA)
  • Masters degree, Executive Director Masters Program, Seattle University
  • Diploma in cinematography, The New York Film Academy
  • Actor, singer, playwright,    passionate mentor of Black & Brown communities
Neda Najibi
BOARD MEMBER
  • Poet, journalist, acclaimed author, human rights activist
  • Anchor & Reporter, KLBJ Austin—Co-Recipient, Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Associate Producer, K-EYE Television
  • Host, NPR’s All Things Considered, Hawaii Public Radio
  • Founder, Be True To Yourself nonprofit
  • Current Vice President of Business Operations, utility firm in California
Susan Old
BOARD MEMBER
  • MS, Psychology (Counseling), University of La Verne, California
  • BS, Psychology, California State University
  • Retired Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor
  • US Peace Corps Volunteer, Zaire & Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Published author of urban fantasy books

Nonprofit Organization

The Unity Museum is a subsidiary of Uniting Hearts Networking Institute (UHNI). Donations are tax-deductible as we are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We will provide you with a receipt for your donation and validation of our charity status.