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Marguerite Kondracke, Board Chair – Social Entrepreneur & Retired CEO, America’s Promise

Marguerite Kondracke has had a 40-year career working in ...

Gretchen Hund Andrews, Immediate Past Board Chair – Director, Center for Global Security, Pacific NW National Laboratory, Seattle

Gretchen Hund Andrews specializes in topics that combine ...

Jason Baumgarten, Board Secretary – Partner, Spencer Stuart

Jason leads Spencer Stuart’s practice in the Pacific Nort...

Fred Kleisner, Board Treasurer – Independent Director

Fred Kleisner, a four decade plus hotelier/corporate CEO/...

Ben Packard, Executive Director, EarthLab at the University of Washington

Ben Packard serves as the Harriet Bullitt Endowed Executi...

Camille Gibson, Retired Marketing Executive, General Mills

The Pillsbury Doughboy, The Jolly Green Giant, and BuzzBe...

Dave Goldberg, President, Mithun

David Goldberg is President at Mithun, an integrated desi...

Dave Johnson, Biopharma Executive

Dave Johnson is a biopharma executive with 20+ years of e...

Dr. Pooja Tandon, pediatrician and researcher

Dr. Pooja Tandon is a pediatrician and researcher at the ...

Ellie Fields, Senior Director of Product Development, Tableau Software

Ellie is the Sr. Director of Product Management for Mobil...

Larry Estrada, VP of Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Larry established and man...

Laura Clise, CEO, Intentionalist

Laura Clise is founder & CEO of Intentionalist and Senior...

Laury Bryant, Community Volunteer/Activist

Laury Bryant has spent the past twenty plus years in the ...

Lois Hartman, Community Volunteer

Lois Hartman, the eighth of twelve children, grew up in S...

Marc Berejka, Director of Community & Government Affairs, REI

Marc has served as REI’s government affairs director sinc...

Nate Miles, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Eli Lilly and Company

Nate has been a major force in the national healthcare, c...

Patricio Ku, Project Associate, Triangle Associates

Patricio Ku has worked in classrooms all around the count...

Preston Singletary, Artist

The art of Preston Singletary has become synonymous with ...

Sara Moorehead, Vice President of Cooperative Affairs, BECU

Sara joined BECU in March 2013 and currently leads the gr...

Sara Otepka, Entrepreneur

Sara is a Founding Partner of Level 5, Co-Founder of Leve...

Steve Sundquist, Chairperson, Washington State Charter School

Steve Sundquist is active in the civic life of the Pacifi...

Steven Rogers, Chief Counsel, EHS Law Group, The Boeing Company

Steven Rogers is the Chief Counsel and Manager of Boeing'...

Will Rava, Partner, Perkins Coie

Will Rava chairs the firm-wide Trademark, Copyright and T...

Yoko Okano, Senior Manager Content & Product, Actively Learn

Yoko is currently heading up the product and content team...

Board Emeriti

IslandWood Co-Founder

 

Debbi and her husband Paul co-founded IslandWood in 1999, after learning that Washington State mandated environmental education but only half of Puget Sound schoolchildren had access to environmental education programs. She is an active volunteer whose primary philanthropic interests include conservation, improving access to environmental education, and supporting sustainable community development. Debbi and her husband, Paul Brainerd, are also the founders of The Headwaters in Glenorchy, New Zealand, a sustainable tourism and community development project currently slated to open in late 2017. Debbi has served as Board Chair of IslandWood, as well as Board Chair of the Bloedel Reserve, an award-winning public garden on Bainbridge Island, WA. She and Paul were recognized by Cascade Land Conservancy with a Lifetime Achievement Award and received the University of Washington College of Education’s Distinguished Service Award.