Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meet our Board Members

Philanthropy Northwest operates with the guidance of its board of directors and committee chairpersons.
 
Chair
Nichole June Maher, Inatai Foundation 
 
Vice Chair of Programs
Brenda Solorzano, Headwaters Health Foundation  
 
Vice Chair of Board Operations
Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund
 
Treasurer 
Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines
 
Secretary
Cat Martin, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
 
Board Members
Aden Bliss, The Ford Family Foundation 
Warren Brown, College Spark Washington 
Shona Carter,  Black Future Co-op Fund 
Michelle DeWitt,  Bethel Community Services Foundation
Se-ah-dom Edmo, Seeding Justice 
Mike Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation 
Kris Hermanns, Seattle Foundation 
Alex  McKay, Alaska Community Foundation
Ayyu  Qassataq,First Alaskans Institute 
Ernie Rasmussen, Bigfoot TeleCommunications of the Colville Tribes 
Omni Romero, Pride Foundation 
Brian Tanner,  Community Leader 
Aleesha Towns-Bain, Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation 
Huong Vu, Bill & Melinda  Gates Foundation 
 
Finance Committee Chair
Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines
 
Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chairs
Cat Martin, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Huong Vu, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
Nominating and Governance Committee Chair 
Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund
 
Public Policy Committee Chair
Mike Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
 

Interested in joining our board of directors?

If you want to be informed when we open up our board of directors nominations, please fill out our board interest form.