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 
Aleesha Towns-Bain, Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation
 
Vice Chair of Programs
CC Gardner Gleser, Satterberg Foundation and Charlotte Martin Foundation
 
Vice Chair of Board Operations
Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation
 
Treasurer
Nichole Maher, Group Health Foundation
 
Secretary
Brenda Solorzano, Headwaters Health Foundation
 
Past Chair
Kevin Walker, Northwest Area Foundation
 
Board Members
Susan Anderson, The CIRI Foundation
Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund
Karen Bilowith, Idaho Community Foundation
Brian Boyd, Forest and Sequoia Foundations
Jane Broom, Microsoft Philanthropies
Kelly Bruggeman, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation
Mark Dederer, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation 
Mike Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Kris Hermanns, Seattle Foundation
Erin Kahn, Community Leader
Cat Martin, JPMorgan Chase 
Alex McKay, Rasmuson Foundation
Liz Medicine Crow, First Alaskans Institute
Jill Nishi, Community Leader
Mary Rutherford, Montana Community Foundation
Doug Stamm, Community Leader
Bill Thorndike, Northwest Health Foundation
Huong Vu, Community Leader
 
 
Finance Committee Chair
Nichole Maher, Group Health Foundation
 
Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation
 
Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chairs
Mark Dederer, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Huong Vu, Community Leader
 
Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs
Mike Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Erin Kahn, Community Leader