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, Charlotte Martin Foundation
 
Vice Chair of Board Operations
Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund
 
Treasurer
Nichole Maher, Group Health Foundation
 
Secretary
Brenda Solorzano, Headwaters Health Foundation
 
Board Members
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy, Meyer Memorial Trust
Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines
Kelly Bruggeman, Montana Community Foundation
Shona Carter, Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Mark Dederer, Hohimer Wealth Management 
Michelle DeWitt, Bethel Community Services Foundation
Mike Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Kris Hermanns, Seattle Foundation
Michelle Kauhane, Hawai'i Community Foundation
Cat Martin, JPMorgan Chase 
Alex McKay, Rasmuson Foundation
Ayyu Qassataq, First Alaskans Institute
Toya Randall, Casey Family Programs
Ernie Rasmussen, Washington State Department of Commerce
Brian Tanner, Potlatch Fund
Huong Vu, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
Finance Committee Chair
Nichole Maher, Group Health Foundation
 
Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chairs
Cat Martin, JPMorgan Chase 
Huong Vu, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
Nominating and Governance Committee Co-Chairs 
Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund
Kelly Bruggeman, Montana Community Foundation
 
Public Policy Committee Chair
Mike Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation