From India and England to America's Deep South, Mid-Atlantic and now Pacific Northwest regions, Kiran enjoys getting to know new places and new people, especially Philanthropy Northwest’s diverse membership. As CEO, Kiran relies on her phenomenal staff, board and the collective passion of the organization to serve this region, and engage and push the field of philanthropy in new directions. more »


Program Associate

Mares comes to PNW excited to support The Learning Network team. Her passions lie around building grassroots power and supporting marginalized communities. more »


Senior Technology Strategist

Kelley believes data and communication are two sides of our most valuable coin. She likes nothing better than building human systems to help us know and grow our networks and coaching people to use these systems to solve problems. Except possibly biking, standup paddle boarding and Nordic skiing. more »


Membership Manager

A dual citizen with the UK, Danielle spent her early years in London and was an east coaster most of her life. Danielle is excited to now call Seattle her home. As our Membership Manager she is responsible for developing and managing our membership network. more »


Finance Director

After a decade of hopscotching around Asia, Cheryl has spent the past 12 years managing Philanthropy Northwest’s financial underpinnings, growing staff and program budgets. A proud alumna of the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business, she manages our financial underpinnings and keeps pace with our exciting growth. more »


Program Manager

A natural program manager and relationship builder, Elyse convenes and manages effective and responsive programming for PNW members. Originally from the suburbs of New York City, Elyse now proudly calls Seattle home. more »


Managing Partner, The Giving Practice

Audrey is The Giving Practice's managing partner. Her passion for people, places and communities is evident in her work with Washington community foundation, her support of learning cohorts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and her work guiding several funder collaboratives. more »


Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Guided by a passion for advancing opportunity, equity and inclusion for all communities, Meredith connects with and collaborates across Philanthropy Northwest’s broad network to strengthen the sector’s leadership and advocacy work on public policy issues. 

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Director of Regional Strategies and Networks

After a weekend of outdoor adventures with her family, Lyn is always ready to help Philanthropy Northwest partners connect and work together to amplify their philanthropic goals.  more »


Senior Advisor, Democracy Northwest Initiative

Daniel is a former board member of Philanthropy Northwest. His passion for democracy and community-building is reflected in his work on Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is it Time to Step up our Game? published in 2014 by Philanthropy Northwest, in cooperation with the Kettering Foundation. more »

Research and Knowledge Manager

A U.S. military veteran who speaks four languages, Paul works on engagement and outreach with our learning network.​  more »


Managing Partner, The Giving Practice

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sindhu is delighted to be a Partner with The Giving Practice, where she partners with foundations in our region to help them achieve their goals through customized solutions.  more »


Vice President, Strategy and Operations

Anjana oversees Philanthropy Northwest's relationships with our extensive network of members and donors. She also works with Philanthropy Northwest's technology and communications staff to ensure we are amplify the stories and voices of our members and network.  more »


Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Born and raised in Seattle — Arigin is very grateful to call the beautiful Pacific Northwest her home. She is excited and honored to being a part of the Philanthropy Northwest team, and is most excited about the organization’s efforts in advancing diversity equity and inclusion in our community. more »


Research Analyst, The Giving Practice

Coming from Dallas, TX, but a native of Southern California, she made the jump to Seattle to join the Philanthropy Northwest team. She currently acts as the Research Analyst to support The Giving Practice team in the areas of research, data analysis, planning and designing meetings and convenings, managing the Reflective Practices blog and capturing the team’s knowledge more »


Partner, The Giving Practice

Leslie is passionate about helping funders be more efficient and effective in how they approach philanthropy. She also enjoys working with funders interested in strengthening funder-grantee relationships and fostering peer learning among funders and grantees. more »


Director of Organizational Development

Erin is passionate about creating the conditions for people to thrive in the workplace by developing a culture of performance through DEI, leadership, learning, and coaching. more »



Luke is excited to bring his knowledge and experiences to Philanthropy Northwest’s finance team and learning network. In 2016, he helped discover the Tufts-Love Rex, a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be displayed in the new Burke Museum when it opens in 2019. more »