Meet our Philanthropy Northwest team!

An organization's most vital resources are the people that bring it to life. Collectively our staff bring together decades of experience in philanthropy as well as in the nonprofit and social good sectors to support our members across our six-state region.

See our bios and find our individual contact information by clicking on our names below. You can also see our board of directors.


Jill Nishi

Chief Executive Officer

Mares Asfaha Headshot

Senior Manager, Programs

JulieAnne Behar Headshot

Senior Manager, Programs

Taylor Coates Headshot

Manager, Programs and Membership

Danielle Crystal Headshot

Director, Membership

Mika Day Headshot

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Karalyn Demarest Headshot

Associate, Marketing and Communications

Oesa Hauch Headshot

Executive Assistant and Board Coordinator

Meredith Higashi Headshot

Chief of Staff

Lyn Hunter Headshot

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Board Relations

Michael Keh Headshot

Manager, Office and Operations

Maddy Metzger-Utt Headshot

Regional Community Foundation Network Advisor

Marc Moshcatel Headshot

Analyst, Public Policy and Research

Nancy Sanabria Headshot

Vice President, Program Strategies

Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence

Remy Trupin Headshot

Executive in Residence, Public Policy and Advocacy

Luke Tufts Headshot


Karen Westing Headshot

Vice President, Marketing and Communications