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.


Mares Asfaha Headshot

Associate Director, Programs

JulieAnne Behar Headshot

Senior Manager, Programs

Michaela Brown Headshot

Manager, Programs

Taylor Coats

Manager, Programs and Membership

Danielle Crystal

Director, Membership

Mika Day

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Oesa Hauch

Executive Assistant and Board Coordinator

Meredith Higashi

Chief of Staff

Lyn Hunter

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Board Relations

Rachel Jackson Headshot

Vice President People, Operations and Finance

Karalyn Demarest

Associate, Marketing and Communications

Michael Keh

Manager, Office and Operations

Maddy Metzger-Utt Headshot

Regional Community Foundation Network Advisor

Marc Moshcatel

Analyst, Public Policy and Research

Jill Nishi Headshot

Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Sanabria Headshot

Vice President, Program Strategies

Afomeia Tesfai Headshot

Senior Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy

Remy Trupin Headshot

Executive in Residence, Public Policy and Advocacy

Luke Tufts


Karen Westing Headshot

Vice President, Marketing and Communications