Staff

CEO

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 »

206-443-8431

Manager, Programs

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

206-443-8433

Manager, Data & Technology

As a proud Italian, Jackson hopes to bring his passion for good Italian food, coffee and soccer to his community! At Philanthropy Northwest Jackson oversees the data program, process management, data manipulation and customer relationship management (CRM) system skills to help us address various workplace challenges. Jackson is always looking for his next problem to solve so don't hesitate to contact him. more »

206-812-7693

Senior Manager, Membership

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 senior manager of membership, she is responsible for developing and managing our membership network. more »

206-443-8436

Associate, Communications

Raised in the Greater Seattle area, Mika is proud to call the Pacific Northwest her home and is very happy to be back. As Communications Associate, Mika assists in developing and implementing social media and communications strategies that advance our work in the Northwest region. more »

206-443-8430

Manager, Communications

Meg’s career includes over 10 years of experience in strategic communications, digital content and project management for organizations that make a real-world impact. more »

206-673-4757

Director, Finance

After a decade of hopscotching around Asia, Cheryl has spent the past 16 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 »

206-443-8434

Senior 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 »

206-267-9955

Managing Director, The Giving Practice

Audrey has been the managing director of The Giving Practice team since 2011. She has worked with dozens of foundations, helping them develop strategies, improve their governance and lead productive collaborations. She is passionate about people, places and communities. more »

206-267-9956

Director, 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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206-812-7690

Director, Regional Strategies and Networks

Lyn is always ready to help Philanthropy Northwest partners connect and work together to amplify their philanthropic goals.  more »

206-443-8461

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 »

Managing Partner, The Giving Practice

Sindhu brings over 16 years of experience leading facilitation, strategy, planning and assessment projects for public and philanthropic leaders and organizations. Sindhu also co-leads strategy and business planning for The Giving Practice. She has launched special initiatives including the first class of Momentum Fellows and peer cohorts of CEOs and trustees advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. more »

206-267-9953

Manager, Programs

Every once in a while that perfect job comes along that allows us to bring all of our experience and background to a role. This is one of those moments for Sharayah Lane. As a Program Manager with The Learning Network, Sharayah brings her background in tribal economic development, social justice and equity, rural strategy and group facilitation to the organization. Her work focuses on supporting Philanthropy Northwest’s opportunity zones engagement, rural programming, work with community foundations and the Momentum Fellowship program. more »

206-443-8437

Business Partner, The Giving Practice

Sally Martin brings 20 years of experience in philanthropy working with nonprofits, corporate giving programs and foundations. She was the Deputy Director of Grants Management at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and had a private practice as a consultant and coach. more »

206-443-8467

Fellow, Public Policy and Advocacy

Born and raised in Seattle, Marc assists the public policy and advocacy efforts of Philanthropy Northwest to support philanthropy’s effectiveness in the region. more »

206-676-4233

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Barbara is a local Washingtonian with a passion for empowering people to live into their possibilities. She has volunteered in various roles throughout her community with a focus on youth and families, healthcare and senior services. Barbara is excited to be back working in the nonprofit arena for a company that is a leader in growing diverse and inclusive communities more »

206-395-3462

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 »

206-673-3629

Senior Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy

With the belief that communities have the inherent wisdom and power to create change, Ankita works at the intersection of philanthropy and public policy to advance collaborative efforts to support communities. more »

206-973-3463

Manager, Office and Operations

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 »

206-443-8479

Director, Learning Strategies

Nancy began her nonprofit career at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which ignited her passion for the non-profit sector. Her subsequent professional moves took her to Washington, D.C., Miami and Atlanta where she built her career focusing on programming and capacity building for youth-serving nonprofits. While she has managed federal programs, developed statewide initiatives, and facilitated workshops, a favorite aspect of her work is building relationships. more »

206-443-8420

Senior Advisor, The Giving Practice and Impact Investing Catalyst Fellow

Rosalie Sheehy Cates helps foundations with impact investing. She combines respect for the fiduciary role with a curious and generative approach to investing. Rosalie can help boards with impact investing exploration; formal decision-making; and crafting policies and procedures. She also trains and mentors foundation staff and investment committees by working through real transactions hands-on. Her ready-to-use templates for policies, procedures and deal analysis have proven useful at many foundations. 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 »

206-443-8468

Vice President, People and Culture

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 »

206-443-8464

Bookkeeper

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 »

206-443-8432

Director, Communications

Karen is a professional storyteller with more than fifteen years of experience developing and leading marketing, communications and public relations campaigns. She is passionate about nurturing a storytelling culture in the organization and sharing our network’s impact through digital media. more »

206-443-8466