Board of Directors & Staff

Board Officers

Ross Baker 
President
Public Policy Director, Virginia Mason

Irene Yamamoto
Treasurer
Vice President & Sr Relationship Manager, Union Bank

Grace Nordhoff
Vice President
Community Volunteer

Stephanie Axelrod
Secretary
Vice President, Community and Strategic Initiatives, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Board of Directors

Susan G. H. Adkins
Community Volunteer

Theodore J. Collins
Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University Law School

Patricia L. Dawson, MD
Breast Surgeon, Medical Director
Swedish Medical Center

Sue Donaldson
Community Volunteer

Michael Ellsworth
Founder / Chief Creative Officer
Civilization

Sibyl Frankenburg
Pacific Lutheran University

Jodi Green
Community Volunteer

Sharon Hammel
Community Volunteer

Sarah Kohut
VP of Mortgage Lending
Guaranteed Rate

Carla Lewis
Community Volunteer

Ellen Look
Community Volunteer

Mary Mara
Director of Library & Learning Resource Center
City University of Seattle

Ruth Massinga
Community Volunteer

Tyler Preston Mickey
Managing Director, Tax
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Nick Momyer
Director of Investment Management
Threshold Group

Lynn Pigott Mowe
Community Volunteer

Glenna Olson
Senior Vice President
US Bank

Susan Potts
Community Volunteer

Anne Repass
Community Volunteer

Deborah Rosen
Educator and Community Volunteer

Lori Scott
Senior Manager
Bader Martin, P.S.

Annie Searle
Principal
ASA Annie Searle & Associates

Claudia Skelton
Community Volunteer

Bill Stafford
Senior Counselor
Nyhus Communications, LLC

Neal Sullins
Retired Chief Counsel
Weyerhaeuser

Ina Tateuchi
Trustee
Tateuchi Foundation

Pat Walker
Community Volunteer

Ex-Officio

Marcellus Turner
City Librarian

Jay Reich
Trustee, The Seattle Public Library

Carmen Bendixen
President, Friends of the Library

Emeritus Board

Patricia Akiyama
Gilbert W. Anderson
Ruthanna “Fam” Bayless
Marcella Benditt
Greg Berkman
John Calhoun
Ron Chew
Sue Coliton
Terry Collings
David R. Davis, M.D.
Jack Faris
Anne V. Farrell
Suzanne Hittman
Maria L. Koh
Linda Larson
Eric Liu
Gordon McHenry, Jr.
David McShea
Matthew G. Medlin
Chuck Riley
Ira Rubinstein
Ryan Sawyer
Dan Sudit
David Williams
Steve Wolf

Foundation Staff

Jonna Ward
Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Guddat
Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Griggins
Chief Strategy Officer

Jennifer Shin
Director of Development