United Way Leadership

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Board of Directors


These dedicated individuals make sure everything we do connects back to our mission—bringing caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges.

Doug Baldwin, Jr.

Campaign Chair

Dave Burman

Board Chair
Partner, Perkins Coie

Maud Daudon

Board Vice Chair
Executive Leader, Career Connect Washington

Brent Beardall

Board Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer, Washington Federal

Jonathan Sposato

Board Secretary
Chairman at PicMonkey, Chairman & Co-Founder at Geekwire

Kate Behncken

GM, Microsoft Philanthropies

Carmen Best

Retired Police Chief, MSNBC contributor, King 5 Law Enforcement Analyst

Jeff Bradley

Senior Vice President, AT&T

Jonathan Burks

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jason Coren

Director, Global Transportation, Workplace Health and Safety, Amazon

Sean Goode

Executive Director, Choose 180

Nicole Grant

MLK Labor Council

Michael Greer

CEO, ArtsFund

Craig Gryniewicz

Vice President, PACCAR Inc. & President of PACCAR Financial Corp

Brian Hall

VP Product and Industry Marketing, Google Cloud

Nathan James

Senior Vice President, GMMB

Tiffany Johnson

Program Manager, Black Business Accelerator at Amazon

Shawn Jones

Private Bank Market Manager, Key Bank

Steve Hooper, Jr.

President, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Bree Kame’enui

Sr. Corporate Counsel, Weyerhauser

Shkëlqim Kelmendi

Executive Director, Housing Connector

Bo Lee

Senior Director – Team Leader, BNY Mellon

Rodrigo Lopez

Regional Sr. VP, Comcast

Luis Masieri

Product Manager, Microsoft

Scott Meden

Chief Marketing Officer, Nordstrom

Michelle Merriweather

President & CEO, Urban League 

Carol K. Nelson

CEO, Manzo, Inc.

Peter Orser

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, University of Washington

Dr. Shouan Pan

Chancellor, Seattle Colleges

Eduardo M. Peñalver

President, Seattle University

Eric Pettigrew

Director of Suite Services & Community Ambassador, NHL Seattle

Sandra E. Madrid, PhD

Former Assistant Dean, University of Washington, School of Law

Mala Raman

Fred Rivera

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Seattle Mariners

Ambika Singh

Chief Bosslady, Armoire

Rachel Smith

CEO, Seattle Chamber

Denise Stiffarm

Partner, Pacifica Law Group

Kathy Surace-Smith

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Legal Affairs, NanoString Technologies

Leigh Toner

Community Volunteer

Brady P. Walkinshaw

Chief Executive Officer, Grist

Mika Yamamoto

Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, F5 Networks

Senior Leadership


Gordon McHenry, Jr.

President & CEO, United Way of King County

Chris Hynes

Vice President, Brand Management/Advertising

Jennifer Johnston

Interim VP of Finance & Operations

Sara Levin

Vice President, Community Services

Erica Wiley

Vice President, Development

Jim Yearby

Vice President, Human Resources

Nadia Gandara

Director of Racial Equity Strategies

Carolyn Taggart

Chief of Staff