United Way Leadership

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.

Chris Capossela

2019 Campaign Co-Chair
Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft

Leigh Toner

2019 Campaign Co-Chair Community Volunteer

Brent Beardall

Chief Executive Officer, Washington Federal

Kate Behncken

GM, Microsoft Philanthropies

Carmen Best

Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department

Stephan Blanford, Ed.D.

Principal, Lighthouse Consulting; Seattle School Board Director, District V

Jeff Bradley

Regional President – West, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment

Jonathan Burks

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dave Burman

Partner, Perkins Coie

Jason Coren

Director of Security & Loss Prevention for the Americas Region, Amazon WW Operations

Nicole Grant

Executive Secretary-Treasurer, M.L. King County Labor Council

Nathan James

Chair, Brand Enhancement Committee
Senior Vice President, GMMB

Craig Gryniewicz

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

Bree Kame’enui-Ramirez

Sr. Corporate Counsel, Weyerhauser

Heather Lowenthal

Producer/Director & Senior Project Manager at Parallel Productions, Inc

Amy Lynch

Vice President, Comcast Washington Region

Sandra E. Madrid, PhD

Former Assistant Dean, University of Washington, School of Law

Luis Masieri

Chair, Emerging Leaders Committee

Product Manager, Microsoft

Brian McAndrews

Board Chair
Corporate Board Member & Senior Advisor

Scott Meden

Chief Marketing Officer, Nordstrom

Margaret Meister

Board Treasurer; Chair, Finance, Administration, & Audit Committee
President and CEO, Symetra Financial Corporation

Carol Nelson

Pacific Region Sales Executive, Seattle Market President, Key Bank

Peter Orser

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

Doug Orwiler

Director of Retail Operations, Seattle Seahawks  & Sounders FC

Mala Raman

Fred Rivera

Board Chair-Elect, Secretary Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Seattle Mariners

Richard Romero

President & Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Credit Union

Sue Sherbrooke

Chair, Community Building Committee Retired, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish

Dr. Noreen Ramji Shahani, DDS

Dentist, SeaMar Community Center

Dr. Shouan Pan

Chancellor, Seattle Colleges

Ambika Singh

Chief Bosslady, Armoire

Karen Marcotte Solimano

Microsoft Alumna

Jonathan Sposato

Chairman at PicMonkey, Chairman & Co-Founder at Geekwire

Angela Stowell

CEO, FareStart

Kathy Surace-Smith

Chair, Governance Committee; Immediate Past Chair Vice President, General Counsel, NanoString Technologies

Blair Taylor

Partner, PwC People and Organization Practice

Brady P. Walkinshaw

Chief Executive Officer, Grist

Dr. Calvin Watts

Superintendent, Kent School District

Sangita Woerner

Vice President, Marketing, Alaska Airlines

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

Sara Levin

Vice President, Community Services

Erica Wiley

Vice President, Development

Darrell Powell

Chief Operating Officer

Jim Yearby

Vice President, Human Resources