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.

Ethan Stowell

Campaign Co-chair
Executive Chef and Owner, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Steve Hooper, Jr.

Campaign Co-chair
President, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Brent Beardall

Board Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer, Washington Federal

Kate Behncken

GM, Microsoft Philanthropies

Carmen Best

Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department

Stephan Blanford, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Children’s Alliance

Jeff Bradley

Senior Vice President, AT&T

Jonathan Burks

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dave Burman

Board Secretary/Incoming Board Chair
Partner, Perkins Coie

Jason Coren

Director, Global Transportation, Workplace Health and Safety, Amazon

Maud Daudon

Executive Leader, Career Connect Washington

Nicole Grant

MLK Labor Council

Craig Gryniewicz

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

Nathan James

Senior Vice President, GMMB

Shawn Jones

Private Bank Market Manager, Key Bank

Bree Kame’enui

Sr. Corporate Counsel, Weyerhauser

Rodrigo Lopez

Regional Sr. VP, Comcast

Sandra E. Madrid, PhD

Former Assistant Dean, University of Washington, School of Law

Luis Masieri

Product Manager, Microsoft

Brian McAndrews

Corporate Board Member & Senior Advisor

Scott Meden

Chief Marketing Officer, Nordstrom

Margaret Meister

President and CEO, Symetra Financial Corporation

Carol K. Nelson

Board Chair
Corporate Board Member and Strategic Advisor

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

Dr. Shouan Pan

Chancellor, Seattle Colleges

Eric Pettigrew

Director of Suite Services & Community Ambassador, NHL Seattle

Mala Raman

Fred Rivera

Immediate Past Board Chair
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Seattle Mariners

Richard Romero

President & Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Credit Union

Sue Sherbrooke

Retired, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish

Dr. Noreen Ramji Shahani, DDS

Dentist, SeaMar Community Center

Ambika Singh

Chief Bosslady, Armoire

Jonathan Sposato

Chairman at PicMonkey, Chairman & Co-Founder at Geekwire

Denise Stiffarm

Partner, Pacifica Law Group

Angela Stowell

CEO, FareStart

Kathy Surace-Smith

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

Blair Taylor

Partner, PwC

Lauren Thomas

CEO, Hopelink

Leigh Toner

Brady P. Walkinshaw

Chief Executive Officer, Grist

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