Washington Women In Need operates under the thoughtful guidance and direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and a staff of 4 FTE’s.

For the fiscal year 2017, the Board consists of 20 individuals with a broad range of experience and expertise. The role of the Board is to govern the organization through strategic planning and to provide fiscal oversight and guidance. Board terms are for three years and board members may serve up to two terms.

Board Members

  • Angel Averman / Chateau Retirement Communities
  • Ellen Beauchamp / PhD Clinical Psychologist
  • Claire Beighle / Community Volunteer
  • Sandy Cairns, Secretary / Hanson Baker
  • Dave Carroll / Banner Bank
  • Lori Cummings / Verity Solutions
  • Shirley Heath/ Microsoft
  • Jennell Hicks / Legal Shield
  • Nicole House, VP of Fundraising / WADOT Capital
  • Vicki Keough / Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Shawn McCord, Treasurer / CPA
  • Kathleen Miller / Mental Health Counselor
  • Nick Paget / Morgan Stanley
  • Chris Reiff /Providence Hospital
  • Jenifer Sapel, VP of Programs / UTOR Wealth
  • Elizabeth Sholander / Puget Sound Bank
  • Vicki Soule/ Shelter Holdings
  • Bindu Sutaria, President /Parametric
  • Elizabeth Wan, Secretary / Microsoft


Michelle Nitz

Executive Director

Monique Scher

Events and Operations Director

Shaunna Ballas

Development Director

Elisia Fernandez

Program Manager

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