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, VP of Fundraising
  • / Chateau Retirement Communities
  • Claire Beighle / Community Volunteer
  • Sandy Cairns, Secretary / Hanson Baker
  • Lori Cummings,VP of Programs  / Verity Solutions
  • Brad Goode / Washington Federal
  • Shirley Heath / Microsoft
  • Jennell Hicks / Public Health Seattle King County
  • Nadine Holm / AT&T
  • Amber Marcu / Microsoft
  • Shawn McCord, Treasurer / CPA
  • Stacie Meyer / CPA
  • Kathleen Miller / Mental Health Counselor
  • Nick Paget / Morgan Stanley
  • Jenifer Sapel, President
  •   / UTOR Wealth
  • Sarah Schneider / Leadership Coach
  • Elizabeth Sholander / Puget Sound Bank
  • Nickie Smith / Microsoft
  • Jackie Smith Moon / Peoples Bank
  • Vicki Soule / Shelter Holdings
  • Susan Stead / Parker, Smith & Feek
  • Bindu Sutaria, /Parametric
  • Karen Taylor / Simulab
  • 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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Welcome WWIN’s Newest Board Members!

We would like to introduce you to WWIN's newest Board members! from left to right, Nickie Smith (Microsoft), Jackie Smith-Moon (People's Bank), Dr. Amber Marcu (Microsoft), Brad Goode (Washington
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