WWIN operates under the thoughtful guidance and direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and a staff of 4 FTE’s.

For the fiscal year 2019, the Board consists of 22 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
  • Kathleen Miller / Mental Health Counselor
  • Nick Paget / Morgan Stanley
  • Karen Patricelli / Simulab
  • Jenifer Sapel, President / UTOR Wealth
  • Sarah Schneider / Leadership Coach
  • Elizabeth Sholander / Puget Sound Bank
  • Nickie Smith / Microsoft
  • Vicki Soule / Shelter Holdings
  • Susan Stead / Parker, Smith & Feek
  • Bindu Sutaria, /Parametric
  • Elizabeth Wan, Secretary / Microsoft


Michelle Nitz

Executive Director

Monique Scher

Events and Operations Director

Lindie Gardner

Programs Manager

Elisia Fernandez

Program Director

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