Board & Staff

Board of Trustees

Terry Dessert, President, Small Business Owner
Paula Whitham, Vice President, Real Estate Broker – Retired
Wanda Urquhart, Secretary, Virginia Mason Medical Center – Retired
Ross Dessert, Treasurer, Boeing Executive – Retired
Carolyn Banks, Liberty Mutual Surety
Vicky Gannon, Small Business Owner
Kay Gullberg, Community Member
Lindsay Miller,
Jane Pedersen, Registered Nurse – Retired
Jennie Rogers, Office Manager/Bookkeeper – Retired
Sue Tong, Nordstrom – Retired
Linda Williams, Small Business Owner – Retired

Advisory Board Members

Tracy Aiken,
Carolyn Banks, Liberty Mutual Surety
Robyn Duckett, University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Andrew Gillespie, Boston Consulting Group
Bryn Heger,
Brooke Van Eyk, Wells Fargo
Heather Wiggins Berger

Committee Directors

Terry Dessert, Executive Committee
Ross Dessert, Finance Committee
Paula Whitham, Nominating Committee
Lynn Murphy, Hospitality Committee


Maggie Skinner, Foundation Director,, 206.526.7944 x 1
Sonja Banks, Operations Director,, 206.526.7944 x 2
Meg Alley, Advancement Coordinator,, 206.526.7944 x 3
Rachel Sanchez, Program Coordinator,, 206-526-7944 x 4