AFP Advancement Northwest’s 2017 Board of Directors 

Our board is a group of volunteer professionals who generously share their time and expertise to help fundraisers build their proficiency and advance their careers. In 2015, as part of the transition from two organizations to a single association, each board position will be represented by co-officers and co-board members from each of the two organizations that merged: one from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington Chapter (AFP WA), the other from the Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA).

2018 Board of Directors slate announced. A vote for our proposed slate of officers will be held at our Annual Meeting & Holiday Social on Monday, December 4. 

2017 Board of Directors after a successful full day retreat 


  • President - Lara Littlefield, CFRE, Chief Advancement Officer for Innovation, University of Washington
  • President-Elect - Elizabeth Castleberry, CFRE (for 2018), Executive Director, King County Library Foundation
  • Immediate Past President - Ray Li, Director or International Advancement, UW Regional & International Advancement
  • Treasurer - Victoria Kitts, Audit Senior Manager, Clark Nuber PS
  • Secretary - Asa Tate, Director of Philanthropy & Mission Advancement, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
  • VP of Diversity & Inclusion - Katelen Kellogg, Community Engagmeent Manager, Pride Foundation
  • VP Member Relations - April Johnson, Assistant Dean, University of Washington College of Social Work
  • VP of Strategic Initiatives - Christie Cotterill, CFRE, Development Assistant Director, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
  • VP of Large Programs - Daniel Webb, Associate Director of Advancement, University of Washington
  • VP Community Partnerships - Sarah Brooks, Associate Director, Methow Conservancy
  • VP of Monthly Programming - Julie Bianchi, CFRE, Principal, Julie Bianchi Consulting

Board Members

  • Co-Chair of Sponsorship - Kate Banta-Green, CFRE, Principal, Kate Banta-Green Consulting
  • Leading Edge Monthly Programs - Lisa Bury, Director of Development, Seattle Opera
  • Co-Chair of Monthly Programs - Troy Coalman, Director of Annual Giving and Community Engagement, Farestart
  • Chair of Member Relations - Jason Dick, Director of Donor Relations - International, CRISTA Ministries
  • Chair of Forum on Strategic Fundraising Tracks - Jeanne Galloway, ND, Director of Development/Physician, Bloodworks Northwest
  • Membership and Affinity Groups - Maya Hemachandra, CFRE, Resource Development Director, Solid Group
  • Chair of National Philanthropy Day - Sharon Hurt, CFRE, Director of Development, The Bush School
  • Co-Chair of Forum on Strategic Fundraising - Andrea John-Smith, President, Scout Finch Consulting
  • Chair of Social Media - Michelle Johnson, Director of Development, Legal Voice
  • Chair of Public Policy - Kirk Laughlin, Director of Advancement, Academy for Precision Learning, also serves as Chair of Public Policy & U.S. Government Relations Committee with AFP International
  • Co-Chair of Monthly Programs - Karen Mudd, Interim Director of Community Engagement, Pride Foundation
  • AFP IHQ Liaison - Abbey Norris, Associate Director of Philanthropy, UW Medicine Advancement
  • Forum Committee - Helen Sernett, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, Bloodworks Northwest
  • Co-Chair of Forum on Strategic Fundraising - Libby Singer, Advancement Manager, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Forum Marketing - Shoko Toyama, Development & Events Manager, Plymouth Housing Group
  • Chair of Whatcom County Programs - Brad Tuininga, Director of Philanthropy, Skagit Valley College Foundation
  • Member Giving and Past Presidents Liaison - Jeffrey Wilcox, CFRE, President & CEO, Third Sector Company

Advancement Northwest Staff

  • Patty Anderson, Association Executive
  • Ceri Farrow, Member Services Coordinator
  • Rachel Horgan, Events Manager

Saluting Our Past Leaders

We are grateful for the leadership of the past presidents of AFP Advancement Northwest, AFP Washington and NDOA.

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