AFP Advancement Northwest’s 2018 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).

2017 Board of Directors after a successful full day retreat


Elizabeth "Beth" Castleberry, CFRE, President
Executive Director, King County Library Foundation

Asa Tate (for 2019),
Director of Philanthropy & Mission Advancement, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Lara Littlefield, CFRE,
Immediate Past President 
Associate Vice President for Innovation Strategy at CoMotion and the Global Innovation Exchange, University of Washington

Victoria Kitts
, Treasurer
Audit Senior Manager, Clark Nuber PS

Jennifer Lee
, Secretary & VP of Philanthropy
Consultant, Campbell and Company

Bryan BakerVice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
Director of Development, Northwest Justice Project

Troy Coalman
, Vice President of Core Programs
Director of Annual Giving and Community Engagement, FareStart

Jason DickVice President of Membership
Director of Donor Relations - International, CRISTA Ministries

Andrea John-SmithVice President of Signature Programs
Principal, Scout Finch Consulting

April Johnson
, Vice President of External Relations
Assistant Dean, University of Washington College of Social Work

Board Members

Kate Banta-Green, CFRE, Chair of Corporate Sponsorship
Principal, Kate Banta-Green Consulting - Chair of Sponsorship

Julie Bianchi, CFRE
Principal, Julie Bianchi Consulting 

Lisa Bury, Core Programs - Leading Edge
Director of Development, Seattle Opera

Christie Cotterill, CFRE, Marketing and Communication
Assistant Development Director, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine 

Kari Dasher, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Committee Member
Senior Consultant, The Ostara Group

Maya Hemachandra, CFRE, Membership
Resource Development Director, Solid Group

Sharon Hurt, CFRE
Director of Development, The Bush School

Michelle Johnson
, Co-Chair of Forum on Strategic Fundraising and Chair of Social Media
Director of Development, Legal Voice

Kirk Laughlin, Chair of Public Policy 
Director of Advancement, Academy for Precision Learning, also serves as Chair of Public Policy & U.S. Government Relations Committee with AFP International

Ray Li
Senior Director of International Advancement, University of Washington

Barbara Maduell, CFRE
Principal, Barbara Maduell Nonprofit Consulting

Karen Mudd
Interim Director of Community Engagement, Pride Foundation

Helen Sernett, CFRE, Membership
Senior Development Officer, Bloodworks Northwest

Libby Singer, Co-Chair of Forum on Strategic Fundraising
Advancement Manager, University of Washington School of Public Health

Amy Stone, Co-Chair of National Philanthropy Day
Consultant, The Alford Group

Brad Tuininga, Chair of Northwest WA Igniting Philanthropy Programs
Director of Philanthropy, Skagit Valley College Foundation

Daniel Webb
Associate Director of Advancement, University of Washington

Jeffrey Wilcox, CFRE, Past Presidents Liaison 
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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