Friends of the Children–Seattle's Board of Directors continues to work towards building a more diverse and inclusive board. We believe working closely with the people who know and understand the communities we serve and connect with our youth and mission through direct, professional, and life experiences will help us improve the quality of our decisions. Our Board of Directors is committed to responsible governance and fulfillment of our mission.

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Board of Directors

Jerome Roaché

Board President

Judge, Seattle Municipal Court

Donald Guthrie

Vice President

Trilogy Equity Partners

Lee Schoentrup


Infectious Disease Research Institute, retired

Avi Joshi



Sharon Maghie

Founding Board Member

Microsoft, retired

Jeffrey Beaver

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Sarah Cox

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Chris Fountain

Forest Legacy Investments, LLC

Katie Griffith


Tim Henderson

Morgan Stanley

Walter Impert

Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

Matt Maloney

Ernst & Young

Linda Perlstein

The Aspen Institute

Kenny Pleasant

Global Investor Solutions

Kameo Simpson

Community Volunteer

Danielle Winslow

Rick Steves' Europe

Ambassador Board

Kristina Pressentin



Kathryn Aupperlee

Monogram Foods

Alexa Brauff

Brawner & Company

Taylor Grace

CDK Global

Gabe Guarente

Eater Seattle

Analisa Joos

Tristan Krause


Justina Lee


Claire Patterson

Acceleration Partners

Makenzie Powelson

Cresset Capital

Karin Zimmer


Honorary Board

Desmond Brown

General Counsel, Sound Transit

Sarah Cole

Past President

VP of Finance and Administration, Vera Whole Health

Raazi Imam

CEO and Managing Director, Caiman Consulting

Brian Jacobsen


General Manager, Slalom Consulting

Edward Khalfayan, M.D.

Orthopedic Physician Associaties

Jeff Lippens

President/Principal, Garde Capital

Lisa Mennet, PhD

Clinical Director

Mike Murray

President, Crystal Springs Foundation