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

Linda Perlstein

Board President

The Aspen Institute

Lisa Murphy

Vice President

Cambia Health Solutions/Regence

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


Donald Guthrie

Trilogy Equity Partners

Tim Henderson

Morgan Stanley

Walter Impert

Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

Matt Maloney

Ernst & Young

Kenny Pleasant

Global Investor Solutions

Jerome Roaché

Judge, Seattle Municipal Court

Kameo Simpson

Community Volunteer

Danielle Winslow

Rick Steves' Europe

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

Ambassador Board

Claire Patterson



Kathryn Auperlee

Monogram Foods

Erica Charleston

University of Washington

Shelby Esau


Taylor Grace

CDK Global

Zach Grossnickle

Social Venture Partners

Gabe Guarente

Eater Seattle

Jeffrey Kerscher

Seton Education Partners

Megan Malcolm

Waldron HR

Riley Mullett

Seattle Seahawks

Kristina Pressentin


Jamie Steele

Tiedemann Advisors

Helen Stroheker


Erik Thomas

Frazier Healthcare Partners

Marcus Van Der Peet


Katie Weiss

Tiny Trees Preschool