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Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) is governed by nonprofit leaders from across Washington State, representing the diversity of our membership.

Our board members contribute significant time, talent, and energy to ensuring that nonprofits across size, field of service, and region are represented in our decision-making.

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Interested in Joining Our Board?

We are happy to hear from individuals who may be interested in serving on Nonprofit Association of Washington’s Board of Directors or one of our board committees. We are seeking leaders with strong knowledge of the nonprofit sector in Washington State and commitment to our mission. Please review our board profile and be in touch if you want to explore whether there is a good fit between your interests and our needs as an organization.

Erick Seelbach

Erick Seelbach

President

Erick is a graduate of The Evergreen State College. For the past 20 years, her work in HIV led her to many different corners of volunteer, nonprofit and government settings: as a participant in HIV vaccine and prevention research studies, a leader of various research community advisory boards, a graduate of several leadership institutes, an outreach worker, a technical assistance and training provider, a grant writer and reviewer, a conference planner, and more. Erick served as the Executive Director of PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation) and chaired the Pierce County Human Services Coalition. Currently Erick owns and operates The Liminal Mirror, a coaching and consulting business, and serves as the President of the Board of Washington Nonprofits. Outside of work, Erick is a poet and a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan.

Trudy Soucoup

Trudy Soucoup

Vice President

Trudy joined the Board of Washington Nonprofits in 2018. She currently chairs the Policy Committee and is a member of the Equity Committee. Trudy is Chief Executive Officer at Homes First, a low-income rental housing provider celebrating their 30th years serving the south sound region. Trudy came to Homes First in 2011, from Community Youth Services where she served as Manager of Organizational Development. She has over 30 years of experience working in nonprofits around the world. Trudy volunteers her time with many mission-driven organizations: she is a member of Rotary International and serves on the Board for the Washington State Employees Credit Union. A 2008 graduate of Lead Thurston County, Trudy’s passion is for working with staff and leaders to grow nonprofits and plan for their future so that our community members can have better, healthier lives.

Tina Flores-McCleese

Treasurer

Tina is the brains and the vision behind Clarity Enterprises. She earned her BA in Accounting, then went on to work as a Financial Controller, Accountant, Human Resources Professional, Finance Director and Executive Director for both businesses and nonprofits small and large. Tina is a Change Agent. She loves to tackle new challenges and brings energy to any project she becomes engaged in; this led her to grow Clarity from a two-person bookkeeping and accounting start-up to a thriving business that offers a suite of creative, pro-active support services to her clients. In addition to leading Clarity, Tina serves as a financial consultant and guide to several Pacific Northwest non-profit and for-profit organizations. Tina’s passions include her two kids and her fabulous husband, and serving on the board of the Port Townsend Education Foundation. She continues to think this community is the perfect fit for so many reasons—mountains, beaches, culture, and fabulous people.
Oskar Zambrano

Secretary

Bio coming soon

Estakio Beltran

Executive Committee, At Large

Bio coming soon

Judy Andrews
Judy Andrews, a practicing attorney with the Apex Law Group, resides in Seattle. Her law practice focuses on nonprofit corporation law and tax-exempt organizations. For 30 years, she has represented nonprofit organizations on corporate and tax exemption issues including incorporation and determination of tax-exempt status, legal obligations of directors, organizational structure, merger and affiliation issues, and federal tax-exemption issues. For many years, she also served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. In 2016, she was named Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer by the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the ABA’s Section of Business Law. As chair of the Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, she spearheaded the revision of the Washington State Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopted by the Washington Legislature in 2021.
Chisa Blair
Chisa B. Blair, MBA, works in reproductive healthcare, with a background in commercial insurance, and engineering risk management. She is an Eastern Washington native who now resides in Kennewick, WA. Chisa has nearly 15 years of experience in multimedia communications, programs, and project management. She currently serves on the advisory board for Whitworth University’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), and the Sun Valley Executive Leadership Alumni committee. Chisa is passionate about bridging systemic gaps and fostering organic opportunities for communities to come together as assets for one another. She is also an effective resource for nonprofit organizations as they consciously build diversity, equity, and inclusion into their culture, systems, and processes.
Leslie Haynes

Leslie Haynes currently serves as grant writer and strategic advisor for United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. As liaison to the Chancellor of the Seattle Community Colleges, she collaborated with the City of Seattle to create a program that provided on-ramps to careers for under-employed adults. She has written and spoken extensively about effective transitions to college for underserved populations. Leslie also spent twelve years teaching English to adolescents and young adults. She created programs for VISTA and AmeriCorps volunteers aimed at improving literacy programs for struggling students. Leslie has served on the Washington Nonprofits Policy Committee for several years.

Suchitra Iyer
Suchitra Iyer has a background in human resources and nonprofit management. She has an MBA from Seattle University and held various human resources positions at PACCAR and Washington Employers. Prior to diving full time into the nonprofit sphere, she worked with several local nonprofits through her company, The Whole Gamut Events, subsequently taking on the Development Director role at Sound Experience. She currently serves on the board of Ragamala, an arts organization dedicated to connecting communities through classical Indian music, where she lends her expertise to fundraising, operations, and events. She is passionate about helping nonprofits meet their mission goals and enjoys connecting people and organizations to achieve this. Suchitra has served on the Washington Nonprofits Equity Committee since Spring 2021.
Priya Jayadev
Priya Jayadev holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Jose State University and a Doctorate in Cell Biology from Duke University. Prior to moving to the Olympic Peninsula, Priya worked in the pharmaceutical industry, growing from a bench scientist to executive leadership within the Research & Development organization. Priya left the pharmaceutical industry and moved with her family to the Olympic Peninsula in July 2011. She became Executive Director of Clallam Mosaic in October 2013. Under her leadership, Mosaic has grown its day programs, become the host of the Clallam Chapter of Parent to Parent, developed partnerships with other agencies, increased advocacy, and provided increasing amounts of individualized services to people with special needs, their families, and caregivers. During the pandemic Priya led Mosaic’s pivot to the virtual platform, growth of advocacy efforts through engagement in state-side coalitions, and began hosting the Informing Families Coordinator for Clallam & Jefferson counties. Priya is currently a Governor-appointed member of the ABLE Board and a member of WA Department of Health’s Collaborative Thought Partners. Priya has served on the Washington Nonprofits Equity Committee since Spring 2021.
Teresa Purcell
Teresa Purcell is a consultant with deep expertise working with both rural communities and communities of color. Teresa has consulted, coached, and collaborated on political, issue, public education, and advocacy campaigns throughout the United States. In 1992, she managed the successful, long-shot campaign for the first female Senator elected from Washington State, U.S. Senator Patty Murray. In 2020, she was the General Consultant on a campaign to elect the first Democratic woman Governor of North Dakota. Teresa Serves as the Senior Advisor for Rural Engagement for the Democratic National Committee, in addition to other consulting projects advancing programs for farmers of color equity and advocating for investments to help rural communities access federal and state resources. A native of Washington State and UW graduate, Teresa now resides in her hometown of Longview, Washington. Teresa was a candidate for the Washington State Legislature in 2016. She is dedicated to bringing people in small towns and rural communities together to advance a democracy, government, and economy that works for all of us. She is also currently the host of “Building Bridges with Teresa Purcell” on KEDO 1400 AM and 99.1 FM in SW Washington, a weekly hour-long radio show on conservative talk radio. Teresa has participated in Washington Nonprofits’ Rural Nonprofit Gatherings.

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