Our team

WWIN operates under the thoughtful guidance and direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and a staff of 3 full time employees.

For the fiscal year 2023, the Board consists of 13 individuals with a broad range of experience and expertise. The role of the Board is to govern the organization through strategic planning and to provide fiscal oversight and guidance. Board terms are for three years and board members may serve up to two terms.

Executive Board

Elizabeth Sholander, CRC

President

Columbia Bank

Bindu Sutaria, MBA

Vice President

Parametric

Britni Babington

Vice President

Heritage Bank

Shawn McCord, MS, CPA, PS

Treasurer

CPA

Jiawen Shi

Secretary

Metia

Board Members

Amy Barnes, CFP, CIMA

Firebrand Wealth Management

Jenna Lange, MBA

Lange International

Shari Leid, JD, ACC

An Imperfectly Perfect Life 

Kathleen Miller, MA, LMFT

Mental Health Counselor

Nickie Smith

Microsoft

Julia Atalla

Executive Coach

Tracy Crowley

Edward Jones

Management

Deborah Frockt

Deborah Frockt

Executive Director
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Deb’s nonprofit career spans human services, education and the arts. In addition to executive roles, Deb has led development, marketing, communication, outreach and community building, and government
affairs efforts for social impact organizations ranging in size from $1.5M to $10M. She began her professional life as a playwright and new play dramaturg. That deep work in communication and collaboration continues to inspire her leadership style. Deb and her husband have two grown sons. In her free time, Deb enjoys baking, yoga, hiking, the beach and road trips.

Role: As Executive Director, Deb will lead the organization’s strategic plan, cultivates major donors, and ensures execution of key initiatives and effective and efficient operations. In addition, Deb is the main connection with the Board of Directors.

Monique Scher

Events and Operations Director
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Monique has worked in the nonprofit and profit sectors for over twenty years. Her work experience includes communications and events management as well implementing major marketing campaigns and public relations efforts for both small local and large national organizations. Monique has worked at WWIN since October 2011. Monique lives in Kirkland and is an active volunteer at her church and each year, makes an annual mission trip to international communities in need, most recently Haiti, Honduras and Africa.

Role: As Events and Operations Director, Monique oversees all of WWIN’s events, including coordination of two highly successful annual fundraising events, as well as WWIN’s operations including bookkeeping and our annual audit.

Lindie Gardner

Program Director
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Lindie is committed to positive social change and the empowerment of others, and is excited to build a lifelong career in the nonprofit sector in pursuit of that vision. She has a background in multicultural community leadership training from the University of Colorado and has completed community service in the US and abroad. She moved to Seattle from Boulder in 2014 after completing her Bachelor’s degree in biology, and can usually be found outside – either running on trails, reading books, or camping with her dog.

Role: As Program Director, Lindie manages all of our Grants programs, including the grant applications and reviews, outcomes data and relationships with our grant recipients and providers/schools.

Gail Lapasin

Community Engagement Consultant

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