​Kathleen Wareham, President

Kathleen Wareham is a mediator, facilitator, and attorney. She is a professional mediator with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service (WAMS), and she previously served as attorney and managing director at MacDonald, Hoague, Bayless, litigating tort and probate cases. Her daughter is an alumna of the Class of '13, and her son is an alumnus of the Class of '11.

Ian Blaine, Vice President

Ian Blaine is an entrepreneur who has both founded and grown multiple technology companies. His current role is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Wicket Labs, a software company focused on the intersection of big data and television. He was formerly CEO of thePlatform, a software company focused on online video. In addition, he has held senior roles at Adobe, Comcast, NBC Universal, and currently, he acts as a startup advisor. His two sons are members of the Classes of ‘20 and ‘22.

​Mike Anderson, Treasurer

Mike Anderson is founder and president of PayNorthwest, a payroll and human capital management company, and is the owner of Business Support Services Northwest, a small business accounting services firm. He formerly served on the board of Kindering, a neuro-developmental center serving the needs of children with special needs and their families, and on the board of Epiphany School where he chaired the Finance Committee. He has one son at The Northwest School (Class of '18), two other sons who are alumni (Classes of '11 and '14), and a daughter who is in the Class of ’10 at University Prep.

Kim Armstrong

Kim Armstrong is a co-founder of Space Between, a non-profit which brings mindfulness practices, breathing, and intentional movement to students, teachers and school communities as a way to reduce stress and anxiety and improve well-being. She previously co-directed the non-profit Washington Green Schools and currently serves on their program committee. Kim has founded other businesses and worked for various management consulting firms and banks including Andersen Consulting, Arthur D. Little, and Bankers Trust. Kim holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from New York University. Kim is in process of attaining a M.A. in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Washington. She has three children who attend The Northwest School in the Classes of ’19, ’21, and ’24.

​Ann Bradford

Ann Bradford is president of Lyric, Inc., a strategy and brand development consultancy she founded in 2005. Her work for global companies and non-profits has taken her to Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America. She advocates for youth empowerment and arts education through service on local non-profit boards, including Rain City Rock Camp for Girls and Gage Academy of Art. Her daughters attend The Northwest School in the Classes of ’19 and ’21.

​Jan Chow

Jan Chow is an account manager with Ravenna Solutions, an online admissions-based software solution. She received her M.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago and is a former trustee of both the Epiphany School and Children’s Trust Foundation. Her older daughter is an alumna of the Class of ’13, and her younger daughter is a member of the Class of ’20.

Scott Colee

Scott Colee is Managing Partner and Executive Creative Director for Noble House Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality management company headquartered in Seattle, WA. The company develops and operates independent properties around the country, each one true to place, with a commitment to supporting local businesses within their respective communities. Scott facilitates brand development and strategy, which includes marketing, advertising, design, partnerships, events and retail operations. Scott currently serves on the Board at Noble House, the Facilities Committee at The Northwest School, holds a B.A. in Business from Skidmore College in New York, and has two daughters in the Classes of ’21 and ’24.

​George Edwards

George Edwards served as a teacher, coach, administrator, and head of school at five independent schools in the Southwest, Northwest, and South. George has headed St. Mark’s School of Texas, Saint George’s School in Spokane, Randolph School in Alabama, Westside School in Seattle, and Epiphany School in Seattle. He is currently on the boards of the Cedarmere Foundation in Seattle and Thrive Washington Foundation. George also served twenty-seven years in the United States Air Force and its reserve components, retiring as a Colonel in 1997.

Lesli Franklin

Lesli Franklin is the Assistant Director of Central Branch Preschool, which was founded in 1968 with a commitment to racial and economic equity. She has been an educator in the Seattle area for nearly 20 years, serving as a teacher, mentor, and administrator. She is a current trustee of Bertschi School, where she has also served on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the past 10 years. Her daughter is a member of the Class of '19, and her son is a member of the Class of '23.

​Barb Herrington

Barb Herrington has served in the non-profit sector for fifteen years in the fields of education and community service, and has done extensive work in the areas of finance, strategic planning, and benchmarking. She was a trustee at the Meridian School where she served as treasurer, and is an active volunteer at Lakeside School where she has served as treasurer of the Parents Association, among other roles. She currently serves on the boards of Seattle JazzED and the Volunteer Park Trust. Previously, she worked in investment banking where she advised clients in the retail industry. Barb received her B.A. in economics from Smith College, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Her youngest daughter is a member of the Class of ’20.

​Gail Jarvik

Gail Jarvik is a professor of medicine and genome sciences and the head of medical genetics at the University of Washington, where she holds the Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine. She is an internist and clinical medical geneticist, and is active in medical genetic research and biomedical ethics. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Iowa, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in human genetics from the University of Michigan. She trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and in medical genetics at UW. She is Secretary of the Board of the American Society of Human Genetics. She has two alumnae daughters, Classes of ’13, ’15, and her son is a member of the Class of ’21.

Felecia Job

Felecia Job is a health coach and nutrition counselor. Previously, she worked at Microsoft in marketing, program development, and sales positions. She has been involved in the non-profit and education sector for fifteen years, from chairing committees, serving as a trustee at Bertschi School, and heading the neighborhood public elementary school non-closure campaign for four consecutive years. She and her husband, Lionel, have three children: two alumni and one current student, Christophe ’11, Nina ’14, and Sebastian ’18.

​Stacey Jones

Stacey Jones is an instructor in the economics department at Seattle University. She teaches courses on economic inequality and statistics and conducts research on regime change in labor markets. Stacey received her B.A. in philosophy from Carleton College and her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. She previously served on the board of the French American School of Puget Sound. With her husband, Thierry Mougin, she has a son (’15) and a daughter (’19).

​Sally Ketcham

Sally Ketcham is visual artist and graphic designer. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and has held a variety of positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Sally serves on the boards of Arts Corps and Gallery 110, and has volunteered with a number of arts education and social justice organizations, including Social Justice Fund Northwest and Washington Women’s Foundation. Her daughter and son are members of the Class of '18.

Diane Langstraat

Diane Langstraat has been a volunteer and active member of the community for the past 16 years. She has supported many causes, to include animal welfare, cancer research, music & arts, and clean water & sanitation projects for impoverished communities around the world. Concurrently, she has raised two wonderful children with her husband Brian, one of whom attends NWS in the Class of ‘21. Diane has an MBA with an emphasis in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. She has held several corporate positions throughout her business career to include a role in finance for the MSN Group at Microsoft. Prior to moving to Seattle, she was a consultant in the Financial Advisory Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.

Jerry Large, Community Trustee

Jerry Large is a journalist who retired in spring of 2018 after writing a column in The Seattle Times for 25 years. Prior to that, he held a number of editing positions at The Times and worked for newspapers in New Mexico, Texas and California. He holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from New Mexico State University, and was a J.S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. He's doing some other writing and will teach a winter quarter class for the University of Washington Department of Communication. His son Tao is a Northwest School graduate, class of 2010.

​Lynda Lopez '01

Lynda Lopez is a life design consultant and helps people create spaces that align with their life goals. She earned a Masters degree in Human Geography at the University of Washington and, prior to that, worked in national policy strategy on Hurricane Katrina recovery and healthcare reform in New York City and the U.S. deep South. She is an alumna of Tufts University and The Northwest School (Class of ‘01).

​Mark Malamud

Mark Malamud is co-founder and consulting inventor at Raxacoricofallapatorius, and principal and manager of Busymonster, LLC, a consultancy company focused on advanced user interface and design. During his ten-year tenure at Microsoft, Mark became the company’s first user interface architect, leading design teams in the Advanced Windows, Consumer, Systems, and Research groups. Mark studied at Brown University where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Val Nelson, Parent Association Liaison

Val began his professional career as a high school math and science teacher and, after a brief stint in the classroom, he joined a software development company that specialized in school administrative computing services. In early 2000, he founded the consulting firm VNA Solutions to help schools utilize administrative software. The company grew from a single consultant to a firm with over a dozen experienced consultants. Val and his colleagues specialize in helping schools use computer systems to track student demographic, achievement, and behavior information. Val has two daughters attending Northwest in the Class of ’18 and Class of ’22.

​Tina Ragen

Tina Ragen is currently in property development and management. Previously, she was a systems analyst for a manufacturing company. She has served on the UW Sociology advisory board and is currently a member of the UW Honors Program advisory board.   Her son is an alumnus from the Class of ’18.

Dan Raymond

Dan is both CFO and treasurer of Gary Merlino Construction Company in Seattle. He has been with the company for nearly 21 years. He attended Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, earning degrees in Accounting and Finance, and in 2000, obtained his CPA. He has served on the board for the Puget Sound Chapter CFMA for four years, including one year as president; the board of PEPS for three years, including two years as treasurer; and, most recently, on the board for The Meridian School, including two years as treasurer. Dan is a Seattle native and lives in Wallingford with his wife, Emily, and daughters Sophie ’21 and Ella ’22.

John Shue

John Shue is a financial services specialist working primarily with European institutional customers. He has held positions at major financial institutions in London, New York and Zurich, and cherishes the privilege of having lived in six countries on three continents. Thanks to a scholarship awarded to him despite The Northwest School's modest resources in its early days, he was able to attend the school as a senior and graduated in 1990. John received his B.A. in mechanical engineering from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Cynthia Tee

Cynthia has over 20 years of product management leadership in the tech industry. She combines her passion for building software with championing diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Most recently she was VP of Product for Playfab. Before this, Cynthia was Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy. As Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft for several years, she drove the product roadmap for several consumer and developer facing products. She advises for the Women in Tech Regatta and facilitates the Ally Skills Workshop on behalf of Ada and DiverseCity LLC. Cynthia has a daughter in the Class of ’22 and a son in the Class of ’24.

Daniel Weiner

Senior Rabbi Daniel Weiner believes passionately in building Judaism for the 21st century and in healing the world through social justice. Temple De Hirsch Sinai has grown to more than 5000 members and 1,600 families in two campuses in Seattle and Bellevue since he took charge in 2001.

His innovations in worship include producing “rabcasts” on video and leading a rock band in popular Rock Shabbat services. He tweets @rocknrabbidanny.

Weiner and his team won the Religion Action Center’s Fain Award for their campaign on gun responsibility. Rabbi Weiner’s efforts with other clergy contributed to the founding of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which drafted and helped pass Initiative 594 in 2014.Work on implementation of the law and about gun responsibility continues.

His columns have appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Haaretz. Weiner wrote “Good God: Faith for the Rest of Us” about the dangerous polarization between fanatical faith and soulless secularism.

Weiner is married to Cindy Tepper Weiner of Baltimore. They are the proud parents of Julia and Benjamin. He frequently enjoys the glorious climes of the Pacific Northwest while walking their black lab, Sadie.