​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 alumni of the Class of '11.

​Mike Anderson, Vice President and 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.

​Deirdre Black, Secretary

Deirdre Black has been actively involved in independent schools for nearly twenty years, as a classroom volunteer, coach, and board member. She currently serves on the board of Coyote Central and formerly served as chairperson of the advisory board of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. Deirdre received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has spent the majority of her professional career in corporate finance. With her husband, Fraser, Deirdre has three children, the youngest of whom is a member of the Class of ‘16.

Val Nelson, Ex Officio Board Member

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 and his wife, Madlen Caplow, have two daughters attending Northwest: Ella ’19 and Katie ’23.

​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.

Ian Blaine

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.

​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.

​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.

​Genna Gormley

Genna Gormley is an alumna of Barnard College at Columbia University, received a Master of Architecture degree from The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and was a designer in New York for the firm Kohn, Pedersen, Fox. She also designed and renovated houses with her sister, Kate Gormley, at Gormley and Gormley, Architects, New York, NY. Her sons are alumni of the Classes of '13 and '15.

​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 on the board of the American Society of Human Genetics. She and her husband Jeffrey have three children, Ella ’13, Leah ’15, and Ethan ’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.

​Lynda Lopez '01

Lynda Lopez '01 believes that space is a platform for possibility and change in people’s lives. She founded a company in 2014 that helps create inspiring spaces for homeowners and home buyers (www.lyndaturet.com). She earned a master’s in geography at the University of Washington where she studied the social psychology of space. Before moving back to her hometown of Seattle, she worked as a national policy advocate in New York City and the Deep South (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) on issues ranging from Hurricane Katrina recovery to healthcare reform. She is an alumna of Tufts University, The New York City Coro Fellows Program, 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.

Christi Muoneke

Christi Muoneke is a strategy advisor and attorney for global technology startups, with a passion for education and development in underserved communities. She is co-founder of tägbar, a technology platform that aims to eliminate the achievement gap by translating research-based recommendations into actionable tasks and making information available to all. She serves on the Board of SEEDArts, a community development and advocacy nonprofit organization in South East Seattle. Her sons attend The Northwest School in the Class of ‘20 and ‘24.

​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 advisory committees at the University of Washington and volunteered in math classes at her local elementary school. Her son is in 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.

​Cathy Sarkowsky

Cathy Sarkowsky is a visual artist, investor, and philanthropist, who has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, committees, and capital campaigns for thirty years, including MOHAI, CoCA, Henry Art Gallery, Northwest Film Forum, Epiphany School, and University of Oregon. Cathy has a B.A. from Pomona College, and M.A.s from Antioch University and the University of Oregon. Her son is a member of the Class of '16.

Cynthia Tee

Cynthia is the Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy, a non-profit, tuition-free training program for software development targeted at women and non-binary people, based in Seattle. Cynthia brings her passion for coaching and championing the under-represented and years of experience building software to Ada, which now trains and graduates 96 talented, diverse programmers every year. In addition to speaking at events about diversity and inclusion, she facilitates the Allyship Workshop originated by the Ada Initiative and Frameshift Consulting, LLC. Prior to Ada, Cynthia spent 20 years building a wide range of software products spanning operating systems, client applications, and cloud services. Cynthia and her husband, C.Y. Lee, are parents of True ’22, and Max ’24.

Daniel Weiner

Daniel Weiner is Senior Rabbi for Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle and Bellevue, one of the largest synagogues in the Pacific Northwest. This position has allowed him to be a leader in the Reform Jewish community for more than fifteen years. He is also a founding member of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which drafted and helped pass Initiative 594 in 2014. Rabbi Weiner and his wife, Cindy, are proud parents of Julia and Benjamin. Benjamin is a member of the Class of ’18.