Our Board

Board of Directors

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Lenny Wilkens

Founder

Lenny Wilkens is the embodiment of teamwork. As the only person in the history of the NBA to be listed among the top 50 players of all time as well as one of the top 10 coaches, his understanding of how good leadership can help tap limitless potential is second to none.

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Brigid Graham

President

Brigid Graham currently serves as the president of the Lenny Wilkens Foundation, an organization passionate about providing young-people with sound healthcare and education services. She has served in that role since 2006.

Brigid has more than twenty years of non-profit experience helping organizations fulfill their financial and organizational goals. Brigid currently serves on the board of Hope Heart.

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Jamee Wilkens-Bravo

Board Member

Jamee is a proficient graphic designer who has dedicated much time and talent to the LWF, including brand collateral print and web design. She supports Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary by volunteering her services updating the online newsletter. Jamee graduated from UCLA with a BA and was also awarded an AA from the Art Institute of Seattle. Her work history includes Boeing, Humongous Studio, Microsoft, and Expedia.

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Francis Bravo

President

Francis has served as the LWF Board President for over 15 years. His strong sense of dedication shows in everything he does, both as a volunteer and in his position as a Market Procurement Specialist at Philips HealthTech. Previously he served as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the US Navy.

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George Northcroft

Board Member

A business and civic leader with experience in financial management, marketing and operations in Fortune 500 companies, pension management, county, state and federal government administration, George has been a contributing asset to the community for more than three decades. He currently serves as the Regional Administrator in the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and oversees all of GSA's operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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Rodger Kohn

Board Member

As owner of Seattle law firm Tousley Brain Stephens, Rodger has built his career on helping businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition to the LWF, he is a board member of FareStart and recipient of the 2013 Wellspring Family Services Founders Award.

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Michael Dana

Board Member

An account executive at Halyard Health as well as a small business owner, Michael currently serves on two non-profit boards, the LWF and the Trufant Family Foundation. On the weekends he can be found playing with his five grandchildren and rooting for the Seahawks and Hoosiers.

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Melissa Valdez O'Connor

Board Member

Melissa has spent the last 15 years in the research and global health field, most recently at the Centers for Disease Control and the non-profit global health organization PATH. Melissa graduated from the University of Washington and holds a MPH from Emory University. Besides the LWF, Melissa is involved with other local philanthropic and non-profit groups, her church and enjoys spending time with her husband, Sean, and two young children. 

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Joseph Goudeau

Board Member

Joseph Goudeau managed the Future Brands Washington and Alaska portfolios and was President of William Ryan Select. In addition to serving as past president of DRAW (Distillers Representatives of Washington), he served on the board of the Central Area Senior Center and founded their annual golf tournament, one of their most profitable fundraisers. He is presently retired and serving on the board of the Lenny Wilkens Foundation.

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Tim Otani

Vice President

Tim has extensive experience in the nonprofit, corporate and philanthropic sectors. He has a passion for supporting causes and organizations that help to improve the lives of those in need and make our communities better places to live, work and play. He holds a position at Union Bank as their External Affairs Manager for the NW and manages corporate social responsibility programs in the region. 

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Shawn McWashington

Board Member

Shawn McWashington oversees business development and aspects of community relations for HomeStreet Bank. A former professional football player and radio analyst, Shawn and or his mother Deloria Jones have been involved with the Lenny Wilkens Foundation for over 2 decades.

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La Shandra Hurst

Board Member

La Shanda has worked in the non-profit sector for 13 years, providing her marketing, fund development and event planning skills to youth-serving organizations such as Girls Inc., MESA, Portland State University, Youth Opportunity Inc. and Girl Scouts of Oregon and Washington. She is currently the program manager for Microsoft Employee Giving and serves on many community boards throughout the Seattle area.

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Brent Ericksen

Board Member

Brent Ericksen is Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Northern Trust’s Seattle office. He has been awarded the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania and received the 2010 Seattle Magazine 5 Star Wealth Manager award. In addition to the Lenny Wilkens Foundation, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Brent lives in Snoqualmie Ridge with his two small children and enjoys all things outdoors.

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Mark Fremmerlid

Board Member

President at Four Park Avenue. Oversight, management and sales for a national company specializing in parking management, valet parking and transportation services.


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Kenneth Duncan Jr.

Treasurer

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Cynthia Harper

Board Member

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Leesha Lipp

Board Member

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Damien Reed

Board Member