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Personal


  • Brenda Anibarro

    Brenda Anibarro

    Directora de Aprendizaje y Evaluación

  • Dion Asberry

    Dion Asberry

    Director de Recursos Humanos

  • Mitchell Chen

    Coordinador de Operaciones

  • Steven Cole-Schwartz

    Vicepresidente de Programas

  • Kayla Davis, Program Associate

    Kayla Davis

    Coordinadora de Programa

  • Fautimah El-Mehrik

    Coordinadora de Programa

  • Rosa Gimson

    Gerente de Relaciones de la Junta Directiva

  • Willa Gubner

    Gerente de Contabilidad

  • Jorge Gutierrez

    Responsable de Programa

  • Bárbara Guzmán

    Coordinadora de Programa

  • Diana Huynh

    Directora de Comunicaciones

  • Tony A. (naschio) Johnson

    Tony A. (naschio) Johnson

    Responsable de Programa

  • EJ Juárez

    Gerente de Políticas Públicas

  • LiLi Liu

    Responsable de Programa

  • Carmen Loh

    Directora de Finanzas y Administración

  • Quinn MacNichol, Grants Manager

    Quinn MacNichol

    Gerente de Subvenciones

  • Nichole Maher

    Nichole June Maher

    Presidente y CEO

  • Kiana McKenna

    Coordinadora de Programa

  • Eduardo (Eddie) Moreno

    Asistente Especial de la CEO

  • Muthu Muthiah

    Muthu Muthiah

    Director General de Inversiones

  • Ann Ngo

    Coordinadora de Operaciones y Tecnología

  • Ruben Pearlta, Program

    Rubén Peralta

    Responsable de Programa

  • Julia Reilly

    Coordinadora de Inversiones

  • Cory Sbarbaro

    Vicepresidente Ejecutivo

  • Jay Thomas

    Jay Thomas

    Responsable de Programa

  • Peng Wang

    Gerente de Inversiones

  • Dawn Wilson

    Directora de Operaciones de Inversión

  • Charlotte Zhang

    Charlotte Zhang

    Directora Asociada de Inversiones

Brenda Anibarro

Brenda Anibarro

Directora de Aprendizaje y Evaluación

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As the Foundation’s learning and evaluation director, Brenda oversees the development of a research and evaluation framework and leads community engagement efforts. She aims to ensure the experiences of communities most impacted by inequities are central to the Foundation’s learning, guiding how the Foundation meaningfully supports community-led efforts. Previously, Brenda served as deputy director and policy manager at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. She feels fortunate to have incredible mentors throughout her life, from her mother who raised four kids on a steady diet of liberation theology, service, and love, to community elders who lead with the value of “nothing for us, without us.”

Brenda earned her BA at Western Washington University and MSc at the London School of Economics. Her greatest learning, however, has and continues to come from being the mother of two little ones.

Dion Asberry

Dion Asberry

Director de Recursos Humanos

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Dion oversees recruitment and develops organization-wide programs to support employee success and a positive team culture. Dion has spent the last 15 years as a human resources professional, partnering with other leaders to develop and execute successful recruiting strategies and employee engagement programs, as well as to establish new business functions. He has worked with Neighborcare Health, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Amazon, Group Health Cooperative, Starbucks Coffee Company, and Alaska Airlines. As a person of color with his own health story, Dion recognizes the impacts of racial injustices, and is eager to be part of an organization looking to make extraordinary changes that improve health equity across the state.

Dion also serves on the clergy at Freedom Church of Seattle, where he’s involved with the Youth Violence Prevention Network, a daily love and peace campaign that engages young people in preventing violence of any form, as well as with the 100 Man Army, which brings together males of all ages for worship and community service. In addition, Dion enjoys spending time with his extended family, exploring new restaurants, and cooking (Food Network is his source of inspiration). He attended Warner Pacific College.

Mitchell Chen

Coordinador de Operaciones

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Mitchell provides administrative and project support to our executive vice president, as well as initiative support across the Foundation. Most recently, Mitchell served as the advancement and communications officer for the University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology, where he managed policies and procedures for a robust portfolio of endowments, advancement projects, and donor stewardship events. Previously, Mitchell worked with Solid Ground and with Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) to advance affordable housing and voter engagement initiatives.

Mitchell is currently pursuing an MPA at the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. He previously earned his BS in microbiology and biochemistry from the UW. In his free time, Mitchell enjoys volunteering for the Pride Foundation and exploring the region’s vibrant food scene with friends.

Steven Cole-Schwartz

Vicepresidente de Programas

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As one of our vice presidents, Steven is responsible for developing and implementing an ambitious grantmaking, leadership, and power-building strategy to advance health equity in Washington. Steven is recognized for moving philanthropy toward greater investment in people and communities and supporting community leaders to become increasingly influential advocates and drivers of change. Most recently, he served as the executive director of The Partnership Funds, a funding collaborative dedicated to winning greater democracy and equity—from New Mexico to Minnesota to Virginia and beyond. As the founder of his own consulting firm, a senior leader at the Tides Foundation, and an early staff member at Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Steven has earned a reputation as an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader.

Steven is co-chair of the Funder’s Committee for Civic Participation and serves on the board of the Alliance for Youth Organizing. He loves to travel for work and for fun—around the state, country, and globe. Steven, his husband, and their dog are especially excited to explore Washington State after their move from Washington, D.C. Steven studied theology and philosophy at Creighton University.

Kayla Davis, Program Associate

Kayla Davis

Coordinadora de Programa

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In her role as a program associate, Kayla ensures that the grants team functions efficiently and effectively as the Foundation supports community-based, equity-focused organizations throughout Washington State. She provides administrative support, relationship management, research, and team-wide coordination. Kayla was most recently a program associate for the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and, before that, the youth program director for the Center for Community Impact at YMCA Pierce and Kitsap Counties.

Kayla is deeply connected to her community in Tacoma. During non-work hours, she spends time volunteering, helping community members problem solve, or taking road trips around Washington State. Kayla earned a BA in psychology from Central Washington University, and is the founder of a mentoring program for girls ages 11 to 17 called Purple Roses.

Fautimah El-Mehrik

Coordinadora de Programa

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Fautimah oversees the daily functioning of our Seattle office operations and ensures that our guests and employees have a welcoming experience. She brings five years of customer service experience to her role, from when she worked as a barista at a small, neighborhood coffee shop. Fautimah earned her BA in sociology with a minor in diversity studies from the University of Washington, where she graduated in 2019. In addition to her studies, Fautimah’s experiences as a biracial woman have led her on a path to equity and social justice work.

In her free time, Fautimah loves spending time with family and friends, listening to music, exploring different kinds of art such as card making and photography and, most importantly, spending time with her cat Pierre.

Rosa Gimson

Gerente de Relaciones de la Junta Directiva

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Rosa collaborates with Group Health Foundation staff and the board of directors to manage the board experience and ensure the board’s work is rooted in the organization’s values. Previously, she worked at the REACH Project with people experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area. Rosa was raised in a biracial and multicultural family, from whom she learned the power of believing people’s stories and listening to their truths.

Rosa earned an MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington and a BA in anthropology from Linfield College. In her free time, Rosa enjoys getting outside as much as possible, quilting, and finding ways to satisfy her massive sweet tooth.

Willa Gubner

Gerente de Contabilidad

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Willa is our accounting manager, overseeing the day-to-day financial activities and working with the finance and administration director to design procedures that best serve the needs of staff and community partners. Previously, she worked as an accounting manager for Tides in San Francisco and for Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. Willa feels a strong sense of purpose to apply her professional skills to improve health equity in her home state of Washington, where she grew up in Alger—a small woodland community south of Bellingham.

Willa earned her BA in accounting from Portland State University, and is a licensed certified public accountant in Oregon and Washington. She serves as board treasurer for Whole Dog Academy, a nonprofit career school in Portland whose mission is to improve canine-human relationships and promote holistic training methodologies. Outside of work, Willa loves crafting, baking, and hiking through the damp, green Pacific Northwest.

Jorge Gutierrez

Responsable de Programa

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As a program officer, Jorge cultivates relationships with communities across Washington State to advance the Foundation’s grantmaking and program strategies. Most recently, Jorge served as the executive director of the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council in Oregon, where he helped grow the organization from the ground up to become a state leader in the empowerment of the Latino community. While there, he established La Voz de la Comunidad (The Voice of the Community) to create a platform for community members to engage civically and influence policy. Previously, Jorge worked in the entertainment industry and as a paralegal, before he discovered his life passion for community power-building.

Jorge earned his BA in political science from Bowdoin College. Outside of work, Jorge and his partner like to travel, spend time with their Shiba Inu dog, and watch horror and classic movies. Jorge also enjoys reading history books, in part because understanding the past can help with understanding the present.

Bárbara Guzmán

Coordinadora de Programa

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As part of the learning and community and engagement team, Bárbara (Baar-bha-rah) brings expertise and knowledge of north central Washington communities to the Foundation. She provides administrative and project support for the Foundation’s learning, community engagement, and evaluation activities. Bárbara has more of a decade of experience serving immigrant and low-income students and families. She spent the last four years with the North Central Educational Service District, training school staff and parents as well as reviewing migrant education programs in multiple school districts. Prior to that, she helped build the Latino/a Education Achievement Project (LEAP), a program for academic achievement and leadership development for Latino students in Washington. Bárbara earned a bachelor’s degree and an MPA from the University of Washington. She loves enjoying the beauty of her region, traveling, and eating delicious food—particularly her mom’s.

Diana Huynh

Directora de Comunicaciones

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Diana leads the development and execution of communications strategies to advance the Foundation’s mission of health equity across Washington. She is committed to amplifying community stories as a way to dismantle narrative barriers that stand in the way of change. Most recently, Diana served as the communications director for the Community Center for Education Results, where she oversaw communications for the Road Map Project initiative in South King County and worked to elevate community aspirations to advance educational justice. In addition to being an experienced journalist, Diana also worked with American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., and Asian Americans for Equality in New York.

Diana continues to be an advocate for educational justice as a member of the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition. She earned her MPA from New York University and a BA in journalism at Temple University. Outside of her work, Diana is always looking for different stories and perspectives, and is currently committed to reading more books and articles by authors of color.

Tony A. (naschio) Johnson

Tony A. (naschio) Johnson

Responsable de Programa

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As a program officer, Tony (naschio) builds relationships with communities and grantees across Washington State and helps shape grantmaking and program strategies to improve health equity. He has spent his career promoting cultural and community health, including serving as director of the Education and Heritage Department for the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, chair of the Northwest Indian Language Institute Advisory Board at the University of Oregon, and cultural education coordinator and language specialist with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Born and raised in Southwest Washington, Tony is a member of the Chinook Indian Nation and chairman of the Tribal Council, as well as chairman of the Cultural Committee. He brings deep, multi-generational connections with tribal and non-tribal communities throughout the state and a personal understanding of the socioeconomic injustices present in many rural communities.

Tony is also an artist, carver, and designer. His most recent project—a large-scale installation reflecting the arrival of a Chinookan canoe carrying cultural heroes from the Columbia River—will be displayed on the entry plaza of the newly-renovated Burke Museum. He and his family live above the Willapa River, where they feel inspired by the natural beauty around them and compelled by the lifeways of their ancestors. Tony studied silversmithing and American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and earned a BFA with a minor in anthropology at Central Washington University. He is also a licensed American Indian language teacher specific to the Chinuk Wawa language that he learned from his elders.

EJ Juárez

Gerente de Políticas Públicas

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EJ is responsible for advancing the Foundation’s public policy agenda to improve health equity in Washington. EJ has spent the past decade as an electoral organizer and strategist, trainer, and seasoned policy analyst with deep roots across the Northwest. He has worked with Progressive Majority to help elect progressive candidates, Win/Win Network to increase people of color’s representation in government decision-making, and Amplify to increase ethnic representation in local governance structures. He’s also worked to build innovative partnerships and address inequities through his roles at the Seattle Public Library and Solid Ground.

EJ currently serves on the boards of the Washington Low-income Housing Action Fund, LATINO-PAC, University of Washington-Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and City of Seattle Democracy Voucher Advisory Committee. He has an MA from the University of Washington and a BA from Saint Martin’s University, where he is a distinguished alumnus. Outside of work, EJ loves reading, attending live music shows, and spending time in Central Washington where he grew up.

LiLi Liu

Responsable de Programa

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LiLi works to advance Group Health Foundation’s grantmaking and program strategies by building relationships with communities and grantees across Washington State. LiLi is a seasoned grantmaker, having worked 11 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation developing strategies and managing programs to promote equitable outcomes for families and communities across Washington. Prior to that, she served as the local learning partnership manager for Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Making Connections Initiative” in White Center, and as a grants specialist and evaluation coordinator at the City of Seattle Human Services Department. LiLi started her career as an AmeriCorps communications coordinator in Seattle’s International District and a Peace Corps community health educator in Fiji.

As a first generation Taiwanese-American who grew up in Seattle, LiLi understands the power of community organizing to elevate the voices of communities of color. She earned her MPH from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and BS from the University of Washington. Outside of work, LiLi enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Carmen Loh

Directora de Finanzas y Administración

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Carmen serves as the finance and administration director, and is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the Foundation’s systems, internal controls, and procedures. Early on in her career, Carmen was inspired by mission-driven organizations working with communities that had been marginalized. She strives to make the Foundation’s grantmaking process streamlined and convenient so organizations can focus on programmatic efforts. Prior to the Foundation, she worked at various nonprofits in Washington and California.

A first-generation college graduate, Carmen earned a BA in business management and economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She serves on the board of Southeast Seattle Education Coalition, which seeks to improve education for students furthest from opportunities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in her community of Beacon Hill in Seattle and rediscovering life marvels with her seven-year-old son, Mateo.

Quinn MacNichol, Grants Manager

Quinn MacNichol

Gerente de Subvenciones

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Quinn is the foundation’s grants manager. They are responsible for administration and management of the foundation’s grantmaking processes, including everything from optimizing internal databases to building and prioritizing accessibility and functionality for grantees. Prior to this role, they worked as a grants specialist for Regional Arts & Culture Council, helping artists and arts organizations based in Portland metro area connect to grants and resources.

Born and raised in Portland, Quinn earned a BA in theater and politics from Whitman College. They enjoy baking, craft projects, and exploring the arts and culture in new places.

Nichole Maher

Nichole June Maher

Presidente y CEO

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Nichole June Maher joined Group Health Foundation as president and CEO in October of 2018 after spending six years as the CEO of Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF). Under her guidance, NWHF became a national forerunner in equity and a champion of supporting communities to improve their own health. Previously, Nichole served for 11 years as executive director of Native American Youth and Family Center, an organization widely recognized as having one of the most effective and innovative wrap-around family service models for Native Americans in the United States. One of Nichole’s most satisfying and impactful accomplishments has been co-founding the Coalition of Communities of Color, a powerful advocacy group in Oregon and regionally.

Nichole has served on a number of governing boards, including Grantmakers in Health, Philanthropy Northwest, National Urban Indian Family Coalition, and Northwest Indian College Foundation. She holds an MPH from the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She also completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Education program at Yale Medical School. Nichole is proud of her Alaskan heritage and her connection to rural communities across Washington and Oregon. She is the mother of three young children.

Kiana McKenna

Coordinadora de Programa

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Kiana McKenna helps build relationships with communities and drive key learnings for the organization as part of the learning and community engagement team. In addition to identifying opportunities for values-driven engagement, she provides administrative and project support to the Foundation’s community outreach, learning, and evaluation efforts. A graduate of Gonzaga University, Kiana most recently worked at Empire Health Foundation in Spokane as a program coordinator and communications associate, helping to establish collaborative partner relationships, and ensure values alignment and the use of intentional language across communications. Born and raised in Spokane, Kiana maintains her deep roots in community as an advisory committee member of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) Spokane, participating in the Spokane Coalition of Color, and serving as a board member of the local YWCA chapter. She is also a community organizer with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in eastern Washington. When she’s not working, you can find her in community, with her family, which includes her two-year-old rescue pup or outdoors, no matter the weather.

Eduardo (Eddie) Moreno

Asistente Especial de la CEO

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Eddie manages the CEO’s daily workflow, as well as cultivates relationships and provides support for a range of initiatives on behalf of the CEO. Most recently, Eddie served as a community engagement officer for Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, Oregon, where he co-designed and implemented community-driven and school-based strategies to improve health across the state. Previously, Eddie worked in education supporting Latinx youth and youth facing barriers to opportunity to grow their leadership and social skills and improve their academic achievement.

Eddie is a dedicated community volunteer, having served on the Nonprofit Association of Oregon board of directors, Stand for Children Oregon’s “Beat the Odds” scholarship committee, and other culturally-specific and LGBTQ-focused organizations. Eddie is fluent in Spanish, and earned his BA in Spanish with an emphasis in communication studies from the University of Portland. Outside of work, Eddie enjoys taking weekend trips with his partner and exploring new corners of the great Northwest. He also appreciates spending time with family, and is currently working to master his Nana’s empanada recipe.

Muthu Muthiah

Muthu Muthiah

Director General de Inversiones

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Muthu oversees the strategic and sustainable growth of Group Health Foundation’s investments—stewarding our financial assets to create returns that advance our mission. Muthu is a seasoned asset management professional, with experience investing globally across various asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, real assets, and both public and private investments in emerging economies. He has led investment teams and strategies at Emory Investment Management, Covariance Capital Management, the University of Richmond, the State Board of Administration of Florida, and RSM Equico.

Outside of work, Muthu reads a lot of nonfiction books, stays active by bicycling or jogging, and enjoys watching Tamil movies. He also likes to travel, including visiting his family and community in India. Muthu holds a BHM from Mangalore University and an MBA from Rollins College.

Ann Ngo

Coordinadora de Operaciones y Tecnología

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As the operations and technology associate, Ann enjoys thinking about and setting up systems and processes to facilitate efficient work flow in the office. Throughout her career, Ann has been compelled to work at organizations that center community, including Global to Local, OneAmerica, Sea Mar Community Health Center, and National Alliance for Mental Illness. She grew up in an immigrant and refugee community in Everett, where she felt a strong sense of how health was shaped by the surrounding community.

Ann earned a BA in public health and English at the University of Washington and an MPH at Portland State University. Most of her time outside of work is centered around food. Whether exploring neighborhood restaurants or sharing home-cooked meals with friends and family, she loves how food brings people together and teaches about cultural history.

Ruben Pearlta, Program

Rubén Peralta

Responsable de Programa

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As a program officer, Rubén Peralta builds relationships with grantees and collaborates with Foundation colleagues to develop, recommend, implement, and evaluate grants and programs. Most recently, he was the community and tribal engagement specialist for the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health, which serves nine counties in southern and southeast Washington. While there, he worked with communities to identify structural barriers to health and well-being to allocate grants. Rubén began his career with the Pasco School District, where he was also once a student. He was a bilingual educator and then later served as dean of students and a school board member.

Rubén lives in Pasco, where he is raising three children: Diego, an excellent saxophone player; Camila, a future kindergarten teacher; and Valentina, an aspiring immigration lawyer. He attended Columbia Basin College and earned a degree in social studies and a secondary teaching certificate from Washington State University. Rubén enjoys family gatherings, watching sports, and camping at nearby state parks. One of his favorite hobbies is tinkering with his car.

Julia Reilly

Coordinadora de Inversiones

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As an investment associate, Julia Reilly is helping build Group Health Foundation’s investment portfolio and operational infrastructure from the ground up. She is responsible for supporting the sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of the Foundation’s investments in both public and private markets. Most recently, Julianne worked on the investment team at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., helping manage a $1.8 billion endowment for the world’s largest network of museums, education, and research institutions, which include 19 museums and the National Zoo. After graduating from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Julia worked as an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Julia grew up in Renton, went to high school in Covington, and is grateful to be back in Washington and closer to family. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, reading nonfiction, and travelling internationally.

Cory Sbarbaro

Vicepresidente Ejecutivo

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Cory has been with the Foundation since its inception, serving as the acting president and CEO during the Foundation’s inaugural two years. In that capacity, he led the establishment of the Foundation’s core operations and infrastructure, and managed the formation and development of the board. Cory now serves as our executive vice president—overseeing operations, finance, human resources, and communications, and providing counsel and support on strategy, organizational development, and governance. Prior to his current role, Cory spent 16 years as a consultant focused on helping progressive nonprofit organizations and coalitions advance their missions. In that capacity, he served as an interim executive for nine organizations, provided guidance to more than 100 boards of directors, and led dozens of organizations through complex organizational transitions.

Cory is also passionate about cultivating and supporting nonprofit leaders. Through a partnership of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy and Cascade Executive Programs at the University of Washington (UW), Cory co-created the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute—an intensive, six-day learning experience for senior-level nonprofit professionals in the Pacific Northwest. He served as the faculty lead for the program from its inception in 2007 through 2019. Cory also served for 12 years as the lead instructor for the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program offered through UW Professional & Continuing Education. In 2009, he was the recipient of a UW Teaching Excellence Award. Cory earned his MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington.

Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas

Responsable de Programa

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Jay fosters and maintains relationships with communities and grantees in the southern Puget Sound region in order to advance Group Health Foundation’s grantmaking and advocacy strategies. A 25-year veteran of the Pierce County nonprofit ecosystem, he has worked every position from front-desk receptionist to board member. Most recently, Jay served as executive director of the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation, building, supporting, and mobilizing the community to address issues like hunger, healthcare access, and student success. Prior to that, he served on the executive leadership teams for Peace Community Center, Associated Ministries, United Way of Pierce County, Bates Technical College, and the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Jay has earned a earned a master’s in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University after earning a bachelor’s in social work from the University of Washington.

Jay is also a musician and has been playing the piano since age six. In addition to producing music for artists across a range of genres, Jay has produced two of his own instrumental jazz albums. He is a part-time financial coach and loves to travel, solve Sudoku puzzles, and watch sitcoms with his family. Jay lives with his wife of 26 years, and they’ve raised their two daughters in the town of Frederickson.

Peng Wang

Gerente de Inversiones

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Peng is responsible for sourcing, selecting, and maintaining a portfolio of investments and funds to generate financial returns for advancing the Foundation’s health equity mission. He previously was the head of portfolio research for TIAA Endowments, a risk manager at the $7.5 billion University of Virginia Investment Company, and an analyst at Georgetown University’s $1.2 billion investment office. Peng has extensive expertise in asset allocation and risk management with several publications in top-tier journals, including the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Private Equity, Journal of Wealth Management, and Financial Analyst Journal, where he was awarded the Graham & Dodd Award of Excellence – Reader’s Choice for one of his publications. He was also listed as one of Chief Investment Officer’s “Forty Under Forty” in 2015.

Peng earned an MS in physics with a concentration in computer modeling and simulations from Georgetown University, and a BS in physics and economics from Peking University in Beijing, China. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. In his free time, Peng likes hiking, fishing, and hunting. He is an avid photographer, with his pictures published in Lonely Planet travel guides. Peng also enjoys spending time with his spouse and young daughter.

Dawn Wilson

Directora de Operaciones de Inversión

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Dawn oversees a range of compliance, monitoring, analysis, and reporting functions for Group Health Foundation’s investment portfolio.  She holds extensive knowledge of investment operations and alternative investments.

Dawn spent two decades working for university endowments.  She was at the University of Virginia (UVA) as an accountant on the investment team and then later served as manager of investment operations and then director of investment operations. Dawn supervised all aspects of investment accounting, shareholder accounting, operations of investment pools, investment performance and compliance reporting, and safeguarding of assets. UVA formed a separate foundation, the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), to manage the long-term assets of the university and university-related foundations.  Dawn was part of the team during the transition.  During her 17-year tenure at the university and UVIMCO, assets under management grew from $1.7 billion to more than $8 billion.

Most recently, Dawn was the senior director for investment administration at Emory University and worked as an independent consultant advising nonprofit institutions on investment operations. She lives in a multigenerational household with her parents, husband, and adult son. In addition to being among with loved ones, she enjoys spending time outside gardening and inside sewing.

Charlotte Zhang

Charlotte Zhang

Directora Asociada de Inversiones

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As the associate director of investments, Charlotte oversees the selection of external investment managers, conducts portfolio research, and helps to institutionalize processes, tools, and resources. Experienced in impact investing, she previously served as a senior associate at ICONIQ Capital and, before that, Medley Partners. Investing on behalf of foundations affiliated with family offices, her investments supported a variety of nonprofit work, from early childhood education to autism research. Charlotte was a founding partner of Seed Consulting Group, a California-based nonprofit that provides pro bono strategy consulting to environmental and public health organizations, and serves as a member of the West Coast Steering Committee of the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity.

Charlotte earned a BS with honors in business administration from the University of California, Berkley. When not working, you can find her globetrotting (18 countries and counting), writing a Yelp review about the best bite in town, or a mixture of the two.

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