Mitchell Chen

he/him/his

Human Resources Manager

As part of the human resources team, Mitchell implements the foundation’s talent strategy, including for current and future staffing needs, recruitment, retention, and succession planning. He also analyzes trends in compensation and benefits and helps put into place compensation policy and programs.

Mitchell was most recently an operations associate at the foundation supporting the executive vice president. Before coming to the foundation, he served as the advancement and communications officer for the University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology, where he managed policies and procedures for a portfolio of endowments, advancement projects, and donor stewardship events.

Mitchell has also worked with Solid Ground and with Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) to advance affordable housing and voter engagement initiatives. Mitchell earned an MPA from the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, as well as a BS in microbiology and biochemistry from the UW. When he’s not at GHF, Mitchell serves on the Pride Foundation board and enjoys exploring Seattle’s vibrant food scene with friends.