2017 Conference Host and Planning Committees


2017 Host Committee

Akhtar Badshah*
Former Senior Director,
Citizenship & Public Affairs
Microsoft

Bill Clapp
Co-Founder & President
Seattle International Foundation

Tim Hanstad*
President
Landesa

Scott Jackson*
CEO
Global Impact

Susan Jeffords*
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Washington Bothell

Marty Kooistra*
Executive Director
Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County

Melissa Merritt*
Vice President & Managing Director, Executive Search
Waldron

Jane Meseck*
Senior Director, Global Programs
Microsoft Philanthropies
Microsoft

Mark Murray*
Vice President, Global Engagement and Communications
PATH

Dan O’Neill*
Founder
Mercy Corps

Dave Neiswander
President
World Bicycle Relief

Will Poole*
Managing Partner
Unitus Seed Fund

Jennifer Potter
Former CEO
Initiative for Global Development

Jeffrey Riedinger*
Vice Provost, Global Affairs
University of Washington

Sara Rogge*
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Wu*
Chief Advancement Officer
Woodland Park Zoo

Katie Young*
Vice President, Food Category
Starbucks Coffee Company


*Global Washington Board Member


2017 Planning Committee

James Bernard
Director, Strategic Partnerships
SSG Advisors

Cameron Birge
Humanitarian Response Manager
Microsoft Philanthropies

Jessica Crawford
Senior Manager & Group Lead, Health Systems
VillageReach

Jennifer Crouch
Director, Donor Relations
Global Partnerships

George Durham
Principal
Linksbridge, SPC

Teresa Guillien
Managing Program Director
Resource Media

Anjali Kaur
Director of Asia Pacific
Malaria No More

Derek Mathis
Senior Manager
Bridge Partners Consulting

Lorilyn Roller
Global Policy & Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Patty Russell
Former Managing Director
FSG

Tina Vlasaty
Deputy Director
Washington Global Health Alliance

Mark West
Attorney, Sr. Land Tenure Specialist
Landesa