Michelle Purnell-Hepburn

Managing Director, Controller & Accounting


Michelle Purnell-Hepburn   

Michelle is responsible for financial reporting, internal controls and accounting operations.

Michelle Purnell-Hepburn

Personal Philanthropic Interests
and Passions

Racial equity

Arts and culture

Health and wellness

Michelle hails from the nonprofit financial world, most recently as the Vice President/Controller of Salal Credit Union. Previously she served in financial executive capacities at Seattle Metropolitan and Group Health Credit Unions. Michelle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in finance, accounting and economics from the University of Washington. She is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School and the Credit Union Executive Society, earning the title of “Certified Credit Union Executive.” She was also named “CFO of the Year” by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2011. Michelle serves on the Advisory Board of Capitol Hill Housing to preserve the legacy and the site of Liberty Bank of Seattle.

Michelle has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2018.