Kris Hermanns
Chief Impact Officer

Kris leads Seattle Foundation’s existing philanthropic and programmatic initiatives, as well as develops new strategies and innovative approaches, to drive positive, equitable outcomes for our community. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions For more than 25 years, Kris has worked as a nonprofit executive, strategist, grantmaker, and fundraiser, bridging two of her passions — advocating for equity […]

Alice Ito
Executive-in-Residence for Racial Equity & Inclusion

Alice serves as strategic partner to the President & CEO and champions racial equity, social justice, and inclusion, including how they inform SeaFdn’s strategy, operations, and board governance. She also advises and supports SeaFdn’s evolving work to reimagine community philanthropy through a racial equity, anti-racism, and justice lens both locally and nationally. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand […]

Michael Brown
Executive-in-Residence for Community Partnerships

Michael leads SeaFdn’s Civic Commons, providing vision and leadership to a collaborative effort to design a new regional civic infrastructure to unite more community voices in decision-making. This undertaking builds on the Foundation’s longstanding work to advance racial and economic equity by increasing the voice and power of communities. It aims to craft collective solutions […]

Mari Tamiyasu
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Board Secretary

Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Mari works directly with the President’s Office and Management Teams on strategic initiatives related to the organization’s performance management systems, organizational culture, talent development & learning, and commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. She also serves as the Corporate Secretary for the Board of Trustees – responsible for managing all […]

Michele Frix
Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff

Michele champions organizational excellence, cross-team collaboration and guides Seattle Foundation’s strategic planning across the team, Board and community. As a member of the Leadership Team, she advises the CEO on key strategies and partnerships to scale impact and achieve our goals. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Michele has a deep history at the foundation, previously working […]