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Aaron Ausland, MPA

Board President
Krista Colleague
Youth Finance and Life Skills Senior Specialist, World Vision International
Seattle

Jeanne Blair

Vice President
Technology Program Manager, Expedia
Edmonds, WA

Sinead Voorhees, MSc

Board Secretary
Krista Colleague
Director, Graduate Studies in Business, Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA

Krista Colleague
Psychotherapist in private practice
Seattle, WA

Desiree Finch, MA

Seattle Health and Human Services, Community Development
Seattle, WA

The Reverend Woody Garvin

Retired, Presbyterian Pastor
Spokane, WA

Dr. Jim Hunt

Co-Founder of the Krista Foundation
Retired Professor, History Department, Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

Nissana Nov, MSW

Krista Colleague
Social Impact Consultant, Many Minds Collaborative
Founder, SPEAR Cambodian Project
Tacoma, WA

Hierald Osorto

Austin Seminary Faith & Service Cohort staff, MDiv student at Austin Theological Seminary
Former National Program Director of Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Austin, TX

Jim Shaw, MD

Retired, Providence Center for Faith and Healing, Pallative Care
Spokane, WA

Laurie Werner, MPA

Deputy Director, PATH
Seattle, WA

Peter Blomquist

Advisory Board
Blomquist International
Seattle University, Global Leadership Forum

Sharon Daloz Parks, PhD

Advisory Board
Director of Leadership for the New Commons
Senior Fellow at the Whidbey Institute

J. Derek McNeil, PhD

Advisory Board
Chief Academic Officer, Senior VP of Academic Affairs, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

Raymond Reyes, Ph.D.

Vice President for Intercultural Relations, Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

Dr. Linda Hunt

Board Emeritus
Co-Founder of the Krista Foundation
Retired Professor of English,Whitworth University, Writer
Spokane, WA

Biography (Open)

Co-founder and initial director of the Krista Foundation, Linda taught writing in the English department at Whitworth University for twenty years where she also served as faculty director for their innovative Service-Learning program. A freelance writer and national speaker, her bestselling book Bold Spirit, a true story of a mother and daughter who walked across Victorian America (www.boldspiritacrossamerica.com), received regional and national awards. Mother of Krista, she finds gardening a source of healing and joy, and delights in friendships with Krista Colleagues.