Introducing the New YNPN Seattle Board of Directors

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This month we wanted to give all our members the chance to better-know our YNPN Seattle Board of Directors! Highlights from the short bios below include our most recent job in the sector, our education history, our favorite part of the nonprofit sector, and a fun fact about our experiences with YNPN.

There is a lot of fresh energy on this Board, and we are excited to share lots of new programming and resources with all of you over the coming months. Say hi the next time you see one of us at a happy hour or networking event!

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The 2014-2016 YNPN Board of Directors (Left to right: Ashley Mouldon, Chris Parades, Wendi Lindquist, Jon Anscher, Allie Tripp, Joleen Oerman, Linley Kirkwood, Amy Anscher)[/caption]

Ashley Mouldon, Co-Chair

Current or Most Recent Position: Administrative & Development Associate, Youth in Focus Education: BA in Journalism (Roosevelt University), MA in Writing & Publishing (DePaul University) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? When you realize you have an extra stash of office supplies hiding under your desk just before your co-worker puts in an Amazon order! Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: I love meeting new people at our events and connecting the dots to get them introduced to others in the sector; finding the commonalities between each other is super rewarding.  

Jon Anscher, Co-Chair

Current or Most Recent Position: Instructional Designer, University of Washington Education: BA in Philosophy (University of Puget Sound), MA in Teaching (University of Puget Sound), Candidate for MS in Human Centered Design and Engineering (University of Washington- expected 2017) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? Being driven by a mission focused on providing value and improving the world. Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: I love YNPNers so much that I married one.  

Wendi A. Lindquist, Secretary

Current or Most Recent Position: Development and Events Associate, Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) Education: BA in History (Carleton College), MA in History (University of Washington), PhD in History (University of Washington- expected 2015) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? The pay and hours. After being a graduate student for many years, nonprofit pay and benefits seem fantastic! Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: I became involved with YNPN in early 2015 while looking for a job in the nonprofit field. After spending years working in both academia and business environments, I thought nonprofit work would allow me to enjoy the best of both worlds--and so far it has. Attending YNPN events helped me fine tune my resume for a nonprofit audience and enabled me to meet other like-minded individuals.  

Amy Anscher, Chair for Programming Committee

Current or Most Recent Position: Graduate Student Consultant, Puget Sound Educational Service District Education: BA in Psychology (Western), MPA (University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? My favorite part about nonprofits is that I’m pretty much guaranteed to work around great people. And the applications for employment are usually very reasonable (that was a government job application jab). Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: In the tradition of nonprofit folks, I get to work with exceptional people on the YNPN Greater Seattle board—I actually really look forward to our meetings! I also love hearing about connections people make at our events—some have landed great jobs and some have made really great new friends.

Linley Kirkwood, Co-Chair for Communications and Marketing Committee

Current or Most Recent Position: Operations Officer, Malaria No More Education: MBA/MPA (Cornell University), BA (Villanova University) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? I love that the nonprofit sector has a single goal to make the world a better place, but that this goal is achieved in countless ways by different organizations. Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: I grew up in Seattle and returned to the area after 9 years out east. YNPN Seattle was a great way to meet new friends and contacts in the local nonprofit world when I returned!  

Allie Tripp, Co-Chair for Communications and Marketing Committee

Current or Most Recent Position: Annual Fund and Events Manager, Washington Trails Association Education: BA in History (Boston College), MPA and Certificate in Nonprofit Management (University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? Similar to many of my YNPN colleagues, I love the people in and around the nonprofit sector. No matter what part of the world and part of the sector someone works in, they are motivated by a deep desire to change our world for the better. That is an amazing community to be a part of! Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: I always feel so inspired after leaving any of our YNPN networking events. I love getting the chance to meet new people and hear about the important work they are doing at their organizations on a myriad of different issues. I was involved in YNPN Boston before moving to Seattle, and I LOVE hearing from YNPNers from all over the country!  

Jeff Curwen, CAE, Board Member At-Large

Current or Most Recent Position: Principal Consultant, Curwen Management Consulting Education: MA in Applied Ethics and Nonprofit Management (Arizona State University), BS in Justice Studies and Political Science (University of Idaho), studied law at Whittier Law School and at Bar-Ilan University (Ramat Gan, Israel) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? Learning about all the myriad ways people in our industry improve their communities every day at the grassroots level. Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: After serving on the Board of YNPN Phoenix and moving up to Seattle last year, one of the first things I did was contact the YNPN chapter here. Having been part of a big and highly active chapter in Arizona, I've seen how valuable this organization can be for someone who's new to the industry or to the area. The connections I've made in my short time on the Board have been great; YNPN has helped me to build my business, serve my community, and give a helping hand to numerous colleagues breaking into the nonprofit industry.  

Joleen Oerman, National Liaison

Current or Most Recent Position: 7 years Nonprofit Professional, B2B Marketing Content Specialist at PayScale Education: MPA (University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance) What do you love about the nonprofit sector? Events! And the stories that make you cry told at them. Tell us something about your experience with YNPN: My connections with YNPN got me my current position :)   [caption id="attachment_1178" align="aligncenter" width="600"]YNPN Board of Directors Out

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