Meet the Board

Executive Chairs

Linley Kirkwood

Linley Kirkwood is the Operations Officer at Malaria No More, a nonprofit that is committed to eradicating malaria through engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa. She has more than eight years of experience in project management for nonprofit and social impact organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. Linley has a BA from Villanova University and an MBA and an MPA from Cornell University, where she focused her graduate studies on nonprofit management, sustainable global enterprise, and managerial finance.

As a Seattle native who has recently returned the area after nine years out east, Linley is excited to be a part of the YNPN Seattle community. She also serves on the steering committee of the Northwest Global Donors Exchange and in her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Allie Tripp

Allie Tripp is the Annual Fund and Events Manager at Washington Trails Association. She recently received her Masters in Public Administration at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance.

Allie moved to Seattle from Boston where she spent earned a dual degree in History and Communications from Boston College and worked for Harvard University and Youth Enrichment Services (YES).

She is thrilled to put her MPA degree and experience with YNPN Boston to good use here at the Seattle chapter. She hopes to spend her career continuing to improve the nonprofit world. 

Communications and Marketing

Kat Chung 

Kat Chung is the Digital Marketing Manager at Green Dot Public Schools, a charter school management organization that works to transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life regardless of background or zip code.

After graduating from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Kat worked up and down the west coast in the radio industry, helping nonprofits access the air waves to promote their mission. Kat is a recent transplant to Seattle via Los Angeles and spends her spare time eating throughout the city, taking ferry rides and exploring the mountains with her husband and their dog, Cheese (@CheeseLouiseGerbung on Instagram). 

 

Chris Woodward

Chris is Marketing Operations Coordinator within the University of Washington’s central Marketing and Communications department. In this role, he manages many aspects of the human resource, finance, and technology needs of his team. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is currently a second year Masters in Public Administration candidate at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.  Chris has interests in animal welfare policy, food sustainability, and arts & culture.

Chris is a recent Seattle transplant, having moved from Chicago to begin his masters studies. When he is not hitting the books or analyzing budgets, Chris enjoys attending a jazz show at Vito’s, catching a film at the Siff Egyptian Theater, or grabbing a pizza from Windy City Pie. 

Programming

Chris Brown

Chris is the Marketing & Communications Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, the premier out-of-school time youth program provider in the Seattle Metro area. Chris is a nonprofit leader, lover of the outdoors, and passionate about building healthier communities through leadership, youth enrichment, and technology. 

In his tenure as a nonprofit practitioner, he has built a nonprofit from the ground up, facilitated the development of branding, messaging, and communications strategies for several organizations, and built multi-layered systems that have improved the efficiency of programs, stakeholder specific communications, and fundraising initiatives.

 

Chris holds a BS in Physics & Mathematics from Beloit College and a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. He is thrilled to be apart of YNPN and looks forward to meeting you at a YNPN Happy Hour soon! 

Paul Laughlin

Paul is the Director of Development & Operations for Totem Star, a nonprofit record label for Seattle area youth. He is deeply committed to creating equity and inclusion within all levels of the nonprofit sphere starting with his goal of bringing more people of the color to the table. Paul intends to create programming that is valuable and accessible to all nonprofit practitioners.

Paul is originally from San Francisco but moved to Seattle in 2014 to attend the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance where he received a Master of Public Administration with a Nonprofit Management Certificate. He is also a current Rainier Valley Corps Fellow. Paul is excited to be apart of YNPN and looks forward to connecting with you at a YNPN Happy Hour soon!

Secretary

Andy Peet

Andy Peet is a Project Manager for the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, working with some incredibly smart people to develop vaccines, cures, and therapies for diseases like HIV and Malaria. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, he served in a variety of technical, operations, and management roles at SightLife, a Seattle nonprofit eliminating corneal blindness around the world. Andy has served on the boards of Seattle Musical Theater and Team Up for Nonprofits and does freelance project management and operations consulting on the side.  He received his BA from Pacific Lutheran University and his MPA in Nonprofit Management from Seattle University.  After hours, you can find Andy cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks, watching all of the Oscar nominated films this year or enjoying a great cocktail at a local bar.

National Liason

David Streeter

David Streeter is Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. David is passionate about supporting nonprofits’ work by educating about public policy and creating opportunities for action. Before moving to Seattle, David held positions as the Public Policy Manager for The Forbes Funds’ Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership in Pittsburgh, PA and as the Press Secretary for the National Jewish Democratic Council in Washington, DC. He is originally from Los Gatos, CA and received his BA and MPA degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. On the weekends, David can be found hunting for vinyl records and exploring Seattle with his wife and dog.

Community Partnerships

Brynna Morgan

Brynna Morgan is the Donor Care Specialist at Pet Partners, a national organization that trains and registers therapy animal teams. She is a recent graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she studied Women's Studies and Nonprofit Management. During her time as an undergraduate, she interned with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, both as the Minnesota Grants Directory Intern and later as a Development Assistant. It was during her time at MCN that Brynna realized her passion for building the capacity of the nonprofit sector, and as such, she was very excited to get involved with YNPN Seattle. Brynna also spent three years at Hamline University developing one of the first sexual violence climate surveys in the country, and engaged in anti-violence activism through internships and student organizations. 

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Brynna is happy to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When not writing grants or stewarding donors, she enjoys reading, running, gardening, and exploring parks throughout Seattle.

Chris Paredes

For the past two years Chris has worked in community healthcare through Sea Mar Community Health Centers. He has participated in efforts to better organize resources to provide them to patients with limited resources, as well as engaging in community education and outreach activities.

Since 2011, he has served on the board of the Latino Civic Alliance, a non-profit which promotes civic engagement and voter registration in the Latino community. For the Latino Civic Alliance he has engaged in event planning for town halls they have hosted, as well as an statewide advocacy day. He is in charge of developing the website and sharing facebook privileges with other board members.

From 2009 to 2012 Chris served as a board member for the western regional branch of an organization called the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), a national organization. The mission of LMSA is increase awareness of health issues in the Latino community and to promote health careers to all in an effort to increase access to care and wellness for people are underserved. Chris helped organize the regional conference and organized outreach activities for undergraduates. At that time, the organization was experiencing rapid growth in all the West Coast states, and Chris was part of the strategic planning committee to see how to better incorporate the new chapters, how to engage undergraduates, how to develop scholarship portfolio and how to restructure the board.

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