Nan leads the recruitment, training, and support of Service Corps members. In addition to her masterful facilitation skills, she provides support and guidance to our AmeriCorps VISTA members.
She has decades of experience in strategic planning, program and organizational development, group facilitation, public policy and outreach, event planning, fundraising, and media and communications. She developed and led the Environmental Sustainability Program for The Russell Family Foundation where she managed 350 grants to 157 nonprofit organizations. She served three Washington governors, leading initiatives to clean up and protect Puget Sound as chair of the Puget Sound Action Team and deputy director and Executive Director of the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority.
Nan worked with local governments in four Northwest states to develop energy policy and codes and worked for the League of Oregon Cities working on land use and growth management, community and economic development, election law, juvenile justice, jail standards, municipal courts, and emergency medical services. Her experience also includes work in the fields of mental health, international relations, education, and journalism.
Nan serves on the boards of a number of nonprofits that work to protect rivers and estuaries, educate people about the environment, and make the Puget Sound region a more sustainable place. In her free time, she loves to garden and cook and enjoys music, film, and theatre.
Fun fact: Nan has tried and failed at fencing and golf, but was once a good ice skater and can still ride a bike.