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Advancement Leadership Team

Dawn Barnard
Associate VP, Talent & Organizational Strategy
CFO, WSU Foundation
509-335-3594
Julie Benson
Associate VP, Central Development Units
Deputy Campaign Director
206-219-2424
Ana Burton
Senior Director, Administration & Strategic Initiatives
Office of the CEO
509-335-5249
Mike Connell
VP, WSU Advancement 
CEO, WSU Foundation
509-335-5865
Trevor Durham
Associate VP, Advancement Executive Communications
509-335-2093
Adam Ganders
Assistant VP, Development Associate Director of Athletics
Cougar Athletic Fund
509-335-0218
Terry Kelly
General Counsel & Assistant Secretary to the Board
Board Relations
509-358-7907
Brooke Ledeboer
Associate VP, Development
Senior Director of Development, Principal Giving
WSU Spokane Health Sciences
509-324-7202
Mariah Maki
Associate VP, Advancement
Executive Director, Alumni Association
Victoria Miles
Associate VP, Principal Giving
WSU Pullman Interim Vice Chancellor for Advancement
206-219-2404
Jennifer Miltenberger
Associate VP, Development  Senior Director of Development,
WSU Vancouver
360-546-9604
Ron Moser
Advancement Executive Leadership Coach
Office of the CEO
208-761-2083
Alex Pietsch
Executive Director, Corporate Engagement
206-219-2416
Liz Ryan
Assistant VP, Development Director, Gift Planning
206-770-6062
Don Shearer
Senior Associate VP, Constituent Development Units, Campaign Director  
509-335-4733
Juan Zavala
Associate VP, Advancement Innovation & Business Intelligence 
509-335-7512

Advancement Innovation & Business Intelligence

Yaswanth Ankamreddi
Data & Reporting Analyst
Advancement Records
509-335-0989
Shannon Bailey
Program Assistant
Advancement Records
509-335-5459
Jesus Barragan-Chacon
Professional Worker
Advancement Records
509-335-4786
Tanner Butler
Operations Assistant
Advancement Technology
509-335-8792
Amogh Datar
Data & Reporting Analyst
Advancement Records
509-335-7654
John Eickerman
Desk Service & Training Specialist
Advancement Technology
509-335-1867
Kimi Hirose
Assistant Director, Advancement Records
Advancement Records
509-335-2761
Julie McAleer
Principal Assistant
Advancement Innovation & Business Intelligence
509-335-6686
Turner McCulley
Director, Advancement Technology
Advancement Technology
509-335-8656
John McFarland
Infrastructure & Systems Lead
Advancement Technology
509-335-0837
Mackenzie Oldroyd
Program Assistant
Advancement Records
Jasmine Saing
Program Assistant
Advancement Records
Sam Scott
Technical Trainer & Documentation Specialist
Advancement Technology
509-335-4786
Matthew Shirey
Lead Business Systems Analyst & Application Developer
Advancement Technology
509-335-2753

Board Relations

Central Development Units

Liz Becker
Development Coordinator
Annual Giving
509-335-0938
Jess Billings
Senior Director, Annual Giving
Annual Giving
509-335-7954
Donny Boulanger
Director of Development 
Foundation Relations
Theresa Boyer
Senior Director, Gift Planning
Gift Planning
509-358-7584
Spencer Farrin
Director, Annual Giving
Annual Giving
509-335-3913
Dawn Gauthier
Manager, Estate & Planned Gift Administration
Gift Planning
509-335-7679
Tami LaFrance
Director of Development
Foundation Relations
208-596-2126
Nikki Leblanc
Director of Operations
Annual Giving
509-335-9151
Barbara Lyon
Program Manager
Gift Planning
509-335-7883
Becky Magnuson
Director, Gift Planning
Gift Planning
Amanto Marcotulli
Director, Gift Planning
Gift Planning
360-546-9243
Risë McGill
Director of Development
WSU Scholarships
509-335-7456
Karin Neuenschwander
Senior Director, Foundation Relations
Foundation Relations
509-335-6726
Kris Olson
Principal Assistant
Central Development Units
509-335-8184
Laurie Weinmann
Fiscal Analyst & Program Coordinator
Foundation Relations
509-335-3599

Constituent Development Units

Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
509-335-2197
Julia Baskin
Director of Annual Giving
Cougar Athletic Fund
Melissa Bassett
Director of Development
WSU Vancouver
360-546-9281
Sandi Billings
Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
509-335-4144
Mary Brickle
Director of Development
WSU Spokane
Lauren Budig
Manager, Development Operations
Cougar Athletic Fund
Dawn Butler
Director of Development
Ruckelshaus Center
509-335-6205
Denise Chaffins
Development Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences
509-335-1379
Laura Child
Senior Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences
509-335-6705
Nate Coston
Director of Development
WSU Vancouver
360-546-9501
Christie Cotterill
Director of Development,
Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
206-219-2402
Amy Cox
Director of Development
College of Arts & Sciences
509-335-0419
Kym Dahl
Director of Development
Murrow College of Communication, Northwest Public Broadcasting
509-335-5563
Jennifer Dean
Senior Director of Development
College of Education
509-335-4966
Nick Dolce
Senior Director of Development
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
217-621-0096
Joan Durkoop
Development Prospect Strategist
Prospect Research & Management
Denise Echelbarger
Development Coordinator, WSU Extension 4H
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
509-358-7777
Tori Ector
Director of Development
Cougar Athletic Fund
Sue Elder
Development Operations Manager
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
509-335-2109
Sarah English
Sustainer Program Manager
Murrow College of Communication, Northwest Public Broadcasting
Nancy Fike
Senior Director of Development
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
509-358-7616
Joni Ford
Development Coordinator
College of Education
509-335-7182
Chalayne Foster
Director of Development
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
509-335-9448
Ashley Gardipe
Administrative Assistant
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
509-335-2243
Shane Giese
Director, Office of Advancement & Community Engagement
WSU Tri-Cities
509-335-2959
Kay Glaser
Director of Development
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-4835
Mike Gotch
Development Coordinator
Carson College of Business
503-335-5751
Lynne Haley
Senior Director of Development
College of Veterinary Medicine
509-335-5021
Naomi Hansen
Program Specialist
WSU Vancouver
360-546-9600
Tauhid Haque
Director of Development
Global Campus
Jay Harris
Director of Development
Carson College of Business
206-446-8772
Jared Heldt
Director of Development 
Cougar Athletic Fund
Micah Howard
Co-Chief Development Officer
Carson College of Business
509-335-7853
Tara Howe
Director, Constituent Development Units & Campaign Administration
Constituent Development Units
509-335-1240
Linda Infranco
Senior Director of Development
Honors College
509-335-7801
April Johnson
Senior Director of Development
Murrow College of Communication
206-428-3026
Josh Jordan
Director of Development
Cougar Athletic Fund
509-309-2044
Deena Kinkeade
Principal Assistant
Constituent Development Units
509-335-0929
Jason Krump
Director of Communications
Cougar Athletic Fund
509-335-8843
Kelsie Lees
Development Coordinator
WSU Spokane Health Sciences
509-358-7504
Alexa Makhani
Assistant Director, Relationship Management
Prospect Research & Management
509-335-6930
Sarah McDaniel
Membership Director
Murrow College of Communication
509-335-6522
Joe Merrill
Administrative & Development Manager
Graduate School
509-335-6412
James Miller
Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations Prospect Research Strategist
Prospect Research
Emily Neighbors
Director of Development, Seattle 
Cougar Athletic Fund
206-770-6065
Kelsea Nester
Director of Development
Elson. S. Floyd College of Medicine
509-368-6867
Scott Newell
Relationship Management Strategist
Prospect Research & Management
509-335-1748
Britta Nitcy
Assistant Director of Development
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
509-335-6479
Atalie Oesch
Events & Development Coordinator
College of Veterinary Medicine
509-335-5099
Johanna Pfeiffer
Director of Development, Spokane
Cougar Athletic Fund
509-335-2040
Bridget Pilcher
Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
509-335-0144
Nancy Rinaldi
Development Coordinator
College of Nursing
Jason Roesler
Senior Director of Advancement Research & Records
Prospect Research & Management
509-335-8115
Kari Sampson
Director of Development
Student Affairs
509-335-8372
Diane Sandquist-Hammond
Administrative Assistant 
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
509-368-6832
Shea Saralecos
Director of Development
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
509-335-3764
Carisa Scharnhorst
Administrative Assistant
College of Veterinary Medicine
509-335-9516
Shyanne Schoenlein
Director of Development 
Carson College of Business
Allison Sellers
Director of Development
College of Education
509-335-7843
Kelly Slocum Gabel
Development Coordinator
WSU Tri-Cities
509-372-7398
Darby Smith
Development Coordinator, Stewardship & Events
College of Arts & Sciences
Michelle Snyder
Co-Chief Development Officer
Carson College of Business
509-335-0916
Dana Sprouse
Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
253-987-5052
Courtney Stanley
Program Coordinator
College of Veterinary Medicine
206-428-3020
Mitch Straub
Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Cougar Athletic Fund
509-335-0236
Kelly Sylvester
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
509-368-6675
Lipi Turner-Rahman
Director of Development
WSU Libraries
509-335-4849
Camille Vaughn
Director of Development
Murrow College of Communication
509-335-4575
Jennifer Vourlas
Relationship Management Strategist
Prospect Research & Management
Kira Walters
Manager of Membership and Development
Schnitzer Museum of Art
Steven Ward
Scholarship Manager
College of Arts & Sciences
509-335-1096
Tara Werner
Manager, Events & Hospitality
Cougar Athletic Fund
Carolyn Wika
Senior Director of Development
College of Nursing
509-324-7245
Jenny Wood
Relationship Management Strategist
Prospect Research & Management
509-335-1104
Grant Yenney
Development Coordinator
Honors College
509-335-4505

Corporate Engagement

Lauren Graziano
Development/Program Coordinator, Corporate Engagement
Corporate Engagement

Executive Communications

Bryan Boyle
Executive Writer
Executive Communications

Financial Services, Talent & Organizational Strategy

Jonathan Velasquez
Principal Assistant 
Talent & Organizational Strategy
206-428-3024
Aaron Alonzo
Business Data Analyst
Advancement Financial Services
509-335-0957
Kasi Balmforth
Manager, Talent Management Operations
Talent Management
509-335-0943
Tianshu Chen
Gift Accounting Specialist
Gift Accounting
Hao-Yu Chiu
Director, Finance
Finance
509-335-2978
Wendy Funke
Principal Assistant
Advancement Financial Services
509-335-6193
Margie Hirose
Director, Gift Accounting
Gift Accounting
509-335-0954
Ying Hu
Fiscal Analyst 
Finance
509-335-8626
Tammi Johnson
Senior Gift Accounting Specialist
Gift Accounting
509-335-4394
Ron Lengacher
Director, Budget & Operations
Budget & Operations
509-335-0132
Amanda Lisk
Administrative Assistant
Gift Accounting
509-335-1782
Christie McCloy
Operations Assistant
Gift Accounting
Jesus Mendez
Fiscal Analyst
Finance
509-335-8887
Phara Paddlety
Gift Accounting Specialist
Gift Accounting
509-335-8872
Collette Pipkins
Fiscal Analyst
Budget & Operations
509-335-6715
Reno Probert
Gift Accounting Manager
Gift Accounting
509-335-1688
Karen Rasch
Senior Director, Talent Management
Talent Management
509-335-2316
Cole Seaman
Fiscal Technician
Budget & Operations
Miguel Vasquez-Aguilera
Fiscal Analyst
Finance
509-335-1685
MB Welch
Gift Accounting Specialist
Gift Accounting
509-335-6811
Kelly Welch
Manager, Talent Acquisition and Retention
Talent Management
509-335-1056
Taylor Welter-Kincaid
Fiscal Analyst
Finance
509-335-8615
Bonnie Wilmoth
Director, Talent Management
Talent Management
509-335-5392
Joyce Yu
Fiscal Specialist
Gift Accounting
509-335-6787

Office of the CEO

Elyse Blanch
Interim Communications Consultant
Office of the CEO
509-335-2095
Kaley King
Principal Support Specialist
Office of the CEO
509-335-8415

Philanthropic Engagement & Campaign Communications

Principal Giving

Kate Mecham
Principal Assistant 
Principal Giving
509-335-8263
Nikki Winfree
Senior Strategist
Principal Giving
509-335-7888

WSU Alumni Association

Kelly Brantner
Director, Membership & Marketing
Alumni Association
509-335-6909
Skyler Brown
Finance Assistant
Alumni Association
Leilani Carpenter
Administrative Coordinator
Alumni Association
509-335-8222
Shannon DeMeerleer
Alumni Centre Coordinator 
Alumni Association
509-335-2586
Taylor Eylar
Assistant Director, Data Management
Alumni Association
509-335-8124
Cassidy Hager
Membership Communication Specialist
Alumni Association
509-335-6949
Kellie Klein
Manager, Board Operations and Compliance
Alumni Association
509-335-6908
Zayna Lang
Chapter Support Coordinator
Alumni Association
509-335-6903
Julie Mackie
Membership Manager
Alumni Association
509-335-6905
Amber Mendenhall
Engagement Coordinator
Alumni Association
509-335-2586
Kim Mueller
Director, Alumni Engagement
Alumni Association
509-335-6906
Carrie Neppel
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Alumni Association
509-335-6904
Christina Parrish
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Alumni Association
509-335-6907
Jamaica Vandolah Ekberg
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Alumni Association
Mark Wilcomb
Director, WSUAA Administration
Alumni Association
509-335-4028

WSU Foundation Central Office

Town Centre Building, 3rd Floor
255 E. Main Street, Suite 301
PO Box 641925
Pullman, WA 99164-1925
Phone: 509-335-6686 or
Phone: 800‑GIV‑2‑WSU (448‑2978)
Fax: 509-335-8419
Email: foundation@wsu.edu

Spokane Office

412 E Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: 509-358-7500

WSU Tri-Cities

2710 Crimson Way, East 239
Richland, WA 99354
Phone: 509-372-7207

WSU Vancouver

VDEN 203
14204 Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: 360-426-9600

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