Meet the New Board Members

Leadership Tomorrow, 07/22/2014

Leadership Tomorrow welcomes eight new Board members for LT'15 (September 2014-August 2015).

 Jonathan Bahe, LT'14, is an architect and Senior Associate at NBBJ. Jonathan provides process design leadership and client management for NBBJ corporate clients, focused largely in the tech and creative sectors. He was previously the Managing Director of the Design Futures Council, where he was responsible for the evolution and development of the DFC, enhancing its position as the premier think tank for architecture and design leadership and foresight. Jonathan has served in several capacities within professional architecture organizations. In 2006, he was president of the American Institute of Architecture Students, at which time the Beyond Architecture endowment and awareness campaign was launched. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects, as well as the Board of Directors of AIA-Minnesota and numerous other committees and task forces.

Sheila Burroughs, LT'01, is Vice President of Human Resources Business Solutions for Group Health Cooperative. She is responsible for strategic consulting within business divisions, enterprise compensation, talent analytics, organizational development, and staff and leadership development. Sheila is a seasoned HR executive with more than 18 years of experience in the health care industry. Since joining Group Health in 1995, she has led a variety of system improvements. In addition, she has provided board-level leadership to a number of community organizations in the areas of organization mergers, fundraising, grant writing, and advocacy efforts to influence legislative policy at local, state, and federal levels.  Sheila holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and Management from the University of Oregon, and master's degrees in Business Administration and Health Care Administration from the University of Washington. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources.

Rick Chatterton, LT'12, is a passionate community builder and heads his own consulting company that builds brand strength in the cruise hospitality industry.  Rick uniquely combines corporate experience, public service involvement and non-profit commitment.  He previously dedicated 18 years to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. where his responsibilities and duties ranged from Chief Purser on board cruise ships to managing the global recruiting efforts for both Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises.  He has been a commissioner on the Woodinville Emergency Preparedness Commission and with the Woodinville Water District.  Currently, Rick volunteers his time as a Kitchen Supervisor at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House and serves as President of the Woodinville Heritage Society.  Rick has a bachelor's degree in History from California State University, Northridge, and a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.  

Charlotte Fenner is the director of Global Leadership Development at Starbucks Coffee Company.  She is responsible for designing and implementing core leadership & employee development, recognition & talent management programs across the organization.  Charlotte has a bachelor of arts in European Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and a masters in Personnel and Development from the University of Westminster, London (UK).  During her career, Charlotte has gained global HR experience through roles in Australia, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, as well as consultancy roles supporting emerging markets across Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Charlotte moved to Seattle in 2012 and joined the Leadership Tomorrow Board of Directors in March this year.

Vickie Foege, LT'14, is a part of the Community Relations Department at HomeStreet Bank, which includes community initiative programs, employee volunteer management and giving programs, and regulatory responsibility for the Community Reinvestment Act.  Prior to joining HomeStreet, Vicki was Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Kent, where she had responsibility for the fulfillment of the organizational mission through the development and implementation of innovative drop-out prevention programs.  Vicki is a member of the Corporate Volunteer Council executive committee; has served as President of the Board of Seattle Children's Museum; Vice President of Programs, Treasurer, and Communications Chair of Philanthropy Northwest; and held numerous volunteer leadership roles within the Kent School District.  Vicki earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from Washington State University.

Chris Killian, LT'09, is the Division Manager of the Special Projects Division (SPD) for Turner Construction Company. Chris has been with Turner for 14 years serving in a variety of roles.  Prior to working for Turner, Chris worked as a project scientist / environment consultant for Pennoni Associates and GeoInsight and also worked for Outward Bound leading wilderness trips through differing environments for kids and adults.  He has a bachelor of arts degree from Bentley University and a master of science degree from the University of Washington.  Chris is a native of Massachusetts and currently lives in Mercer Island.  He enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, exercising, having a good laugh with friends and being with his family - wife Ingrid, daughter Olivia and son Finnegan. 

Jennifer Martin, LT'12 is the Director of the Center for Community Partnerships at The Seattle Foundation where she leads community change initiatives and projects in partnership with community groups, government, businesses, and philanthropy. The mission of the Center is to advance collaborative, systemic change to achieve greater economic and racial equity in King County. Jennifer also provides internal and external strategy consulting and facilitation for donor families, teams and community groups. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2008, Jennifer was an Associate Director at the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County managing youth services and leadership development programs. Jennifer is a trained facilitator and coach. She received a bachelor of arts from Northwestern University and a master of Public Administration from the University of Washington.

Lola E. Peters, LT'03, is a poet and essayist who lives in West Seattle. In 2012, she retired from 25+ years as an organizational development and training professional, with a private sector emphasis on teaching and implementing software and a non-profit emphasis on community organizing. She currently directs and produces Poetry+Motion, a collaborative performance featuring local dancers and poets. She serves on the Planning Committee for Seattle CityClub, Timebanks of Puget Sound's West Seattle Steering Committee, and is an active member of Seattle's African American Writers' Alliance and Seattle People of Color Salon. She has also served on the boards of Technology Access Foundation (as Chair in 2007-8), Central Area Motivation Program (now Centerstone), co-chaired the Council of National Religious AIDS Networks (1992-94), and served on various other local and national boards and councils. Her first book of original poems, Taboos, was published in 2013.

Sue Sallee is Vice President, Accounting and Finance at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI).   Sue, a CPA, joined REI in 2011 and provides strategic leadership for finance, treasury, accounting, tax, payroll, internal audit and procurement.  Sue spent the first nine years of her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen with clients in a variety of industries and with a focus on serving publicly-held companies.  She left public accounting to launch a consulting practice, where she primarily served accounting organizations in large public companies. Sue joined T-Mobile USA in 2005, providing leadership in the area of accounting policy and SOX before becoming the Vice President and Controller in 2007.  Sue serves on the board of the Western Washington American Red Cross, recently completed board service to Camp Fire USA - Central Puget Sound Council and has participated in and volunteered for various school, educational and non-profit organizations.  Sue is a native of the Pacific Northwest and a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. 

Naomi Sanchez, LT'87, is Assistant Dean of MBA Career Management at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Her background includes senior executive level positions in the government, education, and business sectors.  She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Washington.  Naomi has worked on the policy staff of the Governor of the State of Washington and a U.S. Secretary of Education.  She also served as Vice Chancellor for the Seattle Community College District.  Prior to her present position, she served as Assistant Dean for the Center for Professional and Leadership Development at the UW School of Law.  A resident of the Pacific Northwest, Naomi has served on numerous community organization Boards, including:  Japanese American Citizens League, President, Center for Career Alternatives, President, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, SEAFAIR, and the Greater Seattle YMCA.  She is the recipient of the 2013 Dean's Leadership Award and 2003 Dean's Citizenship Award, at the Foster School of Business. 

Kathy Shingleton, is the Vice President of Human Resources at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Prior to joining Virginia Mason Medical Center as the Vice President for Human Resources, Kathy has served in both the public and private sectors to include: MD Anderson Cancer Center, the City of Houston, and Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Brand (UTMB). Kathy served as the head of Human Resources for the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas for 23 years. In Kathy's Houston community, she was an active member of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.  Kathy earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Texas A&M University, as one of the first women to live on the Texas A&M campus. Her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, and master's in Business Administration were earned at the University of Houston.

Robert Tovar, LT'93, is the Program Manager for Strategic and Organizational Development for the King County Wastewater Treatment Division and also serves as a consultant to outside organizations seeking organizational improvements. Robert has more than 25 years of experience in leadership, management, and interpersonal development training and consulting. He has served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Seattle Mayor's Office and as a policy advisor to the Seattle City Council.  Robert is presently a member of the Central Washington University - College of Arts and Humanities Advisory Board and also conducts training and workshops for parents and families raising gender non-conforming children. He has a degree in Political Science and in Broadcast Journalism.