Gretchen Frankenstein | Office Manager
Prior to joining the Foundation, Gretchen managed facilities utilization for Plymouth Church and implemented operational improvements. Gretchen has extensive experience designing field programs for environmental nonprofits and assisting other small organizations with improvements in finance and operations to enable them to better fulfill their missions. Gretchen also coaches organizations entering the world of grants to help them gain competency with grant seeking and management. Gretchen has a Master’s degree from Western Washington University in Marine Ecology and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington Russian and East European Studies.
Maura Sullivan | Program Officer
Maura leads the Foundation’s grant making, including managing proposal development and the review process. Maura also advances organizational initiatives and priorities. Her previous work experience includes management auditing in county-level government and serving as legislative fiscal staff on the Washington State Senate’s Ways & Means Committee. Maura earned joint Master’s degrees from the University of Washington in International Studies and Public Affairs, and a B.A. from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Kathryn Terry | Executive Director
Prior to joining the Foundation, Katy worked at King County Parks, serving for ten years as the Deputy Director and Interim Director. Her previous experience included work in the nonprofit and public sectors in programs, donor relations and finance. Katy has joint Master’s degrees from the University of Washington in International Studies and Public Affairs, and a B.A. from Columbia University in Russian.
Carol Vipperman | Senior Advisor and Program Manager
Carol’s responsibilities include leading the Jackson Leadership Fellows Program and strategic communications. Before joining the Foundation, she was president and founder of the Foundation for Russian-American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC), a nonprofit advancing U.S.-Russia business and community relations. Previously, she had a career as a consultant and public speaker, conducting training courses in marketing, customer service, and sales. She is the author of two books – Marketing Your Service and Professional Selling. She has a B.A. from the University of Washington in Far Eastern and Slavic Studies, with an emphasis on Russia.