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Our People

Our staff is dedicated to the pursuit of granting wishes. From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission.

Make-A-Wish® seeks the best people to fulfill our vision of granting a wish for every eligible child. Every person who joins us commits to this vision – and uses it as a guide in every action.

Barry K. McConnell

BARRY K. McCONNELL, CFRE

President & CEO
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Erica Ash

ERICA ASH

Chief Financial Officer
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Janet (Jan) Aldrich Jacobs

JANET (JAN) ALDRICH JACOBS, CFRE, CAP®

Vice President, Mission Advancement
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Trina Cottingham

TRINA COTTINGHAM

Vice President, Wishes
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Jeannette Tarcha

JEANNETTE TARCHA

Vice President, Communications & Marketing
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Sophie Boyer

SOPHIE BOYER

Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager
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Bre Brennan

BRE BRENNAN

Director of Data & Information Services
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Lauren Davies

LAUREN DAVIES

Wish & Administrative Coordinator – Eastern Washington
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Jessie Elenbaas

JESSIE ELENBAAS

Senior Wish Manager
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Meredith Fane

MEREDITH FANE

Referral & Medical Outreach Manager
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Michelle Font

MICHELLE FONT

Referral & Medical Outreach Coordinator
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Angela Geiss

ANGELA GEISS

Regional Director – Eastern Washington
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Sarah Haggen

SARAH HAGGEN HAMMANN

Corporate Relations Manager
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Janine Lee

JANINE LEE

Office Manager
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Mandy Lehigh

MANDY LEHIGH-PFARR

Data Services & Gift Processing Coordinator
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Christina Lui

CHRISTINA LUI

Director of Trusts, Estates & Gift Planning
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Jessica Mathews

JESSICA MATHEWS

Communications Manager
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Annelise Matsuo

ANNELISE MATSUO

Volunteer Coordinator
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Ellee Matthews

ELLEE MATTHEWS

Wish & Administrative Coordinator – Alaska
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Juli McClave

JULI McCLAVE

Volunteer Manager
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Hannah Moderow

HANNAH MODEROW

Communications & Marketing Manager, Regional Markets
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Hillary Norris

HILLARY NORRIS

Events Manager
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Stefanie O'Brien

STEFANIE O'BRIEN

Regional Manager – Alaska
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Kevin Polydoros

KEVIN POLYDOROS

Controller
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Jessica Quijada

JESSICA QUIJADA

Events Coordinator
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Caroline Reis

CAROLINE REIS

Corporate Alliances Coordinator
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Mackenzie Sipiora

MACKENZIE SIPIORA

Wish Manager
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Thailan Springstead

THAILAN SPRINGSTEAD

Mission Advancement Coordinator
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Chris Sullivan

CHRIS SULLIVAN

Wish Coordinator
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Asa Tate

ASA TATE

Director of Philanthropy & Mission Advancement
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Tai Terry

TAI TERRY

Design & Production Manager
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Tamsyn Theo

TAMSYN THEO

Senior Manager, Events
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BOB TRUTNAU

Accounting Coordinator
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Elizabeth

ELIZABETH VAN HUFFEL

Wish & Airline Program Manager
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Contact Us

Western Washington Office

811 First Avenue, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104

tel 206.623.5300 | 800.304.WISH
fax 206.623.5333


Eastern Washington Office

104 S. Freya Street
Green Flag Bldg, Suite 210
Spokane, WA 99202

tel 509.458.2618 | 888.790.7005
fax 509.458.2613


Alaska Office

430 West 7th Avenue, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99501

tel 907.258.9474 | 844.510.WISH
fax 907.258.9475

Latest Status Update

  • 3-year-old Marissela wants to dress like her favorite princess when she visits her favorite theme park! Help her wish come true by purchasing a dress or other fun items for wish kids on our Amazon wish list!
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #520
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Green Flag Bldg #210
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474