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Our People

Our staff is dedicated to bringing people in the community together with those who are in need—our wish kids and their families! From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission.

Melissa Arias

MELISSA ARIAS

President & CEO
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Trina Cottingham

TRINA COTTINGHAM

Vice President, Wishes
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PETER DRURY

Vice President for Mission Advancement
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TIM GOULD

Vice President of Finance & Operations
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Jeannette Tarcha

JEANNETTE TARCHA

Vice President, Communications & Marketing
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SHELBY BASSETT

Wish & Community Advancement Coordinator, Spokane
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Sophie Boyer

SOPHIE BOYER

Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager
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Bre Brennan

BRE BRENNAN

Senior Director of Data & Information Services
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Colleen Cramer

COLLEEN CRAMER

Volunteer Coordinator
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Lauren Davies

LAUREN DAVIES

Bilingual Wish Manager/Gerente Bilingüe de Deseos
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Michelle Font

MICHELLE FONT

Bilingual Senior Coordinator for Medical Outreach & Social Media
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Austin Fowler

AUSTIN FOWLER

Referral and Medical Outreach Manager
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Angela Geiss

ANGELA GEISS

Regional Director – Eastern Washington
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Renae Goettel

RENAE GOETTEL

Major Gifts Officer
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Sarah Haggen

SARAH HAGGEN HAMMANN

Corporate Relations Manager
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Carrie Jensen

CARRIE JENSEN

Wish Coordinator
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Aubree Kiaunis

AUBREE KIAUNIS

Wish Coordinator
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Zoe Kuhn

ZOE KUHN

Senior Events Coordinator
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Janine Lee

JANINE LEE

Office Manager
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Mandy Lehigh

MANDY LEHIGH-PFARR

Senior Coordinator of Gift Processing, Data Stewardship, Grants, and Prospect Research
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Jessica Mathews

JESSICA MATHEWS

Senior Communications and Marketing Manager
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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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Amy Morris

AMY MORRIS

Bilingual Wish & Administrative Coordinator
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KIRSTEN MURPHY

Wish & Community Advancement Coordinator
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Jordan Pennington

JORDAN PENNINGTON

Administrative Coordinator
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Teresa Perdue

TERESA PERDUE

Individual Giving Coordinator
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Brook Pigg

BROOK PIGG

Wish & Administrative Coordinator – Alaska
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Jessica Quijada

JESSICA QUIJADA

Senior Events Coordinator
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Caroline Reis

CAROLINE REIS

Corporate Alliances Coordinator
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Monica Sobolewski

MONICA SOBOLEWSKI

Wish Coordinator
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Thailan Springstead

THAILAN SPRINGSTEAD

Senior Corporate Giving Coordinator
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Asa Tate

ASA TATE

Senior Director of Philanthropy & Mission Advancement
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Tai Terry

TAI TERRY

Senior Design & Production Manager
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BOB TRUTNAU

Accountant
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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

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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