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Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Announces New Hire and Promotions


October 16, 2015


Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, is pleased to announce staffing changes.

Chloe DeWolf, community advancement and events coordinator
In this role, DeWolf provides administrative coordination and support for Mission Advancement department including major and planned gifts, donor relations and events teams. DeWolf started with Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington in 2013 as corporate and donor relations intern, and has since assisted in several interim roles. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in strategic communications from Seattle University.

Hillary Norris, events manager
Norris joins Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington from LM IT LLC, an event logistics registration and management company. In her new role, Norris will manage and support the production of internally produced fundraising and donor stewardship events, as well as community wish opportunities. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in sports management from Washington State University and currently lives in Seattle.

Tamsyn Theo, senior manager, community advancement and events
Formerly community advancement and events manager, Theo has been promoted to this position in recognition of her achievements and expanded responsibilities, which will now include the supervision of the community advancement & events coordinator.

Elizabeth Van Huffel, wish and airline program manager
Formerly wish coordinator, Van Huffel’s position has expanded to include management of the chapter’s airline program and airline mileage drives.

To learn more about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, visit

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,800 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Currently, there are more than 400 children awaiting their wishes and there are more who qualify for our services, yet we are unable to reach them and grant their wishes due to a lack of funds and capacity. In fact, every year, one in four seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington do not receive a wish because of a lack of funding. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit or connect with us at or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.



Jessica Mathews
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

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Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333


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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
Spokane, WA 99202
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Anchorage, AK 99501
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