Chief Executive Officer253-857-1655Richard joined the foundation in April of 2000. Richard collaborates with the Board of Directors to guide the foundation's strategic planning, programs and community affairs. Prior to arriving at the foundation in 2000, he spent many years working in nonprofit organizations and business in California. As the former executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, Richard has experience in global philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." Mark Twain
Director of Finance & Operations253-857-1654Stephanie joined the foundation in June of 2000. Prior to working at the foundation Stephanie studied Sociology at the University of Washington and worked in banking. Stephanie is responsible for the day to day operations of the foundation. For general inquires, please contact Stephanie."Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
Susan joined the foundation in May of 2008. Susan brings with her over 20 years of community organizing experience from work as a social justice director of a local church, supporting immigrant farm workers, and documenting human rights abuses against civilians in the war zone in Nicaragua in the 1980s. Susan manages the Jane's Fund Team, facilitating and enhancing Jane's Fellowship Program and building relationships with partners and the northwest community. For inquiries about Jane's Fund, please contact Susan." Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of injustice which make philanthropy necessary." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fabiola Greenawalt joined The Russell Family Foundation in 2010 as an executive assistant providing administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and his Leadership Team. In May of 2013, Fabiola transitioned to the position of program associate working in the environmental program. In January 2015 Fabiola was promoted to Program Officer where she manages a portfolio of grants and community relationships, and provides program and project support.
Previously, Fabiola was the senior executive assistant at the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods where she performed duties to support the department director, worked on special projects and represented the Department at various initiatives. She was an active member of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and committee member of the Seattle Latino City Employees."Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa
Strategy Director253-857-1661Henry joined the foundation in January of 2006. As Strategy Director, Henry provides strategic guidance, promotes creative thinking and encourages risk-taking among his colleagues across all areas of the Foundation: grassroots leadership, environmental sustainability, and global peace."Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~Marianne Williamson, Return To Love
Program Officer253-857-1666Holly joined the Foundation in August of 2007 and works on the foundation's Environmental Sustainability Program, managing a portfolio of grants and community relationships, with special emphases on protecting and restoring Puget Sound and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative. She has been recognized by the Center for Whole Communities as a "Young Leader Reimagining Conservation" and completed a national fellowship program, "2042 Today", which trains environmental leaders to engage communities in rapidly changing American society. Holly has her Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Washington and sits on several Tacoma-based non-profit boards and committees. For inquiries about the Environmental Sustainability Program please contact Holly." Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~Chief Seattle
Grants Manager253-857-1658Linsey joined the foundation in April of 2006. Linsey was born in Seattle, grew up in the Bothell area and worked in insurance prior to joining the foundation. Linsey is responsible for all aspects of grants management. For grant related inquiries please contact Linsey.
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I - not events - have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." ~Groucho Marx
Programs Director253-857-1656Seth joined the foundation in April 2014. He is responsible for the foundation's program-related grantmaking and community engagement efforts. His daily work includes supporting the organization's programs staff, facilitating greater partnership and innovation within the foundation's grantee ranks, and supporting grantees with communications efforts that improve efficacy and impact. He is always in search of fresh ideas and welcomes yours. Before joining the foundation, Seth spent many years at Intel Corporation, taught at the University of Oregon, and served in a variety of consulting and nonprofit roles. He is also a narrative nonfiction writer (Milkweed Editions, publisher) and nonprofit board member/volunteer (Crag Law Center, Prince William Sound Science Center, TEDxPortland)."You can't sit around waiting for inspiration - you have to go after it with a club." ~Jack London