Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Cole

Cole Hoover, Director of Global Brigades Institutes, joined our board at the end of 2013. Global Brigades is a student-led organization which serves the dual purpose of educating young people in the arena 0f sustainable development and learning from communities around the globe through cross-cultural engagement.  Cole’s department focuses on education. He describes the work […]

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March 3, 2014

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Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Joel DeJong

I recently connected on the phone with Joel de Jong, a board member since October 2017 and lifelong entrepreneur, to talk about work, community service, and his Whidbey Institute board involvement. You may have seen his Emerging Future Podcast shared in our newsletters. While we spoke, Joel was tromping through Cheasty Greenspace southeast of downtown […]

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April 3, 2018

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Meet the Board: Spotlight on Sanjay

Sanjay Kapoor joined our board in May 2017. He inspires me with his frank recognition of the urgency of the challenges before us, such as climate change, and his drive to help the organization gain clarity about how best to live into its purpose with necessary swiftness. It was my pleasure to speak with him […]

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December 15, 2017

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Board Voices

The Whidbey Institute is blessed with a generationally diverse, energetic, and committed Board of Directors. As a staff member, I can say with certainty that their commitments make this organization stronger, more positively impactful, and  more responsive to the current needs of the world than I once imagined possible. My work alongside each of them has […]

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January 8, 2015

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Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Kate

Kate Snider joined our board at a vital time in the history of the organization: in late 2012, just months before the dawn of our 40th year. Kate is principal and owner of Floyd | Snider, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, as well as a certified mediator and former Seattle Girls’ Choir board chair. With […]

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April 2, 2014

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Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Sheryl

We warmly welcomed Sheryl Harmer to the Whidbey Institute board in the fall of 2013! She comes to us with an Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a background in organization development. Her recent professional experience has been in helping not-for-profits, businesses, and public entities become stronger and more effective through her work as a principal […]

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January 28, 2014

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Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Hilary

We are pleased to introduce Hilary Wilson: Event Wrangler Chief, Community Sourced Capital Product Development Manager, and new Whidbey Institute board member. Hilary combines artistic energy with business acumen, macro sensitivity with attention to detail, and a knack for relationship building with an eye for strategy. Describing how her career as a fundraising consultant evolved, […]

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January 6, 2014

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Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Dale

by Marnie Jones Dale Schweppe joined the Whidbey Institute board this summer and has already been working closely with staff to add focus and clarity to our external communications. With a professional background in business development, marketing, and strategy, he brings a talent for big picture thinking. These skills have been honed in the professional realm, but apply equally […]

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September 5, 2015

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Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Jill

We are delighted to welcome Jill Sheldon to our Whidbey Institute board of directors this spring. Jill has worked in a variety of leadership and development positions in organizations whose work ranges from women’s rights to environmental law and water rights. She’s currently a coach and consultant with Open Road Coaching and Consulting, and makes her home on Whidbey with her wife […]

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June 2, 2015

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Meet our Board: Spotlight on Victoria

Victoria Santos is completing a third year of her Board term for the Whidbey Institute, after a hiatus which included international travel, family time, and intensive work with two other organizations. She’s an impassioned community leader, volunteering for several area non-profits while running her own organization, Sister Island Project, alongside Co-Director Peter Blaustein. Sister Island […]

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September 5, 2014

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