Founder

Sonnia J. Karlsson, Executive Director

Advisors (U.S.A.)

  • Marilyn Mitchell, Social Worker
  • Alice Hayes, Photographer
  • Bill Lippe, Retired
  • Dan Mazur, Mountaineer
  • David S. Robbins, Photojournalist, Himalayan Tour Guide and Consultant
  • Suzanne Riley, University Student
  • Bipasana Sakya Joshee, Lawyer
  • Pasang Sherpa, Seattle Business Owner
  • Sujan Shrestha, Seattle Business Owner
  • Surendra Shrestha, Seattle Business Owner
  • Shraddha Rimal, Entrepreneur
  • Sanju Shrestha, Seattle Business Owner
  • Jackie Garces, Pharmacist

Advisors (NEPAL)

  • Tenzing Sheerab Lama, Educator and Social Worker
  • Chimey Sherpa, Social Worker
  • Janak Dhungana, Educator
  • Bonnie Ellison
  • Murari Sharma

Committees

  • Communications: Sonnia Karlsson, Erin Inclan, Erica Cheshier, Rossana de la Noval, Raquel Romano, Shannan Chapman
  • Development: Mari Hirabayashi, Michelle Hitch, Joanna Glickler
  • Education: Amanda Wager, Erin Inclan, Christine Herbert, Ann Salminen
  • Finance: Chris Landschulz, Tamara Myers
  • Technical: Michael Duddles (IT support), Russell Williams (web)