LWSF Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees provide strategic leadership and direction in keeping with our organization's mission.

LWSF has open positions on its Board of Trustees – Applications Being Accepted Now

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is looking to add new trustees to our governing board. LWSF gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being in the Lake Washington School District. We activate our mission through four focus areas: removing barriers, building connections, enhancing learning, and supporting wellness. 

We are very interested in building our board with thoughtful, diverse candidates who have enthusiasm for the work we do, connections to local businesses and corporations, and the ability to help us expand our reach. 

If you have a passion for serving and impacting students and families across the district, we encourage you to apply online.

Applications received by May 15th will be considered for the 2023-24 trustee positions. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

2022-23 Executive Committee

Nancy Colburn has been part of the LWSF in multiple ways over the past ten years, serving as a volunteer, a trustee, and board president. Nancy and her family have lived in Sammamish since 2002 and both of her children graduated from Eastlake High School. Nancy is an LWSD classified substitute, a district volunteer, and a certified ADHD and life coach who advocates for neurodiverse students and families.  

Jonathan Heuer has watched two daughters pass through three fantastic LWSD schools, sparking his interest in being of service to the entire district, where he has also volunteered as a college essay coach and an AVID tutor. He heads up marketing and technology for home improvement company HomeSquare and is currently serving as the President of the Kirkland Parks & Community Foundation.

Mindy Lincicome has been a part of the Lake Washington community for over 16 years, living in Redmond with her husband and their three children. After 20+ years of volunteering with school, church, Scouts and other community organizations, Mindy now works part-time in non-profit administration.

Irene K. Neumann moved to Kirkland in 2007 and raised her twin daughters in the LWSD. She is a long-time parent advocate for students, volunteering for over fifteen years as a Girl Scout leader, art docent and in PTA. Irene has a passion for community engagement and looks forward to bringing her experience to the LWSF.

Born and raised in the Snoqualmie Valley, Joan Krona has worked in the banking industry for over 15 years. She is currently Vice President, Division Operations Manager at Banner Bank, Metro WA. In her spare time, Joan enjoys reading books and engaging in various recreational outdoor activities.

2022-23 Trustees

Catherine Boeger is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, responsible for driving revenue, usage, and customer satisfaction objectives for Microsoft 365. She brings extensive leadership experience across the areas of marketing, sales, finance, and business strategy. With two teenage daughters in the Lake Washington School District, Catherine has been passionate about education throughout her life, drawing inspiration from her grandparents who were elementary and middle school teachers.

Girish Joshi is a Global Technical Director at Microsoft with over 17 years of experience in software/services/products and global sales & strategy across a range of businesses in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. His personal interest in researching practical, innovative, and
effective ways to transform mental health allows him to make impactful change as a board member with NAMI Eastside, a volunteer with the homeless community, and a trustee with the Foundation.

With 25+ years’ experience in her industry, Jana Koeberle is the Sr. Vice President of Retail Real Estate and Development for Kemper Development. Having had a positive experience raising two kids and being part of the community of Lake Washington School District, Jana has always been struck by the size of the district and the wide range of needs across the student population. She believes that creating resources to support the schools and the students is critical work.

Having provided PTA leadership at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, Jen O’Donnell brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the needs of students across the Lake Washington Schools District. With a background in social work practice and a heart for service and advocacy, Jen also serves on the board of Lake Washington PTSA Council and Washington State PTA.

Dan Ross is a partner at Hill Wallack LLP, where he concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction, commercial real estate transactions and litigation. Dan earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his B.A. in Business from the University of Washington.

Sudha Sharma feels a personal connection to the Lake Washington School District. Her breadth of experience as a parent, PTSA volunteer, and now an educator in the district grants her a unique perspective on the vast needs of the learning community. Sudha is also a certified Meditation and Yoga instructor.

Being a part of the Lake Washington community for 15 years, Xubei Zhang actively volunteers in several local non-profit organizations which promote parenting and family values. She believes that it takes a village to raise a kid.

Racial Equity Statement

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is committed to doing the work to help achieve equity and justice for ALL of the students and families in our district. As a key partner to the Lake Washington School District, the Foundation embraces and has adopted the principles described in the recent statement from the LWSD Board of Directors. In particular:

“We believe that the lives of Black people do matter. We believe that it is our responsibility to condemn and speak out against discrimination, hate and racism.”

We know that this process requires listening, learning and action. We are actively working with the Lake Washington School District and our community to find meaningful ways to partner on this shared goal.

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