Board of Directors  

Seattle Audubon is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors. They help to accomplish the mission through a set of shared values that underline our mission to cultivate and lead a community that values and protects birds and the natural environment, a healthy environment in balance, where people enjoy, respect and care for our urban community.

Our Board of Directors play a vital role in ensuring Seattle Audubon has the strategic direction and necessary resources to create a sustainable community. In addition to their role as at large board members, several serve on Committees. We are grateful for their expertise and focus ranging from policy/legal, marketing, management, planning, communications, and community engagement to ensuring financial stability of the organization.

Charlie Kahle, President
Cynthia Wang, Vice President
Vacant, Secretary Erin Gray, Treasurer  
Brett Cooper, At Large Jane Hedberg, At Large
Caryn Sengupta, At Large
Bill Ehmann, Development Chair
Rachel Lawson, At Large
Connie Sidles, At Large
Karen Einberger, At Large Suzanne Richman, At Large
Mia Spangenberg, At Large
Jill Ericsson, At Large Marilyn Sandall, Conservation Liaison
Wendy Watson, At Large
Robert Faucett, Science Liaison
Adam Sedgley, At Large

2013-2014 Seattle Audubon Officer Biographies

Charles Kahle, President:  Charlie is serving as President for Seattle Audubon a second time, having previously served from 2000-2002. He is also the President of the computer-consulting firm, Kahle Technology Systems. He previously served on the Board of National Audubon Society as the chapter-elected Western Regional Representative.

Cynthia Wang, Vice President:  Cynthia has been a volunteer with the organization since she moved to Seattle in 2005.  She works as a marketing and strategy executive for one of the largest IT companies in the world.  Cynthia holds a BS and MS in engineering, and an MBA in finance and marketing.
Erin Gray, Treasurer:  Erin has worked at Green Century Capital Management, an investment company that manages two environmentally-responsible mutual funds.  Erin also has previous experience at a big-5 accounting firm.  She has a joint MBA and Masters of Environmental Management, and brings a wealth of financial and environmental policy knowledge to Seattle Audubon.

Committee Opportunities

Seattle Audubon has several program committees to support our organization’s mission of Cultivating and Leading A Community That Values and Protects Birds and the Natural Environment. These committees provide their insight and experience in the areas of Environmental Education, Conservation, and Science.  In addition, Seattle Audubon has several organizational  governance committees, including Development, Nominating, and Personnel Committees.  The committees meet monthly or quarterly and consist of board and non-board members.

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