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.
President: Charles Kahle
Vice President: VACANT
Secretary: Cynthia Wang
Treasurer: Erin Gray
Dianne Edmonds, At Large
Karen Einberger, At Large
Rob Faucett, Science Chair
Lindsay Halm, At Large
Cathy Jaramillo, Past President
Colleen McShane, Conservation
Marilyn Sandall, At Large
Connie Sidles, Publications Chair
2012-2013 Seattle Audubon Officers
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 serve on the Board of National Audubon Society as the chapter-elected Western Regional Representative.
Vice President: Vacant
Cynthia Wang, Secretary: Cynthia currently serves as the Secretary for Seattle Audubon. 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 currently serves as the Treasurer for Seattle Audubon. She 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.
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 diverse and engaged representatives provide their insight and experience in the areas of Environmental Education, Conservation, and Science. The program committees meet monthly or quarterly and consist of board and non-board members. Committee chairs are approved by the Board of Directors.
If you are interested in learning more about the Seattle Audubon Board positions or Committee roles, please send a message to Mariekes@seattleaudubon.org or Cathyjaramillo@comcast.net.