Board of Trustees

Meet the Team

The Highline Schools Foundation was established in 1999 with the purpose of providing community resources to help Highline Public Schools succeed. Oversight for the Foundation is provided by a volunteer Board of Trustees who meet eight times per year. Six of the trustees are elected as officers each year and meet monthly to ensure the Foundation is on track to accomplishing its goals.



Kaitlyn Jackson

Dimension Law

President Elect

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Chelsea LeRoy

Community Volunteer

Past President

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Chris Keaton



Laurie Baur

Alaska Airlines

Member at Large

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Scott Gifford

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The Foundation is governed by a dedicated group of volunteer trustees and is the only 501(c)(3) organization supporting all Highline Public Schools. Board members work on committees and offer support with a personal donation of time, making calls, fundraising and supporting the mission of the Highline Schools Foundation.

Bryanna Bui


Patti Gifford

Keller Williams Realty

Justin Kraft


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Jan Noorda

Community Volunteer

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Carlyn Roedell

Community Volunteer

Not Pictured:

  • Ilays Aden, Port of Seattle
  • Linda Norman, Microsoft
  • Amanda Packer, Turner Construction

Ex Officio Trustees

  • Deborah Strayer, Highline Education Association
  • Dr. Ivan Duran, Superintendent – Highline Public Schools
  • Fred Swanson, Executive Director – Highline Schools Foundation
  • Joe Van, Highline School Board

Emeritus Trustees​

  • Terri-Ann Betancourt, Skanska
  • Ann Crossler, Gilbert Family Dentistry
  • Sandra Eliason, Metro Parks Tacoma
  • Travis Exstrom, Microsoft
  • Kristen Kerns, B Line Events
  • Elizabeth Leavitt, Port of Seattle
  • Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, Seattle Sounders FC
  • Tom Russell, Emission Resource Group
  • Janel Stoneback, Emerald City Smoothie
  • Chuck Tuman, Community Volunteer
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