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.



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Chelsea LeRoy

Community Volunteer

President Elect

Laurie Baur

Alaska Airlines

Past President

Kaitlyn Jackson

Dimension Law


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Scott Gifford

Scott Gifford Law


Amanda Packer

Turner Construction

Member at Large

Carlyn Roedell

Community Volunteer


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.

Ilays Aden

Port of Seattle

Trisha Arias

Centro Neighborhood Kitchen

Bryanna Bui


Leah Davidson

Windermere Real Estate

Patti Gifford

Keller Williams Realty

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Chris Keaton


Justin Kraft


Annie McGrath

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Ana McLay

Omeros Corporation

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Jan Noorda

Community Volunteer

Linda Norman


Paul Schmidt

Key Bank

Ex Officio Trustees

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

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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