Board Biographies

  • Tom Lombardo, President, is a financial advisor with the investment firm of Robert W. Baird & Co. He has previously worked with predecessor firms Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley. Tom has served on the Northwest School board since 2005, most recently as treasurer, and in prior years on several other cultural and educational boards in the Seattle area. His two sons are alums of The Northwest School (Classes of ’14 and ’10).
  • Craig Shrontz, Vice President, is a real estate partner at Perkins Coie in the Real Estate Land Use Practice Group. He counsels clients in commercial real estate and property development transactions, as well as retail and commercial leasing transactions. His two children are members of the Classes of '12 and '16.
  • Mike Anderson, Treasurer, is founder and president of PayNorthwest, a payroll and employer services company, and is the owner of Business Support Services Northwest, a small business accounting services firm. He serves on the board of Kindering, a neuro-developmental center serving the needs of children with special needs and their families, and formerly served on the board of Epiphany School where he chaired the Finance Committee. He has one son at The Northwest School (Class of '18), two other sons who are alums (Classes of '11 and '14), and a daughter.
  • Christine White, Secretary, has served the Seattle non-profit sector in the fields of education and community services for nearly twenty years. Previously, she worked in the field of health policy research. Christine received her Bachelor of Arts from Queens College in New York City, and her master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Her daughter is a member of the Class of ’16, and her son is a member of the Class of ‘18.

  • Lisa Anderson serves on the boards of the Norcliffe Foundation, the Moccasin Lake Foundation, and Children's Hospital Guild. She was formerly a trustee at the Epiphany School. She has one son at The Northwest School (Class of '18), two sons who are alums (Classes of '11, '14), and a daughter.
  • Deirdre Black has been actively involved in independent schools for nearly twenty years, as a classroom volunteer, coach, and board member. She currently serves as the chairperson for the advisory board of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington. With her husband, Fraser, Deirdre has three children, the youngest of whom is a member of the Class of ‘16. Deirdre received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and spent the majority of her professional career in corporate finance.
  • Andrew Borges, NCARB, is a partner at Rohleder Borges Architecture, and has spent over twenty years designing a wide variety of projects with stewardship and sustainability at the core of his work. He served on the board for the Giddens School. His son is a member of the class of ’15, and his daughter is an alum of the Class of '11.
  • Ann Bradford is President of Lyric, Inc., a strategy and brand development consultancy she founded in 2005. Her work for global companies and non-profits has taken her to Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America. She advocates for youth empowerment and arts education through service on local non-profit boards, including Rain City Rock Camp for Girls and Gage Academy of Art. Her daughters attend The Northwest School in the Classes of ’19 and ’21.
  • Jan Chow received her MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and is a former Trustee at Epiphany School and Children’s Trust Foundation. Her older daughter is an alum of the class of ’13, and her younger is a member of the class of ’20.
  • George Edwards served as a teacher, coach, administrator, and head of school at five independent schools in the Southwest, Northwest, and South. George has headed St. Mark’s School of Texas, Saint George’s School in Spokane, Randolph School in Alabama, Westside School in Seattle, and Epiphany School in Seattle. He is currently on the board of the Cedarmere Foundation in Seattle. George also served twenty-seven years in the United States Air Force and its reserve components, retiring as a Colonel in 1997. He has a grandson in the Class of ‘19.
  • Genna Gormley received a Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and worked an intermediate Designer in New York for the firm Kohn, Pederson, Fox, the architects of the Washington Mutual Tower. Her sons are members of the classes of '13 and '15.
  • Barb Herrington has served in the non-profit sector for fifteen years in the fields of education and community service, and has done extensive work in the areas of finance, strategic planning, and benchmarking. She was a trustee at the Meridian School where she has served as treasurer, and is an active volunteer at Lakeside School where she has served as treasurer of the Parents Association, among other roles. She currently serves on the boards of Seattle JazzED and the Volunteer Park Trust. Previously, she worked in investment banking where she advised clients in the retail industry. Barb received her BA in Economics from Smith College, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Her youngest daughter is a member of the Class of ’20.
  • Gail Jarvik is a Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, and Head of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington (UW). She is an internist and clinical medical geneticist, and is active in research and biomedical ethics. She obtained her MD from the University of Iowa and her PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan. She trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and in medical genetics at UW. Gail’s children include a NWS alum (Ella, ‘13), a current student (Leah, ‘15), and a younger son.
  • Sally Ketcham is a visual artist, freelance graphic designer, and community volunteer. She has two children in the Class of ‘18.
  • Victoria (Vicki) Leslie directed the Ecological Monitoring Program at the Serengeti Research Institute in Tanzania and was the Assistant Director for NOAA's field study of Humpback Whales in Southeast Alaska. She was also a founding partner of The Flying Shuttle, a Seattle gallery of wearable art and art jewelry. Vicki serves on the boards of The African Wildlife Foundation and The Woodland Park Zoo. Her daughters are members of the classes of '05 and '09.
  • Mark Malamud is co-founder and consulting inventor at raxacoricofallapatorius, and principal and manager of busymonster, LLC, a consultancy company focused on advanced user interface and design. During his ten-year tenure at Microsoft, Mark became the company’s first user interface architect, leading design teams in the Advanced Windows, Consumer, Systems, and Research groups. Mark studied at Brown University where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology.
  • Scott Malatos has worked as a residential real estate agent since 1995, and is currently working for Windermere Real Estate Northwest, out of the Madison Park Office. Prior to his real estate career, Scott worked as a commercial financial analyst with Fleet Bank in Boston, as a credit manager for the Sheraton Boston Hotel, and in the Credit Office at ITT Sheraton World Headquarters in Boston. His son is a member of the Class of '15.
  • Marcie McHale is the principle architect of McHale Design, focusing on residential design. She currently volunteers with the Plymouth Housing Group, has served as a trustee on the Campbell Foundation for the past eight years, and was an active volunteer at Stevens Elementary School. She has a son and daughter in the Class of '16, and a daughter who is an alum of the Class of '13.
  • Anne Mize is President of the Mize Family Foundation, which focuses on issues of environmental justice and climate change. As a psychologist, she has had a private practice in Seattle for thirty years with youth and families. She is also an organizational development consultant and coach for not-for-profit organizations both in the U. S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Her daughter was in the class of ’12.
  • Garrett Mullen is President of Smith & Greene Co., a food service distribution and facility design company. His son is an alum of the Class of '14.
  • Udo Reich is co-founder and president of Ambiente European Tile Design, a tile and stone distribution and installation company, as well as managing partner of Panescu Properties, LLC, a property development and investment partnership. He has served six years on the Blue Ridge Community Board as president and architectural chair and ten years on The Bertschi School Board as board president and facilities chair. Udo has two daughters attending The Northwest School (Classes of ’15 and ’19).
  • Kathleen Wareham is a mediator, facilitator, and attorney. She is a professional mediator with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service (WAMS), and she previously served as attorney and managing director at MacDonald, Hoague, Bayless, litigating tort and probate cases. Her daughter is an alum of the class of '13, and her son is an alum of the Class of '11.
  • Jeff Williams is the director of security strategy for Dell SecureWorks, following thirteen years of security and privacy work at Microsoft, and has also been an adjunct professor of Risk Management and Telecommunications for the University of Phoenix. Jeff graduated from The Northwest School in '87 and has been co-chair of the Alumni Council. Jeff’s son is a member of the incoming Class of ’21.
  • John Zagula is founding managing director of Ignition Capital, a venture and private equity firm. He recently spent two years in Shanghai founding the firm’s Chinese affiliate, Qiming Ventures. Previously, he spent over eight years at Microsoft in various senior marketing and strategy positions, one of which was as general manager of Global Campaigns. His two sons are members of the Classes of ’15 and ’18.