Board Biographies

  • Tom Lombardo, President, is a financial advisor with the investment firm of McAdams Wright Ragen in Seattle. He has previously worked with predecessor firms of 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. He has had two sons attend the Northwest School, one in the current year’s graduating class.
  • Craig Shrontz, Vice President, is a partner at Perkins Coie in the Real Estate Land Use Practice Group, counseling 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 their Finance Committee. He has two current students at The Northwest School (’14, ’18) as well a son who is an alum (’11) 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 Masters 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 board of the Norcliffe Foundation, the Moccasin Lake Foundation, and Children's Hospital Guild. She was formerly a Trustee at the Epiphany School. She has two current students at The Northwest School (’14, ’18) as well a son who is an alum (’11) and a daughter.
  • Andrew Borges, NCARB, is a partner at Rohleder Borges Architecture, and has spent over 20 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.
  • Howard Chan served as Chief Finance Office of Global Finance at Acer Inc. from 2005-2009, and was with the company more than 20 years. Prior to his time with Acer Inc., he worked as Vice President, Marketing for the Taipei Branch of Bank of America. His youngest son is a 2010 graduate of The Northwest School.
  • 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, and Epiphany School in Seattle. He is currently on the Board of the Cedarmere Foundation in Seattle and serves on the Board of Trustees of Saint George’s in Spokane. George also served 27 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 he 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, MA, as a Credit Manager for the Sheraton Boston Hotel, and in the Credit Office at ITT Sheraton World Headquarters in Boston, MA. 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 and was an active volunteer at Stevens Elementary School. She has two children in the class of '16 and a daughter who is an alum of the NWS 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 a member of the class of '14.
  • Chip Ragen owns Ragen & Associates, a landscape design and building firm. He serves on the Capitol Hill Champion/Sound Transit committee, is a founding member of the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council, and is a former board member of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. His son is a member of the class of '18.
  • Kathleen Wareham is a mediator, attorney, parent, and active member of her community. She is presently a professional mediator with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service, and she previously served as attorney and managing director at MacDonald, Hoague, Bayless, litigating tort and probate cases. Her daughter is a member 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 13 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.
  • 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.