Board Biographies

  • Craig Shrontz, 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.
  • Andrew Borges, Vice President,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. Formerly, he served on the board for the Giddens School. His son is an alum of the Class of ’15, and his daughter is an alum of the Class of '11.
  • 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 formerly served on the board of Kindering, a neuro-developmental center serving the needs of children with special needs and their families, and 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.
  • Ann Bradford, Secretary, 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.

  • 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 M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has spent the majority of her professional career in corporate finance.
  • Jan Chow is an account manager with Ravenna Solutions, an online admissions-based software solution. She received her M.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago and is a former trustee of both the Epiphany School and Children’s Trust Foundation. Her older daughter is an alum of the Class of ’13, and her younger daughter 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 boards of the Cedarmere Foundation in Seattle and Thrive Washington Foundation. 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 Gormleyreceived a master’s in architecture from The Graduate School of Design, at Harvard University, and was an intermediate designer in New York for the firm Kohn, Pedersen, Fox. Her sons are members of the Classes of '13 and '15.
  • 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.
  • 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 B.A. in economics from Smith College, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Her youngest daughter is a member of the Class of ’20.
  • Gail Jarvik is Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, and Head of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington, where she holds the Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine. She is an internist and clinical medical geneticist, and is active in medical genetic research and biomedical ethics. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Iowa and her M.S. and Ph.D. 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. She is on the board of the American Society of Human Genetics. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have three children, all of whom are NWS alums or students: Ella ’13, Leah ’15, and Ethan ’21.
  • Stacey Jones is an instructor in the economics department at Seattle University. She teaches courses on economic inequality and statistics and conducts research on regime change in labor markets. Stacey received her B.A. in philosophy from Carleton College and her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. She previously served on the board of the French American School of Puget Sound. With her husband, Thierry Mougin, she has a son (’15) and a daughter (’19).
  • Sally Ketcham is a visual artist, freelance graphic designer, and community volunteer. She has two children in the Class of ’18.
  • Victoria (Vicki) Leslie is president of The Leslie Fund. She 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 Prolitec, Inc. 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 an alum of the Class of '15.
  • Christi Muoneke is a strategy advisor and attorney for global technology startups, with a passion for education and development in underserved communities. She is co-founder of tägbar, a technology platform that aims to eliminate the achievement gap by translating research-based recommendations into actionable tasks and making information available to all. She serves on the Board of SEEDArts, a community development and advocacy nonprofit organization in South East Seattle. Her son attends The Northwest School in the Class of ‘19.
  • Tina Ragen is currently in property development and management. Previously, she was a systems analyst for a manufacturing company. She has served on advisory committees at the University of Washington and volunteered in math classes at her local elementary school. Her son is in the Class of '18.
  • 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. His daughters are members of the Classes of ’15 and ’19.
  • Cathy Sarkowsky is a visual artist, investor, and philanthropist, who has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, committees, and capital campaigns for thirty years, including MOHAI, CoCA, Henry Art Gallery, Northwest Film Forum, Epiphany School, and University of Oregon. Cathy has a B.A. from Pomona College, and M.A.s from Antioch University and the University of Oregon. Her son is a member of the Class of '16.
  • Lynda Turet believes that space is a platform for possibility and change in people’s lives. She founded a company in 2014 that helps create inspiring spaces for homeowners and home buyers (www.lyndaturet.com). She earned a master’s in geography at the University of Washington where she studied the social psychology of space. Before moving back to her hometown of Seattle, she worked as a national policy advocate in New York City and the Deep South (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) on issues ranging from Hurricane Katrina recovery to healthcare reform. She is an alum of Tufts University, The New York City Coro Fellows Program, and The Northwest School (Class of ‘01).
  • 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.
  • 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.