Board of Directors

A volunteer board of directors offers careful stewardship of the fund that is invested through The Seattle Foundation. All board members are Mercer Island residents with an interest in making our community a better place to live.


Erin Krawiec, President

Erin Krawiec moved to Mercer Island in 2001 and was a Seattleite for over 10 years before that. Erin has a B.S. degree from UCLA and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and has over 14 years of professional experience. Most recently, as an Associate Director at Navigant Consulting, Erin served as an expert witness and testified in corporate litigations on matters related to economic damages, accounting, finance, and business strategy and marketing. Before that, she founded, an online gift registry for kids and worked in various business roles in the high-tech industry. Erin was chronicled by Fortune magazine in four issues between June 1999 and March 2001 and appeared on the May 2000 cover. In 2017, Erin co-founded a women's collaborative giving organization called Pitch Your Peers Seattle ("PYP Seattle") and currently serves as the President of PYP Seattle. She is also an active volunteer and involved in the PTA and the Principal’s Advisory Council at her kids’ school. Erin enjoys interior decor, travel, yoga, and skiing.

Sarah cox, Treasurer



meta lee, Grants Chair

Meta Lee is a pediatrician who lives on Mercer Island.


Jennifer mclelLan, secretary

Jennifer McLellan is a long time resident of Mercer Island and is a teacher and college readiness coordinator at Mercer Island High School.


Board Members

Joanne Abelson, Carolyn Counihan, MaryAnn Flynn, Debbie Hanson, Melissa Nehar, Betsy O'Connell, Stephanie Parmenter, Beth Picardo, Bharat Shyam, Kendall Taylor