Wyman appoints new Charities Advisory Council

News Release
Issued: June 14, 2013

OLYMPIA...A state council tasked with identifying emerging issues and trends affecting Washington’s charitable organizations has eight new members.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has appointed the following people to the Charitable Advisory Council: Nola Grier of the United Way of Clallam County, Port Angeles; Alma Navarro of The Nonprofit Coalition, Yakima; Jim Daly of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, Hoquiam; Mary Giannini of Witherspoon Kelley, Spokane; Adam Borgman of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Spokane; Carrie Green of the Three Rivers Community Foundation, Richland; Tamara Watts of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle; and Pam Toal, Olympia.

Returning council members are attorney Judith Andrews, Seattle; Stuart Grover, Tacoma; CPA Mike Plymale, Vancouver; and Moonwater of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Bellingham.

The 2013-14 council meets for the first time Monday morning in Olympia.

Agency representatives on the 16-member council include Sarah Shifley of the Office of the Attorney General, and three from the Office of Secretary of State: Corporations and Charities Division Director Pam Floyd, Charities Program Manager Rebecca Sherrell, and Charities and Nonprofit Education Coordinator Teresa Glidden.

Under state law, the Charitable Advisory Council advises the Secretary of State on training and educational needs of charitable organizations and model policies related to governance and administration of these organizations.