Board of Directors
Senior Vice President with Pacific Continental Bank
Nick Anderson is a Senior Vice President with Pacific Continental Bank where he leads a team of bankers focused on serving the financial needs of nonprofit sector organizations and small businesses. Previously, Anderson was Managing Director of Treasury Management and Payment Solutions for Opus Bank where he developed a full suite of products from policy to launch, then acted as national sales manager overseeing production activities for all markets. Nick earned a Certified Treasury Professional designation in 2011 from the Association of Financial Professionals. A 2008 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, Anderson was named one of the banking industry’s ‘Rising Stars’ by the Independent Community Bankers Association (2009). Anderson began his career with Bank of America in a variety of positions including sales, operations management, branch management and training and development. Nick is active in his community as a board member and advisor to non-profit and public sector organizations.
Anna S. Choi
Co-Chair, Business Coach and Marketing Consultant
Anna S. Choi is committed to empowering the next generation of global leaders. She brings 13 years experience as a mission driven entrepreneur working with social enterprises such as Washington Technology Industry Association, University of Washington, Impact Consultancy, Ignite Washington, & Goodfunds Wealth Management (now Natural Investments).
Anna started and sold her first business, InsideOut Investing, a socially responsible financial planning practice in five years for double what is was worth. She built the business from scratch as a broke college student (majoring in art & community, environment, & planning) and through direct outreach and marketing systems, was grossing six figures by age 23. Now she helps social entrepreneurs get more clients through strategic marketing consulting.
Anna is Founder of TEDxBellevue and Creativity Symposium for Women Leaders. These events were designed to build community among thought leaders to impact social change. She’s organized over 250+ social impact events in the last decade and is 1 of 190 global leaders who leads the Self Expression and Leadership Program of a $90M social enterprise. Anna’s passion to support mission driven leaders of achieving their triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit is what she hopes will transform our economy from being solely profit driven to an economy based on human-happiness.
Principal Consultant, Entrepreneurial Management Consulting, social entrepreneur and SEA WA- Board Chair
A veteran of several technology and social enterprise startups, he partners with for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises to innovate greater performance improvements in margin and mission initiatives. His background includes business development roles with Fortune 500 firms including IBM, telecom startups and small business management. Ross recently held the roles of Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at HopeWorks Social Enterprises, a Snohomish County organization starting and operating multiple social enterprises. In addition to SEA WA, Ross serves as a Director for other social purpose organizations within both King and Snohomish Counties.
Ross graduated from Golden Gate University, San Francisco CA with a BA in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington’s Executive Development Program.
CFO of Pioneer Human Services
Stephanie is the CFO of Pioneer Human Services, a social enterprise that provides individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives. Pioneer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conglomerate of several industries: aerospace manufacturing, behavioral health treatment, affordable housing and reentry services, all aligned to providing critical supports to individuals reclaiming their lives after incarceration. Over 60% of Pioneer’s 1100 employees have criminal histories. Stephanie has over 30 years of accounting, finance, and IT management experience in complex manufacturing companies with 1,000+ employees operating in multiple locations in the semiconductor, metal and electronics industries. Stephanie is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington. She is a past President of NAMI – Southwest Washington (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and former Treasurer of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington.
Vice President of Manufacturing, Production and Assembly at Northwest Center
Mike Quinn is Vice President of Manufacturing, Production and Assembly at Northwest Center. He joined the team in 2008 with 30 years of experience in operations management, capital projects and negotiation—as well as logistics, shipping and distribution. Mike oversees Electronetics, Puget Sound Laundry Services, and Northwest Center Assembly & Packaging. In each of those businesses, he has emphasized lean processes and systems that resulted in a better bottom line for his customers – while creating greater opportunities for people with disabilities to succeed.
Mike has been actively involved in acquisitions and divestitures of Northwest Center’s operational units, leading to organizational efficiency and profitability. He and his team have seized networking and development opportunities that drove double-digit percentage growth in Northwest Center’s electronics, packaging and laundry businesses.
Prior to Northwest Center, Mike worked as the General Manager of Operations for Ryerson Steel, where he led the day-to-day business and personnel management aspects for large manufacturing centers and regional distribution facilities. He has a proven track record of applying analytical skills and leadership to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service. Mike is also experienced in leading continuous improvement initiatives during changing business cycles, resulting in increased market share and profitability.
Mike holds a BA in economics from Ithaca College in New York.
Joel’s support of the SE concept is based on his 25-year career in Marketing and service on 15+ NFP Boards. What companies call “profit” and NFP’s call “capacity-building” are both approaches that reflect a starting point of identifying a market need and finding a way to sustainably address it. Joel’s initial participation in SEA-WA started when he was searching for ideas to help several not-for-profits create an ongoing revenue stream while staying true to their public mission. Joel’s passions include education, environment, community and personal development, and human & civil rights. He has degrees in Marketing, Finance and French.
Steph Sharma believes in the shift to shared purpose as a core strategic imperative for business. She is the Managing Director of LEAD the difference, a Seattle-based research and consulting firm that guides executives through transformation to the creation of shared purpose. Social impact and human value in organizations, remain untapped opportunities for realizing human value to the long-term viability of the organization. Through consulting, speaking, writing and community engagements, Steph has dedicated herself to helping organizations define, understand and realize this value. Steph serves on the faculty of Presidio University (http://www.presidio.edu/) for Strategy as well as having been a founding member of the Washington State Chapter for the Social Enterprise Alliance.