Board of Directors

The EWU Foundation board of directors provides oversight for the work of the Foundation. The Board determines the goals and objectives of specific fund raising initiatives, sets policy with regard to investments and spending and ensures that proper attention is paid to stewardship of gifts already received. Directors are elected to serve a three-year term of office. Directors can serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all of our volunteers.


Alexis AlexanderAlexis Alexander ’14 CSTEM
Spokane River Manager
Avista Corporation
EWUF Treasurer

No Image AvailableKianna Baker
Ex-Officio (voting)
Associated Students of EWU

Mike EkinsMike Ekins '68 CBPA
Interface Commercial Capital, Inc.
EWUF Immediate Past Chair

Karla GehlenKarla Gehlen '85 CBPA
Corporate Human Resources Manager

Curtis GriffinCurtis Griffin '91 CBPA
Zip's Investments, LLC

No Image AvailableCole Harrison
Ex-Officio (voting)
Associated Students of EWU
Athletic Affairs and University Advancement

Krisann HatchKrisann Hatch '88 CBPA
Regional Manager
Washington Employers
EWUF Vice Chair

Phil HaugenPhil Haugen
Chief Operating Officer
Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority

Margo Hill Margo Hill ’08 CBPA
Assistant Professor
Eastern Washington University

CMarc HughesMarc Hughes
Farmers Insurance Agency, Cheney

Claudette KenmirClaudette Kenmir ’84 CBPA
VP Regional General Manager
Physicians Insurance

Jay KirkpatrickJay Kirkpatrick ’98 CSS
Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Rich Marll Rich Marll ’95 CBPA
Director, Human Resources
EWUF Secretary

Richard Mount Richard Mount 
Witherspoon Kelley

Mike MumfordMike Mumford '81 CBPA
Vice President
UBS Financial Services

Kim Pearman-GillmanKim Pearman-Gillman
Senior VP of Community and Corporate Relations
Numerica Credit Union
Ex-Officio (voting)
BOT Representative

No Image AvailableWendy Repovich
Retired Faculty
Eastern Washington University
Ex-Officio (voting)
EWURA Representative

No Image AvailableCorey Ross '01 CBPA
VP Senior Account Executive/Co-Founder
Fusion Business Finance

Yvonne Smith Yvonne Smith ’88 CALE
Spa Director
Northern Quest Casino & Resort

Jeff StannardJeff Stannard ’91 CSS
Customer Development Manager
Mondelēz International
Ex-Officio (voting)
EWUAA Representative

Stu SteinerStu Steiner ’01 CSTEM
Senior Lecturer
Eastern Washington University

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson '86 CBPA
Vice President/Commercial Banking Officer
Wheatland Bank
EWUF Chair

Tom TiffanyTom Tiffany '65 CSHE
Retired President/CEO
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories

Karen Weis Karen Weis 
Vice President Legal/Compliance
Numerica Credit Union

No Image AvailableVin Vu '86 CSTEM
Technical Program Manager
F5 Networks

Brett WrightBrett Wright
Sr. Manager of Community Engagement & Intelligence
Autodesk Inc

Ex-Officio (non-voting)

Mary Cullinan, PhDMary Cullinan, PhD
Eastern Washington University

James MurphyJudge James Murphy
Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
BOT Representative

Barb RicheyBarb Richey
Executive Director, EWU Foundation
Vice President for University Advancement

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