Board of Directors 

The Foundation Board of Directors are dedicated to increasing private support for Whatcom Community College. They are local people involved in the community, donating their professional expertise and time to make higher education more accessible for Whatcom students.

Board of Directors posing for a photo (From left standing:) Caite Holman, Sue Cole, Anne-Marie Faiola, Andrew Moquin, Troy Wills, Kira Bravo, Ron Kleinknecht, Mike Langey, Kathi Hiyane-Brown, Bob Winters (From left seated: Lynne Masland, Phyllis Self,  John Stewart, Brenda-Lee Karasik, Kurt Anderson, Victoria Dahlgren, 
(Not pictured: Bob Tull, Satpal Sidhu, Susan Sandell, John Pedlow, Josh Summers, Sandra Hughes, Carolyn Scott, Bev Jacobs)


Foundation Board of Directors


 Kurt Anderson, Immediate Past Chair

 Retired, ARCO Refinery

Dr. Lynne Masland
Retired, WWU

 Kira Bravo

 CPA, principal, Metcalf Hodges

Andrew Moquin

Retired, Arts Management

 Sue Cole

 Executive Director for College Advancement, WCC

John Pedlow, Trustee Representative

Retired, CEO of Broadcast Electronics, Inc.

 Victoria Dahlgren 
 Retired, Public Defender

Susan Sandell, At-Large

Retired Owner, Sandell's For Her

 Anne-Marie Faiola

 Entrepreneur, Owner: Brambleberry, Otion Soap

Phyllis Self

Retired, Counselor (Past WCC Trustee)

 Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown, Vice Chair
 President, WCC

Carolyn Simpson Scott, MD


 Caite Holman

 Director for WCC Foundation

Satpal Singh Sidhu

Senior Consultant and CEO, Epod Solar Inc.

 Sandra Hughes, SPHR

 Human Resources Manager, Alcoa Intalco Works

John Stewart, Secretary/Treasurer

VP Commercial Team Leader, Heritage Bank

 Beverly 'Bev' Jacobs

 Retired, Special Education Administrator

Josh Summers

Director of Public Affairs, Phillips 66

 Dr. Brenda-Lee Karasik, Chair
 Director, Research Projects Dev., San Diego SU

Robert M. Tull

Attorney at Law, Langabeer & Tull, P.S.

 Dr. Ron Kleinknecht, Vice Chair

 Professor Emeritus of Psychology, WWU

Troy Wills

VP, First Federal Bank

 Mike Langey

 Retired, WCC

Bob Winters

Humanities Faculty, WCC



 WCC Foundation staff posting for a photo
 (From left:) Stephanie Schmitt, Kate Imus, Caite Holman

Caite Holman, Foundation director, provides fundraising leadership in support of the College. "What I enjoy the most is getting to know all of the people who work with the Foundation; our donors and the students, faculty and staff who benefit from our work. It's touching to see and build connections between amazing students and folks in our community who care about education." Caite has several years experience in college fundraising, including her most recent position as senior director of annual giving at Wichita State University. Prior to that, she was the director of annual giving at Western Washington University.

Stephanie Schmitt, operations manager, handles the day-to-day processes and procedures to ensure the Foundation runs smoothly. "I like meeting amazingly motivated students and hearing from them how WCC is changing their lives through faculty, classes, student clubs. I'm thankful for the privilege of being part of improving students' access to those experiences." Stephanie has worked as a technical writer and office manager before joining the Foundation.

Kate Imus, program specialist, manages the Foundation's scholarship program and also coordinates other special projects, including events. "As a WCC alum, I appreciate the opportunity to support our current students." Kate has worked for various health and education related nonprofits in the region.