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, Tim Douglas)


Foundation Board of Directors


Kurt Anderson, Chair

Retired, ARCO Refinery

Ron Kleinknecht
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, WWU

Kathi Hiyane-Brown, Vice Chair
President, WCC

Mike Langey
Retired, WCC 

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

Andrew Moquin            

Retired, Arts Management

John Stewart, Sec. / Treas.
VP Commercial Team Leader, Heritage Bank

Susan Sandell
Retired Owner, Sandell's For Her

Troy Wills, Immediate Past Chair

VP/Market Area Manager, First Federal Bank

Satpal Singh Sidhu
Senior Consultant and CEO, Epod Solar Inc.

Lynne Masland, Past Chair
Retired, WWU

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

Phyllis Self, Past Chair
Retired, Counselor (Past WCC Trustee)

Bob Winters, College Rep
Arts & Humanities Division Chair, WCC

Victoria Dahlgren, At-Large
Retired, Public Defender

Sue Cole

Executive Director for Institutional Advancement, WCC

Tim Douglas, Trustee Rep

Retired, WWU, former Mayor of Bellingham

Caite Holman

Director for WCC Foundation

Kira Bravo

CPA, principal, Metcalf Hodges

Anne-Marie Faiola

Entrepreneur, Owner, Brambleberry, BestDayEver, Otion Soap



 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.