Serving fundraising professionals in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

 

About Us

Apra-NW is the regional organization for individuals interested in the field of Prospect Development. Apra-NW is committed to serving, representing, and advancing the professionals and practices that enable the philanthropic success of institutions that rely on fundraising for achieving their missions. We foster a collaborative environment for sharing and discussion, while leading the development, dissemination, and advancement of best practices, resources, thinking, and trends.


Apra-NW Board Members

Board members serve a two-year term.
(click on a name for their email)

 

President

Kris Hunt (2016-2018)

Director of Research

Oregon State University—Corvallis, OR

Kris Hunt is the Director of Research at the OSU Foundation, a position held since July 2014. She began in Research in 2006, transitioning to Assistant Director in 2010.  Before working in Research, Kris was the Lead Records Specialist with the OSUF Bio Records unit. She began her career with OSU/OSUF in 1995 on the migration team to the Advance database, moving to the OSU Alumni Association before transitioning to Advancement. Kris began working in Higher Ed Advancement in 1990 with gift processing at North Carolina State. She earned a B.S. from the College of Health and Human Sciences at OSU in 2007. When she is not at work, Kris enjoys spending time with her two boxers Rogue and Amelia.

 

Vice President and Treasurer

Lindsay Evans (2017-2019)

Research Strategist

University of Washington—Seattle, WA

Lindsay Evans entered the prospect research field in 2009 as an assistant to the research and prospect management team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Prospect research turned out to be a natural fit for her skills and interests, and in 2011 she moved into a prospect researcher role at CHLA. In 2013 she moved back to her home state of Washington and joined the Prospect Management, Research, and Analytics team at University of Washington as a Research Strategist. Lindsay holds her BA in theatre arts from Western Washington University, and outside of work you might spot her performing on stages around Seattle! She also loves staying active, mostly by running, biking and hiking around the great Pacific Northwest. 

 

Secretary

Kim Ositis (2017-2019)

Development Research Manager

Seattle Opera--Seattle, WA

Kim Ositis is the Development Research Manager at the Seattle Opera, a position she has held since January of 2016. Kim is active in the Seattle Tessitura Users Group (SeaTUG) and Predictive Modeling projects. Before coming to the Opera, Kim worked for 15 years as a law librarian for the Public Law Library of King County. In that position, she was very active in the law librarian community, serving as the president and board member of several professional associations.  Kim admits to having a bit of a "PTA problem" as she is currently the President of the Shoreline PTA Council, Vice-President of the Shorewood High School PTA and has served as President and other officers at various other PTAs and local nonprofits. She is also the President of Dandylyon Drama - a local youth theatre company.  Kim lives in Shoreline (just north of Seattle) with her web developer/nerd husband, two teenage kids, and one elderly cat. 

 

Membership Chair

Anna-Liisa Little (2016-2018)

Prospect Researcher

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center—Seattle, WA

Anna-Liisa Little has been a member of Apra and Apra-NW since becoming a Prospect Researcher at Fred Hutch in 2012 and have enjoyed the year and a half she’s served as the Apra-NW Membership Chair. Prior to Fred Hutch, Anna-Liisa worked at Microsoft for ten years. Anna-Liisa has an MLIS and an MA from the University of Washington, and a BA from Haverford College (Pennsylvania). Originally from the east coast, she has lived in Seattle for 25 years. She and her husband their two children enjoy hiking and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Mentorship Chair

Krista Berg (2016-2018)

Prospect Management Strategist

University of Washington—Seattle, WA

Krista Berg is a prospect management strategist at the University of Washington, where she had previously been a prospect management and research specialist. She holds a BA in International Studies from the UW, where she originally discovered her interest in the field of prospect development as a student caller. Krista has also worked in events and alumni relations at UW. She has appointed herself the UW PMRA (Prospect Management, Research, and Analytics) Social Chair, planning team baking competitions and team building games. Krista lives in Seattle with her husband and their two cats - Quinty and Hippo. When she's not at work she spends her time curled up with a book (and the cats) or baking.

 

Programming Chair

Lara Arlen-Wier (2017-2019)

Consultant

Self Employed--Portland, OR

 

Webmaster

Alexa Makhani (2016-2018)

Prospect Research Analyst

Washington State University—Pullman, WA

Alexa Makhani has been a Prospect Research Analyst for the Washington State University (WSU) Foundation since 2014 where she assists in prospect management and strategizing with seven development teams across the University.  She received a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance at WSU which helped in her first job with the Information Technology department where she was responsible for budgeting and contract maintenance.  Alexa serves as the Treasurer of the Board for a non-profit environmental organization in Moscow, Idaho and can often be found playing tennis, traveling, going to concerts, and exploring the Palouse with her family.

 

Conference Chair

Rachel Siegfried  (2017-2018)

Prospect Management Analyst

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation--Portland, OR

Rachel Siegfried serves as a Prospect Management Analyst at the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation.  Previously, Rachel was employed at BioEnterprise, a healthcare and bioscience accelerator in Cleveland, Ohio. Rachel received a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.P.H. in Health Promotion from Case Western Reserve University.  She represents her alma mater as an Alumni Ambassador and member of the Portland Chapter regional programming committee.  Outside of the office, Rachel can be found exploring the great outdoors, watching Ohio sports teams, and visiting some of Portland’s 70+ breweries.

 

 

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