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Get to know our Board President, Anna Steen

As a parent in the Bainbridge Island School District and a current board president of the Bainbridge Schools Foundation, I feel grateful to live in a community where so many people contribute time and resources to our schools.

It takes a village to raise a child, as the old saying goes. It also takes an island as dedicated and caring as Bainbridge to make quality public education for all students a reality.

Our district is known for its dedicated teachers, hard-working staff, and engaged parents. Why is Bainbridge Schools Foundation necessary? To be blunt, because state and federal funding does not meet the needs of all our families. It requires additional resources to ensure our schools meet the needs of every student, every day.

Through the generosity of our donors, BSF enhances education for students from kindergarten through graduation. BSF funds innovative programs like the STEM Lab, academic support for struggling students, the social emotional learning initiative, and training and professional development for educators. I have seen firsthand the positive impact BSF makes in our schools.

It takes an island to ensure our schools inspire and support all students. I truly believe that quality education is the base for ensuring the next generation creates a kinder, better world. Please join me in this mission.

Board of Directors

Anna Steen, President
Brian Livingston, Past President
Scott Covey, President Elect
Chris Cancialosi, Treasurer
Piper Thornburgh, Secretary


Peter Bang-Knudsen*
Jason Cheung
Jim Corsetti*
Bill Covert*
Mark Emerson*
Tara Hilgers
Mike Lewars
Tamar Lowell
Dave Manning
* ex-officio (non-voting)


Troy Niehaus
Kathyryn Oliver
Kathleen Phillips
Clint Ramsey
Joanie Ransom
Caroline Reed
Brad Schick
Lisa Timmins
Tamara Turner

Advisory Council

Former board members and major donors who are dedicated to staying connected to BSF and who contribute advice and wisdom to our organization.

Jennifer Kim, Chair
Vicky Marsing
Molly Nikunen
Anne Blair
Nicole Leiker
Karen Segerson

Julie Yunt
Marianne Lindsey
Rob Dalton
Sarah Bullock
Mendy Droke
Elizabeth Chambers

Jennifer Pells
Fred Pabst
Andrea Pickett
Juliet LeDorze
Rob Bernard
Amin Neghabat

Jennifer Solseng
Paul Greenawalt
Carleen Gosney
Louisa Barash
Dana Greenawalt
Teaque Lenahan


Lisa Timmins
Interim Operations Manager


Elsa Watson
Development Associate


Allison Brock
Events Coordinator


Krista Tracy
Development Assistant



Musings on the importance of our mission from BSF board members.

Funding the future—

preparing students for lives

we cannot yet see.

Education needs

impactful dollars well spent,

changing students’ lives.

Each child a world of

possibility—let us

open every door.