Washington Board of Directors

Andrew Buhayar

Andrew Buhayer -  Board Co-Chair

User Centered Designer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Andrew Buhayer is a strategic planner with a multidisciplinary background in design and analysis. He's currently a user centered designer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior, Andrew was the head of user research and analytics for Nordstrom’s People Lab, an internally focused group enhancing Nordstrom’s workplace and empowering employees to reach their potential. His work involves surveying the employee population, designing leadership and training programs, and measuring effectiveness of internally focused resources. Prior to Nordstrom, Andrew worked at global design firm NBBJ as a strategic consultant. At NBBJ he assisted in the planning, development and occupancy of client’s future facilities. His work involved providing decision support to clients weighing significant facility investments with long range business planning. Andrew primarily supported hospitals and health system clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Before NBBJ, Andrew worked as a Senior Analyst with management consulting firm Sg2. He completed his Masters in Business and Masters in Design through the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Marguerite Kondracke

Marguerite Kondracke - Board Co-Chair

Former President & CEO, America's Promise Alliance

During her forty-year career, Marguerite Kondracke has been both an entrepreneur and a public servant. She has held leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In 2012, Kondracke retired as President and CEO of America's Promise Alliance, founded by Gen. Colin Powell to make our children more of a national priority. Before joining America's Promise, Kondracke served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and as Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee for Children and Families. Previously, she co-founded and was CEO of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, today a $3 billion public company, the nation's largest provider of workplace child care and one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For." Earlier, Kondracke served in the cabinet of then Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander as Commissioner of Human Services. Today, Kondracke serves as an advisor to other entrepreneurial organizations seeking to make a difference for children and families. She is on the boards of three public and four private companies and is a past trustee of Duke University. She and her husband, award-winning journalist Morton Kondracke, live on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Melannie Cunningham

Melannie Denise Cunningham - Board Secretary

Director of Multicultural Recruitment, Pacific Lutheran University

Melannie Denise Cunningham is the Director of Multicultural Recruitment for Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Her major responsibility is to create and execute strategy that helps the university increase student of color enrollment. Cunningham is also President and CEO of the Cunningham Network, Inc., a consulting agency she founded that provides public relations, media production and business development services to clients. She is well known in Washington State as a motivational speaker, advocate for youth and champion for education as it relates to issues of access and equity. She is a former advisory board member for Kids at Hope and the Fund for Women and Girls. She heads up the International Involvement and Awareness Committee for the Tacoma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a sisterhood of over 200,000 college-educated Black Women in bond for service. Cunningham holds a B.A. degree in General Studies from Washington State University, an M.B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and a certification in Broadcast Production Technologies from Bates Technical College.

Joe Hailey

Joe Hailey

Director of Development, Congregations for the Homeless

Joe Hailey is Director of Development for Congregations for the Homeless, a Bellevue, Washington-based non-profit focused on ending homelessness on King County’s east side. Prior to that assignment he served as Corporate Relations Officer for United Way of King County in Seattle, Washington. Joe joined the non-profit sector in 2011 after a decades-long career in the high tech sector during which he held positions of increasing responsibility with industry leaders such as IBM Corporation and Cisco Systems. He served as Director of Development for Evergreen Software Tools in Redmond, Washington, and held the same position at Sterling Software in San Bernardino, California. He was Senior Director, Product Development, at Solucient, LLC located in Bellevue Washington. As Senior Programmer-Manager, his last position at IBM, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of a 55-person software engineering team with a multi-million dollar departmental budget. While still at IBM, Joe also found time to co-own and operate a gourmet cookware store in Gilroy, California, and in later years owned and operated a full-service insurance and financial services agency located in Kirkland, Washington. Joe holds a BA in Applied Mathematics with departmental honors from the University of Laverne, located in Laverne, California; an MS in Applied Mathematics from Santa Clara University, located in Santa Clara, California; and is a graduate of United Way’s highly-coveted Project Lead program, an initiative designed to prepare people of color for non-profit board service and other positions of leadership within the community.

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Kelly Haughton

CEO, Global Index Group 

Kelly Haughton is the founder of Global Index Group, where he is currently working on an innovative set of financial instruments based on real estate indexes. Prior to founding Global Index Group, Haughton spent the majority of his career working at Russell Investments, where he designed and created the Russell family of indexes including the Russell 200. In recognition of his index work, Haughton won the George Russell Achievement Award for innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. Alongside his work in real estate and investment management, Haughton has been on the Junior Achievement of Washington Board of Directors for over 25 years. He was closely involved with raising funds to build the JA World facility in Auburn, Washington. Haughton holds a Master's of Science in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Oregon State University. Haughton and his wife currently live in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Board Meetings

The Green Dot Washington Board meets bi-monthly at the following dates and times. These meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

 

June 30, 2016

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August 11, 2016

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September 14, 2016

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October 27, 2016 (Thursday) -4:00-6:00pm - SEA

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December 14, 2016 (Wednesday) - 9:00-11:00am - TAC

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February 23, 2017 (Thursday) - 4:00-6:00 PM - SEA

May 24, 2017 (Wednesday) - 9:00-11:00 AM - TAC

June 28, 2017 (Thursday) - 4:00-6:00 PM - SEA

September 13, 2017 (Wednesday)– 9:00-11:00 AM (TAC)

October 23, 2017 (Thursday)– 4:00-6:00 PM (SEA)

December 13, 2017 (Wednesday)– 9:00-11:00 AM (TAC)

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes: 2015-2016

August 11, 2015: Teleconference Call (Tuesday) - 12:00pm

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September 15, 2015 (Tuesday) - 10:45am -12:00pm - TAC

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October 22, 2015 (Thursday) - 4:00-6:00pm - SEA

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December 16, 2015 (Wednesday) - 9:00-11:00am - TAC

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February 12, 2016: Teleconference Call (Friday) - 4:30-5:00pm

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May 25, 2016 (Wednesday) - 9:00-11:00am - TAC

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All GDPSW Board meetings are accessible by conference call.

Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031

Meeting ID: 664-249-716

TAC Location:
1301 E. 34th St.
Tacoma WA 98404

SEA Location:
210 S. Hudson St.
Seattle WA 98134

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