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Board & Staff

A diverse volunteer Board of Directors directs the work of the Foundation. They believe that every citizen in our community should have access to the skills and opportunity they need to succeed.

The Board holds capability and excellence in high regard. They are committed to transparency and generating value for beneficiaries that will affect large complex social challenges. The Board performs incalculable public service in their willingness to be accountable for the mission and these values to one another and the community it serves. Investment stewardship is provided by an Investment Committee, consisting of Board members and volunteer investment professionals.

Following is a list of our current Board of Directors and our staff.

Questions? Please contact us here.

Officers of the Board

David P. Abeyta

Board Chair

David P. Abeyta, life-long Yakima resident, works as an attorney in the areas of plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death claims. After graduating from West Valley High School, David went on to study Political Science at Washington State University. He continued his education at the California Western School of Law. David serves on the boards of the Washington State Association for Justice and Montessori School of Yakima Valley. David is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a husband and father of three.

Kristin Kershaw-Snapp

Vice-Chair

Kristin Kershaw Snapp grew up in Yakima. Her family has farmed in the area since the late 1800's. She has had a twenty-five-year career in the insurance industry, including two industry start-ups. Currently, she is the Director of Corporate Affairs for the Kershaw Companies. This role allows her to combine business with her passion for community development.

She has served on many non-profit boards including two as a founding board member and ten years on the Kershaw Companies Board of Directors. She currently serves on the U of W Foster School of Business Yakima Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Whitman College.

Kristin has lived and worked in the United Kingdon, Washington DC, and Seattle. She and her husband have raised their two children on Bainbridge Island with a menagerie of dogs, chickens, and horses.

Josh Beck

Secretary | Treasurer

Josh Beck is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the Lower Valley Credit Union in Sunnyside, where he has worked since 2012. He is a 2007 Graduate of Prosser High School, received a Bachelor's of Science in Economics in 2012 and graduated from Pomona College Western CUNA Management School. He is a past president of Sunnyside Rotary.
 

Board of Directors

 Greg Bainter