About Us

Our Board


Aaron Ausland, MPA

Board President
Krista Colleague
Director of Independent Research and Evaluation, World Vision International

Biography (Open)

Aaron Ausland, MPA/ID
Krista Colleague
Associate Director, Independent Research and Evaluation, World Vision International
Bogota, Colombia

Aaron has worked as an international development practitioner in over two dozen countries. His diverse work has included launching a microfinance program in Bolivia, consulting a multinational mining corporation on their corporate social responsibility strategy, evaluating a multi-million dollar emergency response to the Indian Ocean tsunami, creating an econometric model to help combat corruption in Peru, and leading a team of operations auditors for a major development NGO. He is the founder and editor of The Global Citizen: a Journal for Young Adults Engaging the World Through Service, which is published by The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship. He has a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He was Krista's husband, and has been remarried to Gabriela Moreno Ausland since 2002; together they have two children. They currently live in Bogota, Colombia. Aaron's other interests include writing, public speaking, cooking, chess, distance running, and hand drums.


Jeanne Blair

Vice President
Director, eCommerce Strategy & Product Management, Premera Blue Cross
Edmonds, WA

Dee Giannamore, C.P.A. (Inactive)

Board Treasurer
Retired VP for Audit, Evaluation & Risk Management, World Vision International
Chino, CA

Nissana Nov

2008 Krista Colleague, Community Entrepreneur
Tacoma, WA

Sharon Daloz Parks, PhD

Advisory Board
Principle of Leadership for the New Commons
Senior Fellow at the Whidbey Institute

Biography (Open)

Elsa Distelhorst

Retired Director of Development, Major Gifts, Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

Wakefield Gregg

Krista Colleague
MBA Graduate Student
The e-Bike Store: Owner
Portland, OR

Dr. Jim Hunt

Co-Founder of the Krista Foundation
Professor of History: Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

Dr. Linda Hunt

Co-Founder of the Krista Foundation
Former Professor of English: Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

Biography (Open)

Co-founder and initial director of the Krista Foundation, Linda taught writing in the English department at Whitworth University for twenty years where she also served as faculty director for their innovative Service-Learning program. A freelance writer and national speaker, her bestselling book Bold Spirit, a true story of a mother and daughter who walked across Victorian America (www.boldspiritacrossamerica.com), received regional and national awards. Mother of Krista, she finds gardening a source of healing and joy, and delights in friendships with Krista Colleagues.

Derek McNeil, PhD

Advisory Board
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Biography (Open)

The Reverend Wayne Meisel

Advisory Board
McCormick Theological Seminary, Director of the Center for Faith and Service

Biography (Open)

Moses Pulei, PhD

Advisory Board
Assistant Professor of Global Education and Theology

Biography (Open)

Raymond Reyes, Ph.D.

Vice President for Intercultural Relations, Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

Carol Scott-Kassner, PhD

Advisory Board
Spiritual Director & Spirituality of Aging