top of page


Dr. Linda Hunt

Board Emeritus

  • Co-Founder of the Krista Foundation

  • Retired Professor of English, Whitworth University, Writer

  • Spokane, WA

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 (, received regional and national awards. Mother of Krista, she finds gardening a source of healing and joy, and delights in friendships with Krista Colleagues.

Dr. Jim Hunt

Co-Founder of the Krista Foundation

  • Retired Professor, History Department, Whitworth University

  • Spokane, WA

Aaron Ausland, MPA

Board President

  • Krista Colleague

  • Youth Finance and Life Skills Senior Specialist

  • World Vision International

  • Seattle, Wa.

Jeanne Blair

Vice President

  • Technology Program Manager, Expedia

  • Edmonds, WA

Sinead Voorhees, MSc

Board Secretary

  • Krista Colleague

  • Director, Graduate Studies in Business, Whitworth University

  • Spokane, WA

Neshia Alaovae, MA, LMHCA

  • Krista Colleague

  • Psychotherapist in private practice

  • Seattle, WA

Desiree Finch, MA

  • Seattle Health and Human Services, Community Development

  • Seattle, WA

The Reverend Woody Garvin

  • Retired, Presbyterian Pastor

  • Spokane, WA

J. Derek McNeil, PhD

Advisory Board

  • Chief Academic Officer, Senior VP of Academic Affairs, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

Nissana Nov, MSW

Krista Colleague

  • Social Impact Consultant, Many Minds Collaborative

  • Founder, SPEAR Cambodian Project

  • Tacoma, WA

Hierald Osorto

  • Austin Seminary Faith & Service Cohort staff

  • MDiv student at Austin Theological Seminary

  • Former National Program Director of Lutheran Volunteer Corps

  • Austin, TX

Jim Shaw, MD

  • Retired, Providence Center for Faith and Healing, Pallative Care

  • Spokane, WA

Laurie Werner, MPA

  • Deputy Director, PATH

  • Seattle, WA

Peter Blomquist

Advisory Board

  • Blomquist International

  • Seattle University, Global Leadership Forum

Sharon Daloz Parks, PhD

Advisory Board

  • Director of Leadership for the New Commons

  • Senior Fellow at the Whidbey Institute

Raymond Reyes, Ph.D.

  • Vice President for Intercultural Relations, Gonzaga University

  • Spokane, WA

Please reload

bottom of page