Board of Directors

2022 Officers




Emily Happy, Principal at The Philanthropy Collective - President, South Sound Philanthropy Summit Co-Chair

Emily has served the Puget Sound nonprofit community for the past 20 years. "AFP South Sound is my go-to for superior development education. Along with the growth and learning comes the camaraderie of many caring professionals-- we are truly a collaborative and supportive community. It is my privilege to serve on the board and lead the South Sound Philanthropy Summit committee efforts."

Al Hove, J.D.,
Principal Counsel & CEO, PHOENIX RISEN Consulting - Immediate Past President

"Over the past 30 years I have been fortunate to serve many nonprofits, in either a staff or consulting capacity. When asked to serve as an officer on the AFPSS board, I saw it as a terrific opportunity to ‘give back’ during a time of transition and great challenge for our profession. Our work includes the need to strengthen the skills and build the pipeline of the next generation of development professionals; and, AFPSS is at the forefront of these efforts."


Laura Rose, CFRE, Charles Wright Academy -President Elect, Programs Co-Chair


Mary Brickle,
Tacoma Art Museum - Treasurer

Jennie Griek
, CFRE, Greentrike — Secretary
Jennie has had the honor and privilege to work for Greentrike in a fundraising capacity since 2008, and credits much of her learning to the resources and network of development professionals AFPSS shares. 
"I joined AFPSS as a new Development Director in 2015 because of the stellar professional development AFPSS provides. I am happy to volunteer and grateful to learn alongside a community of development professionals."

2022 Directors

Mary Brickle, Tacoma Art Museum —Marketing/Communications Chair 

Jill Rose, PCAF — IDEA Chair

Missy Zenczak Candler, United Way Pierce County — Program Co-Chair

Jennifer Li Dotson, National Bureau of Asian Research - Membership Co-Chair

Ruth Tollefson, CFRE, Amara

Lee Warnecke, University of Puget Sound


Chapter Administrator

Jennifer McLain
"I have served in various capacities in non-profit organizations and am excited to be a part of AFP South Sound.  I find great joy in supporting non-profit professionals as they create opportunity and equity in our community.  I hope to serve those involved with AFP South Sound as they strive to further educate and expand their knowledge of the fundraising profession."