Trustees and Members


The nine trustees, who serve without compensation, are elected by Foundation members for staggered five-year terms. The trustees are responsible for determining the investment and distribution of gifts, and for deciding if bequests meet the eligibility of the public purposes of the Foundation.

Membership as of April 2018:

Board of Trustees

  • Lisa Abel, President
  • Richard Bullock, Vice-President
  • Mathew Denman, Treasurer
  • Ellis Jacobs, Secretary
  • Nick Eastman
  • Terry Graham
  • Lisa Kreeger
  • Joanne Lakomski
  • Susan Miller
  • Roger Reynolds
  • Kathryn Van der Heiden
  • Mathew Wallace
  • Sterling Wiggins


  • Basim Blunt
  • Leigh Duncan
  • Nick Eastman
  • John Fleming
  • Terry Graham
  • Lauren Heaton
  • Kevin McGruder
  • Sandy McHugh
  • Audrey Smith
  • Mary Kay Smith
  • Brook Whitmore


  • Marketing/Public Relations – Matt Wallace, Chair
  • Grants Review – Kathryn Van der Heiden, Chair
  • YSEE Advisory – Terry Graham, Chair