Our Team


Eriq Acosta Eriq Acosta
Project Manager
Andrea Axel Andrea Axel
Executive Director
Elaine Belentani Saito Elaine Belentani Saito
Accounting Specialist
Amy Bettle Profile Update Amy Bettle
Project Manager
Mia Devine Mia Devine
Project Manager
V Espitia V Espitia
Project Coordinator
Lou Finazzo Lou Finazzo
Project Manager
Gwen Heisterkamp Gwen Heisterkamp
Finance and Operations Manager
Katherine Leggett Katherine Leggett
Grants & Communications Consultant
Veena Prasad Veena Prasad
Program Director
John Seng John Seng
Policy Manager
Allyse Sullivan Profile Picture Allyse Sullivan
Project Coordinator


Collectively, the Spark Northwest board contributes experience in energy law, finance, marketing, development of new ventures, fundraising, and non-profit governance. Board members play a critical role in providing organizational direction, financial and organizational policy and procedures oversight, and promoting our mission and programs throughout the community. We welcome all backgrounds and strive to have a staff and board that reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

Kyle Angelo Profile Picture Kyle Angelo
Jonathan Hill 
Maria Jimena Córdoba profile picture Maria Jimena Córdoba
Board Treasurer
Jessica Jones
Board Chair
Josh Khanna
Board Secretary
Ali Lee Ali Lee
June Lukuyu Profile Picture June Lukuyu  
Leah Martin
John Mi
Vineet Parkhe
Donald Williams Donald Williams


Our external engagement team builds support for Spark Northwest by making connections to potential partners and advising on our community partner and policy work.

Phillip Bruner profile picture Phillip Bruner  
Kelly Chang Profile Picture Kelly Chang
Yawei Hao Photo Yawei Hao
Josh Khanna
Board Secretary
June Lukuyu Profile Picture June Lukuyu  
John Mi
Joe Schmutzler 
Matthew Stanley Profile Picture Matthew Stanely  
Donald Williams Donald Williams
Jennifer Yoshimura profile picture Jen Yoshimura