Foundation Board of Directors

The LWTech Foundation Board of Directors, at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, is comprised of community and business leaders who volunteer their time to manage the activity of the LWTech Foundation in strict adherence to the Foundation's mission of actively engaging business and community to support LWTech, its students, and its role in building a strong economy.

2023 Board of Directors

  • Ken Boyer, Retired, Software Engineer
  • Jessica Beck, Attorney, Krueger Beck Law
  • Glenn Gardner, President and General Manager, Synrad
  • Diane Haelsig, Retired, Software Company Founder
  • Kathy Katzenberger, Manager, EvergreenHealth Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Darryl Lytle, Retired, Sales Executive
  • Nazie Nabaie, Dental Hygienist, Implant & Periodontic Specialists
  • Kristen Overleese, President, KBA, Inc.
  • Gayle Shimokura, Faculty Director of Public Health, LWTech

Ex Officio Directors

About the LWTech Foundation

The LWTech Foundation provides the college with resources needed to deliver educational success and a skilled workforce. It strives to meet the needs of students, business and industry. It also actively engages business and community support of the college, its students and its role in building a strong economy. The Foundation is the legal entity that works with the college to provide student grants and scholarships, promote health and wellness, and contribute to the high school academy at LWTech and Early Learning Center. Funds are raised through such activities as the Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast, endowment scholarships, and planned giving. It also manages the Distinguished Alumni Award, based on public nominations, to recognize LWTech alumni who have made notable achievement in her/his career, service to the community, and inspirational impact.