Lake Washington Schools Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Trustees


Lake Washington Schools Foundation received an infusion of energy and talent this fall with the addition of a new executive director and five new board trustees.

As Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s new executive director, Kristina Williams will oversee all foundation activities and work with the board, staff and community to further the foundation’s mission of “raising funds to support academic excellence and success for all students in the Lake Washington School District.”

Kristina is a successful leader with over 22 years of experience in nonprofit, educational and community leadership roles. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as the executive director of the SAMMI Awards Foundation and has held key management roles in a number of non-profit organizations including the Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, Blind Childrens Center of Los Angeles and Glendale Family Service Association.

Her experience teaching in the Burbank and Castro Valley Unified School Districts in California, and the Evergreen School District in Washington gives Kristina insight into the needs of students and teachers.

Kristina holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education from California State University, Northridge.

Eight-year residents of Sammamish, Kristina and her husband Larry share a love of outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.

Five new board trustees have also brought talent and a dedication to students to the foundation: Minerva Butler, Glen Campbell, Dan Davidson, Valerie Horvath, and Matt Isenhower.

The foundation board, staff and volunteers are looking forward to working with this group to raise funds to support and enrich Lake Washington students. For more information about volunteering with the foundation, please contact Kristina Williams at or (425) 936-1317.