Donna Bellew, Board President


Donna serves on the Board of Trustees at SAAS. She has nearly 20 years of leadership and human resources experience in the business and nonprofit  community. She started her career at Microsoft  Corporation, where she worked as a senior HR manager.  She is the co-founder of the Mergent Consulting Group, specializing in aligning culture, strategy, and leadership to maximize organizational performance for both business and nonprofit clients. She has served as board chair of the Women’s Funding Alliance and the Meridian School, is a graduate of the University of Oregon, has a teaching certificate in secondary education, and holds a master’s degree in organizational development from Seattle University.

Leslie Hanauer, Capital Campaign Chair

leslieLeslie serves on the Board of Trustees at SAAS. She is a graduate of University of Washington, where she studied Communications and Advertising. She worked in advertising early in her career, as both an account executive and media buyer. Leslie is the President of the Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation, which focuses on public education and the environment. She has served on many boards in the Seattle area including the University of Washington Foundation, Woodland Park Zoo, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Leslie and her husband Nick have two children, Cole ’18 and Lauren ’20.

Mike Halperin, Past President

mikeMike is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees at Seattle Academy. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Washington Medical School. Mike is board certified in Emergency Medicine and was a long time member and manager of Puget Sound Physicians. Mike has served on numerous nonprofit boards and most recently was a founding member of Seattle JazzEd. Mike and his wife Jodi Green have two children, Taylor ’10 and Lucy ’15.

Erin Culbertson, Director of Institutional Giving, Seattle Academy

erinErin received her BA from University of Puget Sound where she also spent most of her decade-long career in development. She served as a data analyst for a number of years before traveling the country meeting with Puget Sound constituents as a Development Officer for the One [of a Kind] campaign. Erin leads the SAAS Rising campaign and development office for Seattle Academy.
Email: eculbertson@seattleacademy.org

SAAS Rising Campaign Committee

  • Donna Bellew, Board President
  • Leslie Hanauer, Trustee, Capital Campaign Chair
  • Mike Halperin
  • Mark Jennings
  • Barbara Malone
  • Kayley Runstad, Trustee
  • Matt Sweeney, Trustee