The Launch Board of Directors plays a critical role in supporting our mission by providing strategic and financial oversight for our organization. It’s an exciting time at Launch — our agency is in a period of growth, and we’re in need of passionate, creative, committed, and qualified individuals to join our board. Board service provides members an opportunity to give back to the community, learn new skills, and make a significant difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.


To apply for membership on our Board of Directors, please e-mail Dr. Angela Griffin, Launch’s CEO, at She welcomes your inquiry! 

Co-Chair: Danya Clevenger – Seattle Public Schools

Co-Chair: Daisy Dong – Davis Wright Tremaine

Treasurer: Sharene Nelson – Prism Worldwide

Secretary: Derek Moretz – Seattle Housing Authority

Board Members:

Andrew Buhayar – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mark Evans – Umpqua Bank

Adam Petkun – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

KJ Dykema – Family Retirement

Nick Heyer – Retired (Battelle)

Safi Sadiq – Amazon

Alex Sheehan – Washington State Healthcare Authority