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Chief Executive Officer


Patrick D'Amelio

Patrick D’Amelio is Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM. As CEO, he is responsible for the management, programs, and infrastructure of the organization. With his vision, Patrick leads Washington STEM in advancing equity, excellence, and innovation in STEM education. Read More

Chief Learning Officer


Sandi Everlove

Sandi Everlove is the Chief Learning Officer at Washington STEM. In this role, Sandi leads efforts to generate and share knowledge of innovation in STEM teaching and learning. In addition to working with funded partners to document insights and lessons learned, Sandi identifies and promotes promising practices from around the state, the nation, and internationally. Read More

Chief Financial Officer


Cindy Gustafson

Cindy Gustafson brings passion and excellence to her role as Chief Financial Officer at Washington STEM. Drawing from a distinguished career in finance paired with a passion for community engagement and social responsibility, Cindy plays an integral role in stewarding Washington STEM's resources to ensure every student in our state receives a robust and inspiring STEM education. Read More

Chief Development Officer


Alex Johnston

Alex Johnston serves as Washington STEM’s Chief Development Officer, leading the organization’s resource development efforts. She is personally invested in improving and increasing access to STEM education as she sees great potential for the number of lives that will be changed and the economic impact to both our state and country. She also wonders what path her life might have taken if, as a young girl who excelled in math and science, she had been encouraged to pursue those paths by a more inclusive and innovative education system. Read More

Chief Policy Officer


Caroline King

Caroline King serves as Washington STEM’s Chief Policy Officer, leading the organization’s advocacy efforts to build a robust and diverse movement to advance excellence, equity, and innovation in STEM education. Read More

STEM Network Director


Lee Lambert

Lee Lambert serves as Washington STEM’s STEM Network Director, leading the charge on the organization’s statewide effort to advance STEM education in alignment with local economic development. From supporting diverse on-the-ground partnerships to facilitating the spread of promising practices across networks, Lee is a leading advocate for high quality STEM education for every student in Washington state. Read More

Office Manager + Executive Assistant


Constance Awenasa

Constance Awenasa is the office manager and executive assistant of Washington STEM. An experienced administrative professional, Constance supports the organization’s strategic long-term development by providing a keen eye for detail and organizational efficiency. Read More

Development Operations Manager


Gillia Bakie

Gillia Bakie works closely with the chief development officer and senior development manager, providing critical infrastructure, event planning, and program direction support. She sees every day as a chance to learn, develop, and advance the mission of Washington STEM. Read More

Director of Evaluation


Shawn Edmondson

Shawn Edmondson received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Alabama and his Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation Methodology from Utah State University. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Edmondson worked as an evaluator on a variety of federally-funded health and education programs in the US and overseas. Read More

Program Officer


Amanda Fankhauser

Amanda Fankhauser’s love for education started early, when she would fake “well” so as not to miss a day of school. Amanda holds a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in early childhood development. Over the years, she has worked with students in a variety of roles and settings: as a fifth grade teacher and student council advisor in the Lake Washington School District, a summer camp teacher at both Pacific Science Center and Experience Music Project and a substitute teacher with the Bellevue School District. Read More

Communications Manager


Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall is the Communications Manager of Washington STEM. She is responsible for all communications and branding for our organization. Additionally, she manages the web presence of the organization on its website, social media channels, and e-newsletters. She supports the organization’s communications strategy with her strong writing abilities and editor’s attention to detail. Read More

Finance and Grants Manager


Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is the Finance and Grants Manager of Washington STEM. An experienced administrative professional, Jill supports the organization’s finance and grantmaking efforts by providing a keen eye for detail, organizational efficiency, and strong communication skills. Read More

Director of Technology + Product Management


Srilakshmi Remala

Srilakshmi Remala brings a wealth of experience from the technology sector to her role as director of technology and product management at Washington STEM. As a product of a first generation Indian family, Sri knows firsthand how education can be a ticket for prosperity. She is passionate about bringing innovative technology and digital solutions to improve education outcomes for all students in Washington State. Central to her work will be creating engaging online experiences to build community and demand around STEM education. Read More

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