CfY Welcomes Two New Board Members

CfY Welcomes Two New Board Members

March 1, 2019 News

Seattle, WA – Community for Youth announces the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Andrew Donaldson and Kenisha Baxter.

Andrew joins the Board after two years of service as a mentor in CFY. He is passionate about supporting local youth, and prior to his time at CFY spent several years as a volunteer basketball coach at Seattle Parks and Recreation. In addition to CFY, Andrew is also an active volunteer for Obliteride, the Montlake Club, and NAIOP.

Andrew is a Sr. Project Manager at Westlake Consulting Group, a local construction, and development project management firm. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife Katie and daughter Cora, playing golf and basketball, cycling, cheering on the Dawgs, and (attempting) home improvement projects.

Previously, Andrew was a mentor with CfY and had this to say about why he supports CfY,
“I support CFY because the Program (1) provides resources and support for those who may not have access to it and (2) teaches and challenges its members to become more informed and active citizens. The process in which this happens, at both a mentor and mentee level, is incredible.”

Kenisha Baxter is a Solution Sales Consultant at Cambia Health Services. She has a passion for improving health and overall well-being. In her current role, Kenisha works with employers to improve their employee population health while increasing employee engagement through various solutions. She focuses on solving problems and has a deep-rooted passion for understanding the correlation between challenges to then understand how to solve them.

Over the years, she has developed a strong desire to support youth so they have the best possible opportunity for a meaningful and successful future. She understands that both meaning and success are measured differently and are ever-evolving. With that, she believes in the impact of devoted, 1:1 mentorship to support youth. She sees CFY as a vital launchpad to support the needs of our community’s teens. When she reflects on her childhood and teen years, she remembers the support that her extended family gave to her and her parents. It offered perspective. It is that perspective, she believes, that can help create a vision and opportunities to navigate through life.

Kenisha holds a dual-degree, Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development and Spanish.

Our full list of our Board of Directors can be found below.
Lara Hansen, Building Oz, Board President
Stephen Koszalka, Amazon, Board Vice President
Sheila Roe, CPA, Treasurer
Richard Manhattan, Propyrion, Board Secretary
Chris Rooney, Willis Towers Watson, Immediate Past President
Clay Gilge, KPMG
David Roe, Slalom Consulting
Roger Lorenze, Ewing & Clark, Inc.
Ben Masters, Microsoft Azure
Rovina Broomfield, Amazon
Mohammed Adeeyo, Boeing
Andrew Donaldson, Westlake Consulting Group
Kenisha Baxter, Cambia Health Solutions

Our Vision
Youth are empowered to discover a future of possibility for themselves and their community.

Our Mission
We inspire and support students to be their best selves through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.

If you are interested in joining the Community for Youth Board of Directors, please email our Executive Director, Janice Deguchi at Janice@communityforyouth.org.

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