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Foundation Trustees

Meet Our Foundation Trustees

2019-2020 Foundation

The members of the Women's University Club Foundation Board of Trustees:

  • bring professional experience in the fields of business, education, government, psychology and health
  • have served on multiple community boards in leadership roles
  • have been members of the Women’s University Club Board of Trustees
  • bring a sense of brio to community service 

The Foundation Board consists of six Trustees, each serving on one of three councils, and three additional trustees who serve as Foundation Officers. All trustees and officers oversee the operation of the entire Foundation with rotating three year terms starting in October.


Foundation Executive Officers

Suzy Lantz, Chair

Suzy Lantz, Chair

  • University study abroad director and Fulbright Advisor
  • Chair, Women’s University Club annual summer study abroad program at University of Cambridge, England
  • Past President, Women's University Club
  • Book Discussion leader: Greenwood Library
  • Independent traveler to Iran with son 2010
  • Closet poet and self-appointed wordsmith


Ruth Hansing

Mary Willy, Vice-chair / Secretary

  • MS in Agriculture from University of Illinois
  • Experienced camp director, water safety and pre-school instructor
  • Farm manager
  • Dog lover
  • Needle worker



Lailla Petersen, Treasurer

  • B.S. University of Washington
  • Professional dental hygienist in Seattle; Midtown Manhattan; Needham, Massachusetts
  • Lived two years in Rio de Janeiro 
  • Past President, Women's University Club
  • Volunteer experience with multiple community non-profits
  • Can be seen on slopes and boats when she is not traveling, learning something new or studying genealogy


Community Education and Outreach Council (CE&O)


Sharon Gillaspie, Co-chair

  • Middle school principal
  • English and Math teacher
  • Pomona College Alumni Board
  • Friends of Youth Board of Directors
  • Church Moderator
  • Lover of symphony, theatre, outdoors and grandchildren
  • Enthusiastic world traveler


Judith Ramey

Judith Ramey, Co-chair

  • Professor (retired!), UW (Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering); department chair for 11 years
  • Interim dean, College of Engineering, UW, 2013
  • Served on the board of Northwest Sinfonietta; active in Washington Women’s Foundation
  • Perpetual student of Spanish & tap dancing (in both, mediocre skill level but extra points for enthusiasm)
  • Enjoys travel, opera and symphony, reading


Historic Landmark Preservation Council (HLP)

Judy Kettlewell

Judy Kettlewell, Co-chair

  • Landscape architect
  • Degrees from UCLA (BS) and U Washington (BLA)
  • Businesswoman
  • World traveler and adventurer
  • Trainer and owner of one wild Bernese mountain dog


Susan Kinoshita

Susan Kinoshita, Co-chair

  • Graduate of Shoreline Community College and attended University of Washington: English Literature
  • Office manager and full charge bookkeeper for local plumbing services company
  • Healthy Start board member
  • Spends hours on the beach with crazy spinning swimming dog
  • Loves to dance
  • Recently wowed a large audience with her baton twirling skills


Scholarship Awards (SA)

Linda Jackman

Linda Jackman, Co-chair

  • Mercer Island Deputy Mayor, City Council member
  • King County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
  • Neighborhood dog and chicken tender
  • Recent thespian roles: Trigger, Thomas (Downton Abbey), Minnie Mouse
  • Past appearance: Seafair clown


Linda Jackman

Karen Wulff, Co-chair

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Professional nurse in multiple clinical and leadership settings
  • Proprietor & Consultant, Leader/Staff Synergy provided consultation services to health care facilities in multiple areas of management operations and staff relations
  • Co-president of Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Avid mystery reader
  • Amateur gardener


Board Advisor

Bonnie Miller, Advisor to Chair and Brava! Chair