Foundation for Early Learning
615 Second Avenue, Suite 525
Seattle, WA 98104
General Information: email@example.com
Doug Coleman serves as Finance Manager with the Foundation for Early Learning. His role is to oversee the day to day financial operation and ensure the accounting records are maintained in accordance with all generally accepted accounting procedures. The Foundation’s investment program is also a part of his responsibilities with the goal of ensuring the long term financial stability of the organization. This is to be achieved through prudent investment strategies. He is also committed to enhancing the accounting system to accommodate growth over the next several years.
Doug has spent 38 years in various accounting and financial management positions, both in the private and the nonprofit sectors. He began his career in public accounting as senior audit manager for two local accounting firms. The focus of his past 26 years has been in the nonprofit world as Chief Financial Officer and Controller with several social service and affordable housing organizations.
Doug graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting with 2 years as an engineering student before changing to the Business School. In his spare time, Doug enjoys entertaining his 6 year old grandson and driving his Corvette on weekends. He also is currently serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the State’s largest nonprofit organization providing residential and social services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Executive Director, ext. 22
As Executive Director at Foundation for Early Learning, Mark W. Crawford will be working closely with the Board and staff to effectively launch the organization’s exciting new programs and initiatives. He will be responsible for all executive functions of the organization, oversee the day to day operations, and work with external stakeholders to further the Foundation’s mission of “Finding and fostering opportunities that support kindergarten-readiness for young children, birth to age five, in Washington State.”
He is a Senior Executive with over 25 years of successfully leading and managing organizational change and
Mark has spent the majority of his career in the non-profit sector with an emphasis on serving children and working in the arts. He served as Managing Director at Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), and Associate Managing Director at A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle, WA) between 1993 and 2002. He also served as Executive Director at the Committee for Children (Seattle, WA) between 2003 and 2007, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Seattle based Talaris Institute in 2008 and as Interim Executive Director of the Bellevue Arts Museum from 2008 through 2011.
Arigin Sakda honors her role at Foundation for Early Learning as the Office Administrator. She contributed her work to support the Foundation as the Program Intern of September 2010 and later became the Program Assistant in November 2011. Arigin now manages and oversees the smooth operation of the office.
Arigin is also a student attending Seattle Central Community College preparing for a transfer to a four year college. Prior to Foundation for Early Learning, Arigin worked for a financial institution where she gained her professional business demeanor and attained her customer service skills. She was also an Intern for Alliance for Education where she discovered her interest in non-profit organizations. Arigin is once again excited to be part of an influential non-profit such as Foundation for Early Learning. She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors for the largest Asian and Pacific Islander non-profit community health center and foundation in Washington state.
Aileen Marie Tubo
Aileen Marie Tubo joined the Foundation for Early Learning family as a Program Intern and is now our Development Assistant. She will be managing the Getting School Ready! publication and distribution. Aileen Marie is interested in child development and its influence on early learning and beyond. She hopes to learn more about the administration and policies and its impact on early learning in Washington State.
Aileen Marie comes in with a bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently finishing up her master's degree at the UW School of Social Work. She is also completing a certificate in nonprofit management at the UW Evan's School of Public Affairs. Prior to graduate school, she comes in with years of experience in providing direct service as a camp counselor for elementary school-aged children and mentor to low-income first generation high school students within the greater Seattle area. On her free time, she enjoys singing karaoke, cooking, baking, and watching re-runs of her all-time favorite show, Friends. Aileen Marie is excited to gain experience and learn more about working in the nonprofit sector.
Program Manager, ext. 28
As Program Manager, Susan Yang oversees the day-to-day grant activities of the Foundation, specifically she supports the Early Learning Public Library Partnership and the Native American Early Learning Initiative.
Susan brings over 15 years of experience working in the early learning, education and human services fields. This includes work in the public, for-profit and non-for-profit sectors. Susan has worked on both the development and implementation of programs and policy. She also has experience working in community development lending.
Susan holds a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree in international studies and sociology from Northwestern University.
Development & Communications Intern, ext. 21
Allison Colclesser joins the Foundation for Early Learning team as the Development and Communications Intern. She will be assisting with the distribution of the Foundation’s Getting School Ready! publication. She will also conduct social media research and incorporate applicable trends to the Foundation’s current internet presence. Allison will be working in event planning and assisting in the preparation of the Foundation for Early Learning luncheon.
Allison is a current graduate student at the University of Washington and is working towards her masters in Public Affairs from the Evans School. Allison is new to the city as of September and moved from Indiana. A native Hoosier, Allison graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Public Affairs in environmental management and a minor study in nonprofit management.
When Allison isn't on campus, in class, or at her internship, she is usually at the dog park playing with her Siberian husky, Miccah. She also enjoys cooking, watching IU basketball, exploring Seattle, and hiking.