Staff

Kari IsaacsonKari Isaacson

Executive Director

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Isaacson graduated from Pacific Lutheran University and University of Oregon School of Law. Her career has taken her to Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; Tucson, Arizona; and now Walla Walla. She has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector both as a fundraiser and a grantmaker. She was president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation of Detroit, and interim president/CEO of the Northwest Area Foundation of St. Paul. Both foundations have annual grant budgets of $25 million. She was vice president of UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka, Minnesota, where she was responsible for community relations for the Ovations Division. Most recently, Isaacson was director of development at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery. Her interests include hiking, kayaking, music and the arts, reading, and meeting new people.

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Joan ConsaniJoan Consani

Director of Finance

Consani has worked for 20 years as a financial manager for several nonprofit organizations, primarily on the Olympic Peninsula. She worked for Olympic Community Action Programs in Port Townsend, and other organizations in the arts and conservation in Port Angeles and Sequim. She joined Blue Mountain Community Foundation from the accounting department of Walla Walla County's Department of Human Services.She has degrees from Washington State University and Central Washington University in communications and accounting. While in college, she developed a love of eastern Washington, which was a major reason for her move to Walla Walla.

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Casey RichardsCasey Richards

Donor Services Associate

Richards grew up in the small town of Touchet, here in the Walla Walla Valley. After graduating from Touchet High School, she attended Walla Walla Community College, where she played on the women's basketball team and received an associate's degree in 2004. She obtained a bachelor's degree in children's studies in 2007 from Eastern Washington University.Richards joined Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) in 2014 from Camp Fire Walla Walla, where she was associate director for three years. She served on the Board of Directors for The Moms' Network for two years while also serving as an Ambassador for the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce. Recently, Richards was recognized by the Chamber with the Spirit of Excellence award for her outstanding work during the past four years. She is excited to be a part of the BMCF team and work with so many wonderful nonprofit organizations to benefit our community.

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Liz McClureLiz McClure

Communication and Administration Assistant

McClure was born and raised on Whidbey Island before moving east to study communications and marketing at Washington State University. After graduation, she decided to stay on the east side and joined Shriners Hospitals for Children Spokane in their marketing department. After her stint at Shriners, McClure was the resource development assistant for Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County, responsible for marketing and event planning projects for the organization. Most recently, McClure spent two years at Baker Boyer Bank, first working in the Contact Center, and then as an associate in the Trust Department. McClure is excited to get back into the nonprofit marketing world and make a difference in our community.

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