Kol Medina is the President and CEO of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, where he works to help the people of the Blue Mountain region by providing funding and assistance to local nonprofit organizations and leadership to our community’s problem-solvers.
Kol’s dedication to improving our community through his work with nonprofit organizations is apparent in his nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership. Prior to his current position, he served as the President & CEO of the Kitsap Community Foundation. During his time in Kitsap, he also served as an elected Bainbridge Island City Council Member and Mayor of Bainbridge Island. He has served on the Boards of Directors of eleven different nonprofit organizations and, working as an attorney, has assisted scores of nonprofit organizations.
Before leading nonprofit organizations, he worked for three years as an Associate Attorney at Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC in Seattle, Washington. Prior to law school, he served for two years in the Peace Corps with his wife, Elsa, in Guinea-Bissau, Africa. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2001 and a B.A. from Carleton College in environmental studies in 1996. He and Elsa have one son and a bunch of hairy animals running around the house.
Sara Archer is a 1991 graduate of Walla Walla University and previously served as CEO of Blue Mountain Humane Society. She welcomes the chance to support and create widespread community impact by helping donors and nonprofits create sustainable social change.
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Katina Henderson is a 1994 graduate of the University of Montana, and she moved to Walla Walla in 2004. She also holds an MBA and an MEd and has worked in education in different capacities for over 25 years. Katina is gratified to assist the students of our wonderful valley attain their dreams of a college or vocational education by managing over 80 scholarships that will help our young people make a positive impact in our service area and in the world.
Megan Patnode is an animal lover with a passion for the outdoors. She shares her home with 2 horses, 2 dogs, a gecko, and fish. After studying psychology at Washington State University, Megan moved to Walla Walla in 2017. She previously worked at the Blue Mountain Humane Society focusing on community engagement and communications. Megan enjoys spending time with her animals, exploring nature with her husband and daughter, and making a positive impact in the non-profit sector.
Amanda Degallado is the Office Administrator for Blue Mountain Community Foundation. She provides support to all the staff and is your first point of contact when calling or emailing the foundation. Amanda is new to the area, so she enjoys exploring her new surroundings with her husband, son, parents, and hound dog. She is currently enrolled at Walla Walla Community College where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business management.
Pepper, also known as Peppity-Pepps, has the most important role at the foundation- sweet companion. Her skills include: napping for long periods of time, cleaning up all the crumbs and going for long walks.