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Leadership Team

The NPA Leadership Team plans, organizes, and oversees all NPA Programs and Activities.

Leadership Team:

  • Board of Directors
  • Project Chairs
  • Program Committees

Board of Directors

NPA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who set policy and direct the overall running of the organization. The Board of Directors is comprised of Officers, Directors, and Directors-at-Large.

  • Officers:  President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Directors:  Communications, Lectures, Membership, Open Gardens, Neighborhood Groups, Classes & Workshops, NPA Border
  • Directors-at-Large

Officers are elected by the Board in September; they serve 1-year terms, limited to nine consecutive terms.

Committee Directors and Directors-at Large are appointed by the Board and serve 3-year terms, limited to three consecutive terms.

2023-2024 Board of Directors:

  • President - Tere Kaulfus
  • Vice President - John Bullivant
  • Secretary - Susan Daggett
  • Treasurer - Joan Baldwin
  • Communications Director - Diane Dancer
  • Education - lectures & workshops Director - Alison Johnson
  • Finance Director - John Bullivant
  • Open Gardens Director - OPEN
  • Neighborhood Groups Director - Krista Fay
  • NPA Border Director - Tere Kaulfus
  • Director-at-Large - Judith Beto
  • Director-at-Large - Jennifer Priester
  • Director-at-Large - Debora Akers
  • Director-at-Large - Rita Aikins
  • Director-at-Large - Joanne Hall
  • Director-at-Large - Donna Bogumill

Project Chairs

Project Chairs oversee NPA’s main programs and activities, they are appointed by the President and Vice President.

2023-2024 Project Chairs:

  • Plant Sales - Joanne Hall & Tere Kaulfus & Diane Dancer
  • Perennial Post - Jennifer Priester & Tristan Fields
  • Internships - OPEN
  • Social Media - Jennifer Priester
  • Mercantile at Events - Gayle Richardson
  • Border Volunteers - Linda Kline
  • Border Propagation Yard - Linda Kline & Peggy Herron
  • Event Food Committee - OPEN
  • Special Events - Krista Fay & Tanya Bednarski
  • Open Gardens - OPEN

NPA Employees

A part-time Business Manager answers emails and phone calls, maintains the membership database, and assists NPA’s Board of Directors as needed. 

Would you like to join NPA’s Board of Directors?

The Board welcomes members who have an interest in guiding NPA to become a Director-at-Large. Responsibilities include:

  • Attend monthly Board Meetings - can participate remotely via Zoom
  • Help set policy and participate in long-range planning
  • Help plan and organize NPA programs and activities

Important qualifications for prospective board members include:  dedicated to the mission of NPA, enjoyment of effectively working with others, plus any specialized skills or experience in planning, organizing and communication. If you would like to get involved, please contact us at 425-647-6004 (leave a message), or email us at

Program Committees – Member Volunteer Opportunity

All Directors and Project Chairs may appoint a Program Committee to help plan, organize, and oversee individual NPA programs. If you enjoy working with others, and have an interest in helping with any of NPA’s programs, please contact us at 425-647-6004 (leave a message), or email us at

Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

Mailing Address:   PO Box 1034  Bellevue, WA  98009-1034

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