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Leadership Team

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

Leadership Team:

  • Board of Directors
  • Program Chairs
  • Program Committee Members

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:  Board Development, Communications, Education, Finance, Membership, Volunteers
  • 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
  • Board Development Director - Rita Aikins
  • Communications Director - Diane Dancer
  • Education Director - Alison Johnson
  • Finance Director - John Bullivant
  • Director-at-Large - Judith Beto
  • Director-at-Large - Debora Akers
  • Director-at-Large - Joanne Hall
  • Director-at-Large - Donna Bogumill

Program Chairs

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

2023-2024 Program Chairs:

  • NPA Border at BBG - Tere Kaulfus
  • Plant Sales - Joanne Hall & Tere Kaulfus
  • E-Newsletters - Diane Dancer
  • Perennial Post - OPEN
  • Social Media - Rita Aikins
  • Mercantile at Events - Gayle Richardson
  • Special Events - OPEN
  • Event Food Committee - Melissa Padua
  • Open Gardens - John Bullivant

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 Program 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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