Northwest  Perennial  Alliance

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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, Neighborhood Groups, Classes & Workshops, NPA Border
  • Directors-at-Large

Officers are elected by the Board in August, and confirmed by members 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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors:

  • Co-President - Alison Johnson
  • Co-President - Diane Dancer
  • Vice President - Tere Kaulfus
  • Secretary - Susan Daggett
  • Treasurer - Joan Baldwin
  • Communications Director - Diane Dancer
  • Lectures Director - Alison Johnson
  • Membership Director - Shannon Young
  • Classes & Workshops Director - Alison Johnson
  • Neighborhood Groups Director - Krista Fay
  • NPA Border Director - Tere Kaulfus
  • Director-at-Large - Judith Beto
  • Director-at-Large - John Bullivant
  • Director-at-Large - OPEN
  • Director-at-Large - OPEN
  • Director-at-Large - OPEN

Project Chairs

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

2020-2021 Project Chairs:

  • Open Gardens - Julia Graham, Donna Bogumill, & Susan Daggett
  • Publicity - OPEN
  • NW Flower & Garden Festival - Kathleen Neal & Joan Baldwin
  • Plant Sales - Diane Dancer & Joanne Hall & Tere Kaulfus
  • Perennial Post - Jeanne Macdonald & Jacqueline Houston
  • Internships - Tia Scarce
  • Facebook - Sara Drogin
  • Instagram - Alison Johnson & Diane Dancer
  • NPA Mercantile at Events - Gayle Richardson
  • NPA Border Design - Kit Haesloop
  • NPA Border Volunteers - Linda Kline
  • NPA Border Propagation Yard - Alison Johnson 
  • Plant Vendor Liaison - Gayle Richardson
  • Event Food Committee - Joan Killingbeck, Virginia Olsen, Jim Killingbeck
  • Online NPA Merchandise - OPEN
  • NPA Border Gala - Krista Fay & Tanya Bednarski
  • Travel - OPEN

NPA Contractors & Staff

A part-time Administrative Assistant answers emails and phone calls, maintains the membership database, and assists NPA’s Board of Directors as needed. A part-time Border Supervisor oversees volunteers at the border, and assists NPA’s Border Project Chairs 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, 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, or email us at

Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

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

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