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Leadership Team

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

Leadership Team:

  • Officers
  • Board of Directors
  • Program Leaders and/or Teams

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 and Directors.

  • Officers:  President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Directors

Officers are elected by the Board each 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
  • Director - Rita Aikins
  • Director - Diane Dancer
  • Director - Alison Johnson
  • Director - Judith Beto
  • Director - Debora Akers
  • Director - Joanne Hall
  • Director - Donna Bogumill
  • Director - 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. 

Program Leaders and/or Teams

NPA programs and activities are planned and managed by individual volunteers, or groups of volunteers, appointed by the Board of Directors.

Program Leadership:

  • Open Gardens Team - John Bullivant (Lead), Diane Dancer, Sandy Schumaker
  • Education Team - Alison Johnson (Lead), Joanne Hall, Melanie Kwong, Tere Kaulfus

  • Finance Team - John Bullivant (Lead), Joan Baldwin, Tere Kaulfus, Susan Daggett, Debora Akers
  • Board Developement Team - Rita Aikins (Lead), Tere Kaulfus, Debora Akers, Donna Bogumill
  • Perennial Border Volunteer Coordinator - Tere Kaulfus
  • Perennial Border Design Team - Tere Kaulfus, Diane Dancer, Susan Daggett, Nancy Lawler
  • Perennial Border Internships - Tere Kaulfus
  • Vendor Plant Sales - Tere Kaulfus
  • NPA Plant Sales - Joanne Hall
  • E-Newsletters - Diane Dancer
  • Perennial Post - Editor: Tere Kaulfus, Designer: Luis Blano-Doring
  • Social Media - Rita Aikins, Alison Johnson
  • Publicity - OPEN
  • Website - Diane Dancer, Phyllis Kaiden
  • Business and Garden Partners - Donna Bogumill
  • Neighborhood Groups - Joanne Hall

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 Teams – Member Volunteer Opportunity

Program Leads may appoint members to help plan, organize, and oversee 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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