Governing Body

Northwest Associated Arts (NWAA) is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The board is NWAA’s administrative, fundraising, and strategic planning arm. Board members also help with NWAA’s operational duties when necessary.

Current Board of Directors Officers

Amber Earley –  President
Alana Hakamada – Vice President
Gary Yao – Secretary
Chris Henshaw – Treasurer

Board Membership

NWAA is continually seeking qualified individuals to serve on the board. Financial planning, fundraising, and marketing professionals are particularly sought. The term of board members is two years with an expected time commitment of 5-10 hours of service each month. Board members must also attend regularly-scheduled monthly meetings.

If you are interested in serving on the board, or if you would simply like additional information about the board, please email

Staff Members

In addition to our elected Board of Directors, NWAA employs a small number of individuals for specific positions. Staff members work hand-in-hand with Board members, Artistic Directors, and singers to keep our organization running efficiently.

Current Staff Members

Paul Bauer – Special Events Director
Virginia Wright – Administrative Director