BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe JornadalI’m a commercial lender with over 12 years of experience building relationships with business owners and chief executives, helping them profitably grow their companies. The advice and insights I provide come from years of experience in credit analysis, entrepreneurship, and financial modeling. I earned my BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Among my community service activities, I serve as a board member of Kids Co. and as President and Co-founder of the Wharton Club of Seattle. I reside on the Eastside and enjoy running, hiking, and exploring with my middle school daughter. Close Bio
I serve as the Secretary of Kids Co. and the Director of Strategy Development and Implementation for Carrix, Inc. My husband and I are passionate about supporting our two young girls as they explore the world and take on new adventures in skiing, sailing, and anything that keeps them moving.Close Bio
I am currently the CFO of LabConnect, LLC, a life science services company. Previous to that, I was a CFO, an Economic and Strategy Consultant, and an Economic Researcher. I hold a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago. I live in Seattle with my wife and two daughters.Close Bio
Board Members at Large
I’ve invested my entire career in healthcare finance, working at Overlake, Providence, MultiCare and UW Medicine in accounting, reimbursement and planning roles. Beginning in 2018, I took on the role as the Director of Finance for Overlake Medical Center and Clinics. During the course of my career, I’ve won two awards: (1) the first ever Finance Partnership award and (2) the quarterly Certificate of Recognition for Collaboration in Finance.
Born and raised in Renton and Issaquah, I graduated from Seattle University with her BA in Accounting and received her MBA from Western Governors University. I’m married to a wonderful man, Mike, who is from New York, which we consider our second home. Mike and I recently welcomed a beautiful golden retriever puppy, named Gracie, into our lives.
My favorite place to visit is Birch Bay where my extended family has several cabins where we spend time riding bikes or mopeds, building large sandcastles, taking long walks, reading books and visiting the C Shop. In the times before COVID, we enjoy traveling and having large UW football parties at our home.Close Bio
Kids Co. is an organization with a mission that is important for Seattle. Kids Co. is a secure, mentoring, safe environment for all children regardless of ability to pay tuition.
I was born and raised in Seattle, a graduate of Seattle Public Schools. My undergraduate degree in Economics is from the University of Kansas and my graduate degree in Business Administration is from the University of Washington. I am a Veteran having served five years as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. As a financial officer I have advised a number of Seattle based companies.Close Bio
Katrina Johnson, a local native to Seattle, joined the Kids Co. board in January of 2018. Katrina has been an active member in the Seattle community by volunteering her time with non-profits such as the Anunnaki Project (2008-2013) as an aerialist, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life Board (2014-2016), and The University of Washington Cheer Squad (2002-2006). Professionally, Katrina has been in the insurance industry since 2007. She is an Employee Benefits Producer and her responsibilities include: new sales; leading client relationships; providing creative, all‐encompassing solutions; managing and evaluating vendor relationships; creating pricing and funding strategies; evaluating plan data; and supporting legal compliance and governance strategies. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington. Katrina loves her family, travel and her community.Close Bio
I am a supply chain executive with over 22 years of experience leading complex business strategies and negotiations with key international and domestic suppliers in the aviation industry. I’m passionate about empowering women and I serve as a board member for WEConnect International, a non-profit which helps women-owned business succeed in global value chains. I believe in the mission of Kids Co. to provide quality affordable childcare for working families and I am a Kids Co. parent!Close Bio
I am a business litigation attorney and a partner with the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Seattle. My law practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes. I have been a member of the Kids Co. board since 2008 and served as board chair from 2012-2015.Close Bio
I am the Co-Founder and Co-President of Village Life, which is a family owned home builder and land development company, creating thoughtfully designed communities in the North Puget Sound and Central Washington since 2010. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business, I worked for Coast Real Estate Services in Everett, WA. I have been passionate about child education since working as a private tutor during college, and have volunteered with Catholic Community Services Youth Tutoring program, where I tutored for several years. Village Life donates a percentage of its profits each year to The McNaughton Foundation, our family’s foundation which focuses on at risk youth. My husband, daughter and I live in Shoreline, where we both grew up.Close Bio