Serving fundraising professionals in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming


About Us

Apra-NW is the regional organization for individuals interested in the field of Prospect Development. Apra-NW is committed to serving, representing, and advancing the professionals and practices that enable the philanthropic success of institutions that rely on fundraising for achieving their missions. We foster a collaborative environment for sharing and discussion, while leading the development, dissemination, and advancement of best practices, resources, thinking, and trends.

The results are in from this year's election!

63 ballots were cast out of 150 invitations sent – a 42% participation rate.

Yes - Apra NW will revise our bylaws!  Read the revised Bylaws here. 

Apra-NW Board Members

All Board members, except Conference Director, serve a two-year term.
(click on a name for their email)



Krista Berg (2018-2020)

Prospect Management Strategist

University of Washington—Seattle, WA

Krista Berg is a prospect management strategist at the University of Washington, where she had previously been a prospect management and research specialist. She holds a BA in International Studies from the UW, where she originally discovered her interest in the field of prospect development as a student caller. Krista has also worked in events and alumni relations at UW. She has appointed herself the UW PMRA (Prospect Management, Research, and Analytics) Social Chair, planning team baking competitions and team building games. Krista lives in Seattle with her husband and their two cats - Quinty and Hippo. When she's not at work she spends her time curled up with a book (and the cats) or baking.



Vice President and Treasurer

Lindsay Evans (2017-2019)

Research Strategist

University of Washington—Seattle, WA

Lindsay Evans entered the prospect research field in 2009 as an assistant to the research and prospect management team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Prospect research turned out to be a natural fit for her skills and interests, and in 2011 she moved into a prospect researcher role at CHLA. In 2013 she moved back to her home state of Washington and joined the Prospect Management, Research, and Analytics team at University of Washington as a Research Strategist. Lindsay holds her BA in theatre arts from Western Washington University, and outside of work you might spot her performing on stages around Seattle! She also loves staying active, mostly by running, biking and hiking around the great Pacific Northwest. 



Kim Ositis (2017-2019)

Development Research Manager

Seattle OperaSeattle, WA

Kim Ositis is the Development Research Manager at the Seattle Opera, a position she has held since January of 2016. Kim is active in the Seattle Tessitura Users Group (SeaTUG) and Predictive Modeling projects. Before coming to the Opera, Kim worked for 15 years as a law librarian for the Public Law Library of King County. In that position, she was very active in the law librarian community, serving as the president and board member of several professional associations.  Kim admits to having a bit of a "PTA problem" as she is currently the President of the Shoreline PTA Council, Vice-President of the Shorewood High School PTA and has served as President and other officers at various other PTAs and local nonprofits. She is also the President of Dandylyon Drama - a local youth theatre company.  Kim lives in Shoreline (just north of Seattle) with her web developer/nerd husband, two teenage kids, and one elderly cat. 


Membership Director

Anna-Liisa Little (2018-2020)

Senior Prospect Researcher

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center—Seattle, WA

Anna-Liisa Little has been a member of Apra and Apra-NW since becoming a Prospect Researcher at Fred Hutch in 2012. She is excited to begin her second term as the Apra-NW Membership Chair. Prior to Fred Hutch, Anna-Liisa worked at Microsoft for ten years. Anna-Liisa has an MLIS and an MA from the University of Washington, and a BA from Haverford College (Pennsylvania). Originally from the east coast, she has lived in Seattle for over 25 years. She and her husband and their two children enjoy hiking and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Mentorship Director

Allison Patzwald (2018 – 2020)
Research Strategist

University of WashingtonSeattle, WA

Allison Patzwald has been a research strategist at the University of Washington since 2009. She previously served two terms on the APRA-NW board as Vice President and Treasurer. She has a BA in Sociology and Law, Societies, and Justice from the University of Washington and a MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. She lives just north of Seattle with her husband and three kids.


Programming Director

Rachel Siegfried Du   (2018-2020)

Prospect Management Analyst
Oregon Health & Science University FoundationPortland, OR

Rachel Siegfried Du serves as a Prospect Management Analyst at the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation. Previously, Rachel was employed at BioEnterprise, a healthcare and bioscience accelerator in Cleveland, Ohio. Rachel received a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.P.H. in Health Promotion from Case Western Reserve University. Outside of the office, Rachel can be found exploring the great outdoors, watching Ohio sports teams, and visiting some of Portland’s 70+ breweries. She resides in Portland’s John’s Landing neighborhood with her husband, Jon.

Conference Director

Sandy Jeter  (2018-2019)
Research Strategist
University of WashingtonSeattle, WA

Sandy Jeter began her prospect research career at the UW in 2013. Before UW, Sandy had a successful consulting business as a research librarian to medical device companies in the Puget Sound region. Outside of work, Sandy volunteers her time as the treasurer for her homeowner’s association and helps out at her daughter’s school and community in Tacoma. Sandy has a BA from WSU, and her MLIS from UW. Prospect research is now “hereditary” in her family as her older daughter is a prospect research assistant as a student worker at college in California. Sandy lives with her husband, high school daughter, two cats, and one giant dog, along with the occasional visit from their college daughter.

Communications Director

Alexa Makhani (2018-2020)

Prospect Research Analyst

Washington State University—Pullman, WA

Alexa Makhani has been a Prospect Research Analyst for the Washington State University (WSU) Foundation since 2014 where she assists in prospect management and strategizing with seven development teams across the University.  She received a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance at WSU which helped in her first job with the Information Technology department where she was responsible for budgeting and contract maintenance.  Alexa serves as the Treasurer of the Board for a non-profit environmental organization in Moscow, Idaho and can often be found playing tennis, traveling, going to concerts, and exploring the Palouse with her family.


Kim Palumbarit (2018-2020)

Prospect Development Analyst

Seattle UniversitySeattle, WA
Kim Palumbarit is a Prospect Development Analyst at Seattle University, a position held since 2014. Before working at Seattle University, Kim was a Student Affairs Officer at Columbia University in New York at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She was responsible for advising graduate students in contemporary East Asian Studies, launching cross regional study abroad programs and directing fellowships program. Kim began her 10 year career in higher education at Emory University in Alumni Relations and coordinating South and East Asian programs in Emory College. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  



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