In her role, Kayla ensures the quality, timeliness, transparency, and consistency of the grantmaking team’s project management and grants management. Her responsibilities include fostering a culture that supports the team’s overall cohesiveness and building a team of program associates. Kayla was most recently a program associate for the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and, before that, the youth program director for the Center for Community Impact at YMCA Pierce and Kitsap Counties.
Kayla is deeply connected to her community, serving on the Heal the Heart of Tacoma core coordinating team. She earned a BA in psychology from Central Washington University. In her free time, Kayla enjoys traveling across Washington, spending time with family, and listening to podcasts.