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Leadership

Megan Ferland
Chief Executive Officer

Megan Ferland has led Girl Scouts of Western Washington since 2012, and her experience with youth-focused non-profits runs deep.

Most recently, she has served as the CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the CEO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign (a non-partisan, non-profit organization that uses research and policy to advocate for the needs of children), the CEO of Texas CASA, Inc. (a statewide non-profit agency that advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system), and as the chief of the Texas Attorney General's Juvenile Crime Intervention Division.

She and her husband, Greg, live in Bellevue with their three children.


Randa Minkarah
Board Chair
Resonance AI

Randa Minkarah is a dynamic executive leader advancing the media industry through her background in technology, broadcast, digital and mobile. She combines extensive sales, management and business development experience with an exceptional ability to drive growth, revenue and profit by implementing innovative solutions. Ms. Minkarah has successfully led strategic planning, budgeting, operations, product development, developing new revenue streams and executing upon multiplatform initiatives for both traditional and digital media properties.

Ms. Minkarah is co-founder, President and COO at Resonance AI, formerly Transform, Inc. Resonance AI is a leader in cutting-edge artificial intelligence for video. The Platform combines viewer performance data with the most advanced machine learning available, determining the elements within video content that engages audiences. Insights are delivered with an unmatched efficiency and accuracy for every industry using video today, including networks, studios, broadcasters, streaming platforms, advertisers and social networks. It helps you know your audience, grow your audience and keep them watching.

Prior to Transform, Ms. Minkarah served as Senior Vice President of Revenue and Business Development for Fisher Communications (FSCI), Inc., an integrated media company, until its sale in 2013 where she had corporate responsibility for all revenues at Fisher television, radio and Internet properties and was responsible for developing and implementing its digital strategy including launching mobile applications and mobile viewing apps.

Ms. Minkarah is active as a speaker at conferences, advisor to multiple media/technology companies and as an investor in emerging companies. She serves on the Washington Technology and Industry Association’s AHP board. She also serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington and is Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2020, she became the Chair Elect.

She earned a BFA from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music in Broadcasting. Ms. Minkarah resides in Seattle with her husband and two rescue dogs.


Officers

Dana Henderson
1st Vice Chair
The Northwest Seaport Alliance

Charlie Farra
Secretary
Newmark Knight Frank

Carla Corkern
2nd Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Ann Ardizzone
Treasurer
Alaska Airlines

Members at Large

Ahmad Daher
Denali Advanced Integration

Leslie Feinzaig
Female Founders Alliance

Scott Heinze
Independent Regulatory Consultant

Elizabeth Hunter
T-Mobile

Erin Jones
Independent Education & Systems Consultant

Cynthia Lanners
Community Volunteer

Lisa Modisette
Community Volunteer

Elke Suber
Microsoft

MJ Vigil
Pemco

Carol Wheeler 
Community Volunteer

Shelley Whelan
Keeler Investments

Daria Willis
Everett Community College

Casey Zanetti
Twistle