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Welcome, Board Members!

The Community Foundation is thrilled to welcome five new members to our Board of Directors in 2022. Learn who's joining our team!

Introducing Our New Board Members

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is welcoming five new board members to our organization! We are grateful to each of them for so generously offering their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to help lead the foundation's work to strengthen local communities and support the work our nonprofit partners do to make our region more vibrant and resilient.

Please join us in welcoming each of these wonderful community leaders, and read on to learn more about them.

Brent Dille

Brent is a local attorney who grew up in Puyallup and has lived in Olympia since 2000. His work and his firm, Dille Law, PLLC, are guided by his desire to help others through estate planning, trust and estate administration services, and legal services for families with aging parents and people with special needs. “Being able to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and business owners,” he says, “is what I love best about being a lawyer.”

Since Brent learned of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, he has been introducing his clients to the foundation’s work and promoting it as a vehicle to accomplish their charitable giving goals. 

As a board member, he strives to be a strong ambassador by facilitating connections between charitable organizations and donors. He also uses his expertise to advise donors who want to maximize their giving and to educate donors and the public about estate planning. Brent also sits on the  South Puget Sound Community College Foundation board and a former board member of the Hands On Children’s Museum.

Charli Terminelli 

For 15 years, Charli Terminelli has been conducting community outreach services and programs, serving as a conduit between businesses and the community. She currently serves as the Business Development Manager and Cash Management Officer for America’s Credit Union. 

Charli earned her BA from Evergreen State College and recently completed certification requirements for “Strategic Thinking for a CEO” from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School. She is also a contributing writer for 1World International Hip-Hop Magazine, containing published album reviews and artist interviews. 

Her volunteerism includes: North Thurston Education Foundation, past board member; North Thurston Education Foundation, past executive board member; Masterworks Chorale Ensemble, past executive board member; Big Brothers Big Sisters, past board member. Charli currently sits on the boards of 4 the Love Foundation, The Bridge Music Project, PurcellMDical Nutrition and Fitness Foundation, and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. She is also a Thurston County Chamber ambassador.

Craig Ottavelli

Craig is the founder and CEO of OrgSupport and EventSupport. OrgSupport is a nonprofit management firm specializing in day-to-day operational support for nonprofits of all sizes.  The nonprofit manages and delivers a variety of services for organizations of all sizes, such as communications, bookkeeping, policy and governance, compliance, and more. EventSupport delivers comprehensive event management services, including billing, registration processes, data management,  and many other aspects of professional events.

He also has extensive volunteer experience in the community, serving on the boards of many organizations in and near Olympia, including Capital Playhouse, Olympia Downtown Association, South Sound Reading Foundation, and Washington Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to his work and volunteer work on many nonprofit boards, Craig served as a publicly elected member of the Olympia City Council. His work as an elected official afforded him a unique opportunity to learn the needs of both municipalities and organizations serving the communities where they operate. 

Craig is formally trained in higher education and policy analysis, earning a bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College and a master's degree from Dartmouth College. His professional background is in nonprofit organizational management, communications, marketing, and education. Before founding his firms, he worked as a communications coordinator and grant manager for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Renee Radcliff Sinclair

Renee Radcliff Sinclair is president and CEO of TVW, Washington’s national award-winning public affairs media network. TVW provides unfiltered, unedited gavel-to-gavel cable television and web-streaming coverage of the Washington State Legislature, Supreme Court, executive branch, state boards and commissions, elections, and public policy events of statewide significance as well as a variety of award-winning produced programs and documentaries.

Prior to joining TVW, Renee spent 14 years as a journalist, followed by four successful elections to the Washington State House of Representatives. While serving in the legislature, she garnered a number of prestigious awards and honors, including being named to the American Council of Young Political Leaders and as a fellow to the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

Since retiring from public office, Renee has served in policy leadership roles with the American Electronics Association, the US Chamber of Commerce, and Apple. She is a regularly featured speaker at national and international events and has published numerous policy opinions in local, regional, and national publications.

Renee has served as a volunteer with a number of local government, humanitarian, and workforce efforts over the years and continues to serve her community through a variety of policy-related, community-based activities.

Zahid Chaudhry

Zahid lives by the words of his grandmother. "In this journey of life,” she said, “our contributions to the betterment of community is essentially what we leave behind."

In his Indigenous, cultural, philosophical and spiritual understanding, he has pared it down to two words, a commitment to "Continuing Charity."

Zahid is an immigrant and child and grandchild of refugees (his father & Grandmother were refugees); survivors who had to flee their village in the middle of night to save their lives. Inter generational traumas of Colonialism, Imperialism, struggles, etc are profound for several generations in Zahid’s parents, grandparents, Great grandparents & so on for several generations. Which gives Zahid deeper understanding of how to create “Beloved Community” from all those profound, diverse and unique “Lived Experiences” in so many countries!

Zahid encountered deep racism and bigotry and became a community resource, a community builder, and community volunteer for over 20 years. Notably, he spent time volunteering for the Red Cross, helping with relief for survivors of natural disasters and serving as Youth Leadership Co-coordinator.

He served in Washington State’s National Guard and volunteered as a city firefighter before serving in the U.S. Army. Today, he is an honorable, disabled veteran in a wheelchair who has volunteered for dozens of local organizations and causes. His volunteer experience includes service to Thurston Housing Land Trust, Thurston Community Media, the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment, Boundary Review Board Commissioner and many more. He is the co-founder of People of Color Community Coalition, Washington Transitional Housing and of Veterans Mobile Outreach Project & Veterans Suicide Prevention.

Thank you all—Brent, Charli, Craig, Renee, and Zahid—for joining us!

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