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Junior Achievement of Washington LEADERSHIP

Natalie Vega O'Neil

Natalie Vega O'Neil – President & CEO

Natalie is an innovative and dynamic Latina leader steeped in early childhood development, educational programs, fundraising, and strategic leadership. She has had a successful career developing and implementing child and family programs across the country. Natalie is the president & CEO of Junior Achievement of WA, the largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Natalie is a passionate advocate for marginalized, underserved, and vulnerable communities and has worked as an executive in the nonprofit sector for almost two decades.
 
Prior to joining Junior Achievement of WA, Natalie was associate vice president for the global humanitarian agency Save the Children where she led a team of over 600 to deliver domestic programs focused on early childhood education and grade level reading across 38 states reaching more than 300,000 children. Prior to joining Save the Children, Natalie was a founding staff member at Thrive by Five Washington, a statewide public-private partnership led by education, government and business leaders. Natalie co-led the development of a statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System and co-led the state's work on developing kindergarten readiness indicators. Prior to her work in Washington, Natalie lived in California where she was the co-founder and director of early childhood education for a public charter school in Los Angeles. She created bilingual, play-based birth to five programs for children and families living in severe poverty and established an onsite health clinic. 
 
Natalie has extensive experience in nonprofit management and has worked for other nonprofit agencies such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the YWCA. She is a skilled fundraiser and has secured tens of million dollars in individual, state and federal grants over the course of her career. With an emphasis on early childhood policy, Natalie has worked at the state and national level advocating for initiatives and legislation that promote children's wellbeing and racial and geographic equity. Natalie holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development from the Erikson Institute. 
 

Glenn Corey

Glenn Corey – Chief Financial Officer

Glenn S. Corey brings to JA over 30 years of financial and operational leadership experience in a variety of business sectors, including both high growth startups, and mature growing businesses. Under Mr. Corey's leadership, each company achieved exceptional growth in revenues, earnings and stakeholder value. Mr. Corey's proactive approach and flexible management style is a key ingredient to the success of each company's ability to achieve success and fulfill their strategic mission, ensuring the right controls and infrastructure are in place to support services with a strong workforce. His most recent role was the CFO for JH Capital Group.
 
Corey was recently recognized by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as the CFO of the year for large private companies.
 

Polly Hopkins

Polly Hopkins – Sr. Vice President, Development

As Junior Achievement of Washington's Senior Vice President of Development, Polly Hopkins formulates and directs the organization's funding strategy. Ms. Hopkins has been an entrepreneur and leader in for years, while simultaneously focusing on supporting and consulting to nonprofits that empower youth development.
Her interest in education and mentoring spans many years. As Seattle board member for Women in Technology International, she was instrumental creating programs to support professional women employed in STEM fields. As Board Chair for Alliance of Women and Technology she founded a mentoring program for middle school girls. 
 
Among her past areas of focus are board mentorship and capital campaign strategy for Technology Access Foundation and outreach, and stewardship committee member for Summer Search Seattle, a program that pairs students with mentors in high school through college. As a Social Venture Partners member, she served as lead partner for Communities in Schools of Renton, another organization that focuses on mentoring at risk students. She is a firm believer in collective impact and partnering. 
 
Polly Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Languages from Bennington College.

Lynn Moltke

Lynn Moltke – Vice President, Operations

After a successful career in the for-profit industry in roles ranging from Accounting, to Operations, to IT Management, Lynn Moltke entered the non-profit sector when she first joined JA of Washington in 2003, as Director of Special Events. There she oversaw JA's largest organizational fund-raising initiatives. She continued her career at international humanitarian organization World Vision, managing and growing a newly established speakers, events and visitors bureau. In 2013, driven by her passion for JA's mission to engage and equip local students, she returned to JA where she advanced from a Sr. Director role to Vice President of Operations.

Ms. Moltke holds a degree in Business Administration from Bellevue College, and is known for her holistic and successful approach to project and staff management, as well as stakeholder engagement. 

Darcy Pintado

Darcy Pintado – Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Backed by a career in office and executive administrative, specializing in higher education and non-profit industries, Darcy has spent her professional life 'making it work.' From events and budgets to headcount and vendor relations, Darcy is known for leveraging network connections, collaborating fiercely and providing creative solutions to complex challenges.
 
Prior to joining Junior Achievement of Washington, Darcy was a Team Administrator for the University of Washington Investment Company (UWINCO) where she supported C – Suite executives along with Senior Investment Team staff.
 
Darcy has extensive experience helping non – profits develop and thrive. Her previous positions includes Program Manager at Global Visionaries, where young people are empowered to be socially and environmentally conscious global leaders, and as the Administrative Manager at Look, Listen and Learn, a locally-produced television show developed to address the school achievement gap that research shows is rooted in a lack of school readiness that is particularly pronounced for children of color.
 
Darcy has a B.Sc. in Political Science from Northern Arizona University.

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