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United States Program


Our United States Program leadership team oversees the foundation's work on education, libraries and access to the Internet, and emergency relief in the U.S. as well as community grants and local efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

Allan Golston

U.S. Program

Allan C. Golston leads the foundation’s efforts to advance student achievement for all young people in the United States.

Sara Allan

Early Learning and Pathways

Sara Allan oversees efforts to increase the quality of pre-K systems and ensure students effectively transition between education systems and into the workforce.

June Davis

Director, Strategy, Planning and Management and Chief of Staff

June Davis supports the overall strategic and operational work of our United States Program.

Bob Hughes

K-12 Education

Bob Hughes oversees the work to ensure that we prepare all students for success in college and career.

Patrick Methvin

Postsecondary Success

Patrick Methvin oversees work designed to significantly increase the number of Americans achieving a post-high school credential and eliminate educational attainment disparities by race and income.

Ryan Rippel

Economic Mobility and Opportunity

Ryan D. Rippel oversees the foundation’s national work to strengthen pathways out of poverty and ensure all have access to the American Dream.

Jean-Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor and Deputy Director

Jean-Claude Brizard leads both the program’s P-16 Community Investment Team and several strategies to support partners to close the racial and economic opportunity gaps in Washington’s educational system.

Jennifer Engle

Deputy Director,

Dr. Jennifer Engle leads the foundation’s team responsible for improving the quality and use of data across the education to workforce pipeline.

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