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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. You can learn more about the Advisory Panel.

Allan Golston

President,
US Program

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

David Bley

Director,
US Program

David Bley leads efforts to expand quality pre-K as well as the education, homelessness, and community work in our home state of Washington.

Greg Ferrante

Program Chief Financial Officer,
Global Policy & Advocacy

Greg is the primary financial advisor to the President of the Global Policy & Advocacy division.

Robert L. Hughes

Director,
US Program

Robert L. Hughes, director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, oversees the work to ensure that we prepare all students for success in college and career.

Patrick Methvin

Director,
US Program

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.

Jill Nishi

Director,
US Program

Jill Nishi is the director of Strategy, Planning, and Management, and chief of staff for our United States Program.

United States Program Advisory Panel

Our United States Program Advisory Panel is comprised of a group of esteemed experts from outside of the foundation who offer a wide range of experiences and perspectives. This panel plays an important role in strengthening our work by offering independent assessments of our strategies and helping us evaluate results.

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