Northwest SHARE is run by an all volunteer team of professionals who dedicate their life to the cause of greater good. All Northwest SHARE directors and officers have jobs outside of the organization and do not take any salary or benefits, allowing your contributions to be used 100% in service of the general public.
Primary Board of Directors
Harry Terhanian – President with over 40 years of non-profit experience in U.S. and France. He holds a B.A. degree - University of Pennsylvania, and a M.A. degree from Beirut University, Lebanon.
Latha Sambamurti– Artistic, Outreach and Development Director, Latha Sambamurti, has been a Washington State Arts Commissioner (ArtsWA) . She served as Chair of Redmond Arts and Culture Commission. She is the Artistic, Outreach and Development Director of various large scale arts and cultural festivals in Washington State. She is an ardent advocate for arts and education, and captains the advocacy team in ArtsWA, promoting support for arts and culture among legislators of Washington State. She serves on grant panels of 4Culture, City of Seattle, City of Redmond, ArtsWA, Humanities Washington, and Center for Washington's Cultural Traditions, and so on. She is also an onsite Reviewer for 4Culture's sustained support grant program. She won the "You Rock" award from Kirkland Performance Center in 2018 for her service to the community. Latha holds a Master's degree in English Literature and Education. She serves as Director on the boards of many Government and non-profit organizations in Washington state.She is well-trained in Indian classical music and the founder and lead vocalist of the fusion band "Chai Tea Latte".
Don Porterfield – Operations Director, Retired from Virginia Mason Hospital.
Ramesh Yerramsetti – Treasurer, Events Director, M.A. and M.S. from University of Alabama, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.