Kristina L. Mayer, Ed. D., is a specialist in the fields of philanthropy and education. She is a consultant with Altruist Partners, helping nonprofit and social enterprise leaders build organizational capacity and focus on results. Dr. Mayer recently retired from the faculty of the Nursing and Health Studies programs at UW Bothell where she taught in the BSN and Health Studies programs.
Dr. Mayer has degrees from Seattle University, Gonzaga University, and the Fielding Graduate University. She is also a member of the Seattle Leadership Tomorrow class of 2001. Prior to launching her consulting career, Kristina was a program officer for nearly a decade at both the Stuart Foundation and the Washington Mutual Foundation. Prior to that, she spent 20 years working in education as an advocate, teacher and principal.
Dr. Mayer’s professional accomplishments include founding the Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF), spearheading the Washington Initiative for National Board Certification (NBPTS), creating the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP), and co-creating the Nicaragua 2001 Foundation.
Kristina has been active in public service through three gubernatorial appointments where she has served on the State Board of Education, on the Washington State Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program proviso task force to make recommendations to the Legislature, and the Washington State Charter School Commission.
Dr. Mayer served five years as a member of the Women's Funding Alliance Board of Directors working to advance economic opportunity and leadership for women and girls in Washington State. Kristina is also a charter member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and an emeritus member of the Philanthropy Northwest Board of Directors.
Kristina is an enthusiastic gardener, lover of all things vintage (especially rubber toys and pottery) and enjoys cultural activities such as plays, music, dance and movies. She is a native Washingtonian and has lived in Jefferson County for 30 years. She currently lives on a chestnut farm in Chimacum’s Distrtict #3.