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DEI Considerations for Not-for-Profit Board Members

May 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT


Initiatives surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are currently under review for most organizations. In this session, you will gain insights from three panelists offering different perspectives on DEI considerations for not-for-profit board members, and what the role of the board is related to the furtherance of DEI initiatives. The goal of the session is also to engage in a conversation with the panelists, who will welcome questions and insights from the attendees.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to a not-for-profit that focuses on DEI efforts.


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Panelist: Maria Wilcox-Chavez, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

Maria Chavez-Wilcox is the current CEO of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish. She has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive, social services advocate, community leader, and philanthropist. Previously, she was president and CEO at Childhaven, and spent 15 years as president and CEO of United Way of Orange County.

She currently serves on the YWCA USA Board, the YWCA Regional Membership as chair, and the Downtown Seattle Association, and has been a member of the International Women’s Forum, NAFE, Seattle Rotary, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women’s Funding Alliance as Secretary, and chair of Seattle University’s Nonprofit School of Management.

For more about Maria, visit her LinkedIn.

Panelist: Gordon McHenry Jr, United Way of King County

Gordon McHenry, Jr. is the current president & CEO of United Way of King County. Prior to United Way of King County, McHenry served as president & CEO of Solid Ground, Executive Director of Rainier Scholars and as corporate counsel and in a variety of executive leadership roles at The Boeing Company.

Mr. McHenry, a lifetime resident of King County, has served on a variety of boards involved with education, social service and environmental issues, and currently serves as chair of the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice, as a member of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority Implementation Board, and as a member on the boards of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

For more about Gordon, visit his LinkedIn.

Panelist: Beth McCaw, Bernier McCaw Foundation

Beth McCaw is the co-founder and president of Bernier McCaw Foundation. She is the former president & CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation and, until 2011, practiced law as a shareholder in the Seattle office of Stokes Lawrence, P.S. A long-time community volunteer who has chaired numerous boards, Beth currently serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of YWCA USA. She also volunteers as a board leadership trainer for ArtsFund and 501 Commons. Beth received a Masters in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University in 2000.

For more about Beth, visit her LinkedIn.

Moderator: Vincent Stevens, Clark Nuber PS

Vincent is a shareholder in Clark Nuber’s Audit and Assurance Services Group specializing in not-for-profit organizations, healthcare, and life sciences. Formerly, Vincent served the United Way of King County as a Community Building Committee member, System Support Impact Council chair, Audit Review Committee chair, and served the Snohomish County branch as a member of the Finance Commitee. He regularly speaks at local and national conferences on issues facing the not-for-profit industry.

For more about Vincent, visit his LinkedIn.


In order to register for this event, please visit eventbrite.com.


  • Date: May 18, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Platform: GoTo Webinar
  • Cost: $15 – All proceeds from this event will be donated to a not-for-profit that focuses on DEI efforts.
  • CPE Available: 1 Technical Credit


May 18, 2021
11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT


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