Board and Staff

Act One is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a dedicated staff.

Act One Board of Directors

Mistie Hague Weishaar, Chair
Marketing Manager, Greenberg Traurig

Harold Dorenbecher, Secretary
Senior Vice President Wealth Management Northern Trust

Karin Scherner Aldama, Treasurer
Partner, Perkins Coie

Christina Burroughs
Managing Partner, MRA Associates

Scott Candrian
Retired, Community Leader

Pat Engels
Retired, Community Leader

Amy Heisler
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, First Solar

Amanda Kaye
Co-Founder, ckSYNERGY

Kay Oliver
Retired, Community Leader

Mac Perlich, Act One Founder
President, ON Media

Mario Romero
Realtor, Romero & Co. l The Melcher Agency

Hilary Smedsrud
Retired, Community Leader

Robert Tancer
Retired, Community Leader

Al Priem, Lifetime Board Member
Retired, Community Leader

Russ Perlich, Act One Founder, Lifetime Board Member
Partner, PWP Capital

Act One Staff

Geri Wright, President and CEO

Juliet Martin, Vice President of Strategies and Programs

Jan Holmes, Senior Manager of Philanthropy

Gretchen Pace, Grants Officer

Samantha Pinkley, Field Trip Manager

Kassi Schiavo, Programs Assistant

Mark Kochman, CFO

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