Michael Yu, Chairman of the Board

  • Michael’s background includes a long career in banking/private wealth management at Citigroup. He also served as Head of School of Eastside Academy’s Redmond Campus. Michael now works with individuals, couples and families through his private counseling practice in Bellevue and Tukwila. Michael has a Master’s of Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the Michael G. Foster School of Business.
  • Serving since 2018

Nancy Bohling, Secretary

  • Nancy is a long time local small business owner with strong ties to the community and lengthy volunteer service at church and school. Particularly focused on at-risk students and their families as well as church polity and governance. 
  • Serving since 2018 

Fred Janssen, Treasurer

  • Fred Janssen is an independent consultant working with business owners in the areas of Operations, Finance and Information Management.  He also lends the unique perspective of having parented an Eastside Academy student.
  • Serving since 2018

Margie Bicknell

  • Margie has been involved with EA since becoming a mentor in 2010. Margie is a retired school teacher but continues to substitute teach with the Lake Washington School Disctrict. She is also an actor and vocalist.
  • Serving since 2018 

Melodie Zakaluk

  • Melodie serves as the Chief Operating Officer at GQG Partners. Prior to joining GQG Partners, Melodie served as Chief Operating Officer at Rainier Investment Management where she provided daily and strategic management of the firm’s advisory and mutual fund platforms. She was also a member of Rainier’s corporate board and management trustee for the Rainier Funds’ board. Melodie has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Serving since 2019 

Annie Duncan

  • Annie serves as the Executive Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, where she has worked the past 12 years.  She is a graduate from Whitworth University Seattle Pacific Seminary.
  • Serving since 2019

Paula Melby

  • Paula enjoys volunteering in the community through her church and local organizations.  She has been involved in a wide variety of roles, including caring for others as a Deacon and serving on various church committees.  In her community, she has been a longtime volunteer and officer of many swimming and school groups.  Paula is a graduate of the University of Washington and a retired CPA.
  • Serving since 2019

Linda Park

  • Linda is an Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing Lead for Providence Health and Services. She is a seasoned, brand strategist with proven experience in brand infrastructure development, talent acquisition, content marketing and lead generation growth cupped with an extraordinary blend of creative and analytical thinking. 
  • Serving since 2019

Jason Kloster

  • Jason is educated and trained as a Sales Account Manager, Aviation Mechanic, Commercial Pilot, and Leadership Development Associate. He is currently the Sr. Boeing Account Manager for Eaton Aerospace.  Previously founded a youth mentoring program and leadership center. Jason has his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aeronautical Technology (A&P) from SSCC, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Washington University, an instrument rating, multi and single-engine commercial pilot's license from Airline Transportation Professionals, and a seaplane rating from Kenmore Air.
  • Serving since 2019