Joan Fanning brings deep experience in the nonprofit sector to her work at Luma Consulting. Over 20 years, she has served in a number of leadership roles, including CEO and CIO. She was the founding CEO of NPower Network, a national organization that helps nonprofits use technology to enhance their impact. Prior to her time at NPower, Joan worked with a number of social service organizations with a focus on leading IT and direct service change management initiatives. Her previous work includes experience as a program manager, analyst, direct service provider and fundraiser.
In her current role as Principal at Luma Consulting, she helps nonprofits and foundations with strategic and business planning, change management and impact analysis. She works with clients to balance aspiration with practicality; identifying opportunities, articulating a clear vision, and building compelling and sound business plans in support of that vision.
Joan has taught at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs and has served on the advisory and governing boards of several local and national nonprofits. She’s been recognized as a leader by Fast Company (“Top 50 Social Entrepreneurs of 2002”). Joan has an MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington and a BA in Business from Washington University in St. Louis.
Susan Coliton is a Partner with Luma Consulting, where she offers strategic counsel to philanthropists, foundations and non-profits to help them deepen their impact in the communities they serve. She spent 15 years as the head of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s philanthropic activities, where she oversaw regional, national and international grant-making programs through the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Through her work, she aligned donor vision with results; designed new initiatives in science, education, and the arts; and built nonprofit sector capacity through research, workshops, and convenings.
Prior to joining the Allen Foundation, Coliton held management positions at several national philanthropic organizations in the arts. She directed the west coast office of the New York-based Nonprofit Finance Fund, designed corporate giving programs for Gap, Inc., and worked as a visual art specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Coliton is a gubernatorial appointment on the Washington State Arts Commission and is past-chair of the Philanthropy Northwest Board. She serves on the board and the executive committee of Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy organization in Washington D.C. She is also a member of the Board of the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation, Earshot Jazz, and Spectrum Dance Theater.
Coliton received a B.A. in art history from Saint Mary’s College and a masters from Johns Hopkins University. She completed Stanford’s Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders and the Executive Seminar at the Aspen Institute.
Remy Trupin is a creative, strategic and entrepreneurial leader with extensive policy advocacy experience. He has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years, with 10 years’ experience as an executive director.
At Luma, Remy brings a broad range of strategic insight from his experience working with organizations and coalitions developing and implementing legislative advocacy, communication and ballot campaigns, in addition to his nonprofit leadership experience.
As the inaugural Philanthropy Northwest Advocacy Fellow, Remy is curating a knowledge base that explores how the foundation sector can leverage its place-based voice to affect policy. In his role as Senior Fellow with the Topos Partnership, Remy brings his revenue and budget expertise to bear on communications challenges facing organizations at national, state and local levels.
Remy was the founding executive director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, an organization which he led and grew into a national model. Remy’s previous experience includes a variety of lobbying, policy analysis and research leadership positions with large non-profits at the local, state and national level. Remy kicked off his career as a VISTA in northern Florida and then as a Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow through the Congressional Hunger Center.
Remy has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Washington. In his spare time, Remy volunteers board leadership and strategic advice to social service, civic and human rights organizations and is an American Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Lindsay Berg is a consultant with Luma with nearly 10 years of experience working with non-profit, business, and foundation clients. Before joining Luma, Lindsay was the founder and principal consultant of Far Field Consulting, a social impact consulting firm based in Seattle, WA. Her work at Far Field included project management, stakeholder engagement, research and analysis, and strategic communications.
Prior to Far Field, Lindsay was an MBA intern with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on small donor philanthropy. Prior to business school, Lindsay was a consultant with APCO Worldwide, an international public affairs firm. At APCO, Lindsay worked with a range of business and non-profit clients, with a focus on CSR and media relations.
Lindsay holds an MBA from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business and a BA in history from Middlebury College.
Jeffrey Ried, PhD, specializes in creating effective partnerships and collaborations. He brings over 15 years of experience in building partnerships and catalyzing change in complex, multicultural settings where sensitivity, consideration, and action are called for. He has held leadership positions in non-profit, philanthropic, and government organizations in the US and Africa including developing and managing projects for the Gates Foundation and as a member of the leadership team of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency within the Government of Ethiopia. He has been director of a health center in Ethiopia, a foster parent, and co-founded and continues to operate with his wife Stephanie the Ethiopian Education Fund, an nonprofit organization that supports disadvantaged and marginalized youth in rural Ethiopia with a focus on enabling girls to remain in school.