Board of Directors

Emily Olsen-Harbich

Co-Chair and Director of Membership

Emily Olsen-Harbich | Emily's professional journey truly began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africa, transitioned to private management consulting with a firm in Washington, DC, and now finds her working for FareStart (a local Seattle non-profit). Across geographies and sectors, she has come to recognize the potential for social impact at scale and works to better understand the systemic barriers to making these changes.


Why Net Impact? | Market driven knowledge and business models have the capacity to bring greater sustainability, foresight, and strategy to the world of social impact. This is sorely needed, now more than ever. Net Impact brings people together to discuss, explore, and learn about this emerging space.


About Emily | Emily lives in Capitol Hill with several orchids that may or may not bloom again. She believes in big breakfasts, vitamin D, and quality time with good people.

Kara Wenrich

Vice President of Events and Treasurer

Kara Wenrich | Kara is a nonprofit consultant who specializes in fundraising, events, strategic planning and board development. She works with nonprofit with nonprofits, large, medium and small. Her professional career actually began by working with musicians, doing PR and management as well as putting on national tours and local music events. Wanting to give back to the community and make the biggest impact she could, she transitioned to the nonprofit sector where she has now worked for 7 years.


Why Net Impact? | Kara believes that when people with similar goals and a focus on sustainability (social, economic and environmental) come together, great things can happen on a local or global scale. She was active in the Net Impact chapter in Los Angeles, and when she moved to Seattle wanted to take on more of a leadership role.


About Emily | When she is not working Kara can be found at concerts, volunteering, hiking, rafting, camping, traveling, gardening or off on one of life's many adventures.

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Co-Chair and Director of Marketing

Daniel Tam-Claiborne | Daniel is an international development professional committed to social justice and passionate about using evidence-based data and research to strategize and implement solutions to improve development outcomes for people around the world. 


Why Net Impact? | He believes strongly in Net Impact's mission of taking on the world’s toughest environmental and social problems through business acumen - and in the power of networks to sustain change and strengthen communities.


About Daniel | A management consultant by day and an M.F.A. candidate in fiction by night, Daniel also serves on the Board of the Seattle Center Advisory Committee, loves to travel, and can't live without rice.

Amanda Tatum

Director of Programs

Amanda Tatum | Amanda is an ORISE Fellow at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and currently pursuing a MBA, specializing in sustainable finance, at Presidio Graduate School. With a passion for global health and sustainability, she has spent the last ten years weaving together experience in organizational development, marketing, and fundraising.​

Why Net Impact? | After attending one of the NetImpact annual conferences, Amanda was inspired to plug in to the professional chapter in Seattle and connect with the movers and shakers who are passionate about sustainability. She is excited to participate locally in events with the support of a global professional network of changemakers. 


About Amanda | A Virginia native, Amanda was bitten by the travel bug at a young age and as a result, has moved frequently since 2006. She graduated from University of South Carolina with degrees in international studies and public relations which have led her to far off places from Tanzania to Thailand. A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, she is acclimatizing to Seattle life, spending her free time playing in the mountains with her dog, Mabel.

Raj Padmanabhan

Director of Career Development

Raj Padmanabhan | Raj relocated to Seattle from San Francisco. He is a technology executive with extensive consulting experience working with startup companies and large enterprises such as Boeing. Raj’s focus is on helping clients adopt the latest technologies while expanding career opportunities that drive social impact. Raj also runs a meetup group called Customer Success for Good (CSG). CSG hosts quarterly events and recently co-sponsored a summit focused on social impact. Raj attended UT-Austin and Washington University in St. Louis.

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