Wendy Coates

Foundation Executive Director

Joined Hospice of the Northwest Foundation in 2012 

Wendy has a wealth of education and experience that informs her leadership and strategies at the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation. She has undergraduate degrees in History and English, and a Master’s of Arts in Literary Theory. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, and has extensive experience working with all kinds of people to achieve their philanthropic goals.  

Wendy’s personal experience of helping her best friend die of breast cancer without the benefit of hospice care guides her work at Hospice of the Northwest Foundation. She is unwavering in her belief that everyone should be informed of and have access to quality hospice care. 

Wendy is an entrepreneurial, dynamic, and creative leader in the nonprofit sector. She is committed to creating funding for hospice programs that provide relief for patients as well as their circles of support. Wendy hopes that the work she has done to grow the endowment and engage donors will ensure the funding of innovative programs at Hospice of the Northwest in perpetuity.      

When Wendy is not at work, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband, Stephen, and their dog, Roxy.