Project Access Northwest is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our members bring a variety of professional skills (legal, medical, fundraising, health planning and administration) and represent various segments of the community. The board meets six times a year, and board members serve three-year terms.

Erik Wilterding, Senior Manager at Grant Thornton LLP, has joined the board of directors of Project Access Northwest, bringing his extensive expertise in management consulting and strategic business development to support the organization and its mission.

In addition to a 20 year career in consulting, Erik served as Program Manager for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Vaccine Delivery strategy. Prior to this, he was also a strategy consultant with Monitor Group and IBM Global Business Services, where he worked with clients across a wide range of industries, service lines and geographies.

Erik earned his MBA from London Business School and has a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

“Throughout my career, I have always looked for ways to use my professional skills to benefit non-profit organizations and the individuals they serve,” explains Erik, who was first introduced to Project Access Northwest through a pro bono engagement in early 2019. “I get the most excited by helping organizations that seek to make an impact by building and leveraging private-public partnerships.”

"I can imagine nothing more rewarding than applying my expertise and experience to contribute to your board," he adds.