Board Leadership


Irene Fisher

Board Chair

Irene Fisher was born and raised in New York City. She was a founding member of Gottlieb, Fisher & Andrews, PLLC, a Seattle law firm that specialized in public finance and non-profit law. Prior to establishing her own firm, Irene was a partner at Riddell Williams, P.S., where she chaired the firm’s public finance group. Irene has retired from the active practice of law. In addition to serving on the Kline Galland Board of Directors since 2009, Irene also serves as a member of the board of The Bush School. She has previously been a member of The Rainier Club board, and chaired the boards of the Rainier Club’s Heritage Society. Irene and her husband, Albert, a visual artist, have one adult daughter, Molly Rose. Irene has served as Board Chair since 2022.


Jack Almo

Jack is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. His team develops customized wealth management solutions for ultra-high net worth families, private foundations and endowments, and privately controlled companies. Originally from Seattle, Jack graduated from Yeshiva University with Honors. He is deeply passionate about community service and is past chair of Kline Galland Center (2018-2021), a Trustee of the Samis Foundation, and a member of the Investment Committees of Virginia Mason and the Jewish Federation. Jack and his wife Adina have three children and live in Mercer Island. Jack has served on the Kline Galland Board of Directors since 2008.


Marc Bridge

Marc Bridge is the Founder and CEO of At Present, a digital marketplace for distinctive designer jewelry. Prior to founding At Present, Marc was Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Secretary for Ben Bridge Jeweler (a Berkshire Hathaway Company). Born and raised in Seattle, he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, the London School of Economics, and the University of Washington School of Law. He currently lives in the Madison Park neighborhood with his wife, Julia Bonnheim, and their children Asa and Zoe. Marc has served on the Kline Galland Board of Directors since 2019.


Lynn Du Bey

Lynn Du Bey is a retired lawyer who focused on employment law while in private practice and working in-house. She was a partner at Preston Gates & Ellis LLP and  Senior VP and Associate General Counsel at Washington Mutual Savings Bank. Before practicing law, she was a special education teacher. Lynn earned her JD from Seattle University and her M.Ed. from Boston University. Lynn has served on Kline Galland’s Board of Directors since 2008. She is the chair of Kline Galland’s Compliance Committee and a member of its Governance Committee and  Risk Management Task Force. Additionally, she volunteers by teaching English to refugees and immigrants and working as a member of the crew in a hot meal kitchen.  Lynn has also volunteered for several years as a classroom assistant within the Seattle Public Schools and as a visiting English teacher in public schools within Italy.


David Fain

David Fain is a Financial Advisor at AssuredPartners. He received a BS in entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He serves his community in a number of ways, including as the VP of Programs for Rotary – Seattle #4, Secretary for the Seattle Estate Planning Council, on the Legacy Advisor Board at Seattle Children’s Hospital, on the Advisory Board at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is a Top of the Table member with Million Dollar Round Table, trade association. David resides on Mercer Island, Washington with his wife Lisa of 21 years and has two daughters. He enjoys the bounty of Pacific Northwest sports, including pickleball, kayaking, cross-country ski trips, and is passionate about cooking and smoking fish. David has served on the Kline Galland Board of Directors since 2019.


Mark Kane

Mark Kane is the Chief Operating Officer of GLY Construction. He has lived between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. since the late 1960’s, and currently resides in Sammamish, WA. Mark Earned his BA in Mathematics at the University of Washington, and his MS in Civil Engineering at the Construction at Stanford University. Starting as a volunteer at Kline Galland on the building committee with the construction of the Mary Schwartz Summit over 25 years ago, he transitioned to the Board of Directors in 1999 and served as the Past Board Chair from 2012-2014. Mark is also involved with the ULI Urban Development + Mixed Use Council, Leadership Tomorrow, NAIOP Washington, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai where he served as a past board member. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends fishing, sailing, boating, cycling, skiing and traveling. Mark and his wife Vicci have two grown daughters, Sydney and Alena, and recently celebrated Sydney’s marriage to Jacob Pruchno as well as their own 35th wedding anniversary.


Rabbi James Mirel

James Mirel is the rabbi of Bet Chaverim and Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Torah. He and his wife Julie have been awarded the Carolyn Danz Lifetime Service award by Kline Galland for over 45 years of continuous volunteer activities at the Kline Galland Home and the Mary Schwartz Summit (formerly The Summit at First Hill). He currently holds the position of spiritual consultant to the clients and staff of Kline Galland. Rabbi Mirel is also affiliated with AJC JFGS, and the Holocaust Center. While he has over 48 years of service to Kline Galland, he officially joined the Kline Galland Board of Directors in 2017.

Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is one of the most recognized lawyers in the Pacific Northwest with more than 40 years of experience representing major publicly and privately held companies in a wide range of business transactions. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1974. Mike regularly represents clients on corporate governance matters and also serves as counsel to Boards and Board committees and individual Board members of many companies. Mike’s M&A practice includes representing buyers and sellers in domestic and international deals. He frequently speaks at M&A and securities programs and has served on the advisory board of the Seattle University Center on Corporations, Law & Society’s Director Training Academy.


Jeff Piha

Jeff Piha is a Principal at Sweeney Conrad, P.S. He earned his degree from the University of Washington. Originally from Bellevue, Jeff currently resides in Newcastle, WA. He has known about Kline Galland his whole life, as his great grandmother was a resident at the Kline Galland Home when he was born. In addition to serving on Kline Galland’s Board of Directors since 2019, Jeff previously served on the board of Hillel UW and on the Overlake Hospital Audit and Compliance Committee. He also keeps busy supporting his kid’s various sports and dance teams.


Brian Quint

Brian Quint, owner and operator of Aqua Quip since 1979, sold his business in January of 2019. He is originally from Seattle, WA and graduated with from Washington State University with his BA in General Business Management. Brian has been a member of the Kline Galland Board of Directors since 1998, serving as Board Chair from 2016 to 2018, and currently serves as chair of the Development Committee. He is also been a member of the board of directors at Temple De Hirsch Sinai since 2021, and will be serving as Treasurer in 2022-2023. Brian is husband of 41 years to his wife, Nancy, and together they have two adult daughters. He pursues many personal interests including travel, golf, downhill skiing, hiking, scuba diving, and spending time with his family.


Jay Riffkin

Jay Riffkin is a partner in the Tax, Trusts and Estates Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Seattle. His work centers on guiding clients through all stages of estate planning, including wills, trusts and charitable gift planning, international estate and tax planning, and litigation. Jay serves as a member of Dorsey’s Policy Committee (Board of Directors), and is also a Senior Vice President and director of the Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company. Jay is extremely involved in the community, serving on boards or committees for organizations including the Stroum Jewish Committee Center, Full Life Care, and more. He has served on Kline Galland’s Board of Directors since 2015. Jay was awarded Dorsey’s “Scales of Justice Award” for Exceptional Pro Bono Work in 2016 and 2017 in recognition of his pro bono work. Jay graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 before graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2009.  In 2010, Jay completed his LL.M in Taxation from the University of Florida.


Ari Robicsek, MD

Ari Robicsek, MD, is chief medical analytics officer and senior VP of Research at Providence, a 52-hospital physician health care system based on the West Coast of the United States. His team is responsible for supporting hospital and medical group operations by democratizing data, discovering and disseminating best practices, measuring quality and innovating analytical technology. Dr. Robicsek, who specializes in infectious diseases, has a longstanding passion for data science and health care informatics. Before coming to Providence, he was vice president of clinical analytics at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois, where his team received multiple honors for information technology. In 2017, he was one of Health Data Management’s Top 25 Physician IT leaders. Ari’s academic work has been published in JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Nature Medicine, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, NEJM Catalyst and other journals. He has co-chaired Epic’s Research Advisory Council and Data Scientist Forums, and been a keynote presenter at national and international meetings on clinical analytics. Dr. Robicsek received his medical degree from the University of Toronto Medical School, where he also served his internship and residency.  He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School. He has served on Kline Galland’s Board of Directors since 2019.


Doug Rosen

Doug is a business leader and real estate investor who enjoys involvement in community organizations.  He serves as President of Alaskan Copper & Brass Company, a company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, dating to 1913.  A Seattle native, Doug is a graduate of the University of Washington and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife Deborah have lent their time and talents to numerous locally based organizations.  Doug has served as President of the Board of the Jewish Community Center in the 1990’s and also is a former Board Chair of Kline Galland. The Rosen’s are also long-time members of Herzl-Ner Tamid. They have traveled extensively with the American Jewish Committee through Deborah’s involvement with the national board.  Doug and Deborah have three adult children and four grandchildren, who all live in the Seattle area. He enjoys being outdoors in the region, hiking, skiing and water-skiing, as much as possible with his grandkids.


Steve Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz brings over 30 years’ experience in corporate and business development from some of the nation’s leading health technology companies. He currently serves as Executive VP of Corporate Development at Transcarent.  Prior to that Mr. Schwartz was senior vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Livongo that in 2017 achieved Nasdaq’s largest digital health IPO; and a year later he helped lead the company’s $18.5 billion merger with Teladoc. Today, Mr. Schwartz serves on a number of boards and part time as Executive VP of Mergers and Acquisitions for Senior Connect Acquisition Corp., a blank check company led by Chairman Richard Burke, the founder and former CEO of UnitedHealth Group. Mr. Schwartz recently celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary and has 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. He has served on the Kline Galland Board of Directors since 2017.


David Shapiro

Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for forty-eight years, Dave Shapiro has been active in both the Seattle and Portland business and Jewish communities. David’s experience extends from developing raw start-ups to operating mature companies. He has purchased, grown and sold a light manufacturing company, with thirty employees; orchestrated the growth and sale of a start-up software company for a combined cash/stock price of $30 million. In addition to operating a venture backed catalogue company, medical products distributor and a boutique investment bank, David also ran the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Washington and recently sold a start-up he had grown in the service industry. David earned his JD degree from Northwestern School of Law, Masters from Denver University’s School of Business and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.  Dave is an ecstatic husband to Roni Leeds Shapiro and parent of four grown children with four grandchildren.  He has served on the Kline Galland board of directors since 2019.


Iantha Sidell

Iantha Sidell was born and raised in Spokane, WA and is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. For over 40 years, Iantha has been active as a community organizer, volunteering for numerous Jewish Boards locally, nationally and internationally. Iantha and her husband of 46 years, Stan, currently reside on Mercer Island. They spend their free time with their three adult children and six grandchildren who reside in Portland, Denver, and Seattle. Iantha joined the Kline Galland Board of Directors in 2021.


Bob Simon

Vice Chair

Bob Simon, founder of NOVA Fisheries, was for 35 years involved with both ‘frozen-at-sea’ fisheries and aquaculture fisheries. From a wide variety of species, NOVA focused on sustainable fisheries, post harvest further processing and subsequent distribution around the world. NOVA Fisheries through The Simon Family Charitable Trust has been active in philanthropy since 1987. Bob, himself, is a former board trustee of numerous organizations including 12 years with NorthWest Harvest; currently serving as a board trustee and officer of the Kline Galland Organization since 2009.


Allan Steinman

Allan Steinman is a former founding principal of Bader Martin, P.S. where we worked as a CPA before retiring. His practice emphasized tax and business planning for closely held and family businesses. Originally from Aberdeen, WA, Allan earned his BA and MBA from the University of Puget Sound. He served as past president of Temple Beth El in Tacoma, Home of Peace Cemetery board, Past President of Puget Sound Public Radio (KUOW) and the current board treasurer of Forterra. He is a member of Temple Beth Am. Allan and his wife, Diane Sigel-Steinman have been involved with Kline Galland for most of their adult lives. Their grandparents, parents and many family members and loved ones have utilized Kline Galland’s care services. Allan has served on Kline Galland’s Board of Directors since 2005 and served as Board Chair from 2015-2016.


Barbara Sulman

A lifelong Seattleite, Barbara is a highly respected community leader. She has served on the boards of some very notable organizations, including Hillel, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Stroum Jewish Community Center, as well as Kline Galland. A former high school career counselor, Barbara spends time working in the family business, Keller Supply Company founded by her father Howard, in 1945. Barbara has been married to Stuart Sulman for 50 years and together they have two adult children and four grandchildren. The Sulman’s belong to Temple De Hirsch Sinai. In her leisure time, Barbara plays bridge, travels and spends time with family and many dear friends.

 


Doug Wiviott

Doug Wiviott is a Partner of Rainier Overseas Movers. Doug earned his BS in Fisheries from the University of Washington. Originally from Seattle, he currently resides with his wife Marcia in Newcastle, WA and at their beach home on Camano Island. Doug is passionate about the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer including fishing, hiking, biking and kayaking. He also spends his time watching his four grandchildren play a variety of sports. A member of Kline Galland’s Board of Directors since 2015, Doug also serves as VP of the Tyee Beach Water Association.


Elana Zana

Elana Zana is a fourth generation Seattleite with deep roots in the Jewish community.  She is a health care attorney with a focus in compliance, technology and digital health.  She currently works as the Vice President of Legal and Compliance at a local healthcare technology company, and previously was a senior partner in private practice.  Prior board experience includes serving on the board of the Seattle Hebrew Academy, Sephardic Adventure Camp and Congregation Ezra Bessaroth. Elana joined the Kline Galland Board of Directors in 2021.