Board of Directors
A scrappy group of diverse leaders
caring deeply for Idaho, her people and each other.
You won’t find another Board of Directors quite like this one. Why?
We purposely recruit with the intent to look different and behave differently.
Equity isn’t just a word for us but an action. We promote equity at every level of our organization
and embed it in our DNA through our values, giving levels, committee structure,
the rubric we use to identify our investees and in how we cultivate leaders.
knowledge and expertise
Roma Bose: Roma Bose has over twenty years of nonprofit management experience and extensive knowledge in setting up and managing new organizations, strategic fundraising and partnerships. She has had proven success in securing six and seven-figure unrestricted and restricted gifts from corporations, private foundations and high net worth individuals. Roma has experience in collaborative community organizing, having established six new organizations on another continent; training and nurturing young local and international nonprofits through fundraising training, and fundraising and management plans. She teaches fundraising strategies and best practices to global non-profits and has helped large corporations and small-to-midsize businesses design their giving priorities, including employee-engagement, matching gifts and cause-related-marketing programs.
Roma also serves on the advisory board of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and India, and volunteers her time locally and internationally. She has received various awards and recognitions for her commitment to the growth of the Development Sector.
Dr. William Hughes: Will sees potential everywhere - in people, in places, and in partnerships. With extensive experience assembling collaborative teams, Will knows how to leverage the expertise of each team member to reach their full potential. As a professor in the Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering at Boise State University, Will is a compassionate educator, committed collaborator, and champion of inclusion who believes that diverse and dynamic teams can solve problems that are both locally relevant and globally significant. Will explores molecular self-assembly where his research team uses DNA as a memory material. Will is also a senior fellow with Boise State’s Institute for Inclusive and Transformative Scholarship, as well as the College of Innovation + Design. In these roles, he supports people in moving impactful ideas forward that are in service to humanity.
Blossom Johnston: She has worked with over 1,000 Idaho nonprofits in all forty-four counties over the last 35 years. She started Idaho Partners for Good as result of finding a better solution to the same problems all for-profit and nonprofits struggle with--infrastructure. Having worked from two governors (Kempthorne, Risch), the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation, and in the start-up world, she understands Idahoans and our place-based resources like few others. Her purpose is to improve the well-being of families and children and she does this by leveraging opportunities, relationships, and resources. She is married, swims competitively, loves pickleball and putting her faith in action.
Johanna Oseland: With a background in engineering and operations, Johanna’s dominant strength is execution. Johanna has a proven track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams through visioning, strategy and implementation, ensuring long-term results and short-term wins. She is customer-oriented, driving business solutions that align with customer objectives, company goals, and profitability. Johanna thrives in a fast-paced environment of change and ambiguity, creating order out of chaos and stability through clear direction. She has an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University.
Dr. Robert Sanchez: Dr. Bob Sanchez is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with a military career spanning 24 years of active duty service. He is a combat veteran with tours of duty in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit medal, the Bronze Star Medal, Master Parachutist with Combat Bronze Star, and Knowlton Award for excellence in military intelligence.
Dr. Sanchez currently serves as the Vice President of Idaho Business for Education where he works closely with local public school administrators and business leaders throughout Idaho. He is a graduate of Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Strategic Studies, and a PhD in Educational Leadership. He is a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo and an avid triathlete.
Ryan Haller: Ryan Haller is the Founding Principal at WELL - Wellness Enhanced Lifestyle Living and brings a wealth of experience in real estate development, capital fundraising and integration with a special focus in healthcare, skilled nursing, and senior housing. He is a big thinker, innovator and storyteller, having founded Ovation by Avamere - the country's first luxury micro-CCRC seniors housing brand built with the Ritz Carlton model in mind, and PDCo (Point Development Company) - a member of the Avamere Family of Companies, an 8,900-employee firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Ryan is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization and Senior Living Forum, Idaho Chapter.
Thomas Coleman: Thomas Coleman is a residential real estate developer and entrepreneur. In 2009 he founded Coleman Homes, a vertically integrated residential land development and home building company. In 2016, he sold Coleman Homes to Toll Brothers, the nation’s largest luxury homebuilder. After spending 3 years as the Idaho Division President for Toll Brothers, Thomas left the company to pursue new opportunities in the Boise real estate market. Thomas graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University, and received a Masters of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. He is involved in several professional and community organizations including Idaho Partners for Good, the Young Presidents’ Organization and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.
Jeff Russell: Jeff is the Founder and CEO of Jitasa (formerly Easy Office), a certified B-Corporation providing finance and accounting services to nonprofits nationwide. Previously, Jeff worked at Accenture as a business process outsourcing advisor and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and at PACCESS, a supply chain services company, overseeing their Asian operations from his office in Bangkok.
Jeff is active in many non-profits, including as a Founding Partner for Idaho Partners For Good. His two children, Ty and Lucy, enjoy eating Idaho's fine potatoes and skiing on its snowy slopes. Jeff is a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.