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Marina Cofer-Wildsmith , Board Member

Marina Cofer-Wildsmith

Board Member

Marina Cofer-Wildsmith has spent 25 years working in nonprofit management and business development.  In her current position, she serves as Executive Director of Bainbridge Youth Services, a 54 year old non-profit that provides free and confidential counseling for youth and young adults.  Between September 2009 and October 2012, Ms. Wildsmith worked as a business growth and development consultant for health care and real estate/investment companies.  As a consultant, she assisted management in the development of business and marketing plans, as well as organizational effectiveness and accountability systems.

She served as the Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity soccer coach at Bainbridge High School on Bainbridge Island, Washington from May 2008 to October 2011.  Prior to 2008, Ms. Wildsmith served as Chief Executive Officer for the American Lung Association of the Northwest (2005-2007) and in numerous capacities with the Northwest, Washington and Eastern Missouri chapters of the American Lung Association including: Chief Executive Officer, American Lung Association of Washington (2003-2005); Communications and Marketing Director; and Program Director (1990-1993; 1995-2003).  Her career achievements include leading the Washington Smoke Free Restaurants and Bars Initiative, developing and mobilizing the air quality forecasting model used by the media nationally, establishing the first regional office of the American Lung Association in the Pacific Northwest, and advocating for other essential legislation to improve public health.

Ms. Wildsmith is also very active in the community.  She has served on several boards including eight years as a director for the Puget Sound Clean Agency (2005-2013).  She served three years on the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club Board of Directors (2012-2015).

She has her undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA and her graduate degree in Educational Processes from Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri.  As a result of her professional experiences and active community involvement, Ms. Wildsmith brings strong leadership, management, organization and interpersonal skills to our organization.

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