At the close of 2018, we said goodbye to three board members whose terms had ended: Kevin Kane of Seattle, Mark Hannum of Seattle, and Susan White of Des Moines. Our deepest appreciation goes to all of them, but special thanks to Mark for serving as Board Treasurer and to Susan for serving as Board Secretary.

Three new board members, elected at the Annual Members Meeting in Walla Walla last fall, began a three-year term of service this year: Hannah Allender of Seattle, Kalpa Baghasingh of Bellevue, and Betsy Godlewski of Spokane. In addition, Patrick Hanley of Walla Walla began a one-year term through our Young Professional position. Logan Camporeale and Anneka Olson, who filled our first-ever Young Professional board positions last year, have transitioned to begin full three-year terms on the board.

New Board Members:

Hannah Allender is an associate designer at SHKS Architects in Seattle, a practice concentrated on sustainable renovation and reuse of historic buildings and sites. Prior to joining SHKS in 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Focused on the adaptive reuse of community buildings, Hannah’s projects have included work at the Pike Place Market, the Phinney Neighborhood Association Brick Building, the Northwest Improvement Company Building in Roslyn, the Bellingham Federal Building, the recent renovation of the Seattle Public Library Lake City Branch, and have received awards from Historic Seattle and the AIA Washington Council. As an exceptional communicator and creative designer, Hannah leads public visioning workshops for community spaces and contributes to the Trust’s Youth Heritage Project and RevitalizeWA. She is also a talented artist, continuously finding ways to incorporate her passion for sketching and painting into her work.

Kalpa Baghasingh is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a dual masters degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, and with a specialization in Preservation. Since joining Schooley Caldwell in 2011, Kalpa has provided project management, architectural design, feasibility and planning studies, document production and construction administration services. She is an expert on Historic Tax Credit projects and Historic Structure Reports. She has worked on a variety of building types and, with a background in urban planning as well as architecture, she is able to provide a holistic and contextual approach to design, whether it is interior renovation, master planning or both. Kalpa is passionate about preserving historic buildings, and is a founding board member of the non-profit group Young Ohio Preservationists, which has received national acclaim for its work. She calls herself an “accidental artist” and finds making clay pottery therapeutic. She loves to travel to lesser known places and is a sucker for handwritten letters.

Betsy Godlewski is a returning board member and has been interested with historic preservation since she was a small child growing up in the South. Her early career as an exploration geologist brought her to the Pacific Northwest, where the historic architecture, particularly the Art Deco style, continues to fascinate her. As Development Director of the $31 million capital campaign for the renovation of the historic (Art Deco) Fox Theater in Spokane, she secured Save America’s Treasures and National Endowment for the Arts grants for the theater, and was instrumental in bringing the Historic Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits to the renovation, marking the first time of the NMTC’s use in Spokane. Betsy served on the Spokane City/ County Historic Landmarks Commission (1992-1997) and on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation board (2011-2016). Betsy has been Development Director at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture for the past six years..

Patrick Hanley is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Geography and a GIS certificate. He now works for the City of Walla Walla as a GIS Utility Specialist. His interest in historic preservation began during his internship for the City of Cheney, where his supervisor was a key figure in many of the local preservation groups. Patrick was involved in nominating the Cheney High School/School House Lofts for the SHPO Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Rehabilitation, and his senior project was nominating a local house for the Cheney Historic Register. Recently, Patrick has been focusing on his new job, but is working to become more involved with the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and continuing his education in historic preservation.


For the full roster of current Washington Trust board members, visit our Board of Directors page.