Our nonprofit bankers advocate for you, just as you advocate for your clients. We act as a collaborative business partner, allowing you to focus on what you do best — fulfilling your organization’s mission.
Nick Anderson, senior vice president and commercial banking team leader, manages a team of bankers focused on serving the financial needs of nonprofit sector organizations, closely-held businesses and local government. Nick and his team excel at providing solutions for the difficult and complex needs of mid-large size organizations – examples of which include; financing an organization’s growth when most banks turned them away or implementing multi-faceted payment systems for a large organization with hundreds of seasonal volunteer employees.
Nick earned a Certified Treasury Professional designation in 2011 from the Association of Financial Professionals. He is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, class of 2015, and a 2008 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Nick was recently named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2017 40under40 and in 2009 he was named one of the banking industry’s ‘Rising Stars’ by the Independent Community Bankers Association.
Nick is active in his community as a board member and advisor to non-profit and public sector organizations including The Social Enterprise Alliance of Washington, Rotary Club of Seattle, Seattle Works and many more.
Dana Gardner, assistant relationship banking officer, creates and maintains strong relationships with current and new clients, helping them continue to move toward success. She is a banker who tirelessly looks for creative solutions to meet her client’s needs.
Dana has been with Columbia Bank since 2006, and has been in the industry for more than 18 years. Dana is very involved with her community and volunteers for many impactful local organizations including, Habitat for Humanity, Seattle Parks and the City of Kent Parks and Recreation Department.
As vice president, commercial relationship banking officer, Debra Holland is responsible for retaining current clients, adding clients and referring lending opportunities while building the Columbia Bank brand in the Greater Puget Sound area. In her role, Debra focuses on the nonprofit services group which she has grown from having approximately 20 clients in 2009 to more than 150 today.
Debra mirrors Columbia Bank’s philosophy of being client-centered in her approach. Her enthusiasm and ability to create strong, positive, lasting relationships and knowledge of nonprofit finances, governance and trends allow her to excel in her role. Debra has more than eight years of industry experience including vice president, senior relationship banking officer at Pacific Continental. Prior to becoming a banker, Debra spent nearly 30 years in nonprofit leadership. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Debra received her Bachelor of Arts in communication.
Debra is qualified to leverage marketing opportunities to grow the bank’s brand by taking advantage of networking with nonprofit organizations in the community and at hosted events by the bank, with marketing materials and by being visible where nonprofits meet. Debra also leads speaking and training opportunities on topics such as “Fundraising Fundamentals for the Nonprofit Board,” as well as “The Art of the Ask” where she combines her experience as a grant maker and grant seeker, having worked in both sectors.
Debra currently serves as Chair-Elect for Humanities Washington and is a member of Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government and Economics Executive Advisory Board. She is also involved with Sons of Norway, Swedish Cultural Center and Seattle Yacht Club. Past volunteer experience includes Junior League of Seattle, Fran Nordstrom Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Rotary Club #4. Debra has also supported Leadership Tomorrow, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, American Lung Association, CityClub of Seattle, The Arboretum Foundation, First Place School and Treehouse.
As vice president, relationship banking officer, Karen Friedman is responsible for developing and managing relationships with current and potential clients as part of the Nonprofit Services Group for Columbia Bank. Karen strives to understand each client’s needs through attentive listening and a high degree of integrity and mirrors Columbia Bank’s philosophy of being client-centered in her approach.
With over 25 years of experience working in nonprofit and corporate settings, Karen has a proven track record of results oriented relationship building and client retention. She is a graduate of California State University, Chico where she earned a paralegal certificate and her Bachelor of Arts in political science. She previously served as a board member of the Congregation Beth Shalom and remains actively involved in her community as a board member for the Seattle Jewish Community School.
In her role as wealth advisor for Columbia Bank in Eugene, Ore., Elena Fracchia serves as a wealth consultant and resource to individuals and businesses who want to learn more about Columbia Bank’s wealth management services. She is responsible for meeting with people and assessing their needs before providing an objective and unbiased recommendation on which experts will be best to provide clients with the products and services they need. Elena is dedicated to understanding the underlying needs of each client to ensure they are getting what they need.
Elena has a background and expertise in nonprofit management, financial education and community engagement. Prior to her role as wealth advisor for Columbia Bank, Elena served as community relations officer at Pacific Continental Bank for over a year. Elena attended the University of Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the Robert D. Clark Honors College as well as her Master’s Degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. Elena is actively involved with the University of Oregon and previously worked with United Way of Lane County, Oregon Retirement Savings Taskforce, Northwest Health Foundation, Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth and the Climate Leadership Initiative.
Kim Diercks, commercial credit analyst for Columbia Bank, is well known in her community of Northern Idaho for developing outstanding relationships with clients and helping them navigate the credit authorization process. Kim specializes in providing strategic counsel to a host of local clients serving many communities and people throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.
A Stanford University graduate, Kim has been involved in banking for the past 16 years since moving to Sandpoint. She is deeply involved in her community including as a board member for Kinderhaven, board president of 7B Women – a women’s advocacy group, and as a board member of Columbia Cares - a Columbia Bank-affiliated organization that provides aid to community members in crisis.
Rhonda VanOrder, vice president, treasury management sales officer for Columbia Bank, is an expert at helping clients utilize the bank’s treasury management services to effectively and efficiently move their money in order to reach their financial goals. Rhonda works tirelessly to build a sound relationship with clients based on the art of listening and really hearing what they need from their financial partner.
A veteran banker of more than 26 years, Rhonda has vast experience in treasury management, commercial and consumer loans, as well as mortgage lending. She is also extremely active in her community and currently volunteers for Rotary Club, Relay for Life, Salvation Army, Future Farmers of America and the Cambridge First Baptist Church.
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