Vanessa Ushio

Creative Manager

“Every organization has a story. Told right, yours can change the world.” ― Anonymous


Vanessa works at the Foundation because she truly believes that change is possible and that we can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve through the work we do. The world today is not the world Vanessa wants her children to have and she believes it is her responsibility to make sure it is better. Before joining the Foundation in 2007, Vanessa spent time in Brazil working for one of the most acclaimed advertising companies in Saõ Paulo.  Vanessa has garnered awards from the Council of Foundations for her graphic and web design.

Vanessa's responsibilities at the Foundation include managing the website, designing collateral material, and supplying creative solutions to our communications projects. She attended Boise State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and Network and Telecommunication, with minors in Marketing and Business. Vanessa enjoys time with her husband and three wonderful children who fill her life with love and laughter and spending time with her mom and sister when they are in Seattle.