Meet the Board of Directors

Get to know the people behind the organization

Danna K. Johnston

President, Chair

Danna K. Johnston grew up in Seattle and graduated from Franklin High School. She earned an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Washington. During college, she studied abroad at Peking University in Beijing, as well as the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. Danna worked in finance for many years at a major global bank, where she was involved in many of the organization's community outreach efforts – it is here where she found her true calling which was to give back to her community.

Frances Dewing

Board Member

Frances Dewing is the CEO and co-founder of Rubica. Since the company’s inception, Frances built and directed Rubica’s core operations teams, including cyber operations, customer support, finance, legal and human resources. Formerly COO of Concentric Advisors, a consultancy specializing in cyber and physical security for some of the world’s most high-profile figures, Frances was instrumental in developing Concentric’s business in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Frances is a Washington State attorney with a JD from the University of Washington.


Yushi Yang

Board Member

Yushi is originally from Beijing where she lived until she moved to the US for high school. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in business administration and has since worked in the financial operations division of a major insurance company. Yushi resides in Katy, TX and enjoys spending her free time traveling, exploring new restaurants and cooking new recipes.

Alex Johnston

Board Member

Our Sponsors & Partners

Get to know the organizations and individuals that have made our presence possible.

Our Ambassadors

DKJ Ambassadors are civic-minded leaders who understand and support the DKJF mission. They have joined our efforts to bring hope, spirit and good will as we grow and expand our programs to neighborhoods throughout the region.

Roger Brent, Ph.D.

Linda B. Buck, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate

Randall L-W. Caudill, D. Phil.

The Ronald D. Crockett Family

Jaime Cummins

Io Dolka, M.S.

George Gaitanaris, M.D., Ph.D.

Patrick W. Gray, Ph.D.

Jim and Jeri Jensen

Douglas N. Jewett, J.D.

Ann Lodge, Ph.D.

Michael J. Malone

A. Bruce Montgomery, M.D.

Peter Nickerson, Ph.D.

Todd Shumsky

Additional Credits

We are proud to be an approved Google Apps for Nonprofits and Google Sites organization. This site is hosted on the free Google Sites server. We are also able to have zero (0) annual expenses for website hosting and completely eliminate the need of for-a-fee email, word processing and other office software for all of our staff and volunteers.