Meet the Instructors
Maya M Hemachandra
Chief Development Officer, Treehouse
Maya Hemachandra (she/her) has made it her life’s work to create champions for social change. Her approach blends philanthropy, strategy and empathy to engage individuals and organizations in addressing poverty and oppression in the Pacific Northwest. Her career in the social sector has served the region for more than 20 years, raising millions of dollars in philanthropic and volunteer support for Solid Ground, United Way of Snohomish County, Women’s Funding Alliance, Seattle Goodwill and Treehouse where she is currently the chief development officer.
A graduate of two University of Washington professional certificate programs, Hemachandra shares her experience and passion with future community leaders through the University of Washington’s Certificate in Fundraising Management program. She holds an MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.