Committee for Children Welcomes New Member to Board of Directors

April 1, 2010

SEATTLE—Committee for Children has named Sabrina Powers, JD, to its board of directors.

Powers is a corporate attorney in commercial licensing for Microsoft Corporation, where she is the lead attorney for licensing for personal computer and embedded device operating-system software. Powers also recently worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led the team that manages commercial transactions in support of grant making for the Global Health Programs. In that capacity, she helped the foundation develop policies to improve the management of their use of professional services.

“We are elated to have Sabrina Powers on the board,” says Executive Director Joan Duffell. “She brings strong legal expertise in the area of commercial contracts, which will support us in our domestic and international business dealings. At the same time, her tenure at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives her a unique understanding of the mission focus of nonprofits.”

Powers is a five-year volunteer with OutdoorsForAll, a Seattle nonprofit that provides instruction in outdoor recreation to those with disabilities, where she assists with program education, specializing in skiing. She also pursues her running endeavors by fundraising for such events as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Beat the Bridge race in Seattle and the London Marathon with Children with AIDS Charity.

Powers earned her juris doctorate at Seattle University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts at Vanderbilt University.