Board of Directors

The board of directors oversees policy-making and governance for the My Neighborhood News Network. Together, they bring a range of experiences to the board — including banking, health care, human resources, nonprofit management, technology and journalism.

Carl Zapora, Chair, Edmonds

Carl Zapora is CEO of Zapora Consulting, LLC, a trustee at Edmonds College and a board member for Molina Healthcare of Washington. He is the former CEO of Public Hospital District No. 2 Snohomish County/Verdant Health Commission and before that served as CEO of United Way of Snohomish County.

Wally Webster II, Vice Chair and Treasurer, Lynnwood

A senior vice president at Bank of America before his retirement, Wally Webster serves as president of the Shepherd’s Garden Senior Housing Advisory Board, on the Board of Directors for the Lynnwood Public Facilities District and on the Board of Trustees for Edmonds College. He is also a Community Member, Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART); a member of the City of Lynnwood Chief of Police Advisory Committee and president of the Pacific Northwest Bankers Association.

Molly Luna, Secretary, Mountlake Terrace

Molly Luna is a program manager at F5, leading business transformation efforts for the Pacific Northwest-based technology company. She formerly served as human resources project management leader at T-Mobile, as HR director for NetMotion Wireless and as the owner of Molly Luna Consulting. Luna is a commissioner on the City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.

Linda Shaw, Director, Seattle

Linda Shaw is the director of advanced practice & beacons, Solutions Journalism Network, which fosters in-depth reporting on responses to social problems. She formerly was employed at The Seattle Times, where she worked as a reporter and editor, including several years covering South Snohomish County. Most recently, she led the Times’ Education Lab, an award-winning, solutions-focused effort that since has been replicated by four other news organizations.

Claudia “Sunny” Hwang, Director, Edmonds

Sunny Hwang is a project/program manager at King County Public Health and an active member of the Korean community. At King  County, she has focused on pressing topics that include COVID-19 response and regional gun violence. She has vast experience in community services and has closely worked with local school districts and ethnic nonprofit organizations for engagement and cultural enrichment opportunities.

Teresa Wippel, President and CEO, Edmonds

The founder of the My Neighborhood News Network, Teresa Wippel has served as a reporter and editor for several Puget Sound-area publications including the Mercer Island Reporter, the Port Angeles Daily News and ParentMap Magazine. She has also worked in communications roles for Seattle Public Schools and the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, is a former Edmonds Economic Development Commissioner and a former national board member, Local Independent Online News Association.