Northwest Chapter

Get Involved

There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of people with Crohn’s and colitis by becoming an advocate for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation no matter where you live! Interested in volunteering? Give us a call! (425) 451-8455 Or email us at [email protected].


Chapter Contacts

  • Jennifer O'Connor

      Regional Director - Northwest and Southwest

      Cell: (646) 965-0891

      [email protected]


  • Ryan Boyce

      Deputy Executive Director

      Cell: (646) 753-2377

      [email protected]


  • Laurel Grimm

      Senior Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement Manager

      [email protected]


  • Lindsay Fujimoto

      Senior Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement Manager

      [email protected]


Chapter Mailing Address

      Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Northwest Chapter

      7683 SE 27th St., #496
      Mercer Island, WA 98040


Board of Trustees


  • Chris Adams

      Board President

      HockeyTalker Records


  • Ryan Eakes

      ALL IN, LLC


  • Patrick Erstad

      University of Washington School of Medicine


  • Stacey Messer



  • Mark Murray, PhD

       National Trustee

      Arbutus BioPharma, Retired


  • Emily Raymond


  • Joel VandenBrink


Make a Gift to the Northwest Chapter

All donations are 100 percent tax deductible and will help the Northwest Chapter continue supporting the estimated 73,000 people living with IBD in our five state service region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Gifts can be made online or by contacting the chapter at [email protected]. Thank you! 


Become a Member

As a member of the foundation, you will help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits. Membership benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on books, and invitations to participate in chapter events and programs. Individual memberships start at only $30. Renew or join today!


Be an Advocate

Make a difference in the lives of people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by becoming an advocate for the Foundation. Click here to find out more.


Third Party Events

These are volunteer-led fundraisers that benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Throughout the year we have people climbing Mt. Rainier, sailing the Strait of Juan De Fuca, rocking out at the Showbox, playing music in the park, and much more. If you have idea on how you can help the Foundation, contact [email protected].


Volunteer Committees and Opportunities 

Volunteers make us the successful Foundation it is. We have planning committees for Take Steps, Epicure, and spin4 crohn's & colitis cures and we would love to have you join us. Looking for less of a commitment? We need office and event day volunteers as well. Contact Laurel Grimm at [email protected]


Workplace Giving 

Many companies (Microsoft, Starbucks, Bank of America, to name a few) will match your contributions! Contact your HR department to find out if your company has a matching gift program. If so, look up the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. You could be doubling or tripling your commitment to finding a cure!

Community Health Charities Contributor Choice #98528 (Washington) and #58770 (Oregon)

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Talk About Us

Follow us on Twitter @CCfdnNW! Awareness of IBD and the Foundation are crucial to increasing the quality of life for patients.


Camp Oasis

Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential summer camp for youth with IBD entering grades 2-12 in the fall. Held the last week of June each year, Camp Oasis is held at Camp Colman in the south Puget Sound and is open to youth from our five-state region. Check out camp details online or contact Lori Butterfield, Associate Director, Camp Oasis at [email protected].


Take Steps

We will #walkforcures this year to EMPOWER and INSPIRE patients and their families to live their fullest lives and continue our fight for cures. By joining the Take Steps community, you will fundraise to support mission-critical research and patient support programs for the 3.1 million Americans living with IBD. Walk as an individual or gather your friends, family, and co-workers to form a team. Learn more and register for one of our local walk events in PortlandAlaska or Western Washington (Seattle).                  


Team Challenge

The Northwest Chapter offers Team Challenge Half Marathon team that trains in Seattle. Check out or email Amanda Mendum at [email protected] to learn about upcoming information meetings and recruitment.



7683 SE 27th St., #496
Mercer Island, WA 98040
United States


(425) 451-8455
(877) 703-6900

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